Kate Upton gets real about dropping baby weight at her own pace

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Supermodel and actress Kate Upton is the latest celebrity mom to take to social media and be real about losing baby weight after welcoming a new bundle of joy.

Upton joins the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Kate Hudson, who recently have used their social media to inspire new mothers to try to take the pressure off losing the weight right after giving birth.

“Getting in a little cardio with a family beach walk,” she wrote. “I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’ve been working out and eating healthy. It’s so hard over the holidays. Traveling and enjoying time with my family! I’m trying not to get down on myself. Instead, use it as motivation to get right back at it!”

Upton, 26, and her husband Justin Verlander, 35, welcomed their daughter Genevieve in early November.

She added in the new post, “I have a long way to go to lose this baby weight but feeling determined for 2019!”

Upton’s post mirrors the sentiments shared by Hudson, 39, last month, when she also addressed other new moms, specifically how important it is for them to take time for themselves.

“I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself,” the actress wrote. “For me, that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around for a long time for these three kiddos of mine.”

Hudson admitted she wants to drop 25 pounds after having her third child, but that she also wants to do things the right way, while also having time for her family and career.

“Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position,” she said. “And it’s haaaard to make time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness … I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane.”

Teigen, 33, also talked in September about how she’s changed her efforts to drop weight after having her second child.

“After Luna, I was drinking too much,” she told Women’s Health. “I wasn’t eating as much because I was full from drinking. I wasn’t being good to my body.”

After having her son Miles this year, she cut out alcohol and all-around ate better.

“Since I was 20 years old, I had this weight in my mind that I am, or that I’m supposed to be,” she said. “I’ve been so used to that number for 10 years now. And then I started realizing it was a swimsuit-model weight. There’s a very big difference between wanting to be that kind of fit and wanting to be happy-fit.”

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Feeling bloated this holiday season? Here’s what causes bloating and how to prevent it

Carlo107/iStock(NEW YORK) — The holidays are almost over, and that means we’ll all finally get a break from the series of delectable feasts that typically mark the end of the year. Before we can say “till next year,” however, we have to get through New Year’s Eve. If you’re worried about bloating from all the food, there are some steps you can take. But first, a note: If bloating is a constant problem for you — one that goes beyond the holiday overeating — then seeing a doctor is the best way to determine what’s causing it and how to treat and prevent it in the future.

What is bloating?

Bloating refers to the feelings of fullness, heaviness and pressure you might feel after eating. It can cause discomfort and pain, and is sometimes accompanied by visible distention in the abdomen, making your belly look swollen and larger than usual.

What causes bloating?

Bloating is a symptom; not a medical condition in and of itself. Sometimes it’s only a temporary issue — like when you’ve eaten too much in one sitting — while other times it can be a sign of a chronic underlying health condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease or fluid accumulation in the abdomen caused by cancer, liver disease or heart failure. Most often, bloating is caused by your diet — specifically excess amounts of food or drinks, or the gases that are produced when the digestive system processes these ingredients. Issues like constipation or irregularities in the way muscles move in the digestive system can contribute to bloating, too.

What are the best ways to prevent or treat bloating?

Resolving issues with bloating might involve a range of strategies, including changing the food you eat and your eating patterns. Some people might need behavioral therapies to help make these lifestyle changes. Others might need medications or supplements to put them on the right track. Dietary changes can help a person experience less bloating in part because they can reduce the amount of gas produced in the digestive system. For example, research has shown that a low-fermentable carbohydrate diet, also known as a “low-FODMAP diet,” helps to reduce gas and bloating because it eliminates many gas-producing foods, including wheat, onions, garlic, milk, yogurt, honey, apples and cauliflower. If you feel bloated after eating these foods, then try cutting out FODMAP foods and slowly add them back into your diet, one at a time, to see if you can pinpoint which ones are causing the bloating. You can also try eating smaller meals more often and minimizing your intake of carbonated drinks and salt.

If you feel constipated and bloated, try adding more high-fiber foods into your diet, drinking water, and exercising — these will help to improve bowel movements, which can reduce those feelings of fullness and pressure. Bloating may be a sign of something serious if it causes more severe problems, such as abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, fever, unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite or chest discomfort. If you experience any of these, see a doctor as soon as possible. You’ll want to make sure that you don’t have a more serious health condition.

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China and North Korea ring in the new year with fireworks

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ThomasVogel/iStock(BEIJING) — It’s 2019 already in China, and the country welcomed the new year with an elaborate fireworks display seen in the video below.  

In North Korea, citizens of Pyongyang also rang in the new year with a similar celebratory fireworks show.

If you wish to track when cities around the world are entering 2019, according to your local time, you can use this tool from timeanddate.com.

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VIDEO: Bald eagle lands on football fan during game

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pchoui/iStock(ARLINGTON, Texas) — A bald eagle landed on a fan attending the Notre Dame-Clemson Tigers game ahead of the Cotton Bowl Classic over the weekend.

