What Are the Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer?

What causes the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States? The jury is still out on the exact causes of bladder cancer, but researchers have discovered some important risk factors. Remember that having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get bladder cancer. Let’s explore the […]

Monitoring Language Development + Dangers of Casual Sex + Raising Bookworms

[amazon asin=0307952282&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 1: Kenn Apel, coauthor of Beyond Baby Talk.
Topic: Understanding children’s language and literacy development.
Issues: How to evaluate and monitor your child’s spoken language development; enhancing your child’s literacy skills to improve spelling, reading, and writing; recognizing signs of literacy and language problems and know when to get professional help.

[amazon asin=0802450601&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., coauthor of Hooked.
Topic: New science on how casual sex is affecting our children.
Issues: Chemicals released in the brain during sex can become addictive; the human brain isn’t fully developed until mid-twenties—until then, it’s harder to make wise relationship decisions; how to steer young people away from making life-changing mistakes.


[amazon asin=098158330X&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 3: Emma Walton Hamilton, coauthor of Raising Bookworms,
Topic: Getting kids reading for pleasure and empowerment.
Issues: Why it’s important for kids to grow up with the skills and appetite for reading; studies show that elective reading has declined dramatically over the past 50 years, but in over to participate in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace, young people will need powerful literacy skills to succeed; how to instill a love of reading in children from infants through teens.

Okay, buddy, hands up and back away from those cosmetics — The end of the metrosexual man

From Merriam-webster.com
met•ro•sex•u•al
Definition: A usually urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes

Everyone knows that women—in their relentless pursuit of beauty and wrinkle-free skin—expose themselves to dozens of hazardous chemicals every day. The FDA recently reported that there was lead in 400 different kinds of lipstick. In addition there are coal tar derivatives in dark hair dyes, and hormone disruptors in perfumed beauty and personal care items.

But women aren’t the only ones dabbing a little fragrance behind the ears and on the wrists. Ann Blake, a California-based molecular geneticist says that men are exposed to as many as 80 chemicals every day in products like shampoo, soap, shaving cream, and aftershave (that Axe stuff is enough to peel the paint off the wall).
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