August 2010

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Global Briefs

Gulf Aid

19 percent of Americans said that they would rather text a donation to a nonprofit than make a donation in any other way, and the method is particularly popular among youth.

Teachers' Aid

Despite billions of federal stimulus dollars allocated for qualifying schools this year, tens of thousands of teachers are flocking to online charities for help in securing essential classroom tools and supplies.

Humane Youth

One in 200 kids is a practicing vegetarian, citing animal welfare most often as to why they stop eating meat.

Infant Morality

Research shows that infants between six and 10 months old can consistently differentiate between helpful and unhelpful behaviors, indicating that humans are born with innate moral judgment.

Kindergarten Crisis

Time for play in most public kindergartens has dwindled to the vanishing point, replaced by lengthy lessons and standardized testing, according to three recent studies reporting that classic play materials have largely disappeared...

Report Card

In The Princeton Review’s latest survey, 68 percent of students said they value having information about a college’s commitment to the environment. The organization identified the country’s 371 exemplary green colleges...
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Health Briefs

Just Say No to TV for Tots

Every hour of TV exposure has negative impact on child development

Why Brown Rice is Better

Heart and Blood Pressure Benefits

Natural Sleep Aids for Kids

Turning off the computer and TV early and a cup of herbal tea help prepare for bedtime

Listen Up

Teens Risk Long Term Hearing Loss from High Volume on Music Players

Veggies Help Protect Babies from Diabetes

Moms eating vegetables during pregnancy proves key to having healthy babies

Microwave Popcorn Toxicity Study

Modern preparation of favorite snack poses possible health hazards

Sun Smart

Sun Screens Still Fall Short on Safety
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Health

Kids' Vitamin Guide

Most kids are more likely to grab a French fry than a broccoli floret. Fortunately, a children’s-specific, high-quality multivitamin can help provide crucial, missing nutrients, as well as build an early shield against diabetes, heart disease and childhood cancers
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Fit Body

Hoop It Up for Health

When Betty Shurin, aka “Betty Hoops,” picked up a hula hoop 10 years ago, she didn’t know that one day she’d take home a Guinness World Record. But in 2005, Shurin set the pace for the world of hula racing, running 10-kilometers with her bright red hoop continually spinning around her waist...
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Conscious Eating

Wild Edibles

Say, those plants along this path look good enough to eat. Well, maybe they are and perhaps we should eat them. There are thousands of plants of all types that can provide healthy, nutritious, organic meals we’ll never see in a grocery store or restaurant.
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Inspiration

Four Ways to Light(en) Up Your Life

In an increasingly unpredictable world where anxiety and insecurity abound, where can we turn to find peace and happiness?
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth “Liz” Gilbert’s story of her year-long odyssey of self-rediscovery via sojourns in Italy, India and Indonesia after divorcing herself from her former way of life, struck a nerve with millions of women around the world through her best seller, Eat, Pray, Love.
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Healthy Kids

Democracy in Action

Educating Students to Think, Create, Initiate
Ask Isaac Graves what seventh grade was like at The Free School in Albany, New York, and he paints a picture that would seem like a dream to many conventional middle schoolers—and a nightmare to their administrators. There were no tests, no homework...

Smacking Good Snacks

Naturally Healthy Choices Kids Crave
Expand the notion of snack time and have healthy foods ready when hunger strikes at a moment’s notice.

Kids' Vitamin Guide

Most kids are more likely to grab a French fry than a broccoli floret. Fortunately, a children’s-specific, high-quality multivitamin can help provide crucial, missing nutrients, as well as build an early shield against diabetes, heart disease and childhood cancers
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