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Happy Birthday to romance novelist and Florida Gator Kristin Harmel, author of The Sweetness of Forgetting! http://www.mrmedia.com/2008/04/kristin-harmel-the-art-of-french-kissing-chick-lit-novelist-mr-media-interview-part-1/#.UYUUBoKftJYHappy Birthday to romance novelist and Florida Gator Kristin Harmel, author of The... more
Visionary scientist Swathi Kompella is designing stem-cell technology that could regenerate damaged brain cells in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. She's 12 years oldExcerpt: [Swathi Kompella is a fairly typical 12-year-old. She attends Campus Middle School in Englewood. She plays violin -- "but I'm not a pro," she says. She dances. She plays in school sports. She's thinking about college, and a medical career beyond that.
Oh, and she's designing stem-cell technology that might regenerate damaged cells in the brains of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients.
Kompella has a vision of a pacemaker-like device implanted in the brains of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. The device would attract neural stem cells and use them as a recuperative force.
"I'm trying to see if we could create a device that attracts neural stem cells and regenerates them," she explains. Then the renewed stem cells would make their way to the disease site to replace dead and diseased cells.
Swathi says she sees plenty of opportunities for additional related research in the future, but she's not exactly sure where it will take her. "There are a lot of factors to take into consideration," says Kompella. "I'm only 12 years old." Swathi's age makes access to a clinical environment difficult, but she says she hopes to find a laboratory soon where she can expand on her current work.]Excerpt: [Swathi Kompella is a fairly typical 12-year-old. She attends Campus Middle... more
Girls actress Shiri Appleby and her fiancé, L.A. Animal chef Jon Shook, have confirmed that they welcomed a baby girl together on March 23 in Los Angeles.
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2013/03/28/girls-star-shiri-appleby-welcomes-baby-girl/#ixzz2OsEhrahoGirls actress Shiri Appleby and her fiancé, L.A. Animal chef Jon Shook, have... more
A nude photo of 34-year-old actress Shiri Appleby surfaced and made it way around the internet late last week, but was it all part of a publicity stunt?
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2013/03/20/girls-star-shiri-applebys-nude-photo-leaks-online/#ixzz2O7Mv7qRnA nude photo of 34-year-old actress Shiri Appleby surfaced and made it way around the... more
Toshiya is a centuries old tradition close to New Year's where archers come to test their mettle at Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto. Over 2000 archers go there many of them young girls in kimono and hakama celebrating their coming of age ceremonies.
In the past archers would try to see how many arrows they could shoot in a 24-hour period or how many times they could hit the target out of a set number of arrows. Today because of the huge number of participants, each archer generally shoots about 2 arrows at targets 60 meters away. The main attraction is the number of pretty girls in their beautiful kimono.Toshiya is a centuries old tradition close to New Year's where archers come to... more
On this week's episode of the Showbiz Sandbox podcast:
This year alone there are at least 15 new shows being mounted on Broadway including adaptations of movies such as “Diner” and “Big Fish”. At one point or another all were in search of financial backing, however well known productions with big name stars often don’t pay dividends. We review which upcoming stagings smart, experienced Broadway investors should be banking on.On this week's episode of the Showbiz Sandbox podcast: This year alone there... more
Hottie Hot Girl (official music video), worthy of a view indeed...
She's a Hottie Hot Girl, She'd Steal The Nuts From a SquirrelHottie Hot Girl (official music video), worthy of a view indeed... She's a... more
It's been known for a while that girls start puberty earlier than they did in the past, sometimes as young as 7 or 8. But it's been unclear whether boys also go through puberty earlier. Now, a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics helps answer that question.
Marcia Herman-Giddens is a public health researcher at the University of North Carolina. She did the original studies looking at early puberty in girls. Now, she has replicated those studies with more than 4,000 boys. And the findings are similar: Boys are entering puberty six months to two years earlier than they did in past studies.
There are racial differences. Caucasian boys tend to begin puberty, on average, around 10 years old while African-American boys tend to begin puberty at 9.
As with girls, researchers don't know why, but they have some ideas. Most have to do with the modern environment, starting with easy access to lots of food. "We have often talked about the problem of obesity and overweight, along with the easy availability of fast food, adding up to what some people call 'overnutrition,' or abundance of calories," says Herman-Giddens.
For girls, being overweight has been linked to early puberty. And that could also be the case for boys. Another possible trigger for girls: estrogenlike chemicals in the environment. That hasn't been proved — and it's most likely not a cause for boys, because estrogen isn't involved in the changes that come with puberty.
Whatever the reason, Herman-Giddens says the focus now should be on helping boys cope: "Just because the child's body is developing sexually earlier, that doesn't mean their cognition, judgment and other mental abilities that go along with becoming an adult are becoming earlier. They are not."
