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Washington FAMILY Staff

Spicy—More Than A Trend—A Way Of Life

(NAPSI)—Look at a menu these days and you’re bound to see such words as “hot,” “spicy,” “flaming,” “volcano,” “bang-bang” and other names for dialed-up flavor profiles. It doesn’t seem like Americans’ love of “feeling the burn” while enjoying their food is going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, a recent restaurant …

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Suspect Stroke? Call 911

(NAPSI)—A stroke can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time, so it’s important for everyone to learn and understand the signs and symptoms of stroke. The condition, also known as a “brain attack,” is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and affects more than …

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Facts On Fixing The Public Education System

by Martin Lueken, Ph.D. (NAPSI)—Some parents will stop at nothing to provide the best opportunities for their children—as the recent college admissions scandal shows. Given that many of the parents involved are (very) wealthy, the differences in educational opportunities between wealthy and low-income families couldn’t be starker. So what do …

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7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home

(BPT) – Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, it’s not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with …

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Doctors’ Orders: Kids Need a Dose of Daily Playtime

(StatePoint) At your child’s next check-up, don’t be surprised if your pediatrician recommends a healthy dose of play. Beyond the typical preventive care strategies for healthy child development, more pediatricians are recognizing play’s multifaceted benefits. Play is fundamentally important for developing 21st century skills, including social, emotional, language and cognitive skills, …

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