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Get More Life From Your Christmas Tree

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Natural Christmas trees are beautiful and provide an intoxicating scent in your home. Here are some tips from a master grower on how to keep your natural tree fresher – and ultimately safer in your home – longer.... Read full article

Holiday Stress-Busting Tips from the Trenches

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Holiday stress got you down? Try these tips for simplifying. Spend more time with family and less time checking off your holiday to-do list.... Read full article

In-Law Harmony at the Holidays

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If you're dreading the stress and conflict that sometimes comes with seeing your in-laws over the holidays, you aren't alone. These 5 tips will help make holiday time together more relaxing and harmonious.... Read full article

Visit the New England Aquarium

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Visit the New England Aquarium in Boston and see the giant ocean tank that is the centerpiece of this beloved family attraction.... Read full article

Backpacks: Teach Your Kids to Wear Them Safely

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School backpacks can do more than carry books; they can injure your kids if not worn properly. Here's some great information and tips from a Boston physical therapist who sees plenty of patients with backpack-related injuries.... Read full article

Social Bullying Rampant on Kids’ TV Shows

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While there's plenty of research on the effects of television violence on children, a new study reveals that social bullying – portrayed in many popular children's TV programs – doesn't get as much notice, but likely has similar effects.... Read full article

Politics, Anyone? Parents Aren't Talking Enough to Their Kids About It

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A new national survey reveals that while voters think that parents should be educating their kids about politics, most parents really aren't doing it.... Read full article

Survey Finds Football-Playing Dads Not as Worried About Their Kids Getting Concussions

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In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football.... Read full article

Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

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You might want to think twice about pulling your kids out of school for a family vacation. Educators are strongly discouraging it, citing class time that's hard to make up and the burden placed on teachers asked for makeup work.... Read full article

Boy Brain – Girl Brain: Is There a Difference?

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Two Boston gender experts are challenging beliefs that boys and girls learn and behave differently because of brain structure, and must therefore be taught differently. They argue that our culture creates stereotypes that lead to these differences.... Read full article

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