Parenting

How Comic Books Can Make Your Kid a Better Reader (Really!)

0 Comments 20 August 2014

Are comics the “gateway drug to literacy?” Here's how they can boost your child's literacy skills, and how their cartoony fonts and illustrations helped my young daughter, Olive, learn to read. From Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age–From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between.

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Holidays

The JFK Assassination: Half a Century after Dallas, Why Are We Still So Obsessed with It?

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"Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you." Those fateful words were uttered by the wife of Texas Governor John Connelly just before gunfire rang out in Dealey Plaza and cut down President John F. Kennedy as he rode in an open motorcade through crowds of cheering Texans on Nov. 22, 1963.

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Self Help

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Organize Your Beach Bag, Stat!

0 Comments 14 August 2014

The summer season is almost here, and it's time to get ready to hit the water. Whether you spend your days at the beach, local pool of on a lake, having and packing the right beach bag is essential. Try the tips below to make your days by the seashore (or lake, river, pool, or simply a shared sprinkler) a little easier.

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Money & Career

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What to Look for in a New Job (Hint: Not Just Salary!)

0 Comments 13 August 2014

Companies that match contributions to your retirement plans can make a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars when it's time for you to retire. Consider this simple, eye-opening example from The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs.

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