aggressive behavior with soft-drinks consumption.
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A recent flurry of research has focused on adult soda drinkers, pointing to increased risks of stroke, obesity, kidney damage, and high blood pressure. But this study, published Friday in the Journal of Pediatrics, focused on 5-year-old soda drinkers and behavioral problems, finding that those who drank four or more pops daily were more than twice as likely to attack others, fight with them or destroy their property. (Not a situation to aim for as back-to-school time approaches.)
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“We found that the child’s aggressive behavior score increased with every increase in soft drinks servings per day, which was surprising,” lead researcher Shakira Suglia, an assistant
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Back To School – Fri, Aug 16, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
aggressive behavior with soft-drinks consumption.Got a fighting-prone 5-year-old? You might want to consider cutting back on the little one’s soda intake, as a new study has linked young kids’ Read More »from Soda Linked to Aggression in Young Children, Study Finds
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 2:14 PM EDTpolitician Nina Siakhali Moradi epitomized the promise of more civil rights for the country’s women when she won her bid as an alternate to the Qazvin City Council earlier this summer. But now she’s had her election overturned by religious conservatives, who have basically barred her from office for being too hot.Iranian
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“We don't want a catwalk model on the council,” balked an unnamed senior official in Qazvin, according to a report in the Times of London.
But the official reason, as explained to the news agency IranWire by Seyed Reza Hossaini, Qazvin’s representative in Parliament and a review board member, was, “Her votes have been nullified due to her disqualification, as the review board did not approve her credentials. We have told her the reason why she has been disqualified.”
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Still, Iran’s judiciary and intelligence services had Read More »from Iranian Politician Deemed Too Pretty to Hold Office
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 4:52 PM EDT
Tracy Anderson has used her self-created workout method to whip an impressive roster of celebrities into shape, including Madonna, Nicole Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.L.A. fitness guru Read More »from Tracy Anderson: Great for the Body, Bad for the Soul?
She’s been called everything from genius to fraud over the years (the latter after being dropped by the big M). And now, after reading an In the Gloss piece that’s basically one long, 1,600-word Anderson quote, I’ve got another descriptor in mind: potentially damaging. To women’s body images, that is.
Check this out: “I started with women, asking myself, ‘Can I take any woman from any genetic background and turn them into one thing?’” she recalled in the story about how she started her training business. “I had to think: whose butt do I think everybody wants? And before Gisele was even a household name, I cut her butt out of a Victoria’s Secret catalog, and I was like, ‘I think every woman wants that butt.’ And then I went through magazines and things, trying to find examples for
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Back To School – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 2:07 PM EDT
A JCPenney back-to-school ad that implies kids will be friendless unless they wear the right clothing is promoting bullying, charged a flurry of critics on social media this week.Read More »from Does JCPenney's Back-to-School Ad Really Promote Bullying?
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“Your ad about cool kids wearing JCPenney clothes, showing a child sitting alone at lunch is despicable,” fired off one Facebook user. Another added, “How clueless are you? What a horrible bully-promoting commercial.” Twitter users have called it “tone deaf” and “more self-immolation” for the company.
The ad, posted online by the retailer in late July and aired as part of a TV campaign earlier this summer, includes a shot of a kid in a school cafeteria, surrounded by friends. When the mom in the voice-over talks about the importance of buying her child cool school clothes, she notes, “I’ve been told this stuff can make or break your entire year.” At that moment, all the kids except for one disappear from the room.
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Hannah Anderson, a hellish week of hoping, waiting and imagining the worst was brought to a grateful close when all were reunited with the rescued 16-year-old on Sunday.For the father and grandparents of kidnapped California teen Read More »from Hannah Anderson: The Road To Recovery
But for Anderson—who spent those days held at gunpoint by captor James Lee DiMaggio, according to social-media posts by the teen, and who was rescued only to learn of the murders of her mother and brother—the difficult road to recovery has only just begun.
“Our focus now is on trying to get Hannah all the resources, the help she needs to get through this extremely traumatic ordeal she’s been through,” her father, Brett Anderson, told Fox 5 on Monday.
It’s exactly the right mindset toward the goal of helping Anderson wrap her head around what’s happened to her, a variety of trauma experts told Yahoo! Shine.
