How to cope when kids fly the coop

03 September 2014
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Step foot on any college campus on freshman move-in day, and you’ll see the same scene: scores of devoted parents with ambivalent looks on their faces, a blend of worry and pride. For those saying goodbye to their only or youngest child, the journey that awaits them will be just as uncharted as the one that lies ahead for their new college student. What will life be like now with an empty nest? Natalie Caine, founder of Life in Transition, remembers the feeling all too well. As her daughter and only child prepared to venture off to college 3,000 miles away from home (moving from Los Angeles...

President plans more measures to improve health care for veterans

27 August 2014
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Pediatricians say school should start later for teens’ health

27 August 2014
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i i About 40 percent of high schools start before 8 a.m., which contributes to chronic sleep deprivation among teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Chris Waits/Flickr Many parents have pushed for a later start to the school day for teenagers, with limited success. But parents just got a boost from the nation’s pediatricians, who say that making middle and high schoolers start classes before 8:30 a.m. threatens children’s’ health, safety and academic performance. “We want to promote safety with kids,” says Dr. Cora Breuner, an adolescent medicine...

Teens who skimp on sleep may face later obesity risk

27 August 2014
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Teens who skimp on sleep could be setting themselves up for obesity just a few years later, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of North Carolina found an association between getting fewer than six hours of shut-eye a night at age 16 and having a 20 percent higher risk of obesity by age 21, compared with 16-year-olds who slept more than eight hours a night. Teens typically need around nine-and-one-quarter hours of sleep a night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. For the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers examined health...

Charm the pants off of everyone, all the time

22 August 2014
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First impressions count. From work events to cocktail hours, small talk is in every aspect of your day to day life. Making a great first impression at social functions can be a daunting task. According to psychologist Linda Blair, seven seconds is all it takes for us to judge someone we’re meeting for the first time. To make the seven seconds count, you’ll need an elevator pitch. Additionally, confidently present yourself. Confidence is a key aspect because when you are at ease the people you’re interacting with will also feel unguarded. Being nervous can project the same way on people, causing...

Virginia same-sex marriage ruling is placed on hold

22 August 2014
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More people going to Switzerland for assisted suicide

22 August 2014
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Kids’ brains reorganize when learning math skills

21 August 2014
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Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home advice: Drilling your kids on simple addition and multiplication may pay off. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “Experience really does matter,” said Dr. Kathy Mann Koepke of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the research. Healthy children start making that switch between counting to what’s called fact retrieval when they’re 8 years...

Kids’ brains reorganize when learning math skills

20 August 2014
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Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home advice: Drilling your kids on simple addition and multiplication may pay off. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “Experience really does matter,” said Dr. Kathy Mann Koepke of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the research. Healthy children start making that switch between counting to what’s called fact retrieval when they’re 8 years...

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