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Believing in Father Christmas Good for Children's Imaginations

Believing in Father Christmas Good for Children's Imaginations

AFP (Dec. 12, 2014) — As the countdown to Christmas gets underway, so too does the Father Christmas conspiracy. But psychologists say that telling our children about Santa, flying reindeer and elves is good for their imaginations. Duration: 01:57 Video provided by AFP
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Prenatal Exposure To Common Chemicals Might Lower Child's IQ

Prenatal Exposure To Common Chemicals Might Lower Child's IQ

Newsy (Dec. 11, 2014) — Researchers from Columbia University found children prenatally exposed to high levels of the phthalate chemicals had lower IQ scores. Video provided by Newsy
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Your Complicated Job Might Keep Your Brain Young

Your Complicated Job Might Keep Your Brain Young

Newsy (Nov. 20, 2014) — Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found the more complex your job is, the sharper your cognitive skills will likely be as you age. Video provided by Newsy
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The Bigger The Age Gap, The Greater The Risk Of Divorce

The Bigger The Age Gap, The Greater The Risk Of Divorce

Newsy (Nov. 10, 2014) — A study from Emory University suggests the bigger the age gap, the less likely a marriage will succeed, and it suggests even a year matters. Video provided by Newsy
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