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  • Temperature May be a Key in Elderly Health

    Research from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has shown that indoor temperatures in aged care homes could dramatically alter the wellbeing of residents, particularly those with dementia.

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  • Dear Son

    Today I wish I could go back. I wish I could go back and hold you as an infant. I wish I could smell your skin and rock you just a little longer. I wish I could be still and feel that moment just one more time.

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  • Here’s How to Make Grocery Shopping Fun … and Educational for Your Child

    Here’s How to Make Grocery Shopping Fun … and Educational for Your Child

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  • 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Raising Girls

    When we talk about gender today, we see it as a number of continuums,” Steve says. “There are kids all over that continuum. But still the generalisations work pretty well for 90 percent of kids.

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  • Why You Should Hug Your Kids When They’re Being Horrible

    Because our kids learn better with love, than with punishment. A hug and a chat about what is going on will get a better response than yelling and punishment.

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  • It’s Ok to Say No to Playing with Your Child

    A parent writes that she’s struggling with her 5-year-old’s demands to play with her. This mom says that although she understands the theory of Janet’s parenting approach, she has difficulty putting it into practice in the moment, and she finds herself getting frustrated and being unkind. “She irritates me, and I feel absolutely terrible for admitting that!

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  • Spy Style Walking Stick May Keep the Elderly Safe

    James Bond had a ring with a camera inside it. Inspector Gadget had a bowler’s hat with an extendable propeller. Maxwell Smart had a shoe phone. And now Australia’s seniors could be getting about using a walking stick with GPS tracking, an alarm and wi-fi connection.

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  • Spending Time in Natural Playgrounds

    Take a few moments and envision a playground in your area. What does it look like? If you live in the United States, it’s likely brightly colored with climbing structures, slides and swings over a turf bottom. It’s enticing for children, sure, but it could also be described as “built” or “man-made.” Rarely does anything about playgrounds appear natural at all.

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  • You’ll be Happier if You Let Yourself Feel Bad

    There’s a moment in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray when the title character declares war on his feelings: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions,” Dorian says. “I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Basil Hallward, the artist who had painted Dorian’s portrait, becomes fearful of his subject’s newfound aggression: “You talk as if you had no heart, no pity in you,” he says. But Dorian, in the throes of an existential crises, isn’t listening; he wants control, most especially over how he feels.

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  • Great Idea – for Boys Too, Surely

    It’s a tough world out there for middle school girls. That’s the time in their lives that they’re really starting to turn into young women. And that means it’s the perfect time for body image problems to be born. But some schools are finding creative ways to combat that, like Warren Middle School in Forney, Texas, where teachers are spending their summer break working on a bathroom inspiration project to remind girls how beautiful and strong they all are.

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