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10 Healthy Afternoon Snacks

By Helen Sanders  It’s 3pm. Your head is bobbing above your desk. Your stomach is muttering curses. You’re daydreaming about supper. You’re in serious need of some healthy afternoon snacks. We’re not going to recommend carb-crushing cookies or... Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Fit During the Off Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 people between the ages of 6 to 19 has obesity, which is excess body fat. A contributing factor to this problem is taking in more calories than are being burned. While it’s... Read More

Fast Facts about ADHD

Looking for fast facts on ADHD (also known as ADD)? Use this one-page ADHD fact sheet to get essential information about this common condition. You can read the fact sheet below. Or you can print it out and give it to teachers, family members and... Read More

“I’m Tired of Having ADHD”: A Son’s Surprise Confession

When my son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, I was almost relieved. It confirmed what my husband and I had suspected all along, and pushed us to finally address his issues. My son had the opposite reaction when I told him. He burst into tears and... Read More

44% of Parents Feel Guilty They Haven’t Saved More For Child’s Education

If you paid your own way through college, you might want to give your kids the head-start you never had. In fact, 43% of parents currently saving for their child’s college education didn’t receive the same assistance from their parents,... Read More

Things to know – before opening a 529 college savings plan

Americans have been slow to embrace 529 college savings plans, which were introduced in the mid-1990s. A 529 plan offers tax advantages and the promise of growing your savings through investment returns. But the plans also have downsides, which... Read More

Explaining Google’s Chromium browser

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here’s what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience. What is the... Read More

Kids and Procrastination

How many of us have had the joy of being told that science project, you know…the one with the flour plaster volcanoes…is actually due tomorrow? Yes, your child knew when it was due three weeks ago and even mentioned it once to you in passing, but... Read More

Why Couples Should Diet Together

It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you don’t want... Read More

5 Reasons Pre-School Years Are Prime Time For Learning

Much of the discussion about education focuses on the K-12 years, but some early childhood education experts suggest serious learning can start even earlier and pay dividends for the child in years to come. “Young children have the capacity at a very... Read More

3 Monumental Financial Mistakes People Make Before They Turn 50

The saying that youth is wasted on the young may be especially true when it comes to saving for retirement. “Too many people wait way too long to start thinking about how much they will need to finance their retirement,” says Chris Heerlein,... Read More

Facts About “The most popular rifle in America” And Mass Shootings

There are many things about the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre that are depressingly familiar. One is the weapon used by the 19-year-old suspect. It was an AR-15. The same lightweight, semi-automatic rifle used in many other mass... Read More

Giving your partner a fitness band for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all above love, right? That means flowers, chocolates, a nice dinner out — and maybe a fitness band? Whoa, whoa, whoa. As gifts go, fitness bands rank right up there with self-help books and vacuum cleaners in saying,... Read More

This Valentine’s Day fall in love with yourself & your life

Valentine’s Day is an interesting, often challenging holiday for many women. If you’re in love it’s heady, fun and exciting. If you’re not Valentine’s Day can be lonely, depressing and a painful reminder that no one’s bringing you flowers,... Read More

Five Things You’re Doing That Are Compromising Your Online Safety

By Dr. Eric Cole Just like we work to improve our physical health and well-being, it’s also vitally important to improve our cyber health and keep ourselves safe from online danger. Here are five easy fixes to keep yourself cyber safe this year: 1.... Read More

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