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'On the brink': Many working moms falling apart, author says  - TODAY.com

'On the brink': Many working moms falling apart, author says  - TODAY.com | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Managing a department at a web design firm and raising two kids with her husband, Katrina Alcorn thought she had the working mom routine...
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Elite athletes' brains 82% faster than others': study

Elite athletes' brains 82% faster than others': study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure, a study claims.
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Scrabble's not what it wuz. Text speak and street slang score points

Scrabble's not what it wuz. Text speak and street slang score points | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Scrabble is about to include text-speak and street slang in a raft of new words for its ever expanding dictionary. Why? Because it has to stay dench, obvs.
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Infographic reveals what your signature says about you

Infographic reveals what your signature says about you | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
According to handwriting analysts, signatures can reveal a lot about your personality - in both life and business.
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More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians

More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site.
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FBI Study Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Heartache — and Fraud

FBI Study Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Heartache — and Fraud | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Social media scams and cruel cons that target lonely hearts to rob them blind were the leading drivers of Internet fraud in 2014, the FBI reported Tuesday in...
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Do You Need to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them?

Do You Need to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them? | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A dermatologist has advice on how to handle clothing you just bought.
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America's deadliest jobs revealed... and they're not what you think

America's deadliest jobs revealed... and they're not what you think | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Fishers, loggers and pilots are most likely to die at work, U.S. data shows, but garbage workers die four times more often than firemen, and taxi drivers are more likely to be killed than cops.
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The FATHERS suffering post-natal depression: Long hours and financial pressures mean many can't bond with their baby

The FATHERS suffering post-natal depression: Long hours and financial pressures mean many can't bond with their baby | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers at Oxford University said fathers were often side-lined after a birth, depriving them of opportunities to act as a co-parent in feeding and nappy-changing.
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Taste in popular music stagnates at 33 - and being a parent accelerates this

Taste in popular music stagnates at 33 - and being a parent accelerates this | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Data from US users of Spotify and Echo Nest reveals how listening tastes change with age. Teenagers tastes change rapidly before to settling in late 20s and early 30s, as shown in the graph above.
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Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Banning students from carrying cell phones in school has the same effect on exam results as adding an extra week of learning, a new study found.
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Girls More Likely to Be Bullied, Even as Rates Decline

Girls More Likely to Be Bullied, Even as Rates Decline | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. But those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys, more likely to be white than minority s...
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How men find 'frumpy' items surprisingly attractive

How men find 'frumpy' items surprisingly attractive | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
In an article entitled '7 Decidedly Unsexy Things You Wear That Actually Turn Men On', male writer Pat Long claims that items such as the turtleneck, workout clothes and button-downs are sexy.
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Kids who are bullied more likely to be unhealthy: study

Kids who are bullied more likely to be unhealthy: study | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease.
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Want a Job After College? Think Farming

Want a Job After College? Think Farming | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Dire news about drought in the West and avian flu in the Midwest may lead Americans to believe farming is struggling. They'd be wrong. The industry is thrivi...
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Should your office pipe in the sound of WATERFALLS? Researchers say natural sounds can improve productivity and boost brainpower

Should your office pipe in the sound of WATERFALLS? Researchers say natural sounds can improve productivity and boost brainpower | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Playing natural sounds such as flowing water into open plan offices could boosts moods and improve employees brainpower, researchers have found.
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More Southern Drivers Are Posting Selfies Behind The Wheel

More Southern Drivers Are Posting Selfies Behind The Wheel | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
The driver in the lane next to you with his cellphone out is probably not only just texting his mother. He may also be posting a video of his driving
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A third of men FAKE working hard in the office, but still get promoted

A third of men FAKE working hard in the office, but still get promoted | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Researchers at Boston University found a third of men who claim to work 80-hour weeks, only clock around 50 to 60 hours, but still get the same rewards because they do so secretly.
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No coo, coo, ba, ba for you? Baby babble not a dad thing

No coo, coo, ba, ba for you? Baby babble not a dad thing | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Many dads are spending far more time with their little ones these days, but even with all that bonding time, they haven't picked up baby-talk, a new study shows.
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Why parents should stop hoping their kids will get married

Why parents should stop hoping their kids will get married | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Millennials aren't getting married--and don't really plan to
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The terrible two's are REAL: Toddlers know they are throwing tantrums

The terrible two's are REAL: Toddlers know they are throwing tantrums | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
Toddlers as young as 2 understand that the sounds they make influence the people around them - although researchers admit 'whether a toddler chooses to be quiet is different.'
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Shift workers are 'more likely to be fat and suffer diabetes'

Shift workers are 'more likely to be fat and suffer  diabetes' | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A lack of sleep is generally the root cause of the health problems associated with shift work, the University of Wisconsin study found.
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Limit Phone Use at Playgrounds? Many Parents Try But Fail

Limit Phone Use at Playgrounds? Many Parents Try But Fail | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
You're at the playground, and your kid is happily enjoying the monkey bars or swings. Your phone vibrates — do you check it?
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Airplane noise affects perception of taste, boosting umami, dulling sweets

Airplane noise affects perception of taste, boosting umami, dulling sweets | Kickin' Kickers | Scoop.it
A new study finds airplane noise can affect your perception of taste, enhancing some flavors while dulling others.
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