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Ben Greenfield: the man who believes biohacking is a holy duty

Ben Greenfield: the man who believes biohacking is a holy duty

Not just the Mediterranean diet, it turns out. “It’s a deep connection to the entire community, and being part of a close-knit family,” Greenfield says. Nonnas are driven by purpose rather than ambition, unlike typical biohacking enthusiasts — who, to use Greenfield’s terms, are often “sad unfulfilled billionaires or super athletes”. Beyond fasting, fitness, and penile workouts, it is community that ultimately gives us the strength to carry on. Greenfield’s argument isn’t just a happy clappy love thy neighbour trope, but a scientific fact backed by studies from Harvard which show loneliness and isolation from friends can shorten lifespans by eight years. “It’s my prerogative to leave people with teachings about the stuff that’s gonna bring them lasting happiness and meaning,” Greenfield says. Source link

Girls remain under father’s care following mum’s death despite aunt’s attempt to intervene

Girls remain under father’s care following mum’s death despite aunt’s attempt to intervene

SINGAPORE: After the mother of two young girls died in 2018, the extended family stepped in to help the widower care for the girls. However, relations between the girls’ father and his sister soured after he met another woman whom he has since married. The man’s sister, the paternal aunt of the girls, commenced court proceedings seeking to be made joint guardian of the girls, now aged five and seven. In a family court judgment made available on Friday (Feb 23), District Judge Patrick Tay threw out the aunt’s application. He found that the father had not ill-treated his daughters; instead, the girls were functioning well in his care. THE CASE The court heard that the mother of the two girls died in 2018 shortly after the younger girl was born. The extended family rallied around the girls’ father to support them. The maternal grandmother took in the younger daughter, raising her for two years. The aunt – the father’s sister – provided daycare for the elder daughter until she entered childcare. Relations between the …

California bill proposes new standards for court-ordered parenting classes after Times investigation

California bill proposes new standards for court-ordered parenting classes after Times investigation

SACRAMENTO —  California could impose new standards for court-ordered parenting classes under legislation meant to address the lack of regulations for services often mandated for people suspected of child abuse and neglect. The legislation, authored by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (D-Los Angeles), would require that any parenting classes ordered by judges in child welfare cases be evidence-based, “culturally competent” and provided by qualified professionals. In findings detailed in the proposed law, Bryan quoted a Times investigation published last month that found that court-ordered parenting classes go largely unregulated in California and that counties are not required to use evidence-based services or meet any sort of standards when assigning programming. Although national research shows that some parenting classes can help prevent child abuse and keep families together, the Times investigation revealed that in California, they often amount to an over-prescribed bureaucratic remedy with no clear track record of success. “The fact that [quality] is not ever measured or evaluated or considered nearly as much as it is just making sure parents complete them … I think we’re doing …

What Type Of Parent Will I Be? 5 Facts That Affect Your Parenting | Jody Johnston Pawel

What Type Of Parent Will I Be? 5 Facts That Affect Your Parenting | Jody Johnston Pawel

Are you a really conscious parent? Have you ever thought about when you started your parenting journey? It wasn’t when you became a parent, but when you were born and your parents became parents. You’ve probably asked yourself, “What type of parent will I be?” Your parenting decisions are based on your beliefs, most of which are programmed in at a very early age, based on how you were parented, as well as other experiences you had, mostly as a child. You probably already know that, but did you know these five surprising facts about conscious parenting?  Here are 5 little-known facts that determine the type of parent you will be 1. Your children subconsciously learn things from you between ages 0-6 Between ages 0-6, brain scientists say the brain wave frequency is similar to an adult in a hypnotic trance. So whatever children hear, see, and feel gets programmed right into the subconscious mind, without any filtering or choice. Read that again. And one more time, to process the implications of that. This one, little-known fact has a big influence …

How colourism affects families in the UK – and how positive parenting can challenge it

How colourism affects families in the UK – and how positive parenting can challenge it

Actor Lupita Nyong’o describes colourism as “the daughter of racism” in “a world that rewards lighter skin over darker skin”. This form of prejudice sees people more penalised the darker their skin is and the further their features are from those associated with whiteness. In 2021, we developed the Everyday Colourism Scale to capture individual people’s perceptions of interpersonal colourism. This tool has allowed us to start to examine associations between experiences of colourism and demographic characteristics and various health and wellbeing outcomes. We found that experiencing colourism is associated with negative body image. Our skin shade study has found that colourism affects both men and women, and can shape how people feel about themselves and how they choose romantic partners. It also shows how often this starts at home. We have found that families in the UK play a significant role in introducing children to colourist views and that these, in turn, can shape and undermine family relations. Families can challenge colourism through positive parenting and love. Shutterstock How colourism can play out in …

Blake Lively reveals emotional parenting milestone involving her 4 children and Taylor Swift

Blake Lively reveals emotional parenting milestone involving her 4 children and Taylor Swift

