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14 of the Most Interesting Easter Traditions from Around the World

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 2019

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Kids in the U.S. and Canada grow up expecting a delivery of decorated eggs and candy from the Easter bunny each year, but that tradition may seem odd to some. Brought to this country by German immigrants in the 1700s, the practice is rooted in the belief that rabbits and eggs symbolize fertility and rebirth. While this may be the norm in Canada and America, other cultures have their own unique Easter celebrations. Whether it's drenching one another with water in... [read more]

Bullying: What Parents Can Do

Thursday Mar 1st, 2018

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Bullying can be a serious problem for children.  But often it’s not obvious to their parents, and even when it becomes clear, stopping it isn’t easy.  Here’s what to look for, and what to do about it: What To Look For: · Decline in school performance. · Reluctance to go to school. · Unexplained bruises or torn clothing. · Difficulty sleeping. · Complaints of headaches, stomach aches, or... [read more]

High Stress = Slow Healing

Thursday Mar 1st, 2018

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A recent study at Ohio State University found that high stress levels slow healing.  Students with small surface wounds needed 40 percent more time to heal during final exams compared to those with similar wounds who weren’t under pressure.  “This is news to keep in mind if you’re heading in for elective surgery,” says Dr. Phillip Marucha.  “Trying to get too much done beforehand could heighten stress and thereby slow recovery.”   [read more]

What’s So Special About April 22?

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018

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Did you know that April 22 is Earth Day, and has been every year since it was first celebrated in 1970? Earth Day was the creation of Gaylord Nelson who, as a Wisconsin Senator in the late 1960s, said, “Our soil, our water, and our air are becoming more polluted every day.  Our most priceless natural resources – trees, lakes, rivers, wildlife habitats, scenic landscapes – are being destroyed.  How are we going to get the nation to wake up and pay attention to the... [read more]

Cell Phone Civility

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018

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Cell phones sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.  To smooth over the rough spots, CellPhones.org put together this list of cell phone etiquette tips: Lower your voice.  Don’t force everyone around you to listen to your half of the conversation. Avoid personal subjects.  Resist the temptation to overshare where complete strangers can listen to your intimate secrets. Don’t take calls (or text) when talking to someone else.  If you... [read more]

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