Why first-born children are smarter

First-borns around the world, it turns out, have higher IQ’s.

According to a new study “those born earlier perform better in school” and, it’s because of the parents. Parents simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend to receive both the best parenting and the best grades.

 

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Men Who Grow Up With Lots of Sisters are Less Sexy: Study

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The ratio of male and females within a family growing up together can influence the sexual behavior.

Having a large number of female siblings makes men no less heterosexual but their mannerisms and body language may be seen as less butch than those who have been brought up amid the rough and tumble of a male dominated household.

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Black Brazilian Mother Baffles Scientists After Giving Birth To Three Albino Children

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Albino siblings Esthefany Caroline, Ruth Caroline, Kauan pose with their mother Rosemere Fernandes and their brothers

A black mother has baffled scientists after giving birth to three albino children.  Parents Rosemere Fernandes de Andrade and her partner Joao are dark-skinned Afro-Brazilians, yet three of their five children are albinos.

 

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Children From Troubled Homes Affect Classmates’ Test Scores, Behavior

Children From Troubled Homes Affect Classmates’ Test Scores, Behavior

 “Troubled homes” are a rather broad category

Troubled children hurt their classmates’ math and reading scores and worsen their behavior, according to new research by economists at the University of California, Davis, and University of Pittsburgh.

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