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CNN: Benjamin and Kristi Strack, the parents found dead alongside their three children in their Springville in September, Utah, killed themselves and their children fearing the apocalypse.
For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer unique value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.
Want your kids to eat right and get moving more? With childhood obesity being a major problem in this country, this sentiment is top of mind for many parents and guardians. But you have more power than you may realize to steer them in the right direction, say experts.
Needles. You either love them or hate them.
James Coyle and the rest of his fellow seventh-grade classmates at Coronado K-8 School had to make a business plan for class.
Children grow and mature at different rates, passing through key developmental milestones. Parents can watch and assess student’s progress in school and life.
(Family Features) You don't need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It's called Free File, and it's available only at IRS.gov/freefile. Learn more at freefile.irs.gov.
(Family Features) The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets that miss out on the nutritional value found in foods kicked off the menu, according to Carolyn O’Neil, a registered dietitian and nutrition advisor to Best Food Facts.
(StatePoint) Whether you live for culinary adventure or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don’t have the time to try everything.
(BPT) - Retirees have a message for people still working but wondering what life might be like once they retire: “Come on in, the water’s warm.” But they also say that it pays to plan, the earlier the better, because retirement might come sooner than you expect.
Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.
(BPT) - Whether you’re motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly. Earth Day is April 22, but there’s still plenty of time to develop eco-friendly habits before the big day arrives.
Teachers who want to learn more about impacts of stormwater pollution and other facts about the water cycle to apply to their classroom curricula have the opportunity to learn more at events held by Arizona Project WET, a program of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and supported by Pima Association of Governments and its Clean Water Starts With Me outreach campaign.
(Family Features) Though recycling may seem like a chore, it is an important key to managing the waste in your family’s home.
(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. Parents have the best intentions when looking for nutritious options for their children, but challenges related to lack of access or knowledge of nutritious foods have contributed to an alarming trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled in the past 30 years, with over one-third of children currently overweight or obese.
There is a program designed to help children in low-income families get connected to the Internet at home. (NAPS)
Progress is well underway as development of the Children’s Museum Tucson satellite location in Oro Valley begins.
Instead of talking politics, and drama – this week we’ll change things up and focus on another circus world. That world would be the lives busy moms lead.
With last summer’s opening of the modern streetcar, a bridge has been made that connects Tucsonans to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops along the most happening stretches of downtown. This is all well and good for the adult crowd, but what about the kids? Surely there must be some family friendly havens within the night-life fray. Luckily for those asking such questions, a couple of hot spots do exist - and in what better form than the arcade? For over 40 years arcades have enchanted our youth with brilliant lights and the piercing sounds of bells and whistles that fill the room with an intoxicating excitement. Nostalgic for adults and fresh to children, the classic arcades located along the streetcar route are sure to be a big hit for families looking for something out of the ordinary.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
A day after he delivered the State of the State address in Phoenix, Arizona’s 23rd governor Doug Ducey traveled to Tucson where he laid out his plans for the state’s future.
(BPT) - Today’s changing social environment and confusing messages about drugs and alcohol may be making it even more difficult for teenagers to get their bearings as they move toward adulthood. That is why it is more important than ever for parents to know what is going on in their kids’ lives and have the skills to respond to their teens appropriately.
(NAPSI)—According to a recent Nielsen report, if you’re like most Americans, you spend 11 hours a day with electronic media. For teenagers and young adults, the numbers are likely even higher. Data from Pew Research indicate that mobile Internet access is even more common among American teens than adults.
The movie “Men, Women & Children” explores the effects of technology on modern relationships. (NAPS)