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Month: July 2016

Stay At Home Dads Face Depression, Ridicule From Peers
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Stay At Home Dads Face Depression, Ridicule From Peers

In 1975, more than half of American kids had a stay-at-home parent, and of course it was usually their mom. But today, fewer than one in three kids have a stay-at-home parent. Perhaps that's why childcare experts say only one in two infants and toddlers is regularly read to by mom or dad. So why are the country's growing number of stay-at-home dads struggling with depression, ridicule from their peers, and bleak job prospects when the time comes to re-enter the workforce? This July, Vice News spoke with a number of stay-at-home dads, who described problems like social isolation and even mental illness. According to a number of studies, stay-at-home dads are more likely to suffer from anxiety, insomnia and erectile dysfunction. There is even a greater chance that they'll commit adulte...
The Effects of Brexit on the Housing Market in London and the U.S.
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The Effects of Brexit on the Housing Market in London and the U.S.

While the global effects of the "Brexit" -- Great Britain's voter decision to leave the European Union -- are yet to be determined, local effects on the housing market may already be underway as buyers and sellers both begin to brace themselves for an uncertain future. "A recession certainly cannot be ruled out at this point," read a statement from the Center for Economics and Business Research. In the week-plus since the historic and surprise Brexit vote, consumer confidence has already plunged to low levels not seen since recession-ridden 2013. The United Overseas Bank also issued a statement that reads more like a harbinger: "As the aftermath of the U.K. referendum is still unfolding and given the uncertainties, we need to ensure our customers are cautious with their London proper...
Pet Salon in Taiwan Shaves Cats to Look Like Dinosaurs
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Pet Salon in Taiwan Shaves Cats to Look Like Dinosaurs

A pet salon in Taiwan is setting itself apart by providing a unique array of grooming services, including trimming pets’ fur to resemble Hello Kitty and creating an extra-special look the salon calls “Stegosaurus spine. Pet stylist Lee Mei-chen of Igogo pet salon expressed that the designs on different pets vary according to the natural assets the animals bring to the grooming table. She said, “Because we don’t provide the service of dying fur into different colors, we try to find a style that matches the appearance of (the pet) and then come up with a design. Of course everyone thinks that Hello Kitty is white and that a lion is dark brown. We try to come up with designs based on that concept.” According to salon owner Ou Shih-jou, the “stegosaurus design” was inspired by their cust...