Tips and tricks for when kids need to put on weight
Despite an obesity epidemic in this country, many toddlers and children are underweight. Parents repeatedly ask me how to help a child gain weight in a healthful way. This is an important question because the age-old advice of milkshakes and ice cream (or in my opinion even the sugar-laden Pediasure) just doesn't cut it, and can spark a cycle of insulin resistance that can lead an underweight child down a path toward obesity and diabetes.
Poker pro: Don't criminalize my livelihood
Poker is a strategy game, requiring logic, mathematics, psychology and intuition to play well. This statement is hardly debatable — but it was still nice to hear a federal judge agree with it.
With new panda cub, Mei Xiang comes to her inept mate's rescue
Long before Mei Xiang came under intense pressure to give us a precious panda cub, there was Anne Boleyn and Marie Antoinette and each of the 14 wives of Mutlaq Sulaiman, a 53-year-old Saudi who discards women like used plastic bags when they don't produce an heir.
Two-parent ideal, one-parent reality
Being a parent is hard. Being a single parent is harder. Being a single parent made to feel guilty about that status is cruel.
To teach kids about food, put planters in the playground
According to the Journal of American Dietetics, sixth-grade students involved in a garden-based nutrition education program increased their fruit and vegetable consumption by 2.5 servings per day, more than doubling their overall consumption. A class of fifth-graders who participated in garden-based lessons scored 15 points higher on science tests than students who learned in a traditional classroom.
Resurgent wolves are again fair game
Most wolves in the continental United States soon will be off federal assistance.
Drones are being used to track wildlife and storms
On a clear morning in early summer, John Langford and a test pilot climbed into a twin-engine plane at Manassas (Va.) Airport. The pilot taxied down the runway, lifted off and headed west. As soon as the plane reached cruising altitude, Langford, sitting in the back seat, pushed a button, and a robot pilot took over from the human one.
Facebook friends' voting has impact on Election Day turnout, study finds
One message sent to 60 million Facebook users on Election Day 2010 got at least 300,000 additional people to vote, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature magazine.
Returning students find healthier school lunches
Students heading back to school will be getting twice the amount of vegetables and fruits on their meal trays, as well as more whole grains, and less salt and unhealthy fats.
Art of the camera phone: Best photo apps
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