Katherine Schwarzenegger Says Dogs Are a Great Way to Prep for Parenthood

Practice makes perfect! Katherine Schwarzenegger adopted her dog, Maverick, straight out of college and says having a pet can be the perfect way to prepare for parenthood. “[Adopting] was definitely a learning curve of just the change in how you go about your day and how you live your life,” the “Dog That Changed Me” sponsored by PEDIGREE podcast host, 29, told […]

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Marijuana for morning sickness? It’s not great for baby’s brain

With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a developing fetus. Previous research has shown children born to mothers who used marijuana […]

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Communication skills benefit from the great outdoors

Conversations are more responsive in natural environments such as parks and gardens than indoors, finds new research by the University of Manchester and Cardiff University. The researchers recorded conversations between three- and four-year-old children and their parents while they explored a city park and the park’s indoor education centre and found that the conversations in the park were more responsive […]

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