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How to Teach Your Child to Love Reading

By: Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer The pressure you feel about your children’s reading is wholly understandable. Pediatricians and educators are constantly telling parents to prize literary skills. And with good reason: Early reading has been associated with a host of positive outcomes, not only academic, but social and emotional, too. So when kids falter as readers, parents often feel…

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7 Things You Should Do In The Morning If You Want More Energy

By Catherine Pearson Americans generally feel pretty tired and rundown. And the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended our daily routines for nearly a year now, certainly has not helped. But developing morning habits that leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the day is possible, even amid an ongoing global health crisis. (Provided, of course, that you’re able to…

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The Poetry Contest Rallying People To Promote Social Justice

By Melissa Jun Rowley Throughout history poetry and justice have seamlessly gone hand in hand. From the classic’s of Maya Angelou to the 2021 inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman, the convergence of poetry, social justice, and activism transcend time across generations. Today, Generation Z is leading the way.  Harnessing the power of creative expression, 14-year-old Isabella Hanson created the “I…

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How to Cope With The Pandemic Anniversary

By Seraphina Seow Although the coronavirus was circulating in the United States in January 2020, last March was full of harrowing firsts. Whether you eventually experienced the illness firsthand or not, your life undoubtedly changed—perhaps even devastatingly—in March 2020, when COVID-19 became a household name in the U.S. If you need a refresher, the American Journal of Managed Care reports that during that month, the World…

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7 Selfcare Products Every College Girl Needs

By Addie Pulley 1. Essential Oil Diffuser Essential oil diffusers elevate your mood, promote good sleep and can even reduce stress and anxiety. They also make a college dorm room feel a little bit more like home, giving you a much-needed wave of ~zen~ every time you walk through the door. This earth-toned one is less than fifty dollars! 2. Himalayan Salt Lamp…

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Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

By UN Women researchers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with female scientists across the globe playing pivotal roles, from advancing knowledge on the virus, to developing vaccines, treating patients and assessing the pandemic’s devastating economic and social impact. However, the health crisis has laid bare disparities in the scientific system. Girls are significantly under-represented in Science Technology…

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These Hacks Will Keep Your Day-To-Day Life A Little Healthier

By Lindsey Lanquist Is being average unhealthy? That question can be a kind of scary one to ask, considering that many of us—by definition—fall into the category of being average. And when you consider that the average American working in an office spends 10 hours of their day sitting and that the average American diet exceeds the recommended intake of calories from things like fats and…

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Tacos on a Stick

Tacos on a Stick Recipe Courtesy of Taste of Home and Dixie Terry Teens like assembling these creative kabobs almost as much as they like devouring them. The whole family is sure to love the sensational Southwestern flavor of this twist on beef shish kabobs. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois Ingredients 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 cup tomato juice 2 tablespoons…

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