May 31, 2010 - Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks

Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks HealthDay News — In the months that followed the 9/11 attacks on the Trade Towers in New York City, pregnant women across the United States lost far more male fetuses than usual and fewer boys were born, researchers report.  In fact, 14 percent more […]

May 30, 2010 - 44% have gained weight at their job

Forty-Four Percent of Workers Have Gained Weight in Their Current Job, By Career Builders Survey The combination of work stress and economic pressures appears to be playing a role in the U.S. labor force’s weight gain. Overall, 44 percent of workers say they have gained weight in their current jobs, […]

May 29, 2010 - What to do when your kid lies

5 Easy Solutions When Your Kids Lie By Jean Tracey, Does your child tell fibs? Is he getting a reputation for lying? Find out why he lies and how to help him tell the truth.  Excerpt from Back Talk Street and Larry the Liar, page 75. One day Larry, […]

May 28, 2010 - Tips for saving water in the summer garden

Tips for saving water in the summer garden By Oregon State University Extension Office CORVALLIS, Ore. – Rain actually does “go away” on warm, summer days in the Pacific Northwest, and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially. Homeowners […]

May 27, 2010 - The science of your music taste

From Evergreen, Portland writer Out comes a study that I have never thought about, which is, where we get our musical tastes.  Turns out that North Americans like a certain harmony better than South Americans. HealthDay News-– Searching for some objective ways to understand musical taste, two new studies reveal […]

May 25, 2010 - The horror of mom jeans

By Heidi von Tagen Gorgeous Bits Blog, Portland It’s casual Friday tomorrow. Jeans at the office. Nice jeans, dark blue, maybe skinny or flared, but definitely not Mom Jeans.  The name horrifies me. It’s been tossed around these days on What Not to Wear and People Magazine. It’s used to […]

May 24, 2010 - Hope for the disorganized and depressed

Chantelle K. Dockter, MA Licensed Professional Counselor CCCOW, Question: I feel like I am drowning trying to keep all of the responsibilities in my life afloat. I am disorganized, and feel so overwhelmed that I tend to end up doing nothing. Help! Answer: Okay, before you finish reading my answer, […]

May 23, 2010 - Mom’s Love Overcomes Poverty’s Effect on Health

Never underestimate the power of a mother’s love.  A new study shows just that. HealthDay News— A mother’s love can make scrapes feel better and soothe hurt feelings. Now, new research shows that a warm, caring mother can also shield against the ill health effects of growing up poor — […]

May 22, 2010 - Cool ideas for graduation photos

by Sandy, Southern Oregon Reluctant Entertainer Graduation. A time of reflection, excitement, sadness, and hope. Hope for the future that as a parent you’ve done the right thing and the best job, in raising your kid, and he will do fine.  It’s graduation time in our household as we get […]

May 21, 2010 - Portland fashion makes cold sholder hot

By Erin Flesh and Karen Vitt, Portland style, shopping, trends. Giving someone the cold shoulder just got hot. Dresses, tops and even swimsuits are getting the asymmetrical treatment for Spring 2010 in Portland. More modern than strapless and sexier than a traditional neckline, the one-shoulder silhouette is having a […]