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Doing More Harm than Good: 8 First Aid Myths

When I was kid and I burned my fingers on the stove, my mom slathered butter on the wound. This is just one of many household myths about first aid that can actually make things worse. Learn to be wary of any first aid advice that you can’t reason out or reminds you of something… Read more »

Travel Cheap, Ditch the Gym, and Moms who Tweet

Outside‘s 25 weekend escapes under $500. Should we get rid of summer vacation? Is yard work a good substitute for the gym? Yep. Tips on keeping pets safe in hot weather. New to Twitter? 25 moms to follow.

Get Into Scuba Diving

I think at some point, we all have the desire to make like Jacques Cousteau (or for our younger, Wes Anderson-inspired audience, Steve Zissou) and explore the depths of the ocean. But what does it take to actually go scuba diving? How much does it cost? Is it safe? I pitched these questions to Heidi… Read more »

Parental Controls

Monitoring and censoring your kids’ computer use is a decision that’s left up to parents. But parental controls aren’t just about blocking access to explicit websites. Consider enabling controls to set maximums on computer usage or, for younger users, a safeguard for internet safety. In Windows Vista and Mac OS X, you can also set… Read more »

Energy Bars: Friend or Foe?

America is wild about health food, and in particular, energy bars have become an increasingly popular item among health-conscious shoppers. They’re convenient and often pitch themselves as a healthy alternative for those who don’t time to eat an entire meal. But it makes one wonder if there’s such thing as fast food that’s good for… Read more »

Road Trips, Cycling, and Shopping Carts

Mommy blogger reports on the danger shopping carts pose to kids. Going on a road trip? Why not go green? If you think football is tough, try cheerleading. Canadian baby boomers find ways to stay active. Are cyclists’ bones more breakable?

All The Wii That's "Fit" To Play

Video game critics bestowed glowing reviews to Wii Fit, Nintendo’s virtual yoga-aerobics-exercise experience, but is it really a good workout system? The New York Times ran a piece in which four different types of people tested out the game. The consensus was that while Wii Fit wasn’t for serious workouts, it was surprisingly effective as… Read more »

Be Careful of Computers — They're Heavy

Recent studies indicate that video game or chat addictions aren’t the only dangers posed to children by computers. According to an article by Jennifer Thomas of Health Day, over 9,000 children are now injured every year by computer hardware—a dramatic increase from the 1,300 kids hurt by computers in 1994. The majority of children are… Read more »