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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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4 Tricks to Get Your Kids to Love Reading

When my oldest son was born, I spent the first two weeks of his life reading Steinbeck's East of Eden out loud to him; not through any attempt to create a baby genius but because I wasn't sure what el…

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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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Back-to-School Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide

Back-to-School anxiety hits students of all ages. But you and your children don't have to suffer in silence. Dr. Victor Schwartz, associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and…

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Trees Don’t Need Warning Labels. Adults Need To Relax.

Controversy has erupted over the fate of a tree at Regina Beach, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. A child fell out of the tree and broke a leg, and now the municipal maintenance crew has anno…

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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Enjoy Nature ‘Like a Girl’

As someone who works in communications, I naturally have a lot of friends who do similar things for a living. I will regularly get an article or video forwarded via email or social media. I usually ta…

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Parents Don’t Think Kids’ Obesity is a Health Problem

It appears the parents of obese children may have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to their child’s health. A new study from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests that …

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people are talking

Some people are anti-'pit bull' fanatics and some have fairly obvious mental problems (like 'Darrin …

Aw, such a sweet and good natured duck who gets along with multiple species. I love the pitter patte…