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Parking Lot Turns into a Sanctuary for the Homeless at Night

Over half a million people in the U.S. are currently homeless – none of them by choice. Only about 65% of them stay in shelters at night, with the other 35% – approximately 200,000 people – sleeping in abandoned buildings, park benches, sidewalks, etc. Similar percentages can be seen across the developed world. However, a non-profit organization in Brisbane, Australia, is working on the problem in a rather creative way.

>>Parking Lot Turns into a Sanctuary for the Homeless at Night

Do Animals Have Feelings? This Baby Elephant Cried For 5 Hours After His Mother Rejected Him

Of all the energies that keep the world turning, the maternal bond is among the most powerful. There is no doubt about that. It is pure and strong, committed and enduring, gentle and courageous, protecting and supportive. It is absolutely unique. Being as complex as it is, the bond between mother and infant is influenced by a myriad of factors, both emotional and physical.

>>Do Animals Have Feelings? This Baby Elephant Cried For 5 Hours After His Mother Rejected Him

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Increase Cancer Risk

New research published in the International Journal of Cancer has revealed that permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners may be unsafe for women, particularly of African-American descent. This isn’t the first research on the subject either – previous studies on animals had already found a link between certain chemicals in hair dyes and hair straighteners and cancer risk.

>>Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Increase Cancer Risk

Study Confirms Music Lessons are Amazing for the Brain

Not every kid loves going to music lessons but maybe every kid should. Psychological studies have been discovering more and more amazing effects music has on our brains, especially when it’s actively played and not just listened to. One particular longitudinal study by the German Socio-Economic Panel in 2013 put it this way:“Music improves cognitive and non-cognitive skills more than twice as much as sports, theater or dance.”

>>Study Confirms Music Lessons are Amazing for the Brain

Giving Experiences Instead of Toys Improves Your Child’s Intelligence and Happiness

With Christmas nearly upon us, we’re all preparing for all the presents that are about to rain on our kids. However, a study at the University of Toledo, Ohio has indicated that “an abundance of toys reduced the quality of toddlers’ play, and that fewer toys will actually benefit children in the long-term.”

>>Giving Experiences Instead of Toys Improves Your Child’s Intelligence and Happiness

Children Need Simpler Toys According to Pediatricians

Parents have a wide range of choices for their kids’ toys today which is undoubtedly good. However, specialists warn us that “complex” toys aren’t necessarily better for our kids’ development.According to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in December 2018, simpler toys offer kids a better learning and developmental curve.

>>Children Need Simpler Toys According to Pediatricians

Older Parents Continue To Lose Sleep Over Constant Worry For Their Adult Children, Study Finds


Being a parent is a unique experience that no amount of advice or stories can prepare you for. We are taught how to handle children when they are younger but what happens when they become adults? If you are like most parents, you worry about your children even when they’ve grown into adulthood. While this is normal, constant worrying can negatively impact your health.

>>Older Parents Continue To Lose Sleep Over Constant Worry For Their Adult Children, Study Finds

Meet Macinley Butson, the Teenage Inventor of the Smart Armor Shield for Breast Cancer Patients

19-year-old Australian Macinley Butson’s father, a health professional, often took his work home with him. At dinner, he would often talk about the side effects of radiation therapy in breast cancer treatment. As her father’s daughter, Macinley decided she would do something to help people with this condition. But what?

>>Meet Macinley Butson, the Teenage Inventor of the Smart Armor Shield for Breast Cancer Patients

Scientists to Start Human Trials of New ‘Cowpox-style’ Virus That Kills All Types of Cancer

The “cure for cancer” is a never ending pursuit. One of the reasons why finding a cure has been so difficult is not only because it’s a complicated disease to treat but also because cancer is not just one disease. There are many different types of cancer, each with its own unique causes and characteristics. That means for each type of cancer, different solutions have to be developed.

>>Scientists to Start Human Trials of New ‘Cowpox-style’ Virus That Kills All Types of Cancer

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