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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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How Much Homework Crosses the Line?

In a recent piece in The Atlantic, writer Karl Taro Greenfield does his eighth grade daughter's homework for a week and shares his insights into her workload and our overall culture of homework. He…

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5 Games You Should Play with Your Puppy

Having a new puppy is quite an experience; they get into everything, and they love to play. Encouraging active play early on will help your puppy build crucial behavioral skills and it's great for bon…

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How To Bend Very Thick Silverware

In the blog I wrote about horse whispering with Martha Beck, I shared with you some of the magical experiences my business manager Melanie Bates and I enjoyed when we visited Martha’s ranch in prepara…

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Happy Dogs Playing in Slow Motion (Video)

This amazing video, shot in super-slow motion (1000-2500 frames per second), captures all the tiny details of dogs' play, as they leap, chase toys, and swim. If you've ever wanted a closer look at…

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Cat Stealth-Attacks Other Cat’s Tail (Funny Video)

Cat 1: "I can't understand why my gorgeous fluffy tail keeps snagging on this box..." Cat 2: "Are you sure your tail isn't a toy? It's so much fun to chase!"     Related: C…

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Puppy Duels With Door Stop (Funny Video)

You can't fool Dietrich the puppy: he knows that this wily door stop is up to no good, and it's up to him to stop it! It’s a tough task, but someone’s gotta do it.     Related: …

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Tiny Fluffball Plays with Giant, Patient Dog (Video)

While this video claims to show a tiny Pomeranian named Sadie playing with a huge, long-suffering Doberman named Quincy, we're pretty sure that "Sadie" is actually an energetic dustbunny come to l…

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Maru Vs. Mysterious Bump (Video)

It's time for another installment of Maru! This time, he has found a mysterious bump, and he cannot stop until he has defeated it. So cute.     Related: Jumping Maru (Video) …

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Cat Is Amazing at Fetch (Video)

When it comes to playing fetch, this cat is incredibly speedy and enthusiastic. What a cutie!   Related: Cat Playing Fetch (video) Acrobat Cat Climbs Down Refrigerator (Video) Dog…

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