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Sneak Veggies Into Your Kids Meals

Sneak Veggies Into Your Kids Meals

Can't get your kids to eat their veggies? Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have a cunning plan. They suggest you discreetly add broccoli, zucchini and all that other green stuff to kids' meals. Reuters news service reports their research found kids get more vegetables that way. And, while most of us might detect puree...

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Kids are Like Scientists, and Not Just Mad Ones

Kids are Like Scientists, and Not Just Mad Ones

We commonly refer to something simple as mere child's play. However, researchers at the Massachusetts of Technology and Stanford University say there is nothing "mere" about child's play. Children are actually performing complex...

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When New Mom Can’t Breast-Feed, Dozens of Women Help Out

When New Mom Can’t Breast-Feed, Dozens of Women Help Out

Eva van Dok Pinkley, a Brooklyn, N.Y., actress and magazine researcher can't breast-feed her newborn because she had a double mastectomy last year. No matter. The London Daily Mail reports 25 women are pumping and donating their breast milk...

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Pregnant Moms Who Use Mouthwash Not as Likely to Have Preemies, Study Finds

Pregnant Moms Who Use Mouthwash Not as Likely to Have Preemies, Study Finds

"Floss, floss, floss!" You've been commanded by dentists for years to heed that advice. Now, it may be time to add "mouthwash, mouthwash, mouthwash!" to your oral health routine...

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Teacher Reinstated After Blogging That Students are ‘Whiners’

Teacher Reinstated After Blogging That Students are ‘Whiners’

A teacher in suburban Philadelphia blogged that her students are "rude, disengaged, lazy whiners." No doubt. They're high school students. But can anyone be that honest and remain...

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Tooth Fairy Latest Victim of the Economy

Tooth Fairy Latest Victim of the Economy

Cutting back on cable, new clothes and trips to the gas pump are all indicators of a bad economy, but when the Tooth Fairy starts shorting kids, you know things are serious...

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Go Ahead and Sleep With Your Toddler, Study Says

Go Ahead and Sleep With Your Toddler, Study Says

"After statistical adjustment for socio-demographic characteristics, there were no behavioral or cognitive differences at age 5 between children who bed-shared with a parent during their toddler years and those who did not," researcher Lauren Hale of Stony Brook tells the...

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Working Moms Don’t Hurt Their Kids, Study Says

Working Moms Don’t Hurt Their Kids, Study Says

You can stop feeling guilty if you work away from your kids during the day. Well, a little less guilty, anyway. You are a mother. A certain amount of guilt is part of the job description. If not freedom from guilt, you can at least find validation from a British study that concludes mothers do not harm their young children emotionally or...

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Day 5 - The Kitchen Sink

Day 5 - The Kitchen Sink

Well here we are, the 5th and final day of sandwich recipes found all over the web. Except today I took it upon myself to throw some ingredients together and see if I could create something unique. I also drew inspiration from the Great Sandwich Lawsuit of 2006 that I mentioned in previous posts. Even though...

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Day 4 - German Style Ham Sandwich

Day 4 - German Style Ham Sandwich

This is definitely premature, but I think we might have a winner sandwich.  Today’s recipe is another one I stumbled across on a random web search.  It’s a different take on another lunchbox classic, the Ham Sandwich.  Here’s the...

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