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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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Just In Time For Prom: KFC Unveils A ‘Drumstick Corsage’

What's more romantic than the smell of ... a fried chicken drumstick? Not much, KFC hopes. The chicken-chain king has teamed up with a Louisville, Ky., florist to offer a corsage for prom dates that c…

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LEAF Program: Inspiring Youth in Nature

By Katherine Sather  / The Nature Conservancy Do you remember your first experience in nature? This summer, urban high school students from across the country are getting their first taste of t…

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High School Runner Hero (Video)

Meghan Vogel, a high school track runner, saw one of her competitors starting to black out on the track. Instead of running by and beating her, Vogel stopped to help carry her across the finish line. …

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Bully: The Movie and the Movement

When I was young I was pretty small and scrawny. While the diminutive stature did not harm my social life, nor did it make me the target of those who prey on the small and weak, I did get a brief tast…

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Positivity Quest: Positive Thinking in Action

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”  -Buddha It was about five months ago that I sat behind a table at our local high school recruiting kids to join the new Positive Charge club. …

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Glee: Does It Get Teen Life Right?

Have you seen Glee? Admittedly I have seen it (more than once, or even thrice) and, up to this point, have been putting off the inevitable, which is writing about it. Not because I dislike the show, b…

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So What If Our Kids ARE All Lazy Whiners?!!

Not since last year when Steven Slater, the Jet Blue flight attendant who unceremoniously quit his job with a royal "FU" to his employer and a planeload of passengers, has there been such an incident …

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Would You Send Your Child To A ‘Bad’ School?

By Heather Sobieralski, Owning Pink Lately, I have been having the itch to move. I would like a fourth bedroom, a bigger kitchen and a second garage. Most pressing (or so I thought), I would li…

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The Dreaded Report Card

“A persistent muddler. Vocabulary negligible, sentences malconstructed. He reminds me of a camel.” - This was according to The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, where the celebr…

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