Sunday, November 2, 2008

Why So Stingy in the Looks Department Dad?: Relevant Studies

Further adventures in science and medicine:

  • Another entry in the interesting and slightly silly things that scientists study. Apparently, extremely good looking fathers in general don't seem to pass on their attractiveness to their sons, only their daughters. Also, if both parents are certified lookers, odds are very good that they will have a daughter first. Draw what personal conclusions you may.
  • Scientists say you can stop feeling guilty if you periodically indulged in a small amount of alcohol during pregnancy, and reveal that a little may actually be beneficial, yielding more well adjusted babies. Remember, we're talking a small amount! Large amounts, on a routine basis leads to fetal alcohol syndrome which is very dangerous to the unborn child.
  • And this one is very relevant to parents. Scientists suggest five ways to remain sane:

Five steps to happiness :
Connect Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich your life and bring you support.
Be active Sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a
daily stroll will make you feel good and maintain mobility and fitness.
Be curious Noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual and
reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you.
Learn Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence.
Give Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding

Hopefully I'm helping you with the "learning" and "curiosity" part.

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