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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Why Flexible Work is Ideal for Caregivers & How to Find It

Work flexibility helps a variety of people in a variety of ways. While studies show time and time again how having a flexible schedule or working from home makes employees more productive, it greatly …

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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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5 Resources for Packing a Better Lunch

Now that the school year is officially in full swing, do you need some school lunch ideas to spice up your kid's lunch box? Here are some places to find school lunch inspiration! Even if you don'…

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Who Gives More Elder Care? Daughters or Sons?

File this new Princeton study under: Things That Need to Change. When it comes to caring for elderly parents, daughters provide as much care as they can, while sons contribute as little as they can…

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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10 Essential Emergency Planning Pointers

Now that the first Atlantic hurricane of 2014 has officially come and gone, here are some emergency planning pointers to help you prepare for a natural disaster in your area: 1. Know your enemy: Re…

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10 Rules Every Kid Should Know to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend - and as the number two pet in America - many people obviously agree. However, Fido comes with a sharp set of canine teeth. With those teeth, nearly 5 milli…

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Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

As you make your way through your back-to-school checklist, there's one item that could directly affect your child's health. The backpack. While style, color, and the latest "in" logos may be uppermos…

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8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

Whether you've got a kid who still puts everything into his mouth or an older kid that needs a change of pace, we've got the edible play dough recipes for you! Some of these recipes taste delicious,…

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Wonder what the cat is dreaming about.

Water alone just gives you wet fleas. Vinegar may work up north, but here in the south, we have mu…

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