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Photo: iStockPhoto Before having kids, the annual fall time change meant an extra, delicious hour of sleep on the weekend. But when you’re a parent, setting the clocks back doesn’t necessarily mean an extra hour of shut-eye. I’m a professional sleep consultant, and my three children are no longer babies, and even I dread the
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Image: Shutterstock The Jewish diaspora is spread across the globe, and its members have carried their surnames with them. It is believed that using surnames is a historically recent event among Jews. The first Jewish surnames date to the middle ages from 10th to 11th centuries. These surnames owe to the geographic diversity of the
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Image: Shutterstock Norway has a unique naming pattern. In ancient times, it consisted of three parts – given name, patronym, and address. But as society evolved, so did the Norwegian naming scheme to feature fixed surnames. Some of the most common surnames ended with ‘-sen,’ or ‘-son,’ ‘-datter’ or ‘-dotter,’ meaning ‘son of’ or ‘daughter
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Image: Shutterstock Mexico is the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world (1). This is probably the reason that most Mexican surnames are derived from Spanish, and several have their origins in Spain. Mexicans have two surnames. The first name is the father’s last name and the second the mother’s last name. This way,
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Photo: President’s Choice As of October 13, 2019, Loblaw Companies Limited has revised a former recall on President’s Choice brand Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula, which was pulled from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter spp. contamination. The mistakenly recalled product, which is sold in 900 gram containers and contains the expiry date of August
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There’s an endless array of innovative and supposedly life-changing products on the baby and toddler market. I had my first baby during the heyday of the Bumbo (a molded foam seat for infants who can’t yet sit on their own) and the Shampoo Rinse Cup (essentially, a flattened milk pitcher designed to keep soapy water
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Photo: iStock photo Watching your baby wail in discomfort from red, irritated, eczema-flared skin can make you feel like you’re at your wits’ end, so we asked experts for tips on how to get the itchy condition under control.  1. Stick to the basics. The emollient that’s most recommended to lock moisture into the skin
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Image: Shutterstock The earth is a source of immense power. The energy that we can derive from deep within the layers of the earth is called geothermal energy. Humans have known about and used geothermal energy for ages now. Some communities in the world heavily rely on it even today. Read this MomJunction article to
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As of October 6, 2019, Loblaw Companies Limited has recalled its President’s Choice brand Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter spp. contamination. The recalled product, which is sold in 900 gram containers, contains the expiry date of August 29, 2021 and the UPC code 0 60383 69839 3. No illnesses
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IStock Opossums are adorable wild creatures found in North and South America. The opportunistic critter can eat anything and hisses to defend itself from an attacker. But what’s more interesting is that it often ‘plays dead,’ sometimes for hours, to thwart off an attack (remember Crash and Eddie from the movie Ice Age?). Here, MomJunction
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iStock The New York colony was among the oldest inhabited places in pre-independent America. Although it was under the control of the Britishers for a significant time, it did not always have a British occupation. So how did the New York colony come into existence and who were its original inhabitants? Here is a MomJunction
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iStock Nicknamed ‘the land of the rising sun’, Japan is a small country in Asia with a crimson sun at the center of its flag. The civilizations and culture of the country have been among the oldest in the world. Japan has influenced the world and continues to do so even today, thanks to its
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Image: Shutterstock Maharashtra has given some noteworthy individuals to the world, with Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sachin Tendulkar, and Lata Mangeshkar being a few of them. Marathi surnames are interesting and have various origins. A large number of them come with the suffix ‘kar’ next to the name of their town or village. The suffix ‘kar’ denotes
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The koala is a furry, tree-clinging marsupial that thrives on a herbivorous diet. A native of Australia, the koala is not a bear although it’s often referred to as the ‘koala bear’. Cuddly, with claws as sharp as a cat’s, the koalas are cute and fascinating. Find out more about
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Babies need to be fed at regular intervals, and that could become difficult if you are wearing a regular t-shirt. The nursing t-shirts or tops make breastfeeding effortless, especially during the night time. For a new mom or a mom-to-be, maternity and nursing pajama sets could make an excellent alternative. The advantage is that they
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The Aztecs were the founders of a Mesoamerican civilization called the Aztec empire, which covered parts of modern Mexico. It was an indomitable empire in North America that flourished for over two centuries, before the Spanish brought it down. During their time, the Aztecs developed a rich and influential culture
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