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Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:39 a.m. | Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works Comments 0 Comments
Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video

Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video

Lindsey Stirling’s latest YouTube video has garnered nearly 1 million views in a single day. The video features Stirling facing off in a Wild West shootout in which she doesn’t use a gun but rather her most powerful weapon: her violin.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:27 a.m. | Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video Comments 0 Comments
How to overcome your fitness insecurities

How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:23 a.m. | How to overcome your fitness insecurities Comments 0 Comments
How to use humor to avoid an argument

How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a “condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling.” In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt that an attitude of seeing life with good humor helps us in our everyday routines. Good humor helps family life, love life and professional life.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:23 a.m. | How to use humor to avoid an argument Comments 0 Comments
Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pumpkin and feel good about eating it, too.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:16 a.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2014 11:16 a.m. | Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat Comments 0 Comments
'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

HOW TO HUG A HEDGEHOG,“ by Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins, Familius, $14.95, 144 pages (nf)

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 11:15 a.m. | 'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens Comments 0 Comments
Siblings help boys learn sympathy, study finds

Siblings help boys learn sympathy, study finds

Boys benefit just as much as girls from the sibling relationship, which can help them develop sympathy and prosocial behaviors in ways other relationships can’t, a new study found.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 10:52 a.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2014 10:52 a.m. | Siblings help boys learn sympathy, study finds Comments 0 Comments
Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Prices at the pump have dropped to four-year lows, saving consumers cash but making economists uneasy.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 10:48 a.m. | Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road Comments 0 Comments
'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures

'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures

STILL LIFE: The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 5,” by Jacqueline West, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 330 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 10:43 a.m. | 'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures Comments 0 Comments
Three family friendly frightening films

Three family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 10:41 a.m. | Three family friendly frightening films Comments 0 Comments
Bionic eye lets blind see light

Bionic eye lets blind see light

DURHAM, N.C. -- A video of a man seeing light for the first time in 30 years is bringing tears to the eyes of many.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 10:36 a.m. | Bionic eye lets blind see light Comments 0 Comments
Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it?

For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 5:05 p.m. | Do we joke about Ebola because we’re afraid of it? Comments 0 Comments
It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

It’s been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 5:01 p.m. | It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet? Comments 0 Comments
Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone

The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Closure of children's center is a huge loss for everyone Comments 0 Comments
Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Facebook is about to pay you to have a family

Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Facebook is about to pay you to have a family Comments 0 Comments
Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

“Think pink” is America’s mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Churches have important role in breast cancer awareness among African-Americans Comments 0 Comments
$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

$3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest

Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world’s wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year’s Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:34 p.m. | $3,650 will makes you one of the world's wealthiest Comments 0 Comments
Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys ‘R’ Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Updated: oct. 21, 2014 4:30 p.m. | Mom calls out Toys 'R' Us Comments 0 Comments
Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement

A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Ministers sue over same-sex marriage enforcement Comments 0 Comments
'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

ILLUSIONS OF FATE,“ by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 275 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 4:25 p.m. | 'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic Comments 0 Comments
Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises

One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:28 p.m. | Amid sermon subpoena debate, 'church autonomy' issue rises Comments 0 Comments
Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other “treats” would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you’d need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:25 p.m. | Have a soda — and a 50-minute run Comments 0 Comments
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus?

Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:22 p.m. | Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? Comments 0 Comments
Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America’s coal industry.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:15 p.m. | Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms Comments 0 Comments
Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol

 

Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child’s perception of favoritism matters more than whether it’s actually true.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 3:11 p.m. | Playing favorites can increase chance child will use drugs, alcohol Comments 0 Comments


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