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5 Ways Nature Can Help Make Kids Smarter

Nature provides obvious benefits to us from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat. Only recently has there been interest in showcasing the benefits it has on helping kids learn…

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The Real History of Pit Bulls Might Surprise You

Pit bulls have a reputation as brutal fighting dogs that attack without warning, and it is completely unfair. Learn how pit bulls went from being the family dog to being feared. Every time I read a…

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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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The New Way to Track Heart-Healthy Fitness in Schools

Are kids putting enough effort into physical education class? Educators in Dubuque, Iowa are determined to find out. Starting this school year, middle and high school students will be required to w…

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10 Back to School Crafts for the End of Summer

Is your kiddo headed back to school in the next couple of weeks? Send him off in DIY style with these upcycled back to school ideas! It feels like summer ends earlier every year, doesn’t it? My ki…

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When is Ice Cream More Than Ice Cream?

When it helps make wishes come true. And that's just what Blue Bunny® Ice Cream aims to do, thanks to its alliance with Make-A-Wish®. Since 2013, Wells Enterprises, Inc., the makers of Blue Bunny I…

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The Million Dollar Question: Can Washing Conventional Produce Make It As Pure As Organic?

It's the question everyone wants an answer to: Does washing conventional produce really remove its pesticide residues? Organic is said to be the healthiest choice for diners young and old, but it’…

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Healthy Eating that Works for Your Family

These days there's a widespread awareness of the need for good nutrition, a balanced diet, and positive approaches to food and body image. But you'll find many differing opinions about exactly *what* …

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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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