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7 Festive Shopping Experiences


7 Festive Shopping Experiences

Kick off the holiday shopping season at these charming villages and other festive shopping places. Nov. 25-27, 2011

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The Right Play Activities for Your Child


The Right Play Activities for Your Child

KidsHealth resource helps parents find age-appropriate play for babies, toddlers and school-age children.

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Play, Create and Get Fit


Play, Create and Get Fit

Top weekend event picks for Nov. 12-13, 2011

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Report: Widespread  School Sexual Harassment


Report: Widespread School Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in middle and high schools, according to Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at Schools, a report commissioned by the American Association of University Women. The survey of 1,965 students in grades 7-12 conducted in May and June 2011 revealed:  • Nearly half (48%) of students experienced some form of sexual harassment in the 2010–11 school year, and the majority of those students (87%) said it had a negative effect on them. •Verbal harassment (unwelcome sexual comments, jokes, or gestures) made up the bulk of the incidents, but physicalharassment also common. Sexual harassment by text, e-mail, Facebook, or other electronic means affected nearly one-third (30%) of students. • Many of the students who...

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Penguins, Pirates and Bubbles


Penguins, Pirates and Bubbles

Top weekend event picks for Nov. 5-6, 2011

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Report: Sugary Drink Ads Target Kids


Report: Sugary Drink Ads Target Kids

Makers of sodas and sports, energy and fruit drinks are disguising unhealthy products and marketing to children, according to Sugary Drink F.A.C.T.S., a Yale University study delivered Oct. 31 to the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Researchers at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity studied 600 drinks made by 14 manufacturers. “We found that children’s exposure to TV ads for full-calorie soda doubled from 2008 to 2010,” says Jennifer Harris, the report’s author. “We also found that energy drinks are heavily marketed to children and teens.” Among the report’s other findings: Many fruit and energy drinks contain as much sugar and calories as non-diet sodas....

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