Children eating

Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests new ESMT Berlin study shows

The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. Primary school children who attended a public free lunch program over an extended period were shown to have significantly better learning outcomes. According to the study, children with up to five years of midday meals had reading test scores that are 18% higher than those of students with less than a year of school lunches. They also showed an improvement of 9% for math test scores.

by Staff Reporter

Low-income boys' inattention in kindergarten associated with lower earnings 30 years later (IMAGE)

Social Study reveals boys inattention in kindergarten associated with lower earnings 30 years later

Disruptive behaviors in childhood are among the most prevalent and costly mental health problems in industrialized countries and are associated with significant negative long-term outcomes for individuals and society. Recent evidence suggests that disruptive behavioral problems in the first years of life are an important early predictor of lower employment earnings in adulthood. A new longitudinal study examined boys from low-income backgrounds to determine which behaviors in kindergarten are associated with earnings in adulthood. The study concluded that inattention was associated with lower earnings and prosocial behavior with higher earnings.

by Staff Reporter

What predicts teen partner rape? (IMG)

What predicts teen partner rape?

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women's first relationships in life.

by Staff Reporter

Boy reading the bible

Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they get older.

by Staff Reporter

How Children Adapt Drawings to Suit their Audience (IMAGE)

How do children draw themselves? It depends who's looking

A research team led by academics from the University of Chichester has examined this issue and found that children's expressive drawings of themselves vary according to the authority of and familiarity with the adult who will view the picture.

by Staff Reporter

Set of sixty miniature heads used in phrenology.

Scientists find genes with large effects on head and brain size

Children's heads expand steadily to accommodate their growing brains and doctors routinely measure head circumference during the first years of life to assess healthy brain development.

by Staff Reporter

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Study: Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

by Staff Reporter

Career Of The Year: Barbie Is Now A Robotics Engineer

Career Of The Year: Barbie Is Now A Robotics Engineer

Mattel released a new Barbie that sheds light on the careers available for women in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The doll is called Robotics Engineer Barbie.

by Tanya Diente

Mom Shows What Happens When You Leave Your Fake Tan Within Reach Of Your Kids

Mom Shows What Happens When You Leave Your Fake Tan Within Kids' Reach

Billie Fotheringham of Scotland shared how her son Kyle and his friend Leo applied fake tan on each other while she was not looking. The mom did not scold them but laughed when she saw how funny they looked.

by Tanya Diente

Prince & Knight

Children's Book 'Prince & Knight' Aims To Represent Kids With LGBTQ+ Parents And Their Families

'Prince & Knight' by author Daniel Haack is a book that has an LGBTQ representation. It tells the story of a prince who found his true love from a knight rather than from a beautiful maiden.

by Tanya Diente

Couple Whose Surname Is Cupp Named Their Daughter Reese E., And It's One Of The Sweetest Names Ever

Couple Whose Surname Is Cupp Named Their Daughter Reese E., And It's One Of The Sweetest Names Ever

Renee Cupp and her husband took advantage of their surname and named their daughter Reese after the famous chocolate candy Reese's Cup. The couple revealed their child's name in a contest hosted by the famous candy brand.

by Tanya Diente

Bachelor Alums Sean Lowe, Catherine Giudici Welcome Baby No. 2: Meet Isaiah Hendrix

Bachelor Alums Sean Lowe, Catherine Giudici Welcome Baby No. 2: Meet Isaiah Hendrix

Catherine Giudici welcomed another boy with husband Sean Lowe on May 18. The couple announced the baby's birth with photos of the newborn shared on social media.

by Tanya Diente

Amazon Alexa Is Making

Amazon Alexa Is Making 'Alexa' As A Baby Name Less Popular Among Parents

The percentage of female babies born and named Alexa has decreased since Amazon introduced its Echo speaker product in 2015. The tech uses a smart assistant named Alexa.

by Tanya Diente

The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017: Liam And Emma Top The List

The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017: Liam And Emma Top The List

The Social Security Administration ranked Emma and Liam as the most popular name for baby girls and boys, respectively, for 2017. Noah and Olivia took the second spot on the list.

by Tanya Diente

Future Lawyer

If You've Lost All Hope In Generation Z, Just Read How 10 Future Lawyers Plan To Change The World

Law Preview announces finalists for its "One Lawyer Can Change the World" $10K Scholarship

by Staff

Measles

Measles Cases In Minnesota's Somali Community Increase After False Information Dissemination From Anti-Vaccine Groups

A Somali community in Minnesota is now suffering an increased number of measles cases after anti-vaccine groups disseminated information regarding vaccines causing autism.

by Claire Parker

Timothy Piazza

Penn State Controversial Fraternity Pledge's Death: 18 Charged For Inaction, 8 Face Involuntary Manslaughter

A total of 18 fraternity members received charges for the death of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge.

by Claire Parker

Rockville High School

Prosecutors Confirm Dropping Case Against Immigrant Teens Facing Rape Charges In Maryland

The two immigrant teenagers in Maryland accused of raping a 14-year-old classmate will soon be relieved from the charges.

by Claire Parker

Colombian Malls Display Breastfeeding Mannequins To Symbolize Safe Haven For Lactating Mothers

Colombian Malls Display Breastfeeding Mannequins To Symbolize Safe Haven For Lactating Mothers

With the abysmal rates of breastfeeding in Colombia, Amigos de la Lactancia campaigned normalization of breastfeeding by encouraging retail shops to install breastfeeding mannequins.

by Olivia Etienne

Teen Who Struggled With Anorexia Admitted That Her Condition Won

Anorexic Teen Commits Suicide, Leaves Note That Her Anorexia Won

A teenager died in Gatley railway station in Stockport after stating that her anorexia won.

by Abbie Kraft

iPads And Mobile Devices Cause Speech Delay

Speech Delay In Toddlers Tied To iPads, Mobile Devices And Screen Time

Does your child have a speech delay? How much screen time do your toddlers have in a day, parents? Perhaps you'll need to read this new study's findings.

by Amanda Moore

Albany High School

School District Gets Sued After Suspending Albany High Students For Following Racist Instagram Account

Four students got suspended from Albany High School after they followed a racist Instagram account and now they sued the district for violating their First Amendment rights.

by Claire Parker

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