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Best brain-boosting food for kids

Best brain-boosting food for kids

CHILDREN, FAMILY, FOOD, HEALTH
01/6 - Essential brain foods for kids Right food can help you improve your memory, concentration, and brain function. The brain, like the rest of the body, absorbs nutrients from the food we eat. Therefore, it is very important for kids to consume highly-nutritious food which are brain-boosters. Dietician Vidhi Chawla suggests some: 02/6​ - Oats/oatmeal Oatmeal and oats are excellent sources of energy and "fuel" for the brain. They are high in fibre, which keeps kids satisfied and prevents them from snacking on junk food. They're also high in vitamins E, B complex, and zinc, which help kids' brains function at their best. Use any topping, such as apples, bananas, blueberries, or even almonds over it. 03/6 - FotoJet 04/6 - ​Oily Fish Oily fish is high in o...
5 Ways Employers Can Support Women’s Mental Health

5 Ways Employers Can Support Women’s Mental Health

CHILDREN, FAMILY, HEALTH, WOMEN, WORK
Covid-19 has profoundly impacted employees’ well-being. Recent employer surveys conducted by McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare show almost a third of employee respondents have reported anxiety over layoffs or furloughs since the start of the pandemic, 28% have reported burnout, and 21% and 20% have reported stress over childcare and the health of loved ones, respectively. Though employed female respondents have been similarly likely to indicate that returning to work will have a negative impact on their mental health as their male counterparts, they are 12 percentage points more likely to report worry that they’ll have less flexibility to take breaks and set their own schedule upon return. And while most employers are aware that Covid-19 has strained the men...
Ilhan Omar hits back at ‘Islamophobic tropes’ by fellow Democrats

Ilhan Omar hits back at ‘Islamophobic tropes’ by fellow Democrats

CRIME, CRISIS, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, FAMILY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PEOPLE, Religion, USA, WORLD
The US congresswoman denies she drew ‘a moral comparison’ between the US, Israel, Hamas and the Taliban. US congresswoman Ilhan Omar has hit back after a rare rebuke from her Democratic Party colleagues over her remarks that seemed to place the United States and Israel in the same category as the Palestinian resistance group Hamas and the Afghan armed group Taliban. The Muslim American congresswoman on Monday tweeted: “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban”, drawing bipartisan condemnation and even seeing her accused of “anti-Semitism”. “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” she tweeted, along with a video of her questioning Secretary of State Antony...
UN: 350,000 face famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UN: 350,000 face famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray

AFRICA, CRISIS, EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, FAMILY, FAMINE, PEOPLE, TERRORISM, WAR
A high-level U.N.-led committee that focuses on rapid responses to humanitarian crises estimates that some 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are facing famine conditions, a U.N. official said late Wednesday. The estimate was presented at a meeting on Monday of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, comprising 18 U.N. and non-U.N. organizations. An Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis update conducted in Tigray and the neighbouring zones of Amhara and Afar concluded that over 350,000 people are in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) between May and June 2021. That number is expected to rise beyond 400,000 over the next few months if access isn't provided to those areas, said Brian Lander, the World Food Programme's Deputy Director of the Emergenc...

Ben Affleck’s ex Jennifer Garner ‘gives Jennifer Lopez seal of approval’ amid Bennifer reunion claims

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, FAMILY, MOVIES, MUSIC
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have reportedly reunited (Picture: Getty) Jennifer Garner has given Jennifer Lopez her ‘seal of approval’ amid rumoured Ben Affleck reunion, it has been claimed. The Batman actor and Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer have sparked intense speculation they have reunited, 17 years after they called time on their romance. The former couple, dubbed Bennifer, have been pictured together but have yet to address the dating rumours. But while they have yet to speak out, Ben’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner – who he shares children Seraphina, Violet and Samuel with, is reportedly happy with their budding relationship. ‘JLo has Jennifer Garner’s seal of approval,’ an insider told Us Weekly. ‘JLo thinks Jennifer is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother....

Stacey Solomon And Joe Swash Announce Baby News In Sweetest Way

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, FAMILY, MOVIES, MUSIC
“We are growing another pickle,” the Loose Women star revealed. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash have announced they are expecting their second child together with a sweet family photo. The Loose Women star revealed she was pregnant on Instagram saying she has “never been so grateful”. She posted a photo with her and Joe’s two-year old son, Rex, and her sons, Leighton and Zachary, from her previous relationships to announce they were expanding their family.  “We are growing another pickle,” the 31-year-old wrote. “We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words. We didn’t think we would get the chance. https://17a659668df985a62c11507518d2bf6a.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html “We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From...
Canada anti-Muslim attack: ‘It could have been any one of us’

Canada anti-Muslim attack: ‘It could have been any one of us’

CANADA, CRIME, CRISIS, FAMILY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, PEOPLE, Religion, TERROR, WORLD
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the killing of four members of a Muslim family in Ontario a ‘terrorist attack’. Montreal, Canada – Like so many others have done during the coronavirus pandemic, the Afzaal family was out for an evening walk. But on Sunday, as they waited to cross a street in London, Ontario, they were run down by a driver police say was motivated by anti-Muslim hate. For members of Muslim communities across the country, the Islamophobic attack that killed four people, including a teenage girl, and seriously injured a nine-year-old boy, harkens back to painful memories of a deadly assault on a Quebec mosque more than four years ago. It is also a sign that something is terribly wrong. “The sentiment that I’m hearing across the board, and I think everybody...
Renowned Japanese retail chain store opens shop in Kigali

Renowned Japanese retail chain store opens shop in Kigali

Entertainment, FAMILY, Rwanda, SHOPPING, TEENAGERS, Youth
Miniso, a Japanese-inspired lifestyle product retailer offering high-quality household goods, cosmetics, and food at affordable prices, has opened shop in Kigali. The globally renowned retail chain opened its first Rwandan outlet Thursday, June 3, at the Kigali Business Center (KBC). Miniso has more than 4,200 stores in over 80 countries and regions, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, UAE, India, Africa, and Mexico. The shop sells different household items including; Perfumes, Kitchen equipment, electronic devices such as headphones, Bluetooth devices, power banks, and more.  The New Times caught up with an excited Saya Ko, a Japanese resident in Rwanda, who was shopping at the mall on Friday who was upbeat about the diversity and range of products availa...