And, for parents, early puberty can be a trying time. Fred Goodall, the father of a 9-year-old boy, thought he wouldn't have to have the puberty "talk" for a few more years. Goodall wrote about his daughter going through puberty on his parenting blog, Mocha Dad.
Now, with his son, there are similar feelings; a bit of sadness, a sort of premature loss of innocence. "He still plays with Legos, and action figures; he reads comic books and wants me to give him piggy back rides; things like that; all these things are not things you associate with puberty. He's still a little boy in my eyes."
It's easier to tell when girls are going through puberty because of developing breasts and menstruation. In a way, a boy's developing puberty is nearly invisible, says Vermont pediatrician Richard Wasserman, who heads the research arm of the pediatrics academy.
Wasserman says the best way to deal with early puberty is to have a very specific and detailed discussion with your son about how his body is going to change. "He needs to be helped to understand that his body is changing and will continue to change as he progresses from being a boy to being a young man," says Wasserman.
This is where doctors and even books can help parents guide their child. Goodall just bought a book and hopes to have the talk during the holidays when his son is off school. "I want to give him time to have it sink in," he says.
The important thing, says Wasserman, is for your child to be comfortable in his new and developing body. "An earlier-maturing boy may ... be bigger and stronger," which could be a big plus in sports. But at the same time, "he may also feel awkward, clumsy and he may get teased."
And it's a good reason, says Wasserman, to take your child for yearly medical checkups, even if he is healthy. Some parents stop their routine doctor visits after their children have completed their immunizations. But a doctor can identify early puberty fairly easily with a physical exam.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/12/24/167735056/like-girls-boys-are-entering-puberty-earlierIt's been known for a while that girls start puberty earlier than they did in the... more
"There is a disturbing new thread online - bullying through video games. 16x9 explores the darker side of gaming and how one female player became a target of harassment."
http://www.globalnews.ca/16x9/video/dangerous+game+tropes+vs+women+bullying/video.html?v=2299118976&p=1&s=dd#video"There is a disturbing new thread online - bullying through video games. 16x9... more
By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
On Tuesday night (and well into Wednesday morning), the Internet created an instant celebrity over Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" reference — as only the Internet can do. Here are some of the best things to emerge from the gaffe.
1. Mitt Romney’s “Burn Binder”
Those deliciously evil betches over at Betches Love This got hold of Mitt’s Burn Binder where he mocks his fellow lady politicians. You do not even know what he said about Michelle Obama!By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza On Tuesday night (and well into Wednesday... more
"Lakshmi Puri, deputy executive director of U.N. Women, told
delegates that development can be neither sustainable nor
inclusive if it does not free women and girls from "carrying
heavy buckets of water every day"."Lakshmi Puri, deputy executive director of U.N. Women, told delegates that... more
In Greece, NY ... Video of two Parents fighting after girls youth soccer game.
http://www.whatishowto.net/2012/07/17/fight-between-fathers-at-girls-soccer-game-in-new-york/In Greece, NY ... Video of two Parents fighting after girls youth soccer game.... more
Just a couple of guys from Northern Virginia discussing everything from sports to movies to whatever else. Rated R! We discuss grown up things! http://mattandjb.podomatic.com
www.MattAndJB.comJust a couple of guys from Northern Virginia discussing everything from sports to... more
We recap the big wiffleball game between JB's Jedi & the Dark Side, talk about Matt & JB Survivor & the $100 prize, JB discusses Milf underboob...
http://mattandjb.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-15T14_55_29-07_00We recap the big wiffleball game between JB's Jedi & the Dark Side, talk... more
The EU has launched a highly controversial video campaign aimed at attracting more young women into science. With high heels, short skirts, lipstick, flirtatious glances and gawping men, it seems to pander only to the age-old stereotype that women should strive to be “pretty” rather than “intelligent”... or puts them under pressure to be both.
Yes, science may indeed be traditionally male dominated and, yes, more women may need to be recruited – but is this really the way to sell science to girls at school?
Take a look at the video and let’s hear some opinions.
Is it empowering or insulting?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g032MPrSjFAThe EU has launched a highly controversial video campaign aimed at attracting more... more
It is from the heart that information leads to action, passion and change, Eve Ensler says, and this play describes and creates the opening of the heart, of the emotions that can lead to self and societal change.It is from the heart that information leads to action, passion and change, Eve Ensler... more
We talk about ''Prometheus'', Matt & JB Show Survivor, JB believes dinosaurs & humans once lived together, and mermaids, yes, mermaids. http://mattandjb.podomatic.com/entry/2012-06-09T01_16_33-07_00We talk about ''Prometheus'', Matt & JB Show Survivor, JB... more
JB talks about his trip to the beach with the cast of ''Cocoon'' and also the Matt & JB Show Cookout & Wiffleball game... http://mattandjb.podomatic.com/entry/2012-05-26T10_12_03-07_00JB talks about his trip to the beach with the cast of ''Cocoon''... more