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Are you up to date on sneaker slang? Here are some tips
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Are you up to date on sneaker slang? Here are some tips

Nairobi [Kenya], June 6 (ANI): If you are someone who has recently developed an interest in sneakers, you should ace up your sleeves with some terms which may come handy during your next purchase.To make sure that you don't get hit with 'never heard before' nicknames, abbreviations, and general sneaker slang, Boniface Mithika, in The Sunday Standard, has compiled some of these slangs.Retro: As the name suggests, "Retro" is a re-launch of a colourway that takes place after the shoe model's initial release. OG: This is the fresh design of the pair that has not been released. The first release of a shoe is called OG. GR/limited: "GR" simply means General Release. The price of resale will depend on the kind of the "Limited" of a release. GR are rare and usually is custom-made to the celebrity'...
Attentive listening helps teens open up, study finds
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Attentive listening helps teens open up, study finds

London [UK], June 7 (ANI): Engaged listening techniques such as eye contact, nodding and using keywords to praise openness helps teenagers when they admit bad behaviour and share hurt feelings with their parents, a new study has shown.University of Reading and Haifa researchers asked 1001 13 to 16-year-olds to watch a staged conversation between a parent and teenager about a difficult situation, with the parent adopting different body language and listening behaviour in different versions.The participants who watched the versions where the parent was visibly attentive stated that they would have felt better about themselves as the teenager and would be more likely to open up about their feelings again in the future.The study, the first to look at quality of listening in isolation from othe...
Study suggests negative relationships impact physical, mental health in postpartum women
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Study suggests negative relationships impact physical, mental health in postpartum women

Washington [US], June 7 (ANI): Postpartum women in bad romantic relationships are not only more likely to suffer symptoms of depression, but they are also at greater long-term risk of illness or death, according to a new research. The study, 'Longitudinal changes in HRV across pregnancy and postpartum: Effect of negative partner relationship qualities', will appear in the July 2021 edition of the journal 'Psychoneuroendocrinology'. The research was led by Rice University, Ohio State University and the University of California, Irvine.The researchers examined how relationships and partner behavior are linked to depression and heart rate variability (HRV) in women between the third trimester of pregnancy and one year postpartum."The quality of relationship with one's spouse considerably affe...
High caffeine consumption linked to increased risk of blinding eye disease: Study
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High caffeine consumption linked to increased risk of blinding eye disease: Study

Washington [US], June 7 (ANI): You might want to keep a check on your daily intake of caffeine as a new study has found that consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma more than three-fold for those with a genetic predisposition to higher eye pressure. The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Ophthalmology'.The research led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the first to demonstrate a dietary - genetic interaction in glaucoma. The study results may suggest patients with a strong family history of glaucoma should cut down on caffeine intake.The study is important because glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It looks at the impact of caffeine intake on glaucoma, and intraocular pressure (IOP) which is...
COVID-19: Global survey highlights sufferings due to loss of livelihoods, impact on women and adolescents
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COVID-19: Global survey highlights sufferings due to loss of livelihoods, impact on women and adolescents

New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): Poor mental health, disruptions to education, loss of income and violence, are some of the worrying consequences of COVID-19, according to a survey based on experiences of women and young people across different contexts and regions.These are the key experiences documented in the Finding Hope: Lived experiences of women, children and adolescents, in their own words, an online project by leading civil society groups brought together by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)- a multi-constituency partnership hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The key findings of the study Finding Hope reported strikingly similar experiences of women and adolescents in India, and countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Carib...
World Environment Day 2021: Theme, history and significance
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World Environment Day 2021: Theme, history and significance

New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): World Environment Day, which is celebrated annually on June 5 across the globe, is one of the biggest events organised by the United Nations (UN) to generate awareness about the significance of nature. The day is celebrated to tell people that nature should be respected for its values.In 1972 after discussions on environment-related issues during the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, the United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day. Two years later in1974, it was first observed in the US. The theme of the first World Environment Day was 'Only One Earth'.In 1987, the idea of rotating the centre of these activities started so that different countries can get the opportunity to host the event. Since then, various host...
Puppies develop social skills to communicate with people shortly after birth: Study
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Puppies develop social skills to communicate with people shortly after birth: Study

Washington [US], June 4 (ANI): Dogs may have earned the title 'man's best friend' because of how good they are at interacting with people. Those social skills may be present shortly after birth rather than learned; a new study by University of Arizona researchers suggests.Published in the journal Current Biology, the study also finds that genetics may help explain why some dogs perform better than others on social tasks such as following pointing gestures."There was evidence that these sorts of social skills were present in adulthood, but here we find evidence that puppies- sort of like humans- are biologically prepared to interact in these social ways," said lead study author Emily Bray, a postdoctoral research associate in the Arizona School of Anthropology in the College of Social and B...
Combination of early reading programs helps with kindergarten readiness: Study
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Combination of early reading programs helps with kindergarten readiness: Study

Washington [US], June 3 (ANI): Parents, take note! A new study found that the combination of two early reading programs had positive effects on preschool students entering kindergarten in Cincinnati Public Schools over a three-year period.The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Pediatrics'. The two early reading programs are: Reach Out and Read, through which children receive a new book and guidance about reading at home during well-visits from newborn through age 5; and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which mails new books to the child's home once a month from birth through age 5. Each of these is well-established at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and across the nation."With this early study, we suggest that when combined and sustained, these two progra...
Partners affect pregnant women’s alcohol use, babies’ development: Study
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Partners affect pregnant women’s alcohol use, babies’ development: Study

Washington [US], June 3 (ANI): A new study has found that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman's likelihood of drinking alcohol and feeling depressed, which affects their babies' development. The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research'.The study was led by a team of University of Rochester psychologists and other researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD).The study highlighted the importance of engaging partners in intervention and prevention efforts to help pregnant women avoid drinking alcohol. A baby's prenatal alcohol exposure carries the risk of potential lifelong problems, including premature birth, delayed infant development, and fetal alcohol spect...
Kids who sleep with their pets still get a good night’s rest!
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Kids who sleep with their pets still get a good night’s rest!

Washington [US], June 3 (ANI): There is a long-held belief that having your pet sleep on the bed is a bad idea. Aside from taking up space, noisy scratching, or triggering allergies, the most common assertion averred that your four-legged friend would disrupt your sleep. However, a new study tells a different story.Researchers at Concordia's Pediatric Public Health Psychology Lab (PPHP) found that the sleep quality of the surprisingly high number of children who share a bed with their pets is indistinguishable from those who sleep alone.The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Sleep'."Sleeping with your pet does not appear to be disruptive," said the paper's lead author, PhD student Hillary Rowe.Rowe added, "In fact, children who frequently slept with their pet endorsed hav...