The eagle had been trained to fly around AT&T Stadium during the “Star-Spangled Banner” and then land on the field before the game kicked off. Instead, Clark the eagle landed in the crowd, CNN reported.

The American Bald Eagle entered the World Bird Sanctuary flight training program after the center discovered he could not be released into the wild due to deformity in the scales of his talons at birth, according to CNN. He has performed at other sporting events, but AT&T Stadium was the largest venue to host Clark, Cotton Bowl officials said.

No fans were injured during Clark’s surprise landing.

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Bald eagle lands on football fan during game

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pchoui/iStock(ARLINGTON, Texas) — A bald eagle landed on a fan attending the Notre Dame-Clemson Tigers game ahead of the Cotton Bowl Classic over the weekend.

The eagle had been trained to fly around AT&T Stadium during the “Star-Spangled Banner” and then land on the field before the game kicked off. Instead, Clark the eagle landed in the crowd, CNN reported.

The American Bald Eagle entered the World Bird Sanctuary flight training program after the center discovered he could not be released into the wild due to deformity in the scales of his talons at birth, according to CNN. He has performed at other sporting events, but AT&T Stadium was the largest venue to host Clark, Cotton Bowl officials said.

No fans were injured during Clark’s surprise landing.

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Dads score win as changing tables to be required in public NY bathrooms in 2019

tzahiV/iStock(NEW YORK) — Fathers in New York will have access to changing tables in restrooms thanks to a new law that goes into effect in the new year.

The new law changes the state’s building code to require new and renovated buildings with public bathrooms to provide “safe and compliant changing tables” in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

The law applies to everything from restaurants and businesses to movie theaters and state facilities, according to the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The legislation, passed in April, mandates there must be at least one changing table accessible to both genders per each floor accessible to the public.

“New York proudly leads the nation in fighting for the rights of working parents, and by ensuring access to these amenities, we will help ensure all New Yorkers can give their children the care they need at this critical stage of their lives,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This legislation supports our efforts to make New York the nation’s model for working parents, and helps make it a stronger, fairer and more equal state for all.”

The move comes amid a growing call from fathers to give them the same access as women to take care of their children.

Fathers reported spending, on average, eight hours a week on childcare in 2016, about triple the time they provided back in 1965, according to data shared by the Pew Research Center.

Actor Ashton Kutcher, a father of two, complained on Facebook nearly four years ago about the lack of baby changing stations in men’s rooms.

“There are NEVER diaper changing stations in mens public restrooms,” he wrote. “The first public men’s room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page! #BeTheChange.”

A similar frustration prompted a Florida man, Scotty Schrier, to create Dads Who Change Diapers, a website that acts as a support group for men attempting to locate diaper changing stations around the United States.

“If dads don’t have changing tables, what can they do to change diapers? I’ve seen them run the gamut,” Schrier, 43, told ABC News in 2016. “I’ve personally had to change my oldest son when he was standing up in a sink because it was all we had. I’ve had to take the kids back out to the car. I’ve seen dads say, ‘Well, I don’t care. I’ll just change the kid on the table in the restaurant.'”

More recently, the U.S. Senate passed a measure in October that requires large and medium-sized airports to offer changing tables in both men’s and women’s bathrooms.

Former President Barack Obama signed into law in 2016 the Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act, which requires that both men’s and women’s restrooms in publicly accessible federal buildings contain baby changing tables.
 
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Miami Hurricanes hire Manny Diaz as next head football coach

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CORAL GABLES, Fla.) — Manny Diaz is heading back to the University of Miami to succeed Mark Richt as the next head coach of the Hurricanes’ football team.

The move comes after Diaz, who served as Miami’s defensive coordinator the past three seasons, was named Temple University’s head football coach on Dec. 13.

“Miami is home. The University of Miami is home. The U has truly been ‘the job’ for me since I first got into coaching,” Diaz said in a statement Sunday evening. “Having worked here over the past three years, I came to understand what it means to be part of ‘The U’ and came to appreciate the passion and commitment to excellence of all who proudly call themselves Canes.”

“We will restore the football program to its place among the nation’s elite and we will do it with hard work, dedicated coaches, and outstanding student-athletes,” he continued.

Diaz will replace Richt, who announced earlier on Sunday that he is retiring after three seasons with the Hurricanes.

Before Richt announced his retirement, Diaz had signed on to coach the Temple Owls. On Sunday, Diaz said that “as excited as I am about staying home, I hate the way this unfolded with respect to Temple.”

“I was given a tremendous opportunity to lead the Temple program and I was actively engaged in doing just that when I woke up this morning,” Diaz said. “I never saw this coming, no one did.”

In a statement Sunday evening, Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft said, “We are disappointed that [Diaz] is leaving, but wish him the best as he returns home.”

Kraft added that the university has already launched a nationwide search for a new coach.
 
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