Reproductive experts from the University of Melbourne's Department of Zoology have discovered that a father's obesity negatively impacts sperm, resulting in smaller fetuses, poor pregnancy success and reduced placental development.
Even though the majority of individuals who learn to play an instrument stop eventually, researchers say the benefits are permanent.
It is a common knowledge that young children blindly follow their favorite superheroes. Let it be from performing stunts to buying a candy with a picture of their idol, children can be manipulated easily into doing anything, as long as their favorite characters are involved in it. So why not use this phenomenon for a good cause? Research suggests that children can be made to eat healthy by using the same tactics that is used to sell junk food. This may help in promoting better nutrition.
They often show in movies how nerds get their revenge by getting ahead of everyone else and doing better than others. That's true, says research. According to a study by Professor Sharon Kim at John Hopkins University, social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, especially in those who consider themselves different from others and sense of their own independence. "For people who already feel separate from the crowd, social rejection can be a form of validation," says Kim, lead author of the study."Rejection confirms for independent people what they already feel about themselves, that they're not like others. For such people, that distinction is a positive one leading them to greater creativity."
Teenage could be a difficult time for many a parents and adolescents as well, as it is thought that teenagers grow increasingly distant from their parents. However, according to a new study, it is important that teens spend time with parents for their overall development. The study found that those who spent time with their dads in the presence of others had better social skills with peers, while those who spent time alone with their dads had better general self-worth.
Infants' perception of risk and safety has always been an interesting area of research, and various studies have been conducted so far to observe and understand their willingness to cross a visual cliff, a large drop-off covered with a solid glass surface. After gaining crawling for sometimes, infants tend to start avoiding cliffs and apparent drop offs, which has always made researchers believe that they do so due to the fear of heights.
Sacrificing sleep for recreational activities or more importantly studies does not bring any rewards, instead it has negative effect. According to researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), irrespective of how much a high school student studies each day, if that student sacrifices sleep to study more than usual, there are chances he or she will have academic problems the following day.
Divorced couples with children have the potential to have civil and even peaceful relationships when both individuals focus directly on the children.
We all know that self-control and delaying gratification is the key to a healthy living and maintaining a normal weight. However, a new research claims that self-control in children also, is equally important and could define their weight for a lifetime. The study claims that children who display self-control at age 4 are more likely to maintain a lower body mass index by the time they reach their mid-thirties.