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  • Indian school kids apparently eat rice and dal makhni. Accurate? You tell us.

     

  • Screen capture via YouTubeBy Deidre Grieves | Pet360.com

    For babies, crawling is a tricky task. It takes balance, determination and strength for their small bodies to get off the ground and start moving. But that moment when a baby starts to become mobile on her hands and knees is a proud moment for any parent.

    That is exactly the moment that YouTube user Valerie Stevens-Scott hoped to catch on camera when she began to film her beautiful daughter. The little girl is enjoying some tummy time on the carpet with the family's dog Buddy.

    But Buddy doesn't seem to think that the little human has the proper technique down pat. So the terrier mix takes matters into his own paws and shows the baby exactly how it is done.

    The result is hilarious and adorable. We love how the little one stops what she is doing and takes note of Buddy's method.

    We think that this pooch has a promising future in giving babies all over the world lessons in how to crawl.

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  • When my sister and I were little, our dad would announce his arrival every evening by whistling outside the window. It was a ritual; we would hear his Rajdoot motorcycle rumble to a stop, and then the familiar whistle would follow. My sister and would leave everything we were doing and rush out to greet him.


    My dad recently celebrated his 60th birthday. "I have finally become a senior citizen," he exclaimed to me. We have both seen each other grow older, through my teen tantrums, leaving home for studies, and marriage, and through his innumerable official trips, transfers and his illnesses. But every now and then, when I watch a video such as this one, I cannot help but be transported to the beautiful days of old; a simple time when my father would come home from work, much to the glee of my sister and I.


    This Father's Day, this video is sure to bring back some memories. Share them with us. Leave your comments in the space below.

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  • Tanishq Abraham graduated from high school on Sunday with a 4.0 GPA and a Mensa membership — he’s also 10 years old.

    The pintsize prodigy, who lives in Sacramento, Calif., with his parents and 8-year-old sister, Tiara (who is also a Mensa member), also received a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama just in time for his big day. “I sensed there was something different about Tanishq when he was 6 months old because he became very interested in clocks and numbers — he started counting and could point out numbers when he saw them in books,” Tanishq’s mother, veterinarian Taji Abraham, tells Yahoo Shine. “He would also stare very intently at photos and ask so many questions. I always wondered, ‘Why is he so curious?’”

    Tanishq and Tiara Abraham (Photo: Courtesy of Bijou & Taji Abraham)Tanishq and Tiara Abraham (Photo: Courtesy of Bijou & Taji Abraham)By the time Tanishq was 2, he was adding and subtracting numbers. “I told my husband that Tanishq was very smart, but he said I was just a proud mom,” she says. “But a friend who was a kindergarten teacher insisted that Tanishq was different.” Abraham and her

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  • David Good reuniting with his mother, Yarima.(Newser) - Imagine reconnecting with your long-lost mother-in a tribe that has no written language, electricity, or medicine. Or word for "love." That's what David Good experienced when he found his mother, Yarima, in the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela, the New York Post reports.

    He had long claimed she died in a car crash, because the truth embarrassed him-that his father, Kenneth, an anthropology student, had married Yarima in 1978 after a series of expeditions to the tribe; she was likely no more than 12-the tribe also has no numbers. Kenneth's travels back and forth to the US left her vulnerable (she was brutally gang-raped by 20 to 30 men during one of his absences), so he got her medical care and moved her to New Jersey in 1986 to give birth to David and live a typical American life.

    Their unusual marriage drew media attention and sparked a bidding war between major Hollywood players, but a movie was never made and the romance wouldn't last: Yarima said that in New Jersey, she

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  • Getty ImagesOn Monday, in anticipation of Mother's Day on May 11, the nonprofit organization Save the Children released its 15th annual State of the World’s Mothers global report on women and children in 178 countries, along with the Mother’s Index, a ranking of the 10 best and worst countries in which to be a mother. Unfortunately, at No. 31, the United States didn’t make the top 10 list by a long shot, falling from No. 30 in 2013 and from No. 25 in 2012. “Fifteen years ago, the United States was No. 4 in the top 10 bracket," Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, tells Yahoo Shine. "But now, we're weak in three areas: maternal and child mortality rates and lack of women represented in Congress."

