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The Comprehensive Guide to an Early Retirement (11 Steps)

By ELIZABETH O’BRIEN Maybe you’ve always dreamed about retiring when you hit 60—or even before you get your AARP card at 50. Or perhaps you have watched the stock market climb for the past eight years in a row, with the S&P 500 index more than tripling since its 2009 low, and suddenly an early exit from the workplace seems as if it …

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10 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 10 Minutes

Set aside a few minutes every day to complete small tasks that can lead to big financial outcomes. From our partners at LearnVest from Parents Magazine You’re busy. We’re busy. We’ve all got stuff to do. The longer we put something off, the more we continue to put it off. And those small tasks that will help our financial lives can …

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Kids and Credit Cards: 7 Things Parents Need to Know

by Education.com For 21st century teens, credit cards have become a rite of passage – like cell phones and drivers’ licenses. Teens are quickly becoming one of the largest target markets for credit card companies, with more and more youth culture campaigns popping up each year. That’s because credit card companies know that teenagers are consumers, forming one of the largest …

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Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents

Each year, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asks a national sample of adults to identify health topics that are a “big problem” for children and teens. The Top 10 health concerns for children for this year were: Bullying/cyberbullying (61%) Not enough exercise (60%) Unhealthy eating (57%) Drug abuse (56%) Internet safety (55%) Child abuse and …

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5 Simple, Fun Ideas for Family Fitness

You know why exercise is important for your family: It can lower heart risks, control weight, and help kids do better in school. And it lets kids burn off some energy. Plus, family activities and fitness at an early age can go a long way toward helping children form healthy habits for life.But don’t expect your kids to understand — or even care — about those things. …

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10 Steps to Maintain Romance in Your Relationship

by: Bea Moise, MS How do you keep a relationship thriving after many years of being together? Having a healthy relationship involves a lot of maintenance, and the romance department is not excluded. It can be easy to take your partner for granted, but it can also be easy to show them that you are still in-love and care about them. But …

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10 Ways To Help Your Child Become Interested in Reading

  You can encourage reading for a child in your life – here are just a few ways: 1. Pay attention to what your child is interested in, and encourage him or her to read books on those subjects. 2. Set aside time to read with your child every day. Spend time reading together just before bed and take turns …

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Is Rest Time Chaotic Time?

Most full time programs that include children under five years old schedule a nap or rest time as part of the day. An important component of the day, rest time gives children the chance to physically rest and emotionally unwind. This midday break can go a long way in helping children stay healthy, alert and emotionally centered in the afternoon. …

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17 Beauty Tips That Are Actual Gamechangers

BY  RACHEL NUSSBAUM (and Glamour Magazine staff) At this point, it feels like if you’ve read one article of beauty tips, you’ve read ’em all. Of course, it’s for a reason—tried-and-true hacks like using a bobby pin for eyeliner and swatting down frizz with a dryer sheet do work—but they don’t exactly leave us excited nor do they inspire to go out there …

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Top 10 Concerns about Children and Technology

by: Devorah Heitner, PhD One of my favorite parts of Raising Digital Natives is presenting to parent groups, teachers and administrators.Frequently, parents and teachers share their experiences with me, so I learn as much as I teach. Being exposed to the concerns parents and teachers have about kids in the digital age is extremely informative and valuable to shaping the the …

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