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2012-06-25 21:21:41

The cash-for-care benefit paid to Norwegian mothers so that they can stay at home with small children means they may quickly fall behind in the world of work, according to recent research. Carried out for a PhD at the University of Stavanger (UiS), this study shows that many women also work reduced hours up to two years after their entitlement to the benefit ends. This finding could be important for other countries considering policies which either encourage or discourage mothers to...

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2012-06-04 12:03:52

Many first-time parents - particularly mothers - actually increase the amount of time they spend on Facebook after the birth of their child according to a small exploratory study. The results shown 44% of mothers said after giving birth their facebook use increased. 27% said it decreased while 29% said their use stayed the same. For the fathers, 31% said their use increased, 19% said it decreased and 51% said it stayed the same. This study is the first to investigate new...

2012-05-21 23:02:10

The term refers to a combination of procedures that help women who have recently given birth regain the figures they had before pregnancy. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 While most new mothers love holding their newborns, and would not trade the joys of motherhood for anything, many of them would also love to get back to the physiques they had pre-pregnancy. Sure, the joys of motherhood make the struggles of pregnancy worth it, but they would feel even better about things if they could look...

2012-05-14 21:42:24

Informal agreement between the mother and father may lead to better emotional environment Young children of unmarried parents who live with their mother and receive court-mandated financial support from their father exhibit more aggressive behavior than those who don´t get any formal support at all, according to a Rutgers University study. In analyzing data from a study of nearly 5,000 children born between 1998 and 2000, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, an assistant professor in the School of...

Niger Ousts Afghanistan As Worst Place To Be A Mother
2012-05-10 11:46:59

Just days before Mother´s Day, the Save the Children foundation released their 13th annual ranking of the best and worst countries to be a mom. To get these results, the foundation measured 165 countries in areas such as breastfeeding rates, infant mortality and mothers´ education. Norway, Iceland and Sweden have topped the charts, respectively, as the world´s best places to be a mother. America has risen to 25th place, up from last year´s 31st. According to this...

Mothers Often Miscalculate Toddler Body Size
2012-05-09 06:22:49

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Chubby babies, who used to be seen as cute, aren´t exactly the norm anymore. A report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has stated that mothers of overweight toddlers often miscalculate their child´s size. The publication, part of the JAMA Network, is included in the “Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents” issue. The authors of the study believe that feeding behaviors are influenced by...

2012-05-08 09:15:08

A study of mothers and their toddlers suggests that mothers of overweight toddlers often had inaccurate perceptions of their child's body size, according to a report published in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The study is part of the Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents theme issue. Feeding behaviors are influenced by perceptions of a child's body size and misperception of a child's size could lead to...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin