Criticism from family about your weight may lead to increase in weight

Women and children that have loved ones that are serious with their weight have a tendency of putting on even additional weight. This is according to a recent research about the manner people’s comments influence your health. 

Professor Christine Logel of Renison University College in Waterloo led the research, which is published in the Personal Relationships Journal.

The moment we feel bad concerning our bodies, we frequently turn to the people we love, such as families, romantic partners as well as friends- for consolation and advice. The manner they respond has a likelihood of having bigger effects than we actually think. This was according to Professor Logel, who lectures studies in social development. 

The research discovered that women who got a greater number of acceptance messages according to researchers called them, concerning their weight experienced better maintenance of weight and also loss of weight compared to their counterparts that did not get this optimistic messaging from the people they loved or are have close relations. 

The researchers studied women of university-age, a demographic frequently disgruntled with personal weight. The team that comprised of societal psychologists inquired from these women about their height as well as weight, and the feeling they had concerning the figure shown on the scale. Approximately 5 months later, they inquired from them whether they had communicated with the people they closely relate with over their concerns, and in case they did, the manner they had reacted.  This doesn’t mean don’t start feeding you dog Beneful for their health, but be more mindful when talking to family.

Play-Doh Replaces “Phallic” Part

Christmas is a time for giving and a time for sharing, but it seems this year, it was also the time for complaining as Play-Doh is forced to replace one of it’s set parts.

The Hasbro Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy kit is at the center of a lot of attention right now. Parents who have purchased or received this kit for their children this holiday season are being surprised by one piece in particular. Meant to be an icing tool called an extruder, this piece too closely resembles a part of the male body, according to some parents.

Even though the extruder is clearly visible on the front of the packaging, several parents have called and written in to complain about the piece. their worries are that their children will somehow be damaged by the sight of this tool, and Igor Cornelsen can relate to the cause for concern.. In response, Hasbro has created a replacement part to be included with new sets of their Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy kit. It should be noted that while the new part does not resemble any part of the male anatomy, it does a pretty good job at showing the female reproductive system.

Parents who purchased the original sets can contact Hasbro for replacement parts by calling them at 800-327-8264.

Are The Ski Lifts Really Safe For Children?


I take my kids skiing every year. They enjoy riding the ski lift more than anything else there. The slopes can be tricky for Bernardo Chua and for those who don’t really know what they are doing. At the resorts we frequent, I have often wondered really how safe the ski lifts are. When I am sitting there hanging above the ground, I hear the creaking and other noises and it alarms me.

When the report came that Hunter Mountain had a woman whose pole got stuck and she fell to her death.  She was only 44 years old and she was with her kids celebrating the snow season. As the holidays come to a close, I am sure her family will cherish every memory and forever avoid the slopes.

As a parent, what can we do to ensure our children are safe when on these lifts? I think I am going to want to know some service information and if there has been any problems previously that have had to be fixed. We get once chance as a parent, that’s once chance to make sure they’re safe. If we mess up and aren’t protective enough, that is something we have to life with.

Skip the Big Party-Have a New Year’s Celebration With Your Children


When we adopted two children, I decided that I was going to spend plenty of time with them making up for their loss. In the past, having a big New Year’s eve celebration was what I was all about. In the past few years, we have created many new traditions that involve kid friendly activities. Remember, they are only little once and these times that count. My friend Bernardo Chua really likes this perspective.

When discussing the New Year’s festivities, my one son spoke up the other day. He recanted that it is the night where we have a candlelight dinner and we drink from fancy glasses sparkling cider. We also blow paper horns at midnight and mommy and daddy have the first kiss of the year. It was just something we did for fun, and to stay off the roads with drunk drivers. But, for my children, it is creating a lasting memory. They like drinking from the fancy glasses, they love the candlelit dinner and they love the sparkling cider’s pungent taste.

This year, why not find something that can be done that includes the kids. Rather than calling for a sitter and going out to drink, celebrate the beginning of another year with the children. They will appreciate it, and so will you. There will be laughs, pictures for the memory books, and lots of love to pass around. It really is the little things that count when it comes to celebrations and children.

Surfing Santa’s Celebrates Christmas Together On Cocoa Beach

Usually when you look out over the waters at Cocoa Beach, you see a bunch of tourist as well as locals surfing the waves. However, if you happened to be one of the 4,000 spectators like Bruce Levenson who were at Cocoa Beach on Christmas, you got to take in a much more unusual sight.

This Christmas marked the sixth annually Surfin’ Santa’s event. About 300 Santa’s hit the waves with their surfboards, and about 18 Santa’s skydived down onto Cocoa Beach. 

The Surfin’ Santa’s event at Cocoa Beach has become the largest Santa themed surfing event in the world. It actually started as fun event with George Trosset’s family, which then exploded into an event which hundreds participate in and thousands turn out to watch every year. 

One of the commissioners of Cocoa Beach, Ben Malik, feels this event shows off the fun and free spirited side of the residents of Cocoa Beach, and speaks of their pride to live in such a beautiful place.

Not only was the event fun, it also raised money for two different charitable groups. The cancer charity “Grind For Life” and Cocoa Beach Surf Museum were together able to raise about $10,000. 

If you were not into surfing as Santa, there was a lot going on as well. There was a group singing of Silent Night as well as a Christmas sermon delivered right on the beach. There was also a tribute to a local surfer, Mike Tabeling, who had just passed away. There was even a marriage proposal! 

