Despite efforts to raise awareness about preventing child endangerment and abuse, research shows that cases of child abuse resulting in serious injury or death may actually be increasing.
A sobering new study found that in Great Britain, 400 children are sexually abused every week in Britain, one every 20 minutes.
This is in addition to a study last fall in the United States, showing that between 1997 and 2009, there was a 5% increase in hospitalizations for serious injuries resulting from child abuse, including fractures and traumatic brain injuries. With children under 1 year old, there...
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Just days after the Boy Scouts of America announced that Carly Rae Jepsen and Train would be playing at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, both acts have dropped out in protest against the organization's ban on gays.
"As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer," Jepsen wrote on Twitter.
She added, “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level…and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”
Does social media create serious relationship problems?
A new survey out of the U.K. found that more than a third of divorce filings last year contained the word Facebook, according to Divorce Online, a legal services firm.
“Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook,” K. Jason Krafsky, who co-authored Facebook and Your Marriage with wife Kelli, told SmartMoney.
“It puts temptation in the path of people who would never in a million years risk having an affair.”
In fact, research revealed that 80 percent of U.S. divorce lawyers claim to have seen an increase in the number of...
A group of so-called experts (probably men) in the U.K. have released a new study suggesting that women had better figures in the 1950s... because they did more housework.
Researchers surveyed 8,000 men and women on their waist sizes, calorie intake and lifestyle and then compared those results with the average statistics for adults in 1952.
Sixty years ago, the average woman’s waistline measured 28 inches. Today, it comes in at 34 inches - a full six inches larger.
What do they consider to be the main culprit in the increase? Housewives in generations past would burn up to 1,000 calories a...
Here at ModernMom, we have a philosophy that the best way to kick off the weekend is with an adorable animal video.
And so, since today is Friday, I found myself wandering around the Internet this morning in search of a super-cute bit of awesomeness. You know, something like "Mango Loves Milkshake" or that one of baby pandas playing on a slide.
But then things took a dark turn.
Why? Because I kept stumbling across videos of cats being blatantly mean. Knocking things off dressers, tripping toddlers, pushing friends off ladders....
Cats. The playground bullies of the animal world.
If you've ever watched FernGully or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, you know that many classic children's movies have scenes or plot points that aren't exactly kid-friendly.
There are kidnappings (Hook, Labyrinth, 101 Dalmatians), neglect (Matilda, The Secret Garden) and dead parents - so many dead parents (Bambi, Lion King, Finding Nemo, Land Before Time).
Seriously, you do not want to be the mom of the main character in a Disney movie, because you're probably not going to make it past the prologue.
Perhaps in an effort to give us more fodder for future therapy sessions, College...
By now you've probably heard the latest news from the water cooler: Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has announced that employees will no longer be permitted to work remotely.
"Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," read the memo from HR director Jackie Reses, and reprinted on allthingsd.com. "We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together."
Critics say the policy change is a major blow to moms, many of whom rely on the flexibility of working from home to balance career and family.
"What others see as the future of the workplace, and what parents...