Daily News Roundup
Estrogen Lowers Breast Cancer and Heart Attack Risk in Some
In a finding that challenges the conventional wisdom about the risks of some hormones used in menopause, a major government study has found that years after using estrogen-only therapy, certain women had a markedly reduced risk of breast cancer and heart attack. (New York Times)
The Great Divide: Working Moms Vs. Childless Women
As significant as the differences are between men and women in most workplaces, the biggest gap is between women with children and those without. Motherhood can be a considerable employment handicap because very few jobs accommodate mothers. (Psychology Today)
Is this generation as resilient as were children of the Great Depression?
As we were wrapping up the research and interviews on NQA, however, the banks collapsed, the housing crisis hit, and the recession set in. In other words, the world flipped upside down. Newly minted college grads were at the forefront of the blowback: unemployment was hovering at 14% for 18-24 year olds, and the promised jobs that a college degree was supposed to guarantee were nowhere to be found. It was time to head back into the field and find out how they were coping. (Psychology Today)
Passive Aggressive Behavior at Chore Time: Using Benign Confrontation
Do you ever feel like parenthood has got you engaging in the same conversations over and over again? Too often at our house, we have a recurring exchange that goes something like this:
Children: Can we get a dog? We really want a pug.
Parents: We can get a dog when you girls show us that you are ready to take care of one. First, you have to show us that you can feed the kitties everyday without needing reminders.
Children: But Moooooooooooom! But Daaaaaaaaaaaad! We doooooooooooo.
Parents: (Laugh. Exchange knowing glances.) (Psychology Today)
Are Food Cravings The Same As Drug Addictions? Ads Play A Part
Is there a cure for cocaine or heroin addiction beyond just dropping it “cold turkey?” Not really. Well there may be the same problem for a person’s addictions to tasty treats such as milkshakes for example, thus possibly explaining the battles doctors and drug companies have with the ever increasing obesity epidemic worldwide. Advertising responsibility plays a key role in these food addictions also. (Medical News Today)