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Headphone-Wearing Pedestrians at Risk

Injuries to pedestrians wearing headphones have more than tripled in six years, say researchers from the University of Maryland. Headphone-wearing pedestrians often cannot hear train whistles or car h…

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Teens Go Greener With 30 Day Eco-Challenge

Every day it's a struggle to live in an environmentally-conscious manner. Limited time, money and energy make it hard for most of us to find the greenest option in every facet of our lives. But a n…

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6 Ways to Bring Back Family Meals (Video)

Studies show that eating together improves relationships and makes for healthier, happier families. In this clip from Nourish, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke encourages us to make time for shared meals…

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It is 10:00…Do You Know if Your Kids Are on Facebook?

Just a decade or two ago, a child's social life was largely his/her own business. If you had friends, your peers were well aware (e.g. "Oh, he hangs out with Peter") and if you didn't have friends, we…

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Children of the Porn: Will Hiding From Pornography Actually Work?

In an Oakland, California elementary school classroom last month, two second graders got into a whole heap of trouble. Trouble for second graders usually means not sitting still, disregarding the dire…

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Marijuana Smoking Linked to Mental Illness

A new meta-analysis of research involving 20,000 patients has shown that people who smoke marijuana could develop psychosis (an abnormal condition of the mind characterized as a loss of contact with r…

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MTV’s Skins: A Guilty Pleasure or a Pleasure Sans Guilt?

"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [hardcore pornography]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligib…

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Eye of the Tiger Mother: How One Little Book Started a Parenting Firefight

The world is rife with parenting manuals that either tell it like it is, or tell it like it should ideally be. Just when you thought the parenting section of Borders was about to collapse under the we…

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The Earbone is Connected to the Headphone: How LOUDNESS hurts Teens

It may have been obnoxious, I know, but when I was a precocious teenager I used to boldly approach random people, who thought it was totally acceptable to walk down the street blaring some appalling m…

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Feng Shui for Teenager’s Rooms

"The Martians have abducted my 16-year-old son, but I am confident they will return him at age 21, as they did my daughter." I heard this from a speaker at a conference many years ago, and I still …

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