DEFOREST, Wis. Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups.
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NEW YORK The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S ‚Äî over 26.
The change is largely due to a big drop in teen moms. But more first births to older women also are tugging the number up, said T.J. Mathews of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
TORONTO For a second year in a row, Canadian fitness experts are touting functional fitness and high-intensity interval training as top workout trends.
Functional fitness, which was second in Canfitpro’s annual trends survey last year and No. 1 this year, involves exercises that work multiple muscle groups and mimic activities like shoveling snow or carrying groceries.
WASHINGTON Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups, ranking Muslims as the least deserving of the protections, according to a new survey.
DAKAR, Senegal Bill Amahdou dips his brush into a tin of white paint sitting on the sandy road, and effortlessly outlines a Senegalese flag on a truck’s back flap. He then paints an eye within an orange heart next to the flag. Disparate images blending together in bright harmony on vehicles that are symbolic of Senegal: car rapides, or fast buses.
NEW YORK The twin birth rate hit at an all-time high last year in the United States while the rate for triplets, quadruplets, and higher was the lowest in two decades.
Of the nearly 4 million babies born last year, more than 135,000 were twins. That is about 1 in every 29 babies. In 1980, only 1 in every 53 babies was a twin.
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HAIFA, Israel Palestinian chef Johnny Goric has cooked for President Barack Obama and served as a judge on the Palestinian version of Masterchef, a reality TV cooking show. In July, he put out his first cookbook ‚Äî but rather than publish in his native Arabic or in English, Goric’s debut recipes are in Hebrew.
NEW YORK Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season?
Holiday toys hit the shelves in recent weeks. And so far, just as in the past few years, there’s no single hot toy emerging. But anything “Star Wars,” life-like robotic pets and remote controlled toys should drive sales.
BOSTON Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group’s annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.