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Make the World Dance

A very wise president, Kid President, once said, “It’s everyone’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”

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Faded Pictures

There were so many memories in that box. I couldn’t help but wonder if future generations will be missing out on the joy of thumbing through printed photos.

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Flaky Mom

I tried. I really did. I did my best to still stay on top of child-rearing, maintain a healthy relationship and keeping up with friends and family while also holding down a job. Despite my best efforts, I’ve come to the realization that I’m kind of a flake. 

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Predicting Times Based on Performances

Genzebe Dibaba's breathtaking world record performance and to a lesser extent, Shannon Rowbury's American record last week in Monaco were landmark events. Since Dibaba has been training to focus on the 5000, there is a lot of speculation on how fast she can ultimately run the distance.

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Smartphones: A Social Apocalypse?

It’s a sunny, cool day. After a grueling vertical climb, an eleven-year-old finally reaches the top of the rock wall and rings the bell proudly. I cheer. The group’s teacher cheers. I look over my shoulder at the other students on the ground, who are strangely silent, and find them huddled around cell phones.

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Hot Weather Safety

With temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s it’s important to take extra precautions in the heat and sun, especially for children. Here are a few tips to help you and your kiddies stay safe.

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