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Pet Care #1: Do Rabbits Make Good Pets?

Growing up, I recall my Grandmother urging me to eat my carrots.  “Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses?” she’d ask. The sight of Bugs Bunny chewing on a carrot is one of the best-known and beloved images in American cartoon history. But it turns out carrots aren’t good for rabbits – and in fact, many won’t eat them. ...

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Pet Care Series #2: Are Ferrets Safe and Friendly?

Would you like to own a ferret?  Only about 500,000 Americans currently do, and that’s down from about 725,000 seven years ago, according to available statistics. Compare that to some 35 million cat owners or 48 million dog owners, and even 2-3 million pet rabbit owners.  Clearly, ferrets aren’t for everybody. Apparently, their reputation has taken a hit of late… ...

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Holidays and Women Just Can’t Get Along

Holidays are here again, and the world is so elated…or so it seems. Everyone falls in line with a certain frenzy that includes a jolly spirit that becomes even more excited as it spends money on things people don’t need. It’s all just a ploy to satisfy a person’s need to feel important and celebrated by others…but that’s another topic ...

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Why Do Some Mothers Kill Their Own Children?

A six-year-old boy collapsed and died in his school lunch line in the Bronx section of Manhattan last June.  His death resulted from complications from a knife wound to his neck he’d received two months earlier. From his own mother, it turns out. Parents killing their own children is on the rise in America, and mothers are now just as ...

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Stay-At-Home Moms Work Too: These Are The Things I Do

As a stay-at-home-mom and my household’s caretaker, I have a LOT of cleaning and cooking to do each day. Well, sometimes the “cooking” component consists more of spreading peanut butter and jelly on white bread and opening a can of pineapple chunks, but still, I must plan meals for the whole family each day. There is also a lot of ...

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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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