Raising a child in the U.S. is quite an expensive proposition for the average American middle-income family. So how much does it cost to raise a child in the U.S.? A whopping $245,340! That's right! Till your child becomes an adult, that is the cost involved in bringing him/her up according to a new report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) annual report.
After nearly four weeks at home with his infant son, Kumar Chandran has the diaper thing down. Chandran says there was no question he wanted to be home at this time. The nonprofit he works for offers four weeks of paid parental leave — the same for men and for women. He says this has let him bond with his son and pick up on subtle cues.
It's never too early to learn how to multitask when you're a mom. One Texas woman learned this the hard way when she delivered a baby boy while enrolling her 4-year-old son in a preschool in Houston. Vanessa DeLeon knew she was in labor when she decided to stop at Alexis' preschool to fill out all of the necessary paperwork she needed to ensure her child was all signed up and ready to go this September...
If you constantly crank up your iPod, it is entirely possible to get what’s called noise-induced hearing loss. (It’s why people who work construction or at airports wear protective headphones to block out noise and why you should stick earplugs in at rock concerts.) The basic mechanics go like this: When a single blast of an extremely loud sound, like an explosion, or repetitive sounds, such as factory noise...
No more grabbing gadgets away from your child with a corrective "Not for babies!" These cool toys have all the allure of grown-up gadgets but are made for little hands. Like a teether Camera, you don’t have to worry about toddler fingerprints or damage repair bills for this camera. Etsy shop Egg & Yolk designed this beautiful Cypress pine camera sure to fool kids that it’s just as cool as Mommy or Daddy’s.
These kids may not be old enough to drink coffee, but they care how it’s served — a group of 4th and 5th graders at the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts, are begging Dunkin’ Donuts to stop making coffee cups with its signature Styrofoam. Their efforts have caught attention of the donut and coffee mega-chain and on Friday the little activists took part in a meeting with execs at corporate headquarters.
I'm terrible at trying to meditate -- I can never shut off my brain or sit still!" Sound familiar? You know practices like mindfulness meditation are good for you, but they just seem so counter to our 20-tabs-open-at-a-time lifestyle that it's hard to imagine where to start. We asked Marianela Medrano, Ph.D., a licensed professional counselor and member of the American Counseling Association, for help.
It’s a debate that’s raged since the first weight was lifted: Is it better or worse to work out on an empty stomach? During the eternal battle of fed versus fasted exercise, but it’s time for this madness to end. We have the final answer. “It’s time to dismantle some old myths about eating and exercise.”Well, not the final answer. Different people work out best under different circumstances.
Anxiety is a powerful trigger for weight gain. Here’s how to stop it—fast. Stress fat 101 for most of us, stress is a fact of life. Unfortunately, research reveals that it’s also a fact of fat. “Even if you usually eat well and exercise, chronic high stress can prevent you from losing weight—or even add pounds,” says Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Body for Life for Women.
B.J. Holt always wanted to be a dad. As he approached 40, with no life partner in sight, he felt a version of the ticking biological clock. "The 'having the children thing' started to overwhelm the desire to have the relationship first," Holt says. "They sort of switched on me." So Holt decided to go it alone. A few years ago, he used an egg donor and a surrogate to create a family of his own.
The recent death of a high school football player from overhydration underscores the dangers of drinking too much liquid in a short time. Last week, Zyrees Oliver, a 17-year-old football player at Douglas County High School outside Atlanta, collapsed after football practice and hours later fell into a coma. On Monday, he was removed from life support, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
You brush, rinse, floss—hopefully morning and night—but there’s one more thing you can do to keep your teeth bright and white: consider what they’re chewing. From staining and weakening your enamel to giving you bad breath, there are many hidden culprits in your diets. New York City-based periodontist Dr. Nicholas Toscano explains which items will hurt your smile—and maybe even your personal life.