A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, November 30 2013 2:00 PM EST2013-11-30 19:00:09 GMT
(NBC) - Change has already come to Saturday Night Live this season. Several cast members departed and half a dozen new ones joined. Now more change is on the way. Head writer and Weekend Update anchorMore >>
Change has already come to Saturday Night Live this season.More >>
(NBC News) - New mother Angelique Millette makes putting a baby to sleep look easy.
She should. She's an expert and teaches other parents about good sleep habits.
"When babies don't get enough sleep, it starts to impact their behavior. It disorganizes them," Millette explains.
New research confirms she is right.
A study of more than 10,000 children in the United Kingdom links irregular bedtimes with behavior problems.
Kids who did not have a consistent bedtime from an early age through childhood were more likely to misbehave by the time they were 7 years old.
Those behavior problems were not diagnosed by doctors, but by those who know kids best: teachers and mothers.
"Most parents know just from looking at their children, they know when they're sleepy and not sleepy based on their behavior," said the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sleep Center's Dr. Gary Montgomery.
While the study does not prove irregular bedtimes cause bad behavior, the researchers found the problem can be reversed.
When kids got back on track with a regular bedtime, their mood and behavior improved.
"The child gets a lot of satisfaction and security from that predictability each night," Montgomery explained.
Sleep experts recommend evening reading, and warn nighttime is not the time for TV or texting.
"Part of making sleep changes or using a sleep solution is a little bit about setting a limit and being consistent with that limit, and that's not always easy to do," Millette says.
In the current study, parents and teachers completed a questionnaire that assessed children's behaviors including hyperactivity, conduct problems and problems with friends.