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Brooklyn Teacher Sacked For Telling 1st Graders There Is No Santa

A substitute teacher in Brooklyn recently made the news for telling first graders that Santa and the Tooth Fairy aren’t real. This leads us all to wonder what’s going on in the world of academia today – where a child’s belief in Santa needs to be shattered. Parents were outraged at Park Slope school in Brooklyn after their children came ...

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Did Kids Always Have Too Much Homework?

If you think your child is overwhelmed with homework, you are not alone. In fact, even from the times of “one room schoolhouses” it seems that parents have always felt that their kids have been given too much homework by their teachers. More than a century ago, in January 1900, Edward Bok wrote a scathing editorial in Ladies’ Home Journal ...

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‘The Pill’ May be Killing Women’s Sex Drives

There’s a reason so many libido-challenged Americans are turning to Viagra these days. It’s because so many of the other drugs they’re taking are killing their sex drive. The latest evidence?  The “pill,” the oral contraceptive so many women take to keep from getting pregnant. A just-released study has found that women on the pill suffer a decrease in the ...

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How to Avoid Political Arguments at Your Holiday Table

We come into this holiday season politically divided more than any time in recent memory. Unfortunately, we all have those in our families that do not agree with us politically. In this hyper-divisive climate, how can we keep holiday dinners from erupting into food fights? Here are some tips to keep the peace this year at your holiday tables. Set ...

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Skyrocketing

Sadly, in a little over a decade, binge drinking among childless American women has doubled — suggesting that the ‘wine aunt’ pop culture figure is actually a real thing.     The study comes out of Columbia University and revealed that “More than four in ten (42 percent) of childless 30 to 44-year-olds were having five or more drinks on any ...

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Teaching Your Kids Gratitude Is Good for Their Health

The Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, and among the frantic preparations for traveling, and/or cooking the holiday meal, let’s not lose sight that at the core of this special day is thankfulness. I have always believed that teaching your children to be grateful is one of the most valuable life lessons you can give them, and now researchers are saying ...

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Yoga Takes On Fat Shaming – Sort Of

Is it okay to be fat? Americans have disturbingly schizophrenic views on the issue of body weight. In today’s politically correct culture, it’s considered deeply offensive to stigmatize people because of how they “look”, especially based on their weight alone. But tens of millions of women are so obsessed with weight loss that they’ll spend a third or more of ...

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In Support of Traditional Gender Roles

In our family, my husband is the breadwinner and I am our children’s primary caretaker. We didn’t casually slip into stereotypical gender roles or succumb to society’s expectations for husbands and wives, though. We discussed our household needs (money and cleaning/cooking/childcare) and declared our preferences. I wanted to take care of the kids, keep the kitchen stocked with yummy food, ...

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High Healthcare Costs Mean Hard Choices For Families

America’s healthcare system has always operated on a fee-for-service basis. In an ideal marketplace, fees for medical services would be reasonable enough that patients could afford to pay for a broken leg, strep throat, childbirth, and other fairly routine procedures. Paying for our own services seems like an independent, American thing to do. But, healthcare costs are so high that ...

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