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Stress-busting slowdown

Jam-packed schedules. Unreasonable work deadlines. Day-long soccer tournaments. Car trouble.

More playtime equals better grades for kids

I hink finding a school boasting high test scores or low teacher-child ratios ensures your child will succeed in school?

Playing cards takes the angst out of math

Multiplication drills, flash cards, worksheets. No wonder kids learn to hate math.

Dudes, let’s ride

There is horseback riding, Midwest style. And then there is horseback riding, dude ranch style.

Understanding eating disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental disorders more about misusing food to deal with emotions than about food itself.

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Watch This, Do That: Mary Poppins

“As I expected: ‘Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.’”