If you've done everything you can to get your kid's brain on the level of his or her friends', it might not be how hard you're trying — it might be genetics!
A gene has been discovered by scientists that links to the increased likelihood of children having lower IQ!
What's super cool is that the discovery isn't just there for knowledge's sake!
Scientists believe that with genetic testing of newborn babies could perhaps lead to
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Let us just say right off the bat…
…Kim Kardashian and Kanye West totally have a healthy baby!
Having said that, when North West was born - she weighed a below average amount for a newborn baby.
North West, delightfully nicknamed Nori, was born about five weeks early and weighed in at
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Low income pet owners no longer have to worry about their furry friends going hungry.
Animal Food Stamps plans to help thousands of applicants by providing them with free animal food!
The founder launched the non profit organization after a friend of his described their trials and tribulations as a pet owner.
Here's what the founder said:
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She just can't catch a break, can she?!
Despite getting kicked off the judges panel after one season on The X Factor USA, Nicole Scherzinger was brought in to replace the departing Kelly Rowland on the UK edition of the reality competition for the currently-airing ninth series!
However, as the show's viewership is
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Sales of tobacco to minors in the United States reached an all time low in 2011.
The drop in sales was most likely reached due to a federal and state inspection intended to halt underage tobacco use.
The plummet of sales is way down from 1997 when sale to minors was at 40 percent to 2011 which was at 8.5 percent allowing parents to rest easy their children aren't slowly killing themselves.
The surgeon general says that 80% of smokers begin by age 18 and 99% of smokers begin by the age of 26.
Here's what one expert said:
“We know that if we can stop kids from smoking before they turn 18, the chance that they will become smokers as adults is actually very low. By reducing retail access, we’re reducing one of the ways that kids can get introduced to tobacco and become smokers. Reducing retail access is an important part of a comprehensive tobacco control program, but it’s only one piece.”
This battle has won, but the war isn't over.
However, the outlook has brightened considerably for future generations to live a healthy and smoke free life!
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Less and less young adults are having babies these days because of the poor economy.
In fact birthrates in the US have dropped to its lowest in 25 years.
The average fertility rate of 2.1 that the US usually maintains won't rebound for at least two more years.
Why has this happened?
Here's what one researcher said:
"There's a sense of hesitancy, of 'What does better look like? How will we know?' — especially for those of prime child-bearing age. … The key word would be uncertainty, a lot of uncertainty. "
For years the U.S. has been the envy of other developed countries for its fertility birth rate. Those countries are worried that it won't have enough young people to support the aging population.
Here's what another researcher said:
"We have to think through our policies. We've got to provide better support systems for working mothers as well as fathers."
We're down. So everybody start thinking of some policies right…NOW!!!
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This is not a good sign right before season finales!
Especially for those shows which have not yet been renewed!
According to television ratings from last night, the month of May started off pretty slowly as far as viewership is concerned for most networks, with even The Voice, which fared better than most - 3.1 in adults 18-49 - hitting a LOW for a results show!
Meanwhile, CBS managed to
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