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Holiday Travel: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Among all the stressful things the holiday season brings, airplane travel might be the worst of them. Luckily, the New York Times has some fantastic tips on holiday travel. The article is a good mix of surprisingly clever advice and common-sense reminders: Map out Plan B. Figure out your next best flight options in case… Read more »

With Head Lice, Persistence not Panic Keys Treatment

It’s not actually as bad as having lice, but researching and writing this article has made my head itch for two hours. It’s also reminded me of the last time I really worried about these parasites, standing in a long hallway with my third-grade classmates, waiting for a dreaded lice-check. The woman with the blue… Read more »

Black Friday, Smart Shoppers

This year, 195 million people went shopping on Black Friday, up quite a bit from last year’s 171 million. (And just for comparison sake, the voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election was 131 million people.) But while more shoppers were working off their Thanksgiving calories by rushing to their nearest Toys “R” Us and… Read more »

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Thanksgiving Horror Stories

Thanksgiving is a lovely tradition that brings family together over an extravagant meal, but it has the potential to go horribly wrong (most events that involve in-laws do). But there are a lot of stories of Thanksgivings that go wrong, and maybe your worst pales in comparison to someone else’s.

Making Sense of Finances for Kids

In the wake of global economic turmoil, many families, businesses and even the Obama administration has adopted the mantra: “never let a crisis go to waste.” There are plenty of lessons to take from the world’s current fiscal situation, but the pitfalls of Ponzi schemes and mortgage-backed securities probably won’t prove particularly enlightening for your… Read more »

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Smooth Riders: Biking Safely in the City

When he heads out for a ride through the sloped streets of San Francisco, or anywhere else in the greater Bay Area for that matter, San Jose born fitness fanatic and spinning instructor Larry Muñoz wears a Giro helmet. It’s “lightweight, adjustable to fit any head shape, well ventilated, and stylish,” he says. Giro and… Read more »

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 »