IT'S easy to assume life is a breeze for youngsters – but don't forget how confusing and intense things can feel when you hit puberty. There's already a lot going on for girls around the ages of 10-14 – school politics, first crushes, making the mammoth step from junior to 'big' school – throw hormones into the mix, and all the physical and emotional changes they bring, and things can get challenging. Sophie Elkan, co-author of The Girls' Guide To Growing Up Great, knows the score – as well as having gone through it herself, of course, her daughter is experiencing it now. "The simple truth is, when you start puberty you'll go through it your way, but it's a pretty similar deal for everyone," says Elkan. "There will be changes taking place that you can see, and some that you can't. On top of the periods, hair, spots – all the stuff you've probably heard about – there'll be a lot going on in your brain too, and that can sometimes feel a bit harder to … [Read more...] about Growing pains: 12 tips to help make going through puberty easier for girls
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By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 25, 2018 at 7:58 am | UPDATED: April 25, 2018 at 7:59 am By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | The Washington Post As 4-year-0ld Elianna Grace sat in the back seat of the SUV, battling her second fever in three days, her mom flashed back to the coughing and vomiting fit the preschooler had the previous weekend – and to a niggling fear about the girl’s sudden illness. Elianna had spent April 14 playing in her grandparents’ pool in Bradenton, Florida. She blew a geyser of water at family members with a pool noodle. One of them tried to spray her back, but Elianna was already inhaling and got a mouth full of water. The preschooler coughed, vomited and retched for the next few minutes, her mother, Lacey Grace, told The Washington Post, trying to expel a lung- and a stomachful of chlorinated water. But half an hour later, Elianna was happily splashing in the pool. The next day, she seemed fine on a shopping trip with mommy. The crisis … [Read more...] about She read about a 4-year-old’s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter’s life.
Story highlights Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone places on Earth To interest millennials, the Bosai Girls brought fashion to disaster relief (CNN)It took a devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami to transform Misaki Tanaka's view of disaster relief and inspire her inner social entrepreneur. The earthquake on March 11, 2011, was the largest ever to hit Japan. A tsunami with 30-foot waves followed; nearly 20,000 people died, and 2,500 were never found. "Before 2011, I had never thought about disaster prevention deeply," Tanaka, 29, wrote in an email. She had participated in school drills as a student, "of course, I didn't feel it is important," she said. But the earthquake -- which moved Honshu, Japan's main island, 8 feet and literally shifted the Earth on its axis, according to the US Geological Survey -- made Tanaka see things differently. Read More Her thoughts and actions changed in ways that surprised even herself. Misaki Tanaka moved to … [Read more...] about Japan’s ‘Bosai Girls’ bring fashion to disaster relief
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Thursday that going-out-of-business sales will begin Friday in 212 stores and e-commerce websites under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.The sale includes local Carson's locations in Southlake Mall in Hobart, the Marquette Mall in Michigan City and in Hammond, where the three-story store is all that remains of the once-thriving but now largely demolished Woodmar Mall.The liquidation sales are expected to run for approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which are already in liquidation from a previously announced store closure process.The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Wednesday approved a liquidation agreement.Additional customer information regarding the going-out-of-business sales is available on the company’s restructuring website at bontonrestructuring.com.More on NWI business openings and closings … [Read more...] about Everything must go: Region Carson’s stores among Bon-Ton locations to have going-out-of-business sale starting Friday
Healthy cities, healthy women Author : Afaf I MeleisDr Afaf I Meleis is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Professor of Nursing and Sociology, and Director of the School’s WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. As urban populations continue to grow at an extraordinary rate, the urgent need for our cities to be responsive and adaptive to citizens’ health needs is greater than ever. In 2012, the UN confirmed that 3.5 billion people lived in cities, which is more than half of the world’s population, and by 2050 this number will boom to almost 6 billion. Although urbanization is an engine for modernization, economic growth, and development, there are many challenges that accompany rapid urbanization such as unemployment, violence, slum development, poverty, and lack of access to health care, transportation, and healthy foods. Among all these issues surrounding global … [Read more...] about Healthy cities, healthy women