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Earth Day Shopping?

Check out this eco-friendly product roundup and feel good about what you’re buying!

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School lunches are gold mines for recycling, reusing and replenishing

From an early age, children can roll up their sleeves and get involved in helping reduce the amount of trash they produce by participating in recycling programs. Across the country, children will celebrate Earth Day April 22 with science fairs and environmental educational seminars about the importance of recycling. When children start recycling early in life, they’re more likely to continue that behavior as they get older – and pass the practice on to their own kids.

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Spring Cleaning Teaches Life Skills

As the weather gets warmer we often feel the need to organize and clean our homes. May is a great time to do this and getting our children to help not only makes our lives easier, it also teaches them wonderful life skills. Our dominant sense affects not only how we interpret information but also what our natural skills are, even when it comes to cleaning.

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10 Tips on Getting In-State Tuition

About 17% of college students go out-of-state to college. They pay dearly for it; the typical out-of-state tuition rate at a 4-year public university is 3x to 4x more than the in-state tuition rate e.g. $30,528 vs. $8,760 per year at CU-Boulder. Unfortunately, that expensive out-of-state tuition rate is out-of-reach for many students despite their strong desire to transplant themselves. So many such students settle on going to college in the state where they grew up. Don’t settle, decide; you have options. You may be able to earn in-state tuition in your chosen state at your chosen college. Here are 5 tips.

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Top 10 Apps for Kids

Put your gadget to good use with our list of top 10 learning apps for kids. And did we mention they’re all free?

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Six Steps to Help Break the Pacifier Habit

Difrax is proud to design reliable, top quality pacifiers for babies. With a mission to support parents, they’re here to offer practical advice when it’s time for your child to say “goodbye” to their beloved pacifier.

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Bringing Home a Pet

Are you raising an animal lover? If so, chances are they’ve already asked for a puppy, kitten, guanine pig, lizard, snake or bird of their own. Bringing home a pet is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly – especially if you have young kids in your home. I’ve put together some tips and advice to help ensure your decision is the right one – whatever that may be.

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E-Cigs: What Parents Need to Know About the Latest Teen Trend

According to the Center for Disease Control, tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, and more than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use. The game-changer was thought to have come to the aid of tobacco users nearly a decade ago with a product that uses water vapor and limited amounts of nicotine. But public health officials are now warning consumers of possible risks, and legislators are quick to respond.

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