    The rankings are based on the following criteria: lifetime risk of maternal death, the mortality rate for children under the age of 5, number of years of formal schooling, gross national income per capita, ability to respond to emergency disasters, and the percentage of women involved in politics.

    Here

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  • Astrology's not just for giving you hints about your future. Momstrology, the new book from AstroTwins Ophira and Tali Edut, is full of smart, on-target parenting tips. Not so wonky after all, is it? By Ava Feuer, REBDOOK.

    Aries
    You approach motherhood just like you do everything else--head-on. But even though you're confident and sometimes a bit diva-like--fellow Aries Kourtney Kardashian and Victoria Beckham definitely are--your fourth house of motherhood is in Cancer, meaning you've got plenty of maternal instinct and nurturing qualities. You naturally put your needs first, which makes motherhood a big adjustment. However, it's also helpful for teaching your kids independence and self-sufficiency. "You may be better at the playing the stereotypical 'dad' role…and you may be the tough disciplinarian," write the AstroTwins. "Even if you still play the stereotypical 'mom' role, your strength and boundless energy still permeate your every move."

    Taurus
    You're old-fashioned and rigid

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  • One of the most heartwarming portions of this TED talk is when, as he is introducing himself, Ziauddin Yousafzai says, 'Fathers are usually known by their sons, but I am one of the few fathers, who is known by his daughter, and I am proud of it.'

    Ziauddin Yousafzai is the father of one of the most famous women today, Malala Yousafzai. And in this video, he talks about a familiar problem of being born and raised in a patriarchal society. Women learn obedience, and men learn honour. And somewhere in between obedience and honour, so many children are crying out in pain.

    So what makes Malala different? The school teacher has a simple answer: 'Don't ask me what I did, ask me what I didn't do. I didn't clip her wings.'

    This video is inspiring in so many ways and raises burning questions about our society, a society where female infanticide is rampant even today.

    We urge you to take some time out to watch this entire video. We can promise you that you will want to watch it till the end.



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  • If you have experienced labour, and you come across two men who would dare to simulate that pain, how would you react? Most women would laugh.

    According to these two dads, women exaggerate, especially if it has to do with labour pains and child birth. Feeling invinsible and smug, they decide to go to a doctor who could help them simulate the pain. Dr. Julie Masters hooks them up to electrodes which would give them the feeling of contractions in the abdomen. What happens next is just hilarious.

    At one point, the wife of one of the cringing dads exclaims (with a snigger), 'Don't die, Danny!'

    When the hour-long ordeal came to an end, the only thing they could manage to say was: 'That was not good.'

    Thoroughly learning their lesson, and all in good faith, they apologise to their moms for causing them so much pain.

     



    Dear men, what would you say if you got a chance to experience 'simulated' labour?

    Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • At a red signal yesterday, my husband and I waited for the timer to tick its way to zero, and give us the green to proceed. It was a Sunday afternoon and the roads were relatively empty. A luxury sedan pulled up next to us, and seeing there was no traffic on the left or right side, drove past into the red light and sped away.

    As we continued to wait for the signal to turn green, I realised that I didn't feel bad for the man who broke the signal. He's an imbecile, I thought. He won't learn. But I certainly felt bad for the little boy sitting next to him in the passenger's seat, watching his dad breaking the signal. What of him, I thought? Will he turn into the next generation of signal-breakers?

    During a child's early years of growth, a parent is the biggest teacher and medium of influence. The child will learn how to mimic his/her parent's actions, words and personality. This will, in turn, influence their individual personality for the future. What kind of future personalities are you

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