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What would the child you once were

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Historic day in the United States. Supreme Court rules gay marriage is a right. The majority opinion in the 5-4 decision was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were," Kennedy wrote. "As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death."

"It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves," Kennedy said. "Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

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It is not the color of our skin that makes us different.

It’s the color of our thoughts. –Steven Aitchison

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Originally posted on Consumerist:

While fast food gets a lot of negative attention for serving up less-than-healthy burgers, fries, chicken, and McRib meat, Whoppers and Big Macs have nothing on many of the meals you’ll get at a typical chain restaurant. Just about every item on the latest list of casual dining calorie bombs would be enough for a full day on its own.

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New research by professors at Brigham Young University revealed that parental warmth cannot neutralize the consequences of helicopter parenting. Additionally, a lack of warmth makes the negative effects worse.

Such negative effects include lower self-worth and higher risk behavior, such as binge drinking.

“From our past work, we thought there might be something positive about helicopter parenting under certain conditions, but we’re just not finding it,” study author Larry Nelson said.

The study, published in Emerging Adulthood, is a follow-up to 2012 research on helicopter parenting that found the children of helicopter parents are less engaged in school. Now they’ve found that helicopter parenting combined with an absence of parental warmth is especially detrimental to young adults’ well-being.

Researchers defined helicopter parenting as parents’ over-involvement in the lives of their children. This includes making important decisions for them, solving their problems and intervening in their children’s conflicts. Warmth is measured by parental availability to talk and spend time together.

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via Extra love and support doesn’t make up for being a helicopter parent — ScienceDaily.

Most of the drinkers generally do not go in for treatment for a hangover. However, several Americans have seemingly found a way to deal with a hangover — a rehydration mixture which is given to children suffering from the effects of diarrhea. According to manufacturers of Pedialyte, the consumption of Pedialyte by US adults has witnessed an almost 60% increase since 2012. The manufacturers also claim that adults currently account for more than one- third of the Pedialyte sales, underscoring a three-fold increase over the previous average.

via US adults seemingly use Pedialyte to treat hangover | Maine News Online.

Maternal obesity is linked to several adverse health outcomes for the infant that can persist into adulthood. But when does the immune system of babies born to obese mothers get compromised? Very early in the baby’s life, according to a study. The research team analyzed umbilical cord blood samples of infants born to lean, overweight and obese mothers, and found that pre-pregnancy maternal weight has a significant impact on the neonate’s immune system.

via Maternal obesity compromises babies’ immune system at time of birth — ScienceDaily.

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