Parental cancer linked to poorer school grades, educational attainment, and adult earning power

Childhood experience of parental cancer is linked to poorer school grades, educational attainment, and subsequent earning power as a young adult, suggests a data linkage study of more than one million Danes.
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This start-up wants to be the Warby Parker for adult diapers

Willow, a new start-up, wants apply strategies from direct-to-consumer brands like Warby Parker and Dollar Shave to sell adult diapers directly to older adults struggling with incontinence, Boston Business Journal reports.
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Overcoming Melanoma as a Young Adult

In 2008, Brooke Romero had just graduated high school. While enjoying a pleasant summer before beginning the next, exciting phase of her life attending college, she received some startling news.

Soon after visiting her dermatologist to check a suspicious-looking mole on her upper body, Romero underwent surgery to remove the growth that turned out to be melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer.

“It was scary,” said Romero, now age 28 and an attorney living in Long Beach. “Thankfully, the cancer had not spread to my lymph nodes.”

While the average age for melanoma diagnosis is 63, an escalating number of people under 30 years old are developing the potentially life-threatening disease. Researchers attribute the upsurge to excessive tanning, increased use of tanning salons, and other factors.

Growing up in warm, sunny climates in Southern California and Arizona, Romero led an active, outdoor lifestyle. Although she remembers using sunscreen consistently, she also experienced sunburns almost every summer. Like many youths, she also felt peer pressure to tan her fair skin and frequented the local tanning salon.

“It was a social thing to do — to tan together with your friends,” said Romero.

After Romero’s initial melanoma diagnosis, she immediately changed her daily sun exposure and skin care habits. She also began seeing the dermatologist every three months for skin checks. Over the next five years, Romero had new precancerous skin growths removed from various parts of her body. She also required another surgery to eliminate melanoma on her leg in 2013.

“All of that just shows the depth of the damage that had been done to my skin,” said Romero.

Fortunately, the rate of new, potentially dangerous skin growths for Romero has slowed significantly over the past several years. Today, she continues limiting her time under the sun and getting regular skin checks with Paola Rodriguez, MD, dermatologist, Southern California Permanente Medical Group. However, when Romero does participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, she wears long pants, long-sleeved shirts, UV-blocking sunglasses, a hat — and plenty of nonchemical-based sunscreen — to protect her skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

“You only get one skin for a lifetime — it’s best to do all you can to take care of it,” said Romero.

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Even brief maternal deprivation early in life alters adult brain function and cognition: Rat study

When a baby is taken from its mother for even a brief period early in life, this traumatic event significantly alters the future, adult function of the brain, according to a new animal model study. These changes in the brain are similar to disturbances in brain structure and function that are found in people at risk for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia.
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Planning for a Low Maintenance Adult Lifestyle

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One of the options that we offer at both The Vintages at Four Mile Creek and The Oaks at Six Mile Creek is a townhouse plan with a variety of low maintenance adult lifestyle features. These townhouse plans appeal to homeowners in our adult-living communities because all of the exterior maintenance and yard work including lawn care, planting beds, lawn irrigation and winter snow removal are taken care of. You have the freedom to come and go as you please without wasting valuable time and energy on upkeep! Exterior home finishes are also specifically designed for low or no maintenance. Exterior walls are clad in stone, brick Hardie Plank or stucco, while the roofs are finished with maintenance-free 50 year fibreglass shingles.

Of course, when choosing a home in an adult-living community, there are other things to consider as well. One major consideration for many homeowners is pre-planning for future needs. Ensuring that the home you choose will be able to accommodate future changes to your health and mobility will allow you to enjoy the home for many more years without the need for expensive renovations.

