I come across a lot of information online while dealing with my podcast and the business. While I usually don’t agree with all of it, most of the articles have some good information in them. I’ve included the links to interesting articles I’ve been reading with some thoughts added.
Gut Bacteria May Exacerbate Depression: I’ve always believed that how healthy we are on the inside affects so much of our behavior, thoughts & mood.
Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy: “Among students for whom stress is an issue, frequent texting appears to make things worse.” It is such a balance between using technology and being negatively influenced by it.
What’s Zapping Your Energy?: This week it’s #9. But if I’m not careful, it can be #4 as well. Which one affects you the most?
10 Mistakes New Parents Make: Love this – brings back memories of when my children were babies.
Baldness treatment a ‘step closer’: The science can also help improve skin grafts. Double win!
Report Reveals American Healthcare System Could Save BILLIONS Each Year Through Appropriate Use of Dietary Supplements: Hmmm, you mean taking care of your health naturally actually works? (sorry for the sarcasm)
How to Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk Naturally: Good reminders that taking care of ourselves makes a difference.
Caffeine High: More and More Products Contain Large Doses: My kids rarely consume caffeine. Do yours? How do you manage it?
Highlights From ‘The Pinterest Diet’: I’m sorry, but that sounds way too gimmicky to me. I love finding recipes on pinterest, but any “diet” that requires me to pin 10 minutes a day, doesn’t seem sustainable or particularly healthy to me.
Writing Can Help Injuries Heal Faster: “We think writing about distressing events helped people make sense of events & reduce distress”. I know that talking about traumatic events helps me to process, so I’m not surprised that writing has similar results.
Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Some moms have some tough decisions to make. They want to provide breast milk for their babies, but if they’re not able to make enough on their own, what can they do?
Hands-Free Texting Is No Safer to Use While Driving: Do NOT text & drive! There is no safe way. Just pay attention.
Talent on the Sidelines: The Widening Gap in Excellence: Yep, homeschooling is a smart choice! But even if you don’t homeschool, being involved in your child’s education is important.
How To Raise A Smart Baby: “What mattered to babies a thousand years ago is still what matters today: You, the parent, are your baby’s best learning tool. Indeed, experts conclude that talking to your baby, playing with your baby, paying attention to what interests your baby, and using those interests to foster curiosity lays down the wiring that ultimately stimulates your baby’s brain to grow and develop.” I never worried about making my baby smart. I just loved them and cared for them as best as I could!
Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K: “Confused by the number of smart baby toys, books, & videos? Relax. All your baby really needs is you.” People make it much harder than they need to make parenting.
Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production: Update: “The current system of raising farm animals poses unacceptable risks to public health.” I much prefer and love small farms.
Dolphin-like Radar Finds Hidden Explosives: Hopefully this can save soldiers’ lives!
Should It Be a Crime to Hire a Kid to Rake Your Lawn?: Capable Kids should be allowed to work. The laws preventing people from paying children to help out with chores border on the ridiculous.
Why We Don’t Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates: “Between 1977 & 2010, profits for average sole proprietorship declined 40% (inflation-adjusted).” As an American and a small business owner, I find this very sad. And agree that they make it very difficult to grow a small business.
Doctors Assume Patients Want Antibiotics: I have received many prescriptions for antibiotics that I never filled (and my doctor knew that was my intent).
Paying Kidney Donors Is Cost-Effective, Researchers Say: Wow. Very scary door to open up.
5 Signs That It’s Time to Seek Outside Help for a Struggling Child: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It does not mean you are a failure as a parent. A good parent provides their children with the help they need.
Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food: This is why I choose to grow most of my vegetables in soil that I know is healthy and not depleted of all nutrients.
20 Things Boys Can Do To Become Men: LOVE These! Especially #14 Definitely worth reading and talking about.
Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was 30: These are great! Love these! #2 #13 #20
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