Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor is a writer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stress May Be Increasing Type 2 Diabetes Risk In Women, According To New Study

Stress can impact a lot of things in your daily life, from your relationships to your mood, but what about your physical health? Most people know that stress can have some short-term implications, but its impact extends farther than might have been…
By Vanessa Taylor

Kids Have Too Much Stuff Going On Every Day, New Study Finds

If you've ever looked around at kids today and felt that they were exceptionally busy, you're not alone. Sometimes, it even seems like elementary school-aged kids have fuller planners than adults. According to a new study, kids have too much stuff…
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Fox News Featured A “Build The Wall” LEGO Knockoff & Twitter Is Not Having It

LEGO is easily one of the most popular children's toy brands out there, which means they're always going to be a target for knockoffs. You might think, how bad can a knockoff of a kids toy be? But, unfortunately, the world tends to find new ways to…
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Carrie Underwood's Maternity Look For The 2018 CMAs Was, Of Course, Stunning

Awards season is everyone's favorite time of the year, not just to see who ends up winning in each category, but also because of all the elaborate outfits. No matter what, you can count on celebrities to pop up on the red carpet look extra…
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Meet The Adorable Voice Behind Cindy Lou Who In The New 'Grinch' Movie

The Grinch is a holiday classic and nothing proves that more than the multiple versions based on the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas in 1966 to its 2000 reboot starring Jim Carrey. Now, with the arrival of a new rendition of The Grinch,…
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All The Reasons Why The Royal Family Might Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year

The traditions of the royal family can differ greatly from the general public, and that's especially true when you compare England to the United States. As Thanksgiving approaches, many fans across the pond may be wondering: Does the royal family…
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Here's How You Can Support Firefighters Battling The California Wildfires

What quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California's history continues to rage across the state as emergency response teams do their best to combat the flames. It's undeniably a hard, stressful, and dangerous job, but there are many ways you…
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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Combat Bullying, According To New Research

The impact of bullying stays with a person long after the incident has occurred. Almost everybody has a story of being bullied at one point in their childhood, but what stands out most are those moments when someone else stepped in to help. A new…
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Posting Tons Of Selfies May Be Linked To Increased Narcissism, New Study Says

It is the age of social media and that comes with plenty of selfies. You've probably heard the usual criticisms before — that taking selfies is obnoxious and, well, a little self-centered. Personal opinions about selfies aside, is there any possible…
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Some Insecticides May Be Linked To Neurodevelopmental Issues In Kids, Study Says

Insecticides have become common and incredibly difficult to avoid in life. Leading researchers, though, are now urging for divestment and calling on bans on some widely-used insecticides. According to new research, certain insecticides might be…
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Zinc Deficiencies During Pregnancy Or Infancy May Impact Autism, Study Finds

When it comes to the brain and all that it controls, from behavior to language and beyond, there's a lot that doctors still don't understand. Conditions like autism are often shrouded in mystery, as people struggle to understand what exactly causes…
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Researchers Think They Figured Out How To Make Meetings Less Terrible

Everybody has sat through them: terrible meetings, some of which could've just been an e-mail, that make you consider if a job is really even that important. Sometimes, people do put effort into coming up with new ways to make meetings fun, but…
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Hillary Clinton Has A Message For Americans That'll Fire You Up

The stakes are high for every election, but the political landscape of the past few years seems to have risen them for the 2018 midterm elections. No one seems to be stressing that more than other politicians, who have taken to social media…
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Parents Think Their Kids Can Tell Real & Toy Guns Apart, But A New Survey Found Different

Over time, the look of toy guns has altered, with many of them becoming incredibly realistic. Now, there's a lot of toy guns on the market that look almost indistinguishable from real guns. So, how do kids tell which is which? According to a new…
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Duncan Hines Has Recalled These Cake Mixes Over Salmonella Concerns

If you have some boxes of cake mix sitting on your shelves, you might want to head over to your cabinet and check them out. Recently, Duncan Hines recalled some cake mixes over salmonella concerns, according to ABC News. The mixes recalled include…
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Older Fathers May Be Linked To Increased Birth Risks, New Study Finds

When it comes to starting families later in life, new research is showing that men have some things to take into account, too. According to a new study, older dads may be linked to increased birth risks. You might be thinking that "older" refers to…
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If Your Kid Has Asthma, New Research Says Adding This To Their Diet May Help Ease Symptoms

Fish may not seem like it makes that big of a difference in people's diets, but researchers are finding more and more benefits to it. The benefits of fish oil during pregnancy have seen increased coverage, but what can fish do for kids after they're…
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Discussing Sex With Your Friends Might Be Good For Your Well-Being, Study Finds

Sex is something that people are often taught to tiptoe around. You might be hesitant to start talking about sex with your friends, but it may actually do far more good than harm. According to a new study, women discussing sex with their friends is…
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Instant Soup Is Sending A Surprising Number Of Kids To The Hospital & Here's Why

At some point, everybody comes to really appreciate the versatility of instant soup. The staple of most college kids' diets, instant soup is both incredibly cheap and easy to make. According to a new study, though, instant soup is sending kids to…
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If You Missed The 'Wicked' TV Special, Don't Worry: Here's How To Watch It

Fifteen years have already come and gone since the iconic musical Wicked first debuted on Broadway. But on Oct. 29, the original cast members Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel acted as host and performers for A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15…
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