When planning both the detached and townhome options for our adult-living communities, we take this into consideration. In order to make these homes truly adult-friendly, doorways to master bedrooms and ensuite baths are extra wide for easy access. Soaker tubs are designed with ledges for easy support to get in and out of the bath. Optional walk in baths are also available. Solid railings are standard on all stairs to basements and lever handles are standard on all interior doors. All home plans offer single level living on level lots for easy access. Home security systems and emergency call devices are also available for homeowners who want to add an extra layer of security and safety. All of these little details work together to create a luxury home that allows homeowners age in place gracefully without expensive changes or renovations. – Robert Mills, Blythwood Homes

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Proximity to books and adult support enhance children’s learning opportunities

An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, finds a new study.
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Early life experiences influence DNA in the adult brain

In the perennial question of nature versus nurture, a new study suggests an intriguing connection between the two. Scientists report that the type of mothering a female mouse provides her pups actually changes their DNA. The work lends support to studies about how childhood environments affect brain development in humans and could provide insights into neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.
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Many adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have more social connections than peers

Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer often have stronger social networks than their non-cancer peers, according to researchers, who hope to translate that support into better lives for the nation’s growing population of cancer survivors.
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Children’s clothes that are so cool we wish they came in adult size

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Call it the Harper Beckham or the Blue Ivy Carter effect, but children’s clothes have never been so cool.

Kidswear has its own brand of adorable trends for this season. Just as gorgeous as the ready-to-wear collections, the little ones’ are embracing florals, leopard print and blush pinks as much as we are. In fact, some of it is so great we wish they’d make it in adult size too.

Prepare for the fact that your little girl may out-do you in the style stakes this season with their mini-me party dresses, sparkling flats, floral blouses and puffa jackets.

As for the boy’s collections, logo t-shirts, check shirts and cool jeans are the top looks for little dudes. And when it comes to shoes, boys can be just like dad with cool trainers for running around in. We don’t know who’s more excited about shopping these stylish wares, us or them.

From designer to high street, we’ve rounded up the best boys and girls clothes for you to smarten up their back to school wardrobes with. From mini-me party dresses to see them through important events such as their best friend’s birthday party, to bold, printed satchels to be the envy of their friends at school.

We’ve included the must-have designer items favoured by Kim Kardashian’s children, like Bonpoint’s print dresses, and don’t get us started on Burberry jackets and glitter Converse…

We’ve got some seriously cute babygrows for newborns, too. From bowtie trompe l’oeil styles to funny logos, these are some very Instagrammable ensembles.

But if you don’t have the caviar budget, the high-street is bursting at the seams with achingly cool clothes. H&M, GAP, Zara, Monsoon and Boden all have amazing ranges.

From the cutest newborn baby clothes to the kids clothes we wish they made for adults too, we’ve compiled the top kidswear available to buy right now. Scroll down to shop our edit…

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Why Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty’ Is Millennials’ Favorite TV Show

Pickle Rick. Get Schwifty. Wubba lubba dub dub. Those phrases may not strike a chord with you. But, for TV viewers of a certain age (adults between the ages of 18 and 34, for instance), they should be instantly recognizable from the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated series, Rick and Morty: millennials’ favorite TV comedy.

Currently in its third season since debuting in 2013, the show is part intergalactic adventure, part family comedy, led by a brilliant but caustic (and alcoholic) scientist, Rick, and his relatively average teen grandson, Morty. Stacked deep with pop culture references and absurdist nihilism, Rick and Morty doesn’t seem like a safe bet for broad appeal on it surface.

But, overall viewership for the current season is up 81% over the previous season, and the series is the number one comedy on TV so far this year in the coveted demographics of adults 18-24 and adults 18-34, based on Nielsen ratings that track live viewership plus streaming and on-demand viewing over an initial week-long period. By that measurement, Rick and Morty is outpacing award-winning broadcast TV shows like CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and ABC’s Modern Family with younger viewers this year.

Christina Miller, the president of the Time Warner-owned Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, told Fortune that Rick and Morty goes beyond just appealing to millennials, though. Based on recent ratings, more than 2.5 million people overall are likely to tune in for the current season’s finale, which premieres this Sunday night at 11:30 pm ET. Those are especially impressive results for an animated show that’s definitely aimed at adults (most episodes feature adult language and animated violence), much less one that airs so late on Sunday nights. Those numbers also suggest that people of all ages are watching the show, and Miller thinks the audience will only grow more.

