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Why watching 'Sesame Street' with your kids makes them learn more

This article is brought to you by the number 50! For 50 years now, “Sesame Street” has been televising lessons designed for young children on everything from letters and numbers, healthy eating, and diversity and inclusion. For as long it’s…

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How old is too old to trick or treat?

I think I was in about seventh grade when my friends and I decided we were too old to go trick-or-treating. Newly minted teenagers, we decided to have a Halloween party instead. So we decorated someone’s basement with black streamers,…

How old is too old to trick or treat?

I think I was in about seventh grade when my friends and I decided we were too old to go trick-or-treating. Newly minted teenagers, we decided to have a Halloween party instead. So we decorated someone’s basement with black streamers,…

How to tie chores to an allowance

Getting kids into the routine of helping with household chores early will make the process more fun. (Photo: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock) Do you give your kids an allowance? Do they have to complete certain chores to get it? These are interesting questions…

Volunteer for National Public Lands Day

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to bolt the door and hide inside. Fall is the perfect time to take a walk in the woods. From the aspens in California to the oaks…

This is how happy couples argue

In his seminal novel, “Anna Karenina,” Tolstoy remarked that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” His observation, that it takes the avoidance of flaws to have a successful family (or an experiment),…

Grab a free ticket to a museum this Saturday

Is there a museum in your local area that you’ve been dying to check out? This Saturday might be the day to do it. If that museum is participating in this weekend’s Museum Day event, you can score free tickets…

How to discuss climate change with your uncle

Most people know better than to bring up politics, religion or climatology in polite company. It’s a recipe for arguments, or at least for awkwardness. But when families get together, that recipe is often dusted off anyway. And whether it’s…

Why we're stuck on a particular side of the bed

While it’s true that no one wants to live in a house divided, sleeping arrangements are an altogether different matter. A bed divided is not just the foundation of a happy domestic union, but also our natural preference. Even if,…