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Selling Kids on Vegetables

March 18, 2017
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Selling Kids on Vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Marketing is the answer. You can call it tricks or just good ideas. Whatever works.

School lunchrooms are the testing place. Here are some of the things they are doing.

Fruits and vegetables …

Published in 2013, one of the Most Read articles

What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

March 11, 2017
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What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

On the 2010 Census, President Barack Obama, identified himself as  “black.” But millions of Americans consider themselves “bi- or multi-racial.”  And their numbers are rising.

The number of mixed or multi-racial people in the U.S. rose by 6.6 percent between …

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Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

March 4, 2017
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Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was a great American poet. Just before he died, he read his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.

“This poem is a quiet, humorous look at rural life. It is also …

Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

February 25, 2017
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Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

The President of Iceland started it. Last week he joked that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. His remarks set off a debate that went viral.

He made his remarks in a visit to a high school. Students were …

New Treatment for Back Pain – You!

February 18, 2017
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New Treatment for Back Pain – You!

The last thing you should do for back pain is use pain killers. Those are the opioids that can lead to addiction. And sometimes, they can lead to other drugs such as heroin.

A new report takes a different approach.…

Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

February 12, 2017
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Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

bedtime snackMany people enjoy eating before going to bed. You should know that not all snacks are the same.

You know what foods you should not be eating. Ice cream and chips are bad for many reasons. Experts say some foods …

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

February 11, 2017
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Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid refluxAcid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as many as 40 percent of Americans suffer from it. Reflux symptoms may include heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic throat clearing, coughing and asthma. Reflux can lead to esophageal cancer. The number …

Good Reasons to Vaccinate Infants

February 5, 2017
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Good Reasons to Vaccinate Infants

VaccinationsParents should have their infants vaccinated. Vaccinations protect against measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and varicella (chickenpox). Some parents worry that the vaccinations may cause autism. Scientists say there is no proof that they do.

Doctors say the reasons to …

Breast Feeding More Important

February 4, 2017
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Breast Feeding More Important

Breastfeeding is a good idea. Only about a quarter of mothers breastfed forty years ago. Now, more than three-quarters do.  Breastfed infants enjoy greater protection from infections. There are benefits for mothers as well.

The newest advice is to breastfeed …

Good Posture is a Key to a Good Life

January 29, 2017
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Good Posture is a Key to a Good Life

Human beings are subject to gravity (being pulled toward the ground). If your body is out of line, certain muscles will have to work harder to keep you upright. This can result in fatigue and discomfort.

Long-term positions “train” the …

In Brief

Selling Kids on Vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Marketing is the answer. You can call it tricks or just good ideas. Whatever works.

School lunchrooms are...

What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

On the 2010 Census, President Barack Obama, identified himself as  “black.” But millions of Americans consider themselves “bi- or multi-racial.”  And their numbers are...

Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was a great American poet. Just before he died, he read his poetry at the inauguration of President John...

Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

The President of Iceland started it. Last week he joked that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. His remarks set off a debate...

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