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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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Is Abstinence Realistic For Today’s Youth?

In today’s overall sexualized world it may seem impossible to have a serious talk with your teenager about abstinence, but while it can be a daunting task, it can be done, and here’s how! First some definitions. Abstinence means not having any kind of sex with a partner. A lot of teens think they are being “abstinent” as long as ...

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Why Do Kids Kill?

I can’t imagine the heartache experienced by families impacted by the recent Santa Clarita school shooting. On November 14, a student opened fire at Saugus High School, where he shot several people before killing himself. Two of his teenage victims, who were also his classmates, died. My deepest sympathies extend to their loved ones. I am terrified that one day, ...

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Consumers Will Pay For Misguided Berkeley Gas Ban

The new year is quickly approaching, and it is bringing a slew of new laws with it. Starting January 1, Berkeley, California will be the first US city to ban the installation of natural gas hook-ups for stoves and heating systems in new builds. The law applies mostly to multi-family dwellings; exceptions are made for first-floor retail buildings and certain ...

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More Americans Getting “Hooked” on Sports Betting

What do Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. all have in common?  They’re sports super-stars, of course. But they’re also something else:  Hard-core gambling addicts. Which means they’ve also lost a ton of money– much of it betting on sporting events. Mayweather, Jr. regularly gambles as much as $400,000 on college football games.  He reportedly once ...

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When Did Touching Become So Touchy?

Even though touch is a basic human need – along with sight, hearing, smell, and taste – one in four people are suffering from skin hunger. Also called touch deprivation, this genuine medical condition can undermine a person’s overall health and well-being. Gentle touching is a natural way animals express affection, acceptance, and approval. From birth to death, all of ...

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