The Daily Populous

Saturday July 28th, 2018 night edition

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Using coercion to get your kid to eat healthy foods doesn’t really have effect, good or bad, on their weight.

But it can cause meal-time tension and damage the parent-child relationship, a new study suggests.

Researchers set out to answer several questions: Should parents pressure kids to eat, and what are the consequences for kids’ weight and picky eating?

Will the child learn to eat everything, resulting in obesity, or will learning to eat veggies and other healthy foods help avoid weight gain?.

In the end, it’s just not a serious behavior flaw that parents should expend lots of energy to eliminate, she says.

The study has several limitations, Lumeng says: There was high attrition in the study population, and results might not be generalizable to other populations outside low-income toddlers.

There’s debate on how to best measure picky eating and the study measures included a variety reflecting reluctance to eat both new foods and familiar foods. »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg loses more than $15 billion in wealth in a single day

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The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a personal hit of more than $15 billion just one day after the company said its growth is slowing.

File photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he spoke during a press conference in Paris, France on May 23, 2018.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost more than $15 billion in stock wealth Thursday as investors dumped shares after the social network warned of slowing sales growth. »

Circumcising newborn boys increases their risk of cot death

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Researchers believe this may explain why cot death is more common in baby boys than girls.

Circumcising newborn boys increases their risk of cot death, new research suggests (stock).

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or cot death, is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby. »

#MeToo reaches Vatican as nuns denounce abuse from priests

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The extent of the abuse of nuns is unclear, at least outside the Vatican.

The Vatican is being criticized for doing little to stop the abuse of nuns by priests and bishops.

Nuns, she reported, were considered "safe" sexual partners for priests fearing infection with HIV from prostitutes or other women. »

Google Says It Will Stop Android Phones From Suggesting "My Face" When Users Type "Sit On"

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Some people are reporting that when they type "sit on" while texting on their Android phones, the devices suggest "my face and" may be the next thing they want to type.

The phrase prediction comes from the operating system's auto-complete feature, which recommends words or phrases based on what you type.

While there are over 1,000 words banned from Android's prediction algorithm, including "coitus" and "intercourse," the phrase "sit on my face" — which refers to a sexual act — is not suppressed. »