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Happy International Women’s Day! Did you know 98% of early childhood educators are women? Thank you to all the women who keep our world turning and nurture our next generation!

An Easy Way to Trick Kids Into Eating More Vegetables- ScienceOfUs
Having a hard time getting your toddler to eat veggies? Psychologists found in a study with elementary students, that just by presenting vegetables to them first, they were four times more likely to eat them. At the next meal, try presenting one type of food at a time, veggies first!

Think about the average dinner plate, with an main course being orbited by side items. Researchers at the University of Minnesota guessed that despite the general motivation to eat, there are no cues as to what food item to tackle first.

Doctors No Longer Rush to Cut the Umbilical Cord- NYTimes
For generations, obstetricians have been quick to cut the umbilical cord of newborns. That’s changing, and most expectant parents should anticipate at least a short delay before the cord is cut.

In January, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists became the latest major medical organization to formally recommend that doctors routinely wait before clamping and cutting the cord. Waiting at least 30 to 60 seconds allows more blood to return to the newborn during the birth process, when blood vessels leading away from the baby start to constrict, and delivers extra iron, which is critical for a baby’s brain development.

How a Woman’s Organs Shift Inside Her During Pregnancy- Museum of Science
Check out this fascinating interactive image that shows what’s happening inside the body throughout pregnancy.

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