Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Parents want their children to be successful and financially independent. You might love to add to that wish by choosing a billionaire name, or the one inspired by wealthy and successful people. Who knows, the name may serve as a motivation for your future Richie Rich. In this MomJunction post,
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Mushrooms are edible fungi with a unique nutritional profile. They have been a part of the human diet for centuries and are used actively for medicinal purposes too. However, not all species of mushrooms are safe to consume. Some of them like Amanita phalloides (Death cap) are poisonous, whereas Amanita
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tula Rashi is the seventh Zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. The sign is represented by a balancing scale, and it corresponds to the Libra zodiac sign of western astrology. Those born in Tula Rashi are recommended to have their names beginning with the sounds “Ra” or “Ta.” If you are
Image: Shutterstock A picturesque European nation, Finland boasts of some interesting and unique surnames. Some of the Finnish surnames are ethnic, while others may have a toponymic, patronymic, or occupational origin. Many Finnish surnames also serve as ornamental or adopted surnames. In this MomJunction post, we present 100 common Finnish surnames or last names along
Image: Shutterstock Bengali surnames often have interesting legends behind their origin. For instance, some popular surnames are considered a title given by a king, while some others indicate a lineage to an ancient clan. There are surnames that suggest an occupation or are indicative of a location, thus toponymic. The surnames from Bengal have been
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tuna is among the most eaten fish in the world. The United Nations even celebrates the second of May as the “World Tuna Day” to mark the economic and nutritional importance of tuna (1). But, did you know that certain fish, like tuna, are quite likely to contain mercury (2)?
Image: Shutterstock Punjabi surnames originate from occupation, location, and often from the names of ancestral clans within a community. There are three basic communities in Punjab, namely the Khatri (mostly warriors and merchants), the Arora (mostly merchants), and the Jatt (mostly landlords). The majority of Punjabi surnames trace their roots to these three communities. In
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Mithun Rashi is the third zodiac sign in Hindu astrology, also known as Vedic astrology. The rashi is represented by the “twins,” and it corresponds to the zodiac sign of Gemini in western astrology. Babies born in Mithun rashi are recommended a name starting with the sounds “K,” “C,” “Ch,”
Image: iStock Simha Rashi is the fifth Vedic astrological sign represented by a “lion,” and the element “fire.” The sign corresponds to the Leo zodiac sign of western astrology. Those born under Simha Rashi are recommended to have their names beginning with the syllables, “Ma,” or “Ta.” If you are looking for a unique Simha
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Oral hygiene is essential for babies even before their teeth erupt. However, it is often neglected as oral care is considered synonymous with teeth care. The New York State Department of Healthstates that it is important to care for your child’s teeth and dental (oral) health from birth itself(1). In
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Pineapple, also known as ananas, is a highly versatile fruit and can be incorporated into anything from savory dishes to delectable desserts. If your baby is already eating solids and other fruits, then pineapple is likely on your feeding list. But is the fruit safe for infants? In this Mom
IN THIS ARTICLE Shopping for baby bathrobes and towels is fun, especially when there are such varied and cool options available. However, design is not the only deciding factor in this case. The towel or robe you buy has to be soft, comfortable, and safe for your baby. MomJunction has prepared a list of 13
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cinnamon is a multifaceted medicinal plant with several health-protecting compounds. Almost all its parts, such as flower, leaf, bark, and root, have some culinary and medicinal use. However, its bark is used extensively and is often associated with major health benefits. Does this mean that cinnamon can be considered good
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The Vrishabha rashi or Vrish is the second zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. It is represented by a bull and corresponds with the Taurus zodiac sign of western astrology. Astrology recommends Vrishabha rashi people to have their names beginning with the sounds “B,” “V,” and “U.” In this MomJunction post,
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Blue baby syndrome is a group of conditions where the blood has decreased ability to carry oxygen, thus resulting in a bluish coloration of the skin. The color is most noticeable on the lips, earlobes, and nail beds. It is recommended to seek medical attention if your baby has cyanosis.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Meen Rashi is the last or the 12th zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. It is represented by two fish, sometimes connected by a cord. The Meen Rashi corresponds to the Pisces zodiac sign of western astrology. According to astrology, babies born under Meen Rashi may have names beginning with the
Image: Shutterstock Makar Rashi is the tenth zodiac sign in the Vedic astrology and is represented by a horned goat. This rashi or zodiac sign corresponds to the Capricorn zodiac sign of western astrology. It is believed that Makar Rashi babies preferably have their names starting with the sounds “Kh” or “Ja.” This MomJunction post
Image: Shutterstock Some parents consider it auspicious to name their babies based on their ‘rashi’ or zodiac sign. According to Vedic Astrology, Dhanu Rashi, also known as Dhanush Rashi, is the ninth zodiac sign, represented by the archer (centaur) and the fire element. The western astrological zodiac sign corresponding to the Dhanu Rashi is Sagittarius.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The Kumbh Rashi is the eleventh zodiac sign in Vedic astrology. It is represented by the symbol of a water-bearer, and corresponds to the Aquarius zodiac sign of western astrology. As per Vedic astrology, babies under Kumbh Rashi ideally have their names starting with the sounds “G,” “S,” or “Sh.”
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE In 2008, the 6th Meeting of the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) defined “dietary prebiotics” as “a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon host health” (1). Prebiotics are thus consumed for the