A new program in the U.K. will offer a cash incentive to get new mothers to breastfeed in order to increase the practice and overcome its "negative" stigma.
The new program will use mothers in central England and offer them about $200 if they breastfeed for six weeks, with the possibility of increasing that amount if they continue with the practice for up to six months.
The new pilot program is being facilitated through a joint partnership with the government and Sheffield University and aims at increasing breastfeeding rates, which is thought to increase the overall health of the child. more >>
Arsenal will be able to further solidify their place at the top of the EPL table if they can beat Manchester United on their visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Gunners are sitting on top of the EPL with a five-point lead after 10 games, but have faced repeated questions if they have what it takes to lift the trophy come the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger will be riding high coming into the match given that he saw his team beat a tough Dortmund side away midweek in their Champions League clash. more >>
Chelsea will play host to visiting West Bromwich Albion on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in what may turn out to be a closer match than the one presented on paper.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his former assistant Steve Clarke will stand together on the touch line Saturday in what both say will be a memorable match.
Clarke was Mourinho's assistant in 2004 and the pair were together when the Blues won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups. more >>
Liverpool will look to overcome their defeat against Arsenal last week when Fulham make the trip to Anfield on Saturday.
With the Reds' 2-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium Brendan Rodgers' side fell a full five points behind league leaders Arsenal and also left to door open to both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, who inched closer to their third place spot.
Still the Reds should be full of confidence going against a struggling Martin Jol's side at Anfield given their impressive home record. The Merseysiders have won four and lost one of the Premier League encounters at home so far this year. more >>
Homeschoolers whose children were recently seized by the German government are now not allowed to emigrate to a country that allows homeschooling.
In August, the children of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich were seized at gunpoint by German officials because the Wunderlich's refused to send their children to the public school. In mid-September, the Wunderlichs were reunited with their children, but only after they promised to send their kids to public school.
The Wunderlichs then requested that they be allowed to leave the country so that they could go to a country that will allow them to homeschool. A judge told them that if they left before a December hearing on their case, they would be brought back to Germany and face criminal sanctions. Left with no other option, the Wunderlich children began attending public school on Oct. 28. more >>
As photos of Pope Francis embracing and comforting a disfigured man suffering from a rare disease are being reposted and talked about by people around the world, a Jesuit priest has found parallels between the present news story with St. Francis of Assisi and his meeting with a leper.
The photos, which can be viewed on the Vatican Insider, feature Pope Francis meeting, embracing and kissing a man suffering from neurofibromatosis, a disfiguring skin condition, on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square.
The images have made news around the world, been shared throughout social media, and one Jesuit priest has likened them to a story about St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th century Italian friar whose name Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio borrowed when he was elected as pope earlier this year. more >>