Blasé about your baby? Tepid about your teen? Or are you just trying to play it cool in front of your co-workers? Stories about reluctant parenting and the - of motherhood are all the rage right now, but one woman wonders if a lot of moms aren't just downplaying the good parts of the role due to the peer pressure coming from childless co-workers. Do you have to keep stories of your kids to a minimum at work for fear of being labeled "that mom" by your office mates?
"Please be careful when opening the overhead bins as children may have shifted during the flight." Oh yes, a Virgin Blue flight attendant was fired for stashing a kid in the overhead compartment. Seriously, what was this flight attendant thinking? Everyone knows toddlers belong under the seat in front of their parents, not in the overhead bin with all of the black, mini-wheelie bags. Before you get too angry at the flight attendant though, it's worth noting that her error is stupidity, not cruelty-based. The toddler and his father were playing peek-a-boo and in an effort to be a good sport, the attendant participated by tossing the kid up above and shutting the door for a few seconds.
When it comes to selecting a reproductive mate, Salt & Pepa had it right -- almost. No, you don't want a "short man" but it turns out his penis is not the problem, his AGD is. AGD, or anogenital distance, is the distance between a man's anus and his scrotum and, according to a recently released study, men with a short AGD are more likely to be "sub-fertile." Just imagine the reactions of men who were approached to participate in this study: "You want to measure me from where to where, again?! Say what?!"
A recently released study shows that more than half a million teens have had an eating disorder of some type. The study showed that binge-eating was the most common type of disorder and that more than half of affected teens suffered from depression, anxiety or other mental disorders. It also revealed that few had sought treatment for their disorders, which leads to the questions "Why not?" and "How do we change that?"