Ovarian Cancer Does Not Start in the Ovaries

Everybody dreads a cancer diagnosis, but an ovarian cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating because it’s often found too late with little hope for recovery. This isn’t to say all ovarian cancer is deadly, but due to limited testing abilities, the cancer has often progressed significantly before a woman knows she has it. Of the approximately 200,000 diagnoses every year worldwide, approximately 130,000 women will die from this kind of cancer. Cancer researchers have long believed that ovarian cancer starts elsewhere....more

Two Girls? Happy Parents! Four Girls? DOOM!

According to a new study, researchers say that our family is kind of happy. Not as happy as a family with two girls or a family with a boy and a girl, but much more happy than my friend who has four girls. It has nothing to do about situational issues, personality types or how much coffee I’ve had in the morning. It has everything to do with the number of children I have and their gender. The study says that families with two girls are happier. Families with four girls? Not so happy. ...more
I had two girls for 7 years, then added two more in the last three years. I agree with the "duh" ...more

The 2011 Social Media Matters Study: Everyone is an Early Adopter...Are You?

This week BlogHer released its fourth annual in-depth look at women in social media, the Social Media Matters Study, co-sponsored by Ketchum. To introduce this study, we issued this press release, and I presented an excerpt from the study at the Marketing to Women Conference in Chicago.  As always, we compared a sample of women from the general population (via partner Nielsen) to a sample from the BlogHer community. ...more

Well, I'm glad to know about the study. I had wondered why I am so drawn to blogging. I was ...more

Trusting Parental Instincts: Tips for Choosing a Child Care Facility/Preschool

Baby Steps There are many parts of parenting my young fellas that tug at my heartst...more

6 Ways to Encourage Kids to be Future Donors and Volunteers

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AUTISM: Who I Am

I was reading something my friend posted on Plurk the other day, about  scientists creating autistic mice. I had read about this in the paper, and wasn’t really convinced by the whole thing. However, I do find any and all research into autism worth at least listening to....more

This is exactly how I see both of my sons. Autism isn't everything about them, but it is part ...more

What Type of Exerciser Are You?

What kind of exerciser are you? Take this handy quiz to find out (I love quizzes!) ...more

State of Our Unions Report; Yet another tool in the War against Women

So I am surfing ye olde interwebs while listening to my "remember the 80's" music channel - cause I loves me some Whitensake served side by side to Bronski Beat, when I head on over to CNN to catch up on the American news. ...more

Decoding Stem Cell Treatments

Alzheimer's Disease: Latest Research Into Early Diagnosis May Also Lead To Better Treatment

Scientists now know that the damage done to the brain by Alzheimer's Disease begins long before the onset of symptoms.  And promising research is renewing hope that by diagnosing this devastating disease early, researchers will finally have an opportunity to study the disease in it's earliest stages and find an effective treatment. ...more

I would definitely want to be tested if it was possible. My parents' neighbor - who was an old ...more