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Give a Dollar, Give a Drone – Hot Christmas Gifts 2014

Looking for just the right gift?  Want to give the hottest gift of the season?  Start here with gifts for the kids, the tech geeks and everyone else. Want to give a drone to that special someone?  Find one here, prices starting at $34.99. CNET has a gift guide for the techno geek in your […]

A Conservative Agenda Should Empower Families

In USA Today, Rep. Paul Ryan writes that a conservative agenda should “take the focus in Washington away from empowering bureaucrats and put it on empowering families. Our prescription [for] a healthy economy is simple: Give families the resources — and the room — they need, and opportunity will grow.” That’s exactly what Room To […]

World Faces Shortage in Purpose Well-Being

Fewer than one in five adults worldwide can be considered thriving — or strong and consistent — in levels of purpose well-being, as measured by the inaugural Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index in 2013. Residents living in the Americas are the most likely to be thriving in this element (37%), while those in Asia and the […]

Cost of raising a child in U.S. tops $245,000

An average middle-income family in the United States can expect to spend about $245,000 over 18 years to raise a child born in 2013, the U.S. government estimated reports Reuters. The Department of Agriculture’s annual “Cost of Raising a Child” report showed child-rearing costs – which reflect food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses – […]

A healthy mom ‘key to baby size’, say researchers

Newborn babies born to healthy, well nourished mothers are strikingly similar in size the world over, scientists have shown. On average, they have a body length of 19.45 inches, an international study found. Previously it was suggested that ethnicity was largely responsible for the widespread variation seen in the size of babies born around the […]

Women who give birth later in life tend to live longer

A new study suggests an association between older maternal age at birth of the last child and greater odds for surviving to an unusually old age. That’s according to a nested case-control study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Do Anti-Rape Devices Help Prevent Rape?

The startling prevalence of rape around the world has resulted in a slew of products created to “protect” women from sexual assault. Everything from underwear to jeans, condoms and, in this digital age, cell phone apps are being used to help keep women safe. Take a look at the seven examples and see what you […]

Slender Man: Do your kids know him?

After two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin were arrested for allegedly stabbing another girl 19 times in order to curry favor with Slender Man, a ghoulish fictional character they had read about online, NBC reports many parents are playing catch-up. “With adults falling prey to a myth like Slender Man, how do parents help their children […]

Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds

Even though they have less access to online technologies, poor teens are as likely as middle-class and rich teens to be victims of cyberbullying, according to a new study writes Robert Preidt, HealthDay News. The findings suggest that there is no economic “digital divide” when it comes to cyberbullying, said lead author Thomas Holt, an […]

Report: Most American Kids Physically Unfit

According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ABC News reports more than half of adolescents aged 12 to 15 are considered physically unfit. The authors of the report tested more than 600 young teenagers on treadmills to measure cardiorespiratory fitness, a measure of how well the heart and […]