Another boon for part-time working moms: they were equally involved in their children's schooling than moms as who stayed at home, more so than those who worked full time. They also displayed more sensitivity with their pre-school children and they provided more learning opportunities for toddlers than moms at home or working full time.
Part-time work is good if you can get it, and good if you can afford it. In these challenging economic times, part-time work may not be a realistic option for many families who rely on dual incomes to get by. Do you agree with these findings?
"One of the big goals here is to get the person in distress into the right help as soon as possible," said Facebook's public policy manager, Fred Wolens. “The only people who will have a really good idea of what's going on is your friends so we're encouraging them to speak up and giving them an easy and quick way to get help."
After posting a note on Facebook last month, a Pittsburgh man went on to kill his wife, in-laws and himself.
If Facebook is the place where young people increasingly air their deepest darkest fears -- not to mention their ugliest bullying -- then it stands to reason friends should heed the S.O.S. and help each other in times of trouble.
But is it up to a social media company to answer its users' cries for help? Just how far should corporate liability extend?
Sorry to depress you right before the holidays -- you know, the merriest time of the year which also, not coincidentally, happens to be the plumpest for many of us...
All that sitting around after pigging out on turkey is guaranteed to show up on your posterior, according to recent research by Tel Aviv University.
That's right: couch potatoes get big bums. Sitting on your backside for long periods of time apparently puts pressure on the preadipocyte cells, leading the body to produce 50 percent more fat than usual.
Published in the American Journal of Physiology, the study warned that regular exercise wasn't enough to ward off the pounds if you spend a long time sitting down.
Fear not, the news isn't all glum. Another study, by UCSF, published online in the Journal of Obesity, claims the secret to weight loss is all about stress reduction and mindful eating, not dieting.
"You're training the mind to notice, but to not automatically react based on habitual patterns -- to not reach for a candy bar in response to feeling anger, for example," said UCSF researcher Jennifer Daubenmier. "If you can first recognize what you are feeling before you act, you have a greater chance of making a wiser decision."
The least stressed women in the study also reported the biggest loss of deep belly fat. Maybe not so easy to achieve a Zen-like state with the in-laws around. So this holiday season, whatever you do, just keep visualizing a flat tummy, take a deep breath and smile.