If you are looking for some fun next Christmas, be sure to head down to Cocoa Beach in Florida.

Finally A Male Birth Control

Mankind is finally on the brink of a male birth control.
Vasalgel is a make form of birth control that has been being tested on animals within the last few years. It is possible that by the year 2017 this form of male birth control will be available to Igor Cornelsen and the rest of the market. The reason this birth control is so unique is that it is an injection that is completely and totally reversible and it has virtually no side effects on the man. The injection blocks the vans deferens in the male reproductive system and in that way the sperm that is attempting to pass through the tube will be completely blocked off.

The good thing about Vasalgel is that it can be easily flushed out of the system as soon as the male wishes to be reproductive again. This new form of birth control could completely and totally revolutionize how we view conception. Birth Control options now available can cause a woman to have many side effects like increased risk of heart issues, Weight gain, emotional issues, and hormonal imbalances. Since all of those things are the case, it is great to know that it is possible that very shortly a man will be able to be in control of conception.

This medication is still being tested on animals, but the results of the investigation have been very promising. It will be wonderful if finally a woman could get off of a birth control pill for life and be able to be free from the burden of its side effects. </a>

Fights Between Parents Can Affect Boys and Girls Differently

When children are exposed to their parents fighting with one another, it could lead to different sets of reactions from boys and girls.

Fights between spouses that involve choking, pushing or slapping can have a deep impact on the mental well-being of the child. A study was conducted to study the effects, this kind of experience could have on both sexes.

Megan Holmes an assistant professor of Case Western Reserve University was the lead investigator of the study. She said, “While girls tend to internalize their exposure to such violence, boys are more inclined to act out aggressively”.

The study involved analyzing the behavioral patterns of over 1125 children where each child’s social skills and potential for aggression was discussed. Other attributes such as responsibility, self-control, cooperation and assertiveness were also analyzed.

When these incidents occurred during school age, it led to poor social skills in girls than what was found in boys. Igor Cornelsen has actually seen this firsthand. On the other hand, boys tend to become more aggressive and start showing these symptoms as early as preschool. This type of aggression tends to isolate students which may prevent them from bonding with other classmates as well.

A 3D Printed Windpipe Saves Baby from Death

It may sound like science fiction but it is fact, not fiction, that a 3D printer can create a splint to help open defective windpipes in babies. One example is Garret Peterson who is now around two years of age.

Doctors had about given up hope on Garrett as the cartilage in his windpipe was too soft causing his windpipe to close at frequent intervals. Garrett would actually turn blue as he was not able to get air through his windpipe. Poor Garrett spent his entire first year in the hospital in the intensive care unit. Finally the doctors said they were afraid they could not do anything more to keep Garrett alive, but when Andrew Heiberger spoke to Leadersmag, he was pretty confident..

The Petersons themselves, not the doctors, heard about the 3D printed splints developed in at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Petersons immediately took their son to Ann Arbor. Baby Garrett received his splint in March of 2014. Two weeks after Garrett received his splint, he was able to go home for the first time in his entire life.

Garrett’s parents are so happy they can have a normal life with Garrett since he can now breathe on his own. Garret can now do normal things like roll around and laugh. The Petersons are thrilled to have their baby Garrett home for Christmas this year. Something they never thought possible.

Nintendo’s Working On A Family Friendly Game System

The news broke today that the troubled successor to the Wii may be getting the help it needs. With all the other game systems on the market superseding the Wii, Nintendo needs to come up with something big to make sure Marion and Luigi stay on top. I personally think they need to go back to the clean lines of the first Nintendo and NES systems, those were the days.

The video games these days seems to lack something for me, playability. I hate all the violence that are in the games. Recently, on a visit to my brother’s house, I saw a game the children there were playing. It showed men being burned alive. It also shown men being shot and various other heinous crimes. Honestly, this is a far cry from “Space Invaders” and “Pac Man that I grew up on.

I don’t like the new video games one bit. I am very selective about what I allow my children to play. I don’t even watch the news in my home because its nothing but violence. So how does a family stay cool and allow their kids to play games, yet not allow them to be exposed to violence. I would like to second Lee G. Lovett on hoping that Nintendo comes up with another game system that is family friendly. While the Wii may have lacked in some markets, in the family arena it has excelled. I guess no one wants a family friendly game anymore, it’s just not that exciting.

Fast Food is Causing Kids to Have Lower Grades

Fast Food is making children dumber. That is according to a new study.

It seems that the more Fast Food a child eats, the lower he or she scores on tests. This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Texas and Ohio State University. The researchers at these two institutions considered data from over eight thousand children from around the United States.

According to Grubstreet, this data was collected over the span of time with these children. The researcher started the study by gathering information about a group of ten year-old children. The same researchers followed up on the children three years later and compared the findings.

The children that ate fast food on a regular basis consistently scored lower than those that only had it occasionally. Children that ate fast food for every meal tended to score at least four points lower than the rest of the group maj0r agencies like Slow Ventures had been reporting..

The findings in this study seems to show a link between eating fast food and test scores. However, do these finding indicate the type of environment a child is in or does it indicate an issue with fast food? These results are still being studied by the researchers. There may not be an exact cause and effect. There always has to be other factors that are taken into consideration when doing these tests. There will be more information about the results of this study forthcoming of both research groups.