Climate change poses greater risk of mental health challenges for children born to depressed mothers

Climate change poses an exponentially greater risk for mental health problems in children born to mothers with prenatal depression who also experience natural disaster-related stress. That is the message of a new study of infants born to New York City mothers shortly after Superstorm Sandy.
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Roger Mathews Challenges Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s Divorce Petition, Prenup

On his terms. Roger Mathews challenged his estranged wife Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s divorce petition in newly released court documents.

The Blast reports that Mathews, 43, responded in papers filed on January 24. In his petition, he reportedly asked for monthly child support and alimony payments from the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star, 32. He also requested that a judge find the pair’s prenuptial agreement “invalid and unenforceable,” according to the website.

As for the estranged couple’s children, Meilani, 4, and Greyson, 2, Mathews is reportedly seeking primary physical custody and joint legal custody along with a custody schedule that is “in the children’s best interest.”

In Farley’s petition, she requested that the prenuptial agreement be upheld and that she receive primary physical custody of their two kids, though she agreed to visitation for her estranged husband, according to The Blast. She also wanted him to pay her child support.

The reality star and the truck driver’s divorce turned even uglier on Thursday, January 30, when she accused him of abusing her and mistreating their children. “You have spit at me. You have pushed me. You have shoved me. You have aggressively thrown me to the ground,” she wrote in a lengthy blog post. “You have prevented me from closing doors to escape having you coming at me. You have belittled and disparaged me. You have threatened me.”

Mathews later hit back in a since-deleted blog post of his own, writing on Saturday, February 2: “I wonder why in the eight years together you never once, not once said to me or ANYONE for that matter that I was physically abusive with you in any way. To the contrary, you have bragged to many who’s [sic] testimony we have about how you stabbed both of your ex’s [sic]. You have punched me in the face you have always been the aggressor.”

He previously said on Instagram: “My concern is my children and I will not stop until I have my children.”

Farley filed for divorce in September 2018 after nearly three years of marriage.

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Prince William, Kate laud Dundee for its team approach to challenges

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate visited a gleaming new design museum on Tuesday as well as a factory facing closure, and praised Dundee residents for pulling together in difficult times.

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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges

Mental health is not just an adult issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint a bleaker picture for some minority populations.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to cut 10% of staff amid ‘difficult challenges’

SpaceX is making 10% of its workforce redundant – with the tech company saying it needs to become “leaner” if it is to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars.
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Sears plans 50 to 80 store closures as challenges mount for Lampert’s bid to keep retailer alive

The retailer is weighing closing to 50 to 80 more stores at the end of the year, people familiar with the situation tell CNBC. That could bring Sears' footprint closer to 400 stores. Lampert has said he wants to buy roughly 500 stores.


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Director Christian Rivers Talks ‘Mortal Engines’ VFX Challenges; Here’s Everything We Know

Director Christian Rivers Talks 'Mortal Engines' VFX Challenges; Here's Everything We Know

Universal Pictures has pulled back the curtains on Mortal Engines, a steampunk fantasy film presented by Peter Jackson. Jackson is also responsible for the film’s screenplay alongside writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, the trio behind The Lord of the Rings.

Mortal Engines promises to be one of the biggest special effects spectacles of the year, and ahead of the release, we chatted with director Christian Rivers about the challenges of creating the movie's villain,…

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