British Airways Survey: American Workers Too Busy to Vacation
A study commissioned by British Airways found that 68 percent of employed adults in the United States have unused vacation days at the end of the year, because work is simply too busy to take time off. Americans have long been known as workaholics, but the results of the study show that vacation time is suffering in a major way. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they were saving up vacation days, which they ultimately didn’t use. Nearly one in four Americans ...
Back to School Essentials – The Must-Haves for 2017
Summer is almost over and that means students across the country are going back to school. It’s time to stock up on gear and get ready for class, at home and on the go.
Lifestyle & Trends Expert Justine Santaniello partnered with some of her favorite brands for a look at the back to school essentials that students and parents should check out this school year!
Hovering parents may harm kids
Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.
Family key to helping teens avoid obesity
Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
Savvy marketing gets school kids to snap up veggies
While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.
Those baby 'milestones' may have longer-term importance
Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.
Americans living longer and better
Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.
Kids' grades may suffer when families move
Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.
Growth spurts can throw off teen boys' strut
Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.
Frat brothers keep chugging despite anti-booze efforts
The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.
Calling your kid 'fat' could be counterproductive
Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.
8 summer health myths debunked
Thanks to the excessive heat and lots of outdoor activities, the summer lends itself to plenty of claims about health and safety. However, many of these adages simply aren't true.
Late dinners won't doom kids to obesity
Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.
What really works to help baby sleep
Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.
Too few Americans take advantage of local parks
Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.
When new moms work longer hours, breast-feeding takes a back seat
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
What works -- and doesn't -- to manage your tot's screen time
As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums.
Climate change may mean more smoggy days to come
Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts.
More kids being poisoned by detergent pods
A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds.
Retirement can be golden for your health
Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Let safety bloom in your garden this season
Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Nagging your kids about weight might backfire
When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
Americans' longer life = poorer health
Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.
Schools in most states skimp on phys ed
Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds.
Intensive exercise a fountain of youth for aging muscles
One key to keeping muscles young is as close as the nearest gym, researchers say.
What it really takes to win over a picky eater
How a produce-loving parent confronts her kid's vegetables anxieties head-on
Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines
The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.
More U.S. women delivering babies at home or birth centers
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home
Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.
Good sleep habits ready kids for school success
Children who have good sleep habits by age 5 do better at school, a new study finds.
How to purchase a home in a competitive market
8 ways to prepare yourself and your finances for buying a home this spring
Even gardening or dancing might cut Alzheimer's risk
Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.
Head lice no cause for panic
Most parents have at one time or another received the dreaded school notice: a case of head lice has been detected in your child's class.
Tablets often used to pacify difficult kids
Some parents use mobile phones and tablets to calm young children with behavioral problems, a new study finds.
Fidgeting may help students with ADHD learn
Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.
Exercise + classwork may = better math scores
Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests.
Could adults' expectations drive up ADHD diagnoses in kids?
Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest.
Uncorrected eye problem linked to learning issues for preschoolers
Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.
Study ties parents' criticism to persistent ADHD in kids
Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.
Texting after dark may harm teens' sleep, grades
Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.
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