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    5 Resolutions That Will Make You a Better Parent This Year

    “Dr. Laura….My new year’s resolution is to be more patient. But when I told my family, they reminded me that I made the same resolution last year. I feel like a failure, even though I know I’ve become a better mother over the past year.” — Christina Many people don't make New Years Resolutions, because […]

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    At this water park, inclusion is the golden rule

    Kids, water parks and summer just go together. The laughter and the splashing and the fun are a hot-weather staple. But water parks aren’t necessarily accessible for people with disabilities. A new water park, Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, is designed for people of all ages and abilities. The park sits next to Morgan’s […]

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    Roughhousing: Ten Tips To Make This Transformative Tool Work for Your Family

    Roughhousing is essential for kids. Laughter vents anxiety and transforms the body chemistry to reduce the stress hormones that are circulating. Laughter creates more oxytocin, the bonding hormone, so when kids laugh with another person, it strengthens that relationship. Moving helps work out emotion and is essential for brain development. Roughhousing even builds self esteem […]

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    Being infected with this wormy parasite might make it easier for women to conceive

    Humans and our parasites have evolved together over the millennia in some strange, mutually beneficial ways. For instance, scientists have identified some intestinal parasites that can boost your immune system or reduce inflammation in the body. Now a new unexpected benefit has been discovered, but this one might be a little hard to stomach. It […]

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    Why does this sweet dog keep getting overlooked at the shelter?

    For 10 months, Blue has been looking for the perfect home. The lanky, athletic pup has been patiently waiting at the Suffolk East and Ipswich Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) center in the U.K. while thousands of people have walked by him, choosing other pets instead. Blue is a lurcher, […]

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    What you need to know about the flu this year

    Your throat’s scratchy and you’re starting to cough. You’re pretty sure you have a fever and your body’s starting to ache. Is it a cold or could it be the onset of the dreaded flu? Although flu can circulate year-round, typically flu viruses are spread most commonly in fall and winter. Each year, activity varies […]

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    Don't bother trying to rent at this Danish apartment complex unless you own a dog

    Trying to secure a dog-friendly rental apartment can be a headache-inducing — and sometimes heartbreaking — ordeal. And even residential communities that advertise themselves as being pet-friendly and offer an array of canine amenities like rooftop dog runs and in-house walking services can impose draconian rules on the size and specific breed of dogs permitted. […]

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    What's new at this year's Winter Olympics

    Mass start speed skating, alpine team skiing, mixed doubles curling, and big air snowboarding are the four new events you’ll see at this year’s Winter Olympic Games. (Photo: Getty Images) Four new sporting events will make their debut at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Six countries will also compete for the first time at the […]

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    Why this Denver-area school district is taking Mondays off

    A Denver-area school district made an announcement recently that has kids and teachers jumping for joy, but many parents are fuming. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, kids in Colorado’s 27J school district will attend classes Tuesday to Friday, with Mondays off for students and teachers. School administrators hope the new four-day schedule will help […]

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    Can this professor save the lost art of dating?

    Students in Kerry Cronin’s philosophy class at Boston College have an unusual way of earning extra credit. They can ask someone out on a date. But it doesn’t count if it’s a group date or a party hookup. It has to be an honest-to-goodness, real-life date in which neither alcohol nor smartphone apps are used […]

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