Seems like if you're a single lady over the age of 40, you must have claws. "Cougar" is the "in" term these days, you know older women on the prowl for younger men. It sparked the TV show Cougar Town with Courteney Cox, countless spoofs like Cougar Den on Saturday Night Live, and now vacations---
including cruises where the 40+ women scout for their 'cubs'. For more on the cruises, click here.
Here's what I want to know: Is the term "cougar" derogatory? Does it conjure up the image of women devouring these poor defenseless younger men? Does it empower women? Is it all a lot of nothing?
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Seems like if you're a single lady over the age of 40, you must have claws. "Cougar" is the "in" term these days, you know older women on the prowl for younger men. It sparked the TV show Cougar Town with Courteney Cox, countless spoofs like Cougar Den on Saturday Night Live, and now vacations---Read More »from 'Cougar' Vacations
Using a kitchen spoon for medication dosing. Admit it, you've probably done it at one time or another to give yourself -or your kids- cold or fever medicine when you can't find the dosing cup. It's no big deal, a teaspoon's a teaspoon and a tablespoon's a tablespoon, right? NO! The FDA advises against the practice but experts say it happens all the time. According to new research in the Annals of Internal Medicine, spoon dosing is a leading cause of dosing errors and pediatric poisonings. One of the study's researchers, Koert van Ittersum, PhD, of Georgia Tech explains the problem and what you need to know to keep your family safe.Read More »from A Bad Dose of Medicine
GT: Doctor van Ittersum, can you start by telling us how common it is that people use kitchen spoons to determine the dose of their medicine?
Dr. van Ittersum: Research has shown that many people have a strong tendency to open their kitchen drawer and grab a spoon, any spoon, to administer liquid medicines. There may be different reasons for that.
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Sometimes a story just hits you. We came across information about teachers reading out loud to students in school. Nothing unusual about that, right? Not if you're talking 5, 6, and 7-year-olds. But this was about HIGH SCHOOLERS. Here's an article on the topic. Some teachers say it gets older kids excited about learning. Critics fear it's a crutch and kids will never read on their own. I sat and thought about this for a while. My kids are approaching the ages that they're talking about. At first I thought, whatever it takes to get kids jazzed. I know, from doing homework every night, how tough it can be to get kids to want to learn sometimes. However, after thinking about it a little more, I'm wondering if there is a possibility that kids will fall through the cracks. One of my children is extremely intelligent but has had reading issues. If she could listen and then be tested orally, she'd be in Mensa. But, that's not how the world works. Could schools miss kids with problems if weRead More »from Reading Out Loud to Teens: Helping or Hurting?
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I know I've gained a little weight lately, but this is getting ridiculous! I can't find a bra to fit me correctly no matter what I try! Either the straps dig in or the band is too tight. If I get the band to fit, the cup isn't quite right. I think I'm a pretty smart woman. I spend my days informing people as a journalist. I've helped consumers figure out how to eat healthier foods and drive safer cars. Are you telling me I can't figure out how to find the right balance between support and comfort in my underwear?? It's a little embarrassing! I was about to give up until I talked to Jene Luciani, author of The Bra Book. At first, I admit, I wasn't sure how much could be said about an undergarment. Once I got the book, I couldn't put it down! Ladies, listen up! It's filled with really useful information on everything from how to pick the perfect 'style' of bra for every occasion (there's seven pages devoted to styles in the book!) to how to FINALLY determine the perfect fit for you. JeneRead More »from Bamboozled By My Bra