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Writing a Will: Yes, Parents, You Need One!

Writing a Will: Yes, Parents, You Need One!

The idea of writing a will gives some of us the creeps. After all, what you're preparing for is your demise -- hardly a rosy thought. But, if you're a parent, it's essential to start planning for that fateful...

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Connect With Your Child Through Play

Connect With Your Child Through Play

When you think about your own childhood, do you recall times when you and your parents played together? Maybe it was hide-and-seek, or Monopoly or rock-paper-scissors. I remember pretending to be circus performers with my mom and dad, and playing gin rummy with my...

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Paging Dr. Buzzkill: Playing Video Games Can Mess Up Your Wrists

Paging Dr. Buzzkill: Playing Video Games Can Mess Up Your Wrists

This looks fun, but your wrists may suffer. What? You think you can save the world from alien mutant freaks without a little bit of personal discomfort? If you're not prepared to take the risk, put down the video game...

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4 Reasons Why Packing Your Lunch Will Change Your Life For The Better

4 Reasons Why Packing Your Lunch Will Change Your Life For The Better

We are surrounded by soda, candy, snacks and all-around unhealthy foods, which commonly lead to poor diets. Some of us are fighting weight gain because of unhealthy snacks and a lack of exercise...

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Passing on Perfection: Why Being a ‘Good Enough’ Parent Is Great

Passing on Perfection: Why Being a ‘Good Enough’ Parent Is Great

Yesterday morning, I got home after my 5:30 a.m. boot camp to find my husband of 16 years had locked one of the cats in the closet, and she had pooped in his favorite...

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Why Summer Break Scares Me

Why Summer Break Scares Me

Some moms are thrilled about this. They can't wait to go on adventures and hang out all day long for weeks at a time with their kids. Their calendars are already filled with plans for family field trips and crafts and such. They are giddy just...

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How to Play: Kings in the Corner

How to Play: Kings in the Corner

Each player is dealt seven cards from the top of the deck. A game play "board" is then set up on the playing surface. Four cards are laid down, face up, in a plus pattern, with the remainder of the deck face down in the...

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Study Debunks Idea That Celebrities Serve as Role Models for Young Kids

Study Debunks Idea That Celebrities Serve as Role Models for Young Kids

"I am not a role model," basketball player Charles Barkley declared in a Nike commercial in 1993. "I'm not paid to be a role model. I'm paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball, doesn't mean...

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Happy New Year to All

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and a fantastic 2015!

Mitti Cool Refrigerator – clay fridge keeps food cool without electricity

An enterprising Gujarati entrepreneur has come up with a novel way to help people keep food cool without needing to plug in an expensive to run refrigerator. His Mitti Cool is a cooler made of clay, which uses the natural cooling effect of water evaporation to do the job.

His fridge has a water compartment on the top and bottom of the unit, which soaks water through the porous clay in order to cool down the contents of the box by up to 8 degrees C. This means that you can keep vegetables fresh for up to a week, and milk fresh for 3 days, which is not bad going really for no power.

 

Originally posted on RedFerret.com.