Blake Lively made a rare comment about her four kids as she opened up about her experience at the Super Bowl, which she attended with close friend Taylor Swift. The Gossip Girl actress took to Instagram to share some behind the scenes snaps of her time at the Super Bowl, as she wore a bright red Adidas tracksuit in which the high heeled shoes were also pants, and her hair in bright gold ringlets. But it turned out that as she attended the monumental match in Las Vegas, Blake was leaving her kids for the first time ever. © @blakelively InstagramBlake shares a selfie from the Super Bowl She wrote: “Last week I left my kids for the first time ever and wore pants that were shoes. I took pictures upside down and had no clue.” The star showed off her friendship bracelet, a small token for her husband so that there would always be a little piece of him with her. © @blakelively InstagramBlake’s shoe-pants “I treated a friendship bracelet like a Flat Stanley …

The 6 Things NEVER To Do When Flying With Kids

The 6 Things NEVER To Do When Flying With Kids

Travelling with kids can be overwhelming and chaotic. Even as adults we find flying tiring. It’s the stress of missing your flight, the check-in queue and worrying about whether your luggage is over the weight threshold. Adding kids to the mix might really tip you over the edge — unless you’re well prepared. This February, many families are preparing to make trips abroad during the half-term – and with young children, this of course doesn’t come stress-free. Travel company eShores has partnered up with The Yorkshire Dad, a UK dad blogger to reveal what NOT to do when you’re travelling with your little ones. 1. The first pointer is — don’t assume you have to queue up where the majority of people are queuing or where most people are parking. Most airports have options to help out families – you just need to be aware of them! Research the airport you’re flying from to see whether they have family-friendly parking bays. These are often larger and located next to the bus stop for the terminal …

What It Does To The Soul Of A Child When Parents Reject Who They Truly Are

What It Does To The Soul Of A Child When Parents Reject Who They Truly Are

Siri Lindley is a two-time world champion triathlete and popular motivational speaker who started the sport during another period of major transformation in her life. She was 21 years old when she discovered an essential truth about herself: She’s gay.  “At that time, it wasn’t like the world is today,” Lindley told the hosts of the Open Relationships: Transforming Together podcast, In claiming that part of her identity, Lindley lost her relationship with her father. No child — whether they are an adolescent or an adult of any age — deserves to be rejected by a parent in this way. “When my father found out he called me, and he was crying so hard,” she explained. “So, I’m thinking he’s dying and I’m panicking. And when he finds his words, he said exactly this: ‘Somebody told me you’re gay. And I could not possibly have a daughter that’s gay. Tell me, right now, Siri, that this isn’t true.’” Siri couldn’t deny her truth. She told her father, “It’s true. I’m me, I’m the same me that I’ve always been. Please, just love me …

Parenting Expert Criticizes Dad For Grounding His Son For Calling His Mom Bruh

Parenting Expert Criticizes Dad For Grounding His Son For Calling His Mom Bruh

While many parents have certain boundaries their children should never cross, a father’s reaction to hearing the way his son referred to his mother has many shaming him for giving him a punishment that even a parenting expert has weighed in too call too severe. Johanns said he’s ‘grounding’ his son for a month after he called his mom ‘bruh.’ “Guess who just got grounded for a month for calling his mom ‘bruh,’” Johanns said in a TikTok video. RELATED: Dad Cuts Off 13-Year-Old Daughter’s Hair After Mom Gave Her Highlights For Her Birthday Without His Permission In the short clip, Johanns is sitting in his car, presumably picking his son up from school. As he speaks, his son, Elliott enters the car while hearing his father detailing his punishment to the camera. As Johanns’ son closes the door after climbing into the passenger seat, he tells his father, “This ain’t fair, bruh.” Johanns just raises his eyebrows at his son’s outburst as the video concludes. In the comment section of Johanns’ video, users criticized him for …

Amy Schumer admits son Gene is ‘realizing’ she is ‘stupid’ in rare parenting revelation

Amy Schumer admits son Gene is ‘realizing’ she is ‘stupid’ in rare parenting revelation

Amy Schumer is getting candid about her ever-changing role as a mom, and her evolving relationship with her son, Gene David Fischer. The Life & Beth actress, 42, shares her four-year-old son with her husband Chris Fischer, a chef and farmer, who she married in 2018. The stand-up comedian has long been forthright about not only her role as a mother but the ups and downs to it, including the impact of it on her body, and most recently joked about why her son has started to realize she’s “stupid.” WATCH: Amy Schumer opens up about her recent health issues During a Wednesday, February 20 appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Amy first gushed about her son, telling host Kelly Clarkson: “He’s so independent, such a fun vibe.” However, she then confessed: “He’s just realizing that I’m stupid,” to which Kelly replied with: “All parents relate to that.” Amy explained: “I think he really thought I knew what was going on, you know, he thought like, that I’m smart.” © GettyAmy appeared on the February …