Month: June 2020

This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Trash talk is trending—in a good way! People are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of reducing waste, purchasing reusable products, recycling, composting and more. And what’s even more important than that? Teaching the next generation to be good stewards
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Michelle McIvor can’t remember a time when she wasn’t playmates or friends with her brother. Growing up in Edmonton, the siblings, who are three years apart, spent weekends in their backyard jungle gym, played tag in the local park and made up songs together while walking to school. “We were always really close,” says McIvor,
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Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, and children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment during early childhood, according to a new study published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. This is the first study to show this
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Happy first year parents! On to the next round of fun adventures, transitions and milestones to conquer. Transitioning from breast milk or formula to cows milk for babies is not always easy. The texture, taste and temperature are completely different
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Tamilisa Miner via Getty ImagesGetting kids to wear masks can be a struggle. Paying close attention to fit and comfort can help.  When it comes to mask-wearing, parents generally say their kids fall into one of two groups: the my-kid-wears-one-without-much-complaint set, or the my-kid-absolutely-refuses contingent. But what if there is a third option — the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 26 2020 Kindergartners in face masks. Closed playground structures. Random COVID-19 testing. They are among the long list of hypothetical scenarios for school in the pandemic era. And as lawmakers and educators reimagine the K-12 model for fall, a new survey assessed parents’ plans for in-person school and support for
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. There is something almost magical about the night sky. The moon, the planets, and the millions of stars are amazing sites to see. The more you look at the night sky, the more you realize there is so much to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 26 2020 An innovative, interactive cloud-based data portal debuted this week that lets academic researchers mine the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of scientific resources for studying pediatric solid tumors and their related biology. The Childhood Solid Tumor Network (CSTN) data portal on St. Jude Cloud was created to
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“His life will be so different from mine, but I can’t help but worry. Until every country in the world allows gay marriage and gives everyone equal rights, I will always be scared.” Growing up, most of my friends were girls, and this is still true today. My best friend, Debbie, is a girl I
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. It’s so secret that gender neutral names are rising in popularity. Parents are no longer staying within the traditional “lanes” of boys or girls names, and instead are crossing over to an even larger world of names for their new
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Zoom became popular during the pandemic, but the video chat platform is great for more than just quarantine times. For families with grandparents spread across the country, virtual dates are easy, satisfying ways to foster face-to-face connections between generations. While a casual chat is fun, sometimes we like to up the ante and incorporate activities
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