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37 Simple Pleasures You Can’t Buy with Cash

Money. It’s a subject that is on everyone’s mind much of the time – how to get it, what to do with it, and how to manage if you don’t have enough of it. True, legal tender is a necessity of modern lif…

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Easy, Safe and Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes for Kids

Halloween is one of the most thrilling days of the year for young children. And of course, the main focus of all the excitement is choosing a really fantastic outfit to dress up in. As a parent, you…

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A Classroom Without Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning

At the edge of a sprawling pine forest in southern Sweden, a blond boy who is just shy of his second birthday fearlessly scales some tall, moss-clad boulders like it was nobody's business. Below the r…

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Breastfeeding: Good for Baby—and for Mom’s Birth Control

Effective birth control isn’t always a product made by a pharmaceutical company… sometimes our own bodies take care of it for us. Breastfeeding, if done right, can be one of those times. In the first …

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DIY Bubbles Recipe (No Dawn Required!)

My toddler learned how to say "bubbles" a few weeks ago, and we have basically been on the back porch ever since. My son, Darrol Henry, likes to watch me blow bubbles, but even more than that he …

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3 Steps to Healthier Vending Machines

Does your kid's school have vending machines? While these machines full of snacks and drinks can fill bellies and tide over hungry children, the majority of them serve up less than desirable foods fil…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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Public Schools ‘Force’ Students to Go Meatless on Mondays

Schools around the world and across the U.S. have been implementing Meatfree Mondays for over two decades in an effort to highlight healthy meals that are meatfree. Some call it compassionate eating, …

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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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A mutt every time and that goes for kitties too. And, adopted from a rescue group or shelter. Plea…

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My second to last girlfriend, had a snore that was a horror to sleep with, but for me, if you're int…