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How kids rank different ways of putting food on a plate

A child’s age and gender affect how they want their food arranged on their plate, research shows. “As a researcher, I have anecdotally heard parents say …

Did unmarried celebrity moms spark a trend?

Between 1940 and 2009, the number of US births to unmarried women increased from about 4 percent to nearly 41 percent. New research investigates whether …

Kids of divorce less likely to earn college degrees

Children of divorce are less likely to earn a four-year or graduate degree, according to a new study. The study is one of the first to look specifically at …

5 key benefits of structural insulated panels for homes

As their name suggests, SIP panels are engineered and high-performance panels that serve as an alternative to the more conventional method of construction that …

Preschoolers learn math skills with blocks and patterns

Patterning and spatial activities like playing with blocks are simple yet powerful activities through which preschoolers develop early math skills, according …

One trait can tell you who’s really trustworthy

When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt, according to a …

Parents: Use caution when pushing your picky eater

Using coercion to get your kid to eat healthy foods doesn’t really have effect, good or bad, on their weight. But it can cause meal-time tension and damage …

Are OptiLingo courses any good?

For the past decade, I’ve worked as an endangered language activist, working to preserve and promote my ethnic language, Circassian. Over that time, …

Half of parents talk on the phone while driving kids

In the previous three months, about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving with their kids in the car, research finds. The researchers also …

Touch to baby’s lips sets off intense brain response

New research reveals a special neural signature associated with touching a baby’s lips. It’s an indicator of how soon infants’ brains begin to make sense …