"Girls Grow Up Faster than Boys Do". So asserted the Brooklyn-based R&B group The Cookies in 1962. And it looks like they were right.
A new survey purports to show that men mature substantially later than women. "Men finally grow up at the age of 43 – a full 11 years after women 'mature'," according to the study. "But the average age at which women mature emerged as 32."
Why? Part of the reason is neurological: the brains of boys and girls develop differently. As explained by Dr. Leonard Sax, "The most profound difference between girls and boys is not in any brain structure per se, but rather in the sequence of development of the various brain regions. The different regions of the brain develop in a different sequence, and different tempo, in girls compared with boys -- this is the key insight from the past five years of neuroscience research in brain development. The world's largest study of brain development in children, conducted primarily by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has demonstrated dramatic differences in the trajectories of brain development in girls compared with boys." more >>
Sherri Shepherd will reportedly use a $20,000 bank withdrawal as evidence that her estranged husband defrauded her into signing a surrogate baby agreement.
In recent weeks "The View" co-host has been at the center of a scandal amid claims that she wants nothing to do with a newborn baby born by a surrogate. Lamar Sally, who separated from Shepherd in May, has reportedly accused the comedian of abandoning the surrogate; however, sources insist there is more to the story.
Sally, whose sperm was used to conceive the surrogate baby (Shepherd's egg was not used), reportedly stole $20,000 from a joint bank account he shares with the media personality, and she intends to use this as evidence that he was purely financially motivated when he allegedly talked her into signing the surrogate agreement. more >>
Sherri Shepherd revealed that she is "looking forward" to "God's journey" following her departure from "The View."
The comedian filmed her final taping of "The View" alongside fellow axed co-host Jenny McCarthy on Thursday, after seven years on the show, and she shared a heartfelt post on social networking sites Instagram and Twitter.
In recent weeks Shepherd, 47, has been at the center of a surrogate baby scandal amid claims she wants nothing to do with a baby she reportedly agreed to have with her now estranged husband Lamar Sally. more >>
Pastor Chad and Julia Veach, of the Seattle-based megachurch The City Church, have endured a difficult journey for the past two years after they discovered that their baby daughter Georgia had a rare brain disorder. But despite the many struggles, the couple have remained constant in their faith, ministry and family life.
The Veachs, who are campus pastors at The City Church, know what it is like to have their lives change in the course of a day. At four months, Georgia was diagnosed with Lissencephaly, a rare, gene-linked brain malformation characterized by the absence of folds in the brain, also known as "smooth brain."
"We prepared ourselves going in that whatever the diagnosis was, we were going to have faith and believe for a miracle," Julia told The Christian Post. "I remember the neurologist telling us that there is no cure, surgery or solution for this disorder, but with so much innovative research, I had this notion that we could conquer this through faith and medicine." more >>
Columnist and political commentator Ann Coulter has slammed missionary Dr. Kent Brantly for choosing to serve in Liberia rather than the United States.
"Why did Dr. Brantly have to go to Africa? The very first 'risk factor' listed by the Mayo Clinic for Ebola – an incurable disease with a 90 percent fatality rate – is 'Travel to Africa.' Can't anyone serve Christ in America anymore?" Coulter wrote in her column on her website.
Brantly has expressed his faith and the desire he had to serve. more >>
Actress Grace Johnston stars in the new film "CAMP," now out on DVD, and she recently spoke with The Christian Post about stalking the producers for her role in the movie and not compromising while searching for work in Hollywood.
"CAMP" tells the story of a 10-year-old boy named Eli who attends a camp for kids in the foster system. Johnston, who has been active in Hollywood since the 1980s, plays Tammie Parker, the camp's director. It is inspired by a true story and was shot at Hume Lake Christian Camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Christian Post: What made you interested in working on "CAMP"? more >>