12 Pics Of Chernobyl Cast Compared To Old Photos Of Their Real-Life Counterparts

A huge radioactive cloud was released into the atmosphere and blew across north and western Europe, even reaching as far as the United States. The accident remains the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster, and unlike the earthquake-induced meltdown at Fukushima in Japan, Chernobyl was caused by human error. The event is firmly back in public consciousness with the release of HBO’s critically acclaimed mini-series Chernobyl, which gives a dramatized but fairly accurate interpretation of the explosion and its aftermath. In this list, we compare the cast of the show with their real-life counterparts, and as you can see, they really did a great job! Scroll down to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in …

The US birth rate is at an all-time low. But maybe that’s a good thing.

The National Centers for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week that shows the fertility rate and number of births in American are continuing to decline. Fertility has dropped to an unprecedented low and the birth rate has plummeted to its lowest point in over three decades. There were 1,728 births per 1,000 women, signifying a two percent decrease from 2017 and a record low for the nation. The report points out that the low fertility rate is below the level needed for the population to replace itself, 2,100 per 1,000 women, a trend that has been continuing since 1971. However, there is an interesting, less negative-sounding statistic hidden in this …

To help her gay son, this amazing mom carried and gave birth to her own granddaughter.

Like many gay couples, Matthew Eledge and his husband Elliot Dougherty desperately wanted to have their own children. But being in a same-sex relationship called for them to be a little more creative in how they achieved that dream. At 59 years old, Matthew’s mother, Cecile Eledge, was supportive and excited to be a grandma. So excited — that she offered to serve as the surrogate and carry her own grandchild. While it began as sort of a family joke, eventually the idea grew into something inexplicably wonderful. Eledge and Dougherty’s daughter Uma Louise. “It just seemed like a really beautiful sentiment on her part,” Elliott told the BBC. “She’s such a selfless woman.” However, the fertility specialist, Dr. Carolyn …

This fathers kid wouldnt respond to his texts, so he created the perfect app to torture teens.

via ReplyASAP The average age a child receives their first smartphone is now down to ten years old. They’re not even out of elementary school before they get plugged into a world of never-ending anxiety-inducing notifications, texts, and calls. Seems like an easy way to ruin the carefree days of childhood. However, smartphones can be a positive for parents. They allow them to track their children and stay in touch 24-7. That is, of course, if the child responds to their texts and calls. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Mom’s viral rant about her baby son’s exposure to measles calls out the selfishness of anti-vaxxers.

via Shutterstock The growth of anti-vaxx communities is nothing short of a public health crisis. At the time of writing this, lawmakers in Washington state are considering passing legislation forcing parents to vaccinate their children due to a recent measles outbreak. Sadly, these fresh outbreaks have been going on for a couple of years, and they not only endanger the children of the anti-vaxxers, but small children in contact with these families. She then laid out the reasons she blames anti-vaxxers for the position her son was put in, and how not vaccinating your child is a public health threat. I won’t get angry at or blame the person in the waiting room. I would have likely done the same …

Japanese researchers release a new device that redefines breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding has astronomical benefits for infants, but it can be extremely difficult in the early stages. Nursing an infant can be mentally and emotionally taxing for nursing parents, a factor that discourages many. Even though breast milk is full of health benefits, it’s not always fun or possible. And while The World Health Organization advises parents to aim to breastfeed their children for a minimum of six months, there are many social, and economic factors that make that a challenge. For lactating parents, it’s often one more thing to add to a list of overwhelming daily responsibilities. I’ve been breastfeeding off and on for the last three years of my life (and counting). While I’m immensely grateful for a life …

Dove is offering $5,000 to dads without parental leave at their jobs.

The workplace has daddy issues. While it’s common for a new mother to take maternity leave postpartum, there’s still a stigma surrounding paternity leave. Most dads don’t have access to paid time off to experience their child’s crucial first few weeks of life. Furthermore, they feel as if their jobs might be in jeopardy if they do opt to spend time with their bundle of joy. In order to combat the stigma around paternity leave, Dove Men+Care is offering $5,000 to new dads planning to take full-time paternity leave. Dove has pledged $1 million to new fathers across America for the next two years. “Less than 1 in 5 men in the U.S. are offered any paid paternity leave. Most …