“I do think more people will come to it,” Miller said. “But, more importantly, they’re staying with it, and that’s been the difference-maker.”

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Indeed, Rick and Morty‘s early fans exercised no small amount of patience over the nearly two-year period that lapsed between the end of the show’s second season and the current season’s official return over the summer. In the world of “Peak TV” and countless entertainment options, two years is a long time to stay excited and engaged with a TV show.

And, yet, instead of hurting the show, though, Rick and Morty returned from its long absence with a stronger viewership than ever. First, the show briefly returned to TV in an April Fools Day stunt, when Adult Swim surprised fans by streaming the first episode of Season 3 online in a constant loop for four hours on April 1. The streams pulled in 3 million unique visitors, while a similar livestream hosted on Facebook got 8.7 million video views. (The show’s social media following is also very strong and active, with more than 2.8 million followers on Facebook, plus more than 1 million on Twitter and 1.6 million on Instagram.)

When the series finally returned to cable, on July 30, 2.86 million people tuned in for the Sunday night premiere, according to Nielsen, making it the night’s second most-watched cable program, behind HBO’s ratings monster Game of Thrones (9.2 million). The most-watched episode before this year was Season 2’s second offering, “Mortynight Run,” with 2.19 million total viewers.

Last week, the show’s penultimate episode of the season pulled in just under 2.5 million total viewers (1.9 million of whom were between the ages of 18 and 49). The episode was the most-watched cable show on that Sunday night, beating out a new installment of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, and making Rick and Morty cable’s most-watched non-sporting event of the week for viewers between 18 and 49.

Another indicator that Rick and Morty‘s footprint ascended to a whole new level with the current season is the fact that a reference to a long-discontinued McDonald’s condiment (Szechuan McNugget sauce) in the season’s first episode resulted in a fan-driven online campaign to resurrect the sauce (McDonald’s even responded by sending some of the sauce to the show’s creators). “To me that’s just an example of Rick and Morty driving pop culture more than anything else,” Miller said.

One reason for the uptick in viewers could be that the show needed time to grow its audience, with the earliest, most die-hard fans building hype via word of mouth. It also helped that co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland spent that time engaging with fans on social media–interactions that sometimes found the two writers and voice actors having to assuage anxious fans’ concerns that the new season was delayed because of personal difference between the two men and that Rick and Morty might never return.

But, Miller and her team at Adult Swim also used the show’s time off the air as an opportunity to get a lot of mileage out of the types of ancillary content and fan events that typically accompany the marketing-heavy period that comes before a popular show returns to the air. During that time, fans of the show could keep up with the Rick and Morty comic book series that first launched in April 2015, while a roving pop-up “fan experience” featuring a vehicle shaped like the character Rick (aka the “Rickmobile Tour“) attracted huge crowds in 40 U.S. cities over the summer, with fans lining up to buy merchandise from the show.

Meanwhile, in April of this year, Adult Swim’s gaming arm launched a virtual reality video game for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, called Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which became the most-downloaded game for the day it debuted on online game store Steam. And, over the summer, the network released an online multiplayer video game, called Pocket Mortys, where users compete to collect various incarnations of the Morty character from the show.

Looking ahead to the next layoff between seasons (the network already ordered a fourth season, and creators Harmon and Roiland have hinted it could have more than the show’s usual 10 episodes), Miller said Rick and Morty fans will have no shortage of comic books and Pocket Mortys (the game has 13.1 million downloads to date) to pass the time.

Miller said that the extra content kept fans energized about the show and helped bridge the gap between seasons. “In order to be a so-called modern hit, you always have to be on,” she said, referring to the show’s multi-platform approach that allows fans to find no shortage of content related to the show even when it’s off the air. “The way people experience entertainment and content has changed a lot,” she added. “People expect for it to be dynamic, and when you can do it, and do it well, I think you can build a success like this.”


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