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Fair Factories
Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Laura Fries

Popular movements to buy local food or support small business aren’t just about economics. They’re about knowing where your products and food come from and whether the people who build, grow or produce them work in fair and safe conditions.

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The World As We Know It
Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Laura Fries

Studies show that Americans–young adults in particular–are geographically illiterate. Fifty percent of 18 to 24 year olds can’t locate New York. These statistics though embarrassing, aren’t meant to shame—but rather inspire everyone to sit down and get to know the world we live in.

Ban Bossy
Time Shift Your TV – Is your child bossy?
Posted on Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

This past week, several celebrities helped draw attention to a new campaign launched by the Girl Scouts of the USA and Leanin.Org, the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook honcho Sheryl Sandberg, author of the book Lean In. It’s the Ban Bossy campaign, and the goal is to encourage girls to be leaders. “I’m not bossy,” […]

Touchscreen Time
Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 by Parents' Choice

Tablets, smartphones, e-readers. Ever wonder how easily a child has access to these ubiquitous touchscreens and all the applications made for them? As in, how often are kids really getting their hot little hands on handhelds, and what are they doing once they do?

Arthur Family Health
Dr. Arthur On Call
Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Laura Fries

This week, PBS launches Arthur Family Health, a new website featuring all of your favorite Arthur characters, that helps make common medical issues a little less scary.