5 Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Children

Ron Ferguson, an economist at Harvard, has made a career out of studying the achievement gap — the well-documented learning gap that exists between kids of different races and socioeconomic statuses. But even he was surprised to discover that gap visible with “stark differences” by just age 2, meaning “kids aren’t halfway to kindergarten and […]

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Guidelines for Consuming Produce Exposed to Floodwater

Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home has posted a new item, ‘Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater’ Heavy rains and the flowing waters that result can contaminate plants growing in the garden and create a food safety hazard. As floodwater moves into your garden, it can carry raw sewage overflow, farm […]

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Mentors: Who, When, and Where?

Mentoring programs are popping up around the country, as people start to recognize the impact these relationships can have. But what are the qualities of a successful mentor-mentee relationship? Are there specific places or people or times that can be most beneficial to youth? If mentors matter so much to kids, how can parents and […]

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Making Small Changes That Add Up To A Healthier Lifestyle

Warmer weather and longer days offer an ideal opportunity to start cleaning up eating habits and getting on track to a healthy lifestyle. Getting started only requires a slow and steady approach, rather than drastic changes. Meal planning, portion control and exercise are a few ways to get started making changes in personal health through […]

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