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Question of the Week: Did You Get Vaccinated Against H1N1?

Two weeks ago, President Obama declared H1N1 a national emergency, and Americans are having trouble getting vaccinated. Though there are critics that claim the vaccine isn’t safe, it’s manufactured the same way seasonal flu vaccines are, a process that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and been a standard for over 60 years…. Read more »

6 Myths About Getting Sick

1. The Cold Will Give You a Cold It’s true that more people get sick during the colder seasons, but it has nothing to do with the weather. A cold is a virus, and the reason it’s more common during the fall and winter is that we all spend more time inside with each other,… Read more »

SAD Season: How to Stay Upbeat with less Sunlight

While Daylight Savings promises an extra hour of perceived sleep, it also heralds the time of year when daylight becomes a scarce commodity. That can be bad news for people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder or SAD as it is appropriately known. Doctors don’t know for sure what the cause or causes of SAD… Read more »

When Kids Lie, How to Reply

In late August, author Po Bronson appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss his book NutureShock: New Thinking About Children. One facet of this “new thinking,” according to Bronson, is understanding why kids lie. Because in reality, they lie a lot. What Bronson is specifically interested in is how to respond to it. Most… Read more »

Eye Popping: Our Gallery of Inspired Jack-O'-Lanterns

While trick-or-treating brings in the loot every October 31, it’s pumpkin carving that offers a chance to tap into your creativity, and impress those sugar hungry visitors at the door. Whether you’re throwing a party for friends, getting the family together, or embarking on a solo project, sculpting pumpkins, and other squash, is a classic… Read more »

Question of the Week: When Should Kids Start Pre-K?

In England, kids start pre-kindergarten at age four, but a new study from Cambridge is suggesting putting it off until six. The study itself took six years to complete, with 14 authors, 66 research consultants, 28 research surveys, over 1,052 “written submissions,” and 250 focus groups. The result is a report that’s 600 pages long…. Read more »

Ticket to Ride… As Cheaply As Possible

If you’re like me, you don’t care about luxury air travel. You just want to get from point A to B as cheaply as possible. As airlines cut capacity, finding inexpensive airfare is becoming tougher and tougher. But there are a few good tips to find cheap seats. An article by Rick Seaney at ABC… Read more »

8 "Best" Homemade Halloween Costumes Ever

There are a lot of clever ideas for Halloween costumes. Unfortunately, for every good idea, there are an equal number (if not more) bad ones. Here is a sampling of laughably bad ways to go trick or treating. Transformers Tom Cruise in Risky Business