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How Your Smartphone May Be Affecting Your Diet and Your Weight

How Your Smartphone May Be Affecting Your Diet and Your Weight

HEALTH, LIFE STYLE, PEOPLE, SMART PHONES
Screens and teens are a combination parents try to manage for multiple reasons. A study out of South Korea adds one more reason to the list. The study analyzed data of more than 53,000 Korean adolescents from the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-Based Survey and found that teens who used a smartphone for more than 2 hours per day were significantly more likely to eat more processed foods and fewer fruits and vegetables than teens who put their phones down more often. Additionally, teenagers who spent more than 3 hours per day on a smartphone were significantly more likely to be overweight or obese. “These results do not surprise me considering that screen time is a totally sedentary activity occupying time in which teens could be participating in sports or other physical acti...
GENDER BASED VIOLANCE: Kenya to invest $21.3 million towards prevention

GENDER BASED VIOLANCE: Kenya to invest $21.3 million towards prevention

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, African Union, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, LIFE STYLE, PAN AFRICA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation
NAIROBI, Kenya According to the United Nations, Female Genital Mutilation is any procedure that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. /VCG The Kenyan government plans to invest Ksh 2.3 billion (Appx $21.3 million) towards prevention of gender-based violence (GBV), and ultimately increase the funding to KSh 5 billion (Appx $46.4 million), President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday. Kenyatta made the announcement during the virtual launch of the Kenyan chapter of Generation Equality Forum, and also enumerated various initiatives the government had put in place to ensure gender equity. “When countries respect women rights, promote gender equality, and put women and girls at the centre of their development agenda, their societies and economies th...
20 Times Queen Elizaments Made Us Chuckle

20 Times Queen Elizaments Made Us Chuckle

Entertainment, LIFE STYLE, UK, Youth
Queen Elizabeth II became Head of the Commonwealth in 1952, which makes her the world’s longest-reigning queen. You might expect that a leader with such a busy and, at times, stressful role to have a severe demeanour, but this is not the case for Elizabeth. She is, in fact, renowned for her sharp wit and, at times, biting humour. Whether she’s having a laugh to herself or providing amusement for others, she has a great sense of humour on her. Here are some iconic moments, where she has told a hilarious joke, thrown shade at someone, or is just generally doing amusing things. NO.1 - Smelly Scenes This pony is trying to steal the Queen’s thunder here, by the looks of things. The photo was taken as the Queen was greeted by the Royal Regiment of Scotland and their mascot Cruachan IV...