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Articles about general topics for children and parents.

DIY Christmas Decoration Activities For Kids

Mary Christmas

Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way

Oh! What fun it is …….

Yes! It is Christmas once again fast approaching, and the joy is in the air!

What better way to spend Christmas holidays than to create unique Christmas decorations! Decorating the house is one of the funnest parts of the holidays, although some difficult or dangerous activities like cutting down the tree or installing the lights around the house should be left to the adults or the professions like Christmas Light Installation Colorado, there are many more activities that even children can do. Of course, adults who are children at heart too. Continue reading DIY Christmas Decoration Activities For Kids

What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

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They are texting. They are on Instagram. They are on Facebook.

Sounds familiar?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of two hours of screen time for children. However, studies show that children spend as much as seven to nine hours on their smart phones, mainly texting and gaming. Continue reading What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

The ‘silent cancer’: facts, symptoms, and risk factors of pancreatic cancer

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The month of November is declared pancreatic cancer awareness month, in a bid to increase public awareness of the lethal disease that killed Steve Jobs, the famous CEO of Apple. Only more awareness and understanding about this cancer can allow more people to be diagnosed early, in time for surgery, which is currently the only chance for a cure, albeit a remote chance. Continue reading The ‘silent cancer’: facts, symptoms, and risk factors of pancreatic cancer

Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

What do the happiest people on earth have in common? Recently, researchers analyzed the common characteristics of the people who call themselves very, very happy with their lives, and who tend to live long. Here is what they found:

1. Relationships

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Continue reading Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac

The bitter truth about painkillersNo one likes pain. We want to get rid of the occasional headache, the backache, and the neck pain as soon as possible so that we can get on with our lives. Therefore, we reach out for the white pills on your shelf. However, how safe are they? Continue reading The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac

Make money from home: 6 legitimate work-from-home job opportunities

lady working from homeIn today’s wired and networked society, the face of employment is fast changing. Gone are the days when the word ‘job’ brings to mind a 9-5 shift in an office cubicle. With the immense range of connectivity offered by the internet, many people are turning to online jobs that they can do from home. Continue reading Make money from home: 6 legitimate work-from-home job opportunities

Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

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Some parents, like helicopters, hover over their children, supervising and overseeing their life. The term ‘helicopter parent’ (also called a ‘cosseting parent’ or a ‘cosseter’) refers to a parent who is extremely and closely attentive to a child’s problems and experiences, particularly at school and college. Continue reading Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?