Experts: U.S. health care system well-prepared for Ebola

July 31st, 2014 No comments

(CNN)– It’s not the type of plane either Kent Brantly or Nancy Writebol likely planned to take home. But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take. The Centers for …

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Reading Harry Potter Books Can Make Kids More Tolerant

July 31st, 2014 No comments

The wildly popular Harry Potter books don’t necessarily need another reason for kids to read them, but you can chalk up another potential positive for the series—teaching children to be more tolerant of others.

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When Do Kids Realize They’re Going to Grow Up?

July 31st, 2014 No comments

Soon, her concerns shift from her brother to herself and her own mortality: “And I don’t wanna die when I’m a hundre-e-e-e-e-ed!” Judging from the tiny girl’s shock, it seems like it’s the first time she’s fully grasped the grim realities of aging and death — which brings up some really interesting questions about psychology and child development. When do young children start to figure out aging, and what do they understand about it? Related: Shopping is Good For Babies Research suggests that kids do understand that they’re going to grow up — but they also misunderstand the mechanics of the aging process in the most adorable way possible: According to a study by Israeli researchers Rama Klavir and David Leiser, children between the ages of 3 and 5 seem to think that birthday parties cause aging. In one of the questions, they described this scenario to the children: “A child’s birthday was celebrated when he was 1 year old.

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Exposed by My Children for What I Really Look Like

July 31st, 2014 No comments

Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it. Photo by Bridgette White My first reaction is shock. Who took this hideous picture of me? Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears.

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Logrolling Could Be the Next Fitness Craze

July 31st, 2014 No comments

Logrolling Could Be the Next New Fitness Craze Road Trip host Marc Istook heads to the land of lakes, where he meets 27-year-old world champion logroller Abby Hoeschler in Minneapolis. He tries out the challenging but fun sport of logrolling, which has its roots in the lumberjack trade. Now, this young CEO hopes her inventive idea will help take the sport mainstream to fitness enthusiasts everywhere!

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