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Author Archives: Leslie Penkunas

Trouble in Toyland report: what toys cause concern (access required)

As parents shop during the holiday season, the latest Trouble in Toyland report can help them steer clear of products that may be dangerous for their kids. Highlights in the report include the following products that are hazardous to children.

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Mindful eating: Make a plan to get through the holidays healthfully (access required)

Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d’oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of comfort food. An approach called mindful eating could just help you enjoy it even more and increase well-being.

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Tips for spending more time with your kids (access required)

Even when parents do spend time with their kids, the children often feel their parents’ aren’t fully present in the activity - and parents agree.

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The Mom Stop: Welcome to the greatest show on earth (access required)

Our oldest daughter, age 10, had a soccer game an hour away in exactly 90 minutes. We should have already left. Our middle child, our 8-year-old boy, meanwhile, had another soccer game in town at the exact same time.

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College major regrets… And what to consider instead (access required)

The U.S. Education Department has released troves of data at collegescorecard.ed.gov that shows how much money students borrow and later earn, by college major, university and even program.

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