Nature Is Cruel: Women Who Are Afraid of Giving Birth Have Longer Labors

No matter how you slice it, childbirth is scary. You're trying to squeeze a pretty large baby head (and shoulders and the rest) through a pretty narrow channel (vagina!), and yes, in theory, your body is designed to do this and it will work—but what if it doesn't? We all know that practically every woman in labor is… » 6/27/12 10:00am 6/27/12 10:00am

If Your Kid Is Fat, You Might Not Even Know It

When it comes to evaluating their children, parents aren't known for objectivity. After all, everyone usually thinks their kids are above average in every way, even though that is statistically impossible. But it turns out, strangely, that many parents are not very good at telling when their kids are above average in… » 5/08/12 11:30am 5/08/12 11:30am

Uh Oh: Your Baby Can Understand More Than You Think

Bad news for all you people who think your babies don't have a clue what you're saying: A new study has found that infants as young as six months can understand words being spoken to them. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania conducted two picture tests with infants, using images of food and body parts. In… » 2/15/12 9:30am 2/15/12 9:30am

School Gets in Trouble for Teaching Kids How to Put on Make-Up

One school is giving a whole new meaning to the term "make-up class." Mount St Mary's Catholic High School in Leeds, England, is facing some harsh criticism for offering makeup lessons to its 14 and 15-year-old students. The school claims the purpose of the class is to "teach children how to make a good first… » 1/19/12 2:45pm 1/19/12 2:45pm