Nurturing Creative Kid

Hobbies Engage and Grow Healthy Kids Unplugging with creative and fun activities fosters skills that can last a lifetime. Studies published by the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis show that …

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Hostile Teachers Hamper Learning

Teachers that antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism or criticizing their contributions can damage their learning potential, a new West Virginia University study of 472 undergraduates warns. Split into two groups, the students …

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Safe Drinking Water

Home Systems to Purify H2O Americans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap …

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Thanksgiving Desserts

Plant-Based Pies for Every Palate Gratitude for the bounty in our lives has been a constant in every American Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims’ first celebration at Plymouth Plantation. What has changed is the menu. Many …

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Plastic Pushback

Countries Ban Single-Use Plastics Bans on plastic consumption have been increasing globally for the last two years. Single-use plastics will be officially banned in The Bahamas by 2020, including plastic bags collected at the point …

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Dumping Disincentive

Citicorp Acts to Protect Oceans from Mine Waste Citigroup is no longer financing mining projects that dump mine waste into the ocean. The move comes in response to pressure from the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign, …

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Soybean Slowdown

Chinese GMO Regulations Dampen U.S. Exports Even before recent disruption of U.S. trade with China through increased tariffs, China had made importing genetically modified (GMO) soybeans more difficult after a regulatory crackdown last December. The …

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