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New Year, New Brain

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7 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power in 2017   Your sister wants to lose weight. Your boss wants to quit smoking. Your cousin wants to get out of debt and repair his bad credit. Sound familiar? It should. They’re the same unmet goals from last year. And the year

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50 Military Discounts Just for Showing ID

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Military families often go through major challenges that our non-military counterparts don’t. There are the frequent moves (sometimes in the middle of the school year), the long separations, living far away from extended family and, of course, the constant worries associated with deployments to war zones. That’s why acknowledgements of

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Redshirting: Is your child ready for kindergarten?

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It may seem premature to be weighing things like high school athletics and class rank before a child even enters kindergarten, but those are real factors for some parents who are considering “redshirting” their five-year-old. What is redshirting? Named for the sports-related concept of having athletes who are kept out

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Why Math Matters—and What You Can Do To Help Your Child

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In her book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley writes about Americans’ lackadaisical attitudes toward math, despite its thread being woven into practically every profession. From measuring floor covering to making change for customers, understanding math is crucial, and

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