Chocolate could prevent obesity and diabetes, study suggests

Chocolate could prevent obesity and diabetes, study suggests Written by Honor Whiteman More than a third of US adults are obese and are, therefore, at higher risk of type 2 diabetes. But new research suggests a surprising prevention strategy for both conditions – eating chocolate. In a mouse study, led by Andrew P. Neilson of…

Popular kids may be targets for bullying

Popular kids may be targets for bullying  By — Robert Preidt  Becoming more popular might have a downside for teens — it may increase their risk of being bullied, researchers say. It’s well known that socially vulnerable teens — such as those with delayed physical development, body-image issues or a lack of friends — are…

Women and Finances – Stuart Burns

Women and Finances – Stuart Burns Mother’s Day is a great time to think about a lot of the unique financial challenges that woman encounter.  So we are going to dedicate the May Financial Matters to women and discuss some of those specific challenges faced by women.  I read many articles regarding financial issues and…

The Proof Is in: Father Absence Harms Child Well-Being

The Proof Is in: Father Absence Harms Child Well-Being By Christopher A. Brown National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded 20 years ago because some very smart people realized that the most consequential social trend of our time is widespread father absence in the lives of our nation’s children. They realized that growing up in a…

Depression in Men

Depression in Men Why it’s Hard to Recognize and What Helps As men, we often believe we have to be strong and in control of our emotions at all times. When we feel hopeless, helpless, or overwhelmed by despair we tend to deny it or cover it up by drinking too much, behaving recklessly, or…

Early Childhood Poverty Damages Brain Development, Study Finds

Early Childhood Poverty Damages Brain Development, Study Finds Poverty affected growth in parts of the brain involved in stress regulation, emotion processing and memory. Children who are exposed to poverty at a young age often have trouble academically later in life. But according to new research out of the Washington University School of Medicine, poverty…

Benefits of Vitamin C

Benefits of Vitamin C Vitamin C is the most popular single vitamin. Besides taking it to treat colds, people pop vitamin C capsules hoping that it will cure numerous ailments. There is now scientific evidence to support some of that hope. Scientifically controlled studies using vitamin C for colds show that it can reduce the…

How Panels Create Superior Outcomes for Clients and Kids

The Family Arbitrator:  How Panels Create Superior Outcomes for Clients and Kids By Pamela Donison, Esq., Integrative Attorney The concept of arbitration or “private trial” is common in certain practice areas and is valued for its speed of resolution, cost efficiency (in comparison with traditional litigation) and finality.  Opponents to arbitration often say that it’s…

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns

Financial Matters – Stuart Burns You just opened your credit card bill and noticed a group of charges you are being billed for and never made.  The questions run through your mind like how could someone use my card?  Why did the merchants let these charges go through?  What do I need to do now? …