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Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester talks life as a mom and the things that make her the happiest

"One thing I have come to learn as a parent is that you have to step back and let your child struggle a little – let them fall down at the playground." Leighton Meester gets real about motherhood and we were pleasantly surprised at just how much we relate.

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Childlessness has been increasing in SA – by women's choice

We've seen a significant increase in childlessness in South Africa, and we know exactly when that increase started too. As it turns out, it's may not be such a bad thing...

Development

Good news: Child mortality is on the decrease in SA

The under-5 child mortality rate has decreased dramatically from 75 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2006 to 34 deaths in 2016. Here's why.

Fun

This "pint-sized Picasso" is an art legend in the making at just 2

Lola June from New York has only just gotten to D of her ABCs but her art is already being compared to the likes of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollack, with her paintings going for more than $1000 each.

Development

Boys’ attention and social behaviour is linked to earnings 30 years later

Behaviours identified as early as kindergarten have always been clues for how one may turn out in adulthood. This study explores boys’ attention and prosocial behaviour and found a link to their potential earnings.
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