“Not only has she had a personal loss of safety and predictability, which is essentially what trauma is, but the loss of her mother and brother lends a more
Hugo Schwyzer, has been dramatically underscoring the pitfalls of oversharing on social media this week.The highly publicized Twitter meltdown of a Pasadena City College professor, Read More »from The Strange Appeal of Twitter Meltdowns
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The professor, who spent years making a name for himself in the media as an expert on subjects such as feminism, self-image, sexual harassment and the “myth of male weakness,” spent a full hour posting more than 100 tweets on Friday. It was a shockingly confessional stream of self-flagellation, in which he apologizes for being “morally fraudulent” and “a monstrous hypocrite,” and admits to having an affair with a 23-year-old and sexting with a 27-year-old—in the same week that an article he wrote criticizing age-inappropriate relationships was published in the Atlantic.
"I cheated on my wife and pretended to be reformed," he tweeted on August 9. "I appropriated the language of redemption, I knew which buttons to push, I used sex and
church was saved on Sunday—by the higher power of Twitter, which she turned to after being accidentally locked inside the house of worship by a volunteer that morning.A woman praying solo in a U.K. Read More »from Woman Locked in Church Tweets Her Way Out
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“I’m locked inside St. Andrews Church! I was in private praying chapel & when I came out, everyone was gone & doors locked. #Plymouth #help,” tweeted Sarah Greep, a jam maker and mother of two who is based in the English seaside city of Plymouth, in Devon.
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After first making some unsuccessful attempts to call church volunteers, whose names and numbers were listed in the back of a pamphlet—and because her phone battery was low and service was cutting in and out—Greep decided to turn to a medium with a bit more reach.
“I didn't want to bother anyone so I just started tweeting,” she told the Independent.
For the next few hours, Greep, owner of the regionally popular Janner
married, they deserve a wedding gift as a token of your happiness. Right? Sure. But do they deserve to dictate exactly what you should get for them?When people you love find love, and get Read More »from Is It Time to Stop Asking for Wedding Gifts?
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That has become a matter of debate—especially as more couples than ever are already cohabitating when they tie the knot, and are most likely already the proud owners of a toaster, blender, coffeemaker and cabinet full of dishes.
In reaction, couples are getting more creative with their wedding gift registries— requesting everything from matching sleeping bags to down payments for dream homes. At least they're asking for gifts they feel they need, but should they be asking for gifts at all?
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“While suggestions are nice, even registry lists are just suggestions, and the choice of a gift is always up to the giver,” the New York Times's Peggy Post offered as advice in a recent Wedding Q&A. She
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
breastfeed in public, a group of about 20 women staged a "nurse-in" Wednesday at a Chick-fil-A in Knoxville, Tennessee. That’s where, earlier in the week, an employee had asked a mother nursing her 5-month-old daughter to stop.Aiming to educate diners about a woman’s right to Read More »from Chick-fil-A at the Center of Public Breastfeeding Controversy
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"Just as I was finishing up, an employee came up and told me other parents were afraid of letting their children play while I was feeding her, especially without a cover," mom Jennifer Day told ABC News 6 in Knoxville. So she rallied other lactating pals, who decided the protest would be an effective way of letting folks know that the state law — which allows women to breastfeed anywhere, public or private, where they are "otherwise authorized to be present" — is on the mom’s side.
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"We want everyone to feel safe. We want
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 4:12 PM EDTmommy-judging buzz has again reached a fever pitch this week thanks to “The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In,” the New York Times Magazine’s lengthy, well-reported story about women who left their professions to be round-the-clock moms a decade ago—but now, for a variety of reasons, want back in.The obsessive
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It’s a follow-up of the mag’s now classic (and highly criticized) “Opt-Out Revolution,” from 2003. In that piece, Lisa Belkin upheld well-off women who exchanged high-powered careers for full-time child rearing as some sort of new feminists.
This time around, writer Judith Warner revisits those moms (though not all of the same ones from Belkin’s piece), finding that, lo and behold, the decade has greatly altered their narrative. She spent time with women who now, after choosing stay-at-home-mom lives, are jumping (or attempting to jump) back into the workforce—be it for shaky finances, loss of self-worth or an Read More »from Opt Out or In? New York Times Magazine Sparks Working-Mom Debate. Again.