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Want kids to eat school lunch? Give ’em chocolate milk


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Remember those school lunches we used to hate?

Bland pizza bread.  Beefaroni. Chicken nuggets.

It’s tough trying to make interesting, nutritional meals if the kids aren’t interested in eating anything beyond the basic mac ‘n cheese or hamburger.

Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love
Best Lunch Box Ever:
Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love
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What do Dodgeball and Musical Chairs have in common?


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Like most of us, Web Watch remembers the joys and the horrors of grade school gym class.

Remember that annual tradition of learning square dancing during the cold winter months?  Nobody liked doing that, but it was something for the gym teachers to foist upon their charges and hope for the best.

Anything was better than running laps, typically.  Square dancing wasn’t it.

Duck Duck Goose
Duck Duck Goose

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If you want to survive high school, don’t play lacrosse, soccer, or water polo


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High school athletics are nothing to sneeze at.

For some, it’s a required part of the curriculum, intended to encourage healthy living and the strong development of young bodies still growing.

For others, it’s a way out of a podunk town and into a major university or professional career.

But if you participate in a solid high school sports program, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up hurt…. or even dead.

Lacrosse Street Sign
Lacrosse Street Sign

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Every successful CEO was really good at kindergarten


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You’re likely familiar with the book ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN.

Sure, it’s a funny title and has almost become a cliche – but there really is a lot of truth to the topic, perhaps some item that you hadn’t taken the time to thing about recently.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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New school policy helps spread head lice among students


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Parents have it tough when their kids get sick.

Do you keep the kids at home, where you have to either take your own sick day or find a babysitter?  Or do you send the kids to school so they can maintain their 100% attendance record?

Maybe you should just let the schools decide for you.

Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb, Professional Stainless Steel Louse and Nit Comb for Head Lice Treatment, Removes Nits
Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb,
Professional Stainless Steel Louse and Nit Comb
for Head Lice Treatment,
Removes Nits

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Where to go to get the Highest Return on Investment in your College Education


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How many of you went to college?  More importantly – how many of you are still paying off your student loans?

Perhaps the size of your outstanding student loan payments can be directly related to what school you went to versus the career you chose.

Paying for College Without Going Broke
Paying for College Without Going Broke

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The best path to success is to drink beer AND coffee


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When it comes to beverages, there are COFFEE PEOPLE and NON-COFFEE PEOPLE.

There are also people who LIKE BEER and those who HATE BEER.

Some parents have even gotten into the habit of lying to their children about coffee – telling them that you must be 16 years old before you could legally buy or drink coffee at all, putting coffee squarely into the “adult beverages” world that is usually exclusively assigned to alcohol.

Coffee Beer Bong
Coffee Beer Bong

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Which colleges have the best food, best cafeterias?


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Web Watch can recall some good times eating at the college cafeteria.

From the unlimited double-cheeseburgers to the fresh scooped chocolate milkshakes (salad bar be damned!), the all-you-can-eat cafeteria was well worth the daily fee that the 21-meals a week program required.

Oh, there were some naysayers.  Some thought that they could eat better in their dorm room for $5 a day, cooking only with a hot pot and a down-the-hall microwave.  An in-room kitchenette?  A shared refrigerator?  These would be luxuries that were not available at the time.

Of course, today is different, and students are picking their colleges for their food as much as they are for their education.

Grabbin' Some Grub Care Package  by MyDormFood.com
Grabbin’ Some Grub Care Package
by MyDormFood.com

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How to get expert help with your homework


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Homework can be rewarding, if you know how to do the assignment.  It can also be extremely frustrating if you have difficulty in the subject matter.

And let’s face it – while Mom and Dad are familiar with practically everything, there’s no way that kids can always rely on their parents to help them with some calculus problem if Mom and Dad haven’t used that skill in say, forever.

So while some parents turn to professional tutors to help, that isn’t always a viable option for one-off situations.

So what should parents do when faced with a tough homework assignment question from their kids?

Homework: A Parent's Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!
Homework: A Parent’s Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!

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The Awkward Years Project


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Believe it or not, everybody growing up had at least one awkward moment that lives on in ancient photos stored in albums or shoeboxes hidden under a pile of clothes in the back of a closet.

If you think that everyone in school was absolutely perfect at everything – sports, tests, popularity – then your memory of high school is much fuzzier than everyone else’s has been.  THE BREAKFAST CLUB did sum it up perfectly in that everyone in school was, at one time or another “a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess”… and maybe a little bit of a criminal.

Awkward
Awkward

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The number one reason why teenagers should never date


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We were all teenagers once.

And come Springtime, they say, is when a young heart turns to finding love.   Well, maybe not “love” per se, but how about “strong like”?

Being a teenager is a tough time with lots of challenges due to the lack of experience that being in ones’ twenties gives you the proper perspective on.  Adults may not always have all the answers, but they’ve lived through the same struggles that teenagers are going through today – if only the teens in their lives would think to ask for that advice.

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Best way to avoid cyberbullies? Stop using Facebook


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In today’s cruel Internet world, if you participate in social media at all then you’ve likely participated (in one way or another) in cyberbullying.

And Web Watch isn’t even talking about the overly mean, news-worthy levels of pure, unadulterated hatred that should never happen to anybody, at anytime, anywhere, ever.  Just posting angry messages about anonymous people with bad driving habits, or Instagramming photos of unusual hair styles or clothing choices — those also could be counted under the generic CYBERBULLY tag.

Web Watch was in a grocery store recently, when we saw a customer walking through the aisles with her hair stacked up on her head and a baseball cap perched precariously atop the towering threads. It was not a good look on her, nor would it be a good look on anybody.  Why a baseball cap instead of a hair wrap? We may never know the answer.  But she was confident in what she was wearing, and Web Watch applauds her for this.  Continue reading BEST WAY TO AVOID CYBERBULLIES? STOP USING FACEBOOK

It’s the latest trend in preschool: the group potty party!


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Web Watch was chatting with one of our friends the other day about troubles he was having with his 2-year-old in daycare.

And it wasn’t so much that the 2-year-old was causing trouble or that the daycare the child was in wasn’t doing their job — it was more an issue with one specific activity that this particular daycare thought was an important part of a young child’s education.

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The best time to exercise is between 5pm – 7pm


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Are you like most people?

You get out of bed, slip on your running outfit (with nighttime reflectors, of course), and head out for an early-morning 5 mile run to shake out the cobwebs before you head home to shower and get ready for work?

If so, then you’re doing it wrong.

Continue reading THE BEST TIME TO EXERCISE IS BETWEEN 5PM — 7PM

It’s true: Popular Kids Will Earn More Money After Graduation


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Remember the old adage “nice guys finish last”?

It ends up that it’s not always true.  Especially when you replace the word “nice” with “popular”.  Because weren’t the most popular kids in school the nicest ones?  (Don’t answer that… just go with the concept here).

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