A baby’s nerve pathways in the ears and neural system in the brain start developing as early as the twenty-sixth week, which is when the baby will begin responding to sounds and voices regularly. Introducing music and words while your baby is still growing inside of you may increase your baby’s intelligence; many expectant parents can start talking to their babies in the womb, … [Read more...] about How Does Reading During Pregnancy Increase a Baby’s Intelligence?
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The threats we face as a nation are real, but they shouldn’t be paralyzing. For too long, those like me in the security world have done much to get you worried -- ISIS, Zika, random gun violence, hurricanes, oh my . . . – but not much to get you ready. We’ve managed to talk about risk in a way that makes people tune out or freak out. And our kids are absorbing information about … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Make Your Kids Feel Safer
It is time to put candles on the cake and to sing “Happy Birthday” to the great state of California! To celebrate this festive day of September 9th, I thought I’d pay tribute to one of the state’s tastiest gems, California Ripe Olives. First, a little history lesson, then we’ll dig into a super yummy recipe. In 1769, the first olive cuttings were planted in California … [Read more...] about Watermelon, Mint and Olive Salad
Patsy Cline sums up Episode 4 of The Bold Type with her famous saying “If you can’t do it with feeling, don’t.” Three millennial women in NYC pursuing not only their careers but their personal growth into adulthood, mentored by none other than a Joanna Coles inspired Editor-in-Chief at the fictitious Scarlet magazine has us all jumping and screaming in elevators too (if you saw … [Read more...] about The Bold Type on Free Form, Inspiring Futures for Girls Everywhere
After staying indoors for much of winter, spring is a welcome relief for most people. While the longer days, green grass and blossoming plants herald in the new season, they also bring the return of pollen. Spring allergies often occur because of pollen. If spending time outside in the spring makes your eyes start to water and your nose run, you may be one of the 40 million … [Read more...] about Spring Allergies