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Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long-term study and found those who ate the most fiber during high school and early adulthood […]

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled. “Every time I went back to the UK I had the […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — There are a lot of big numbers flying around as the world struggles to understand and hopefully control the spread of the Zika virus. The epicenter of this apparent crisis is northeastern Brazil, where there has been a reported surge in children born with abnormally small heads — a condition […]

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women’s Rights

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women’s Rights

A group of young Maasai warriors in Kenya grew up hunting, but traded in their spears for something unexpected: cricket bats. Since they first learned cricket in 2007, the Maasai Cricket Warriors have become a semi-professional team and traveled all the way to London for a cricket championship. But their biggest challenge has not been on […]

Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

We at WatchTheYard.com have compiled a list of “Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See.” Whether it is a “Netflix and Chill” night or you are looking to catch up on that movie everybody always talks about that you never got a chance to see, this is a great list for […]

9 Incredible Books To Effectively Boost Your Life And Career

9 Incredible Books To Effectively Boost Your Life And Career

The appetite for books that inspire us, move us forward, and give us practical guidance seems to be only increasing. The publication of new business books alone tops 11,000 every year — an overwhelming choice for readers. The ones that tend do well these days seem to be grounded in humanity. Perhaps that’s because creativity, […]

My Breasts Hurt Every Month After My Period —​ Is That Normal?

My Breasts Hurt Every Month After My Period —​ Is That Normal?

Welcome to Rumors I Heard About My Body, a recurring feature in which we answer questions about women’s health in partnership with Planned Parenthood. Q: If your breasts are incredibly tender after your period, should that be concerning? A: Recurring breast pain, like unexpected and unwanted sightings of Donald Trump’s angry orange mug, is unfortunately […]

25 Business Ideas You Can Launch While Still Having a Full-Time Job

25 Business Ideas You Can Launch While Still Having a Full-Time Job

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? If so, you realize that there are a lot of risks involved, not to mention that it may require you to take out a loan or quit your current job. While that sounds great on paper, not all of us can completely give up our 9-to-5 jobs. […]

Gambia’s Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Enough To Stop It: Experts

Gambia’s Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Enough To Stop It: Experts

While advocates have celebrated Gambia’s recent ban on female genital mutilation as a necessary first step, they aren’t convinced that girls there are yet safe from getting cut. President Yahya Jammeh announced last month that the small African nation, where about three quarters of girls have undergone FGM, would outlaw the procedure, the Guardian reported. […]

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