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Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Health
The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and academic performance, according to a new study of over 4,500 children between the ages of eight and 11 published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers, but examined children in the U.S. using the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Those guidelines recommend that children get nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep, less than two hours of screen time and at least one hour of physical activity every day. The children who scored best on tests for assessing language abilities, memory, executive function, attention, and proc...
That $245 million Powerball winner faces high taxes and little chance of remaining anonymous

That $245 million Powerball winner faces high taxes and little chance of remaining anonymous

Finance
The person holding the winning $ 245.6 million Powerball ticket is likely discovering that New York isn't the best place to hit the jackpot. Not only will the ticket holder face state and city lottery taxes that are among the highest in the nation, remaining anonymous might be impossible. While a trust can be created to claim the prize, the New York Lottery will likely release the winner's name, said Jason Kurland, a partner at Rivkin Radler, a law firm in Uniondale, New York. The winning ticket in Saturday night's Powerball drawing was purchased at a Stop & Shop in Staten Island. The prizewinner will have the choice of r...
Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Technology
A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.The figures also showed that black and Latin American employees had the highest attrition rate in 2017 - those choosing to leave."....despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes," wrote Danielle Brown, diversity vice-president, in the report.Ms Brown said the firm would increase transparency and include senior leaders in diversity-related work in order to try to drive p...
Fancy another Clancy? Abbey's little sister Elle launches fashion career

Fancy another Clancy? Abbey's little sister Elle launches fashion career

Entertainment
NC BEAUTY: Elle Clancy modelling the new collection for Faith, in Debenhams But Elle Clancy, 18, says sibling Abbey is the biggest inspiration behind her new fashion career.Posing in her first major campaign for Faith at Debenhams, the Liverpudlian looks every inch the striking figure you’d expect with such enviable genes.However, Elle admits a mystery illness a couple of years ago nearly ruined her good looks forever.She explains: “I was quite unwell. It was a really stressful time and I felt terrible. I put on two stone and it was such a struggle to lose it.“My skin flared up really badly and my hair started to fall out. I didn’t know why or what was happening to me.”Luckily, Elle ma...
Little Mix babe Perrie Edwards laid bare in eye-watering video

Little Mix babe Perrie Edwards laid bare in eye-watering video

Entertainment
Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards made the most of the heatwave this week, stripping down to her underwear to tan.The starlet proudly took to the official Perrie Edwards Instagram account to share a saucy video of herself posing on Sunday.Wearing a low-cut Calvin Klein bra and a pair of frilly pants, the 24-year-old songstress oozed sex appeal.Panning the camera over her body, Perrie gave fans an up close and personal glimpse of her gym-honed body.Flaunting her sun-kissed glow, the blonde beauty looked absolutely sensational.During the stunning video, Perrie also revealed she was relaxing bare-faced, without a scrap of make-up on her face.instagram/ perrie edwardsBOOB-BARING CLIP: Perrie Edwards shared a stunning video with fansPerrie Edwards sexiest pictures Take a look through Little...