Safety Tips For Going To The Polls

At this point, if you want to vote and you haven't done so by mail, it's probably too late to do so: you should plan to vote in person or drop off your mail ballot, if you already have one. You can read about your state's rules regarding voting here. But odds are, you might have…

8 Fun And Interesting Facts About Voting

Voting is a privilege that should be taken seriously. Even so, there are still some lighthearted facts about the historical process. Here are eight fun and/or interesting facts. George Washington Used His Campaign Budget To Buy Drinks On Election Day Apparently, George Washington liked to turn up. According to Thirteen, on Election Day in 1758,…

Australia's Wildfires: How You Can Help

Wildfires have been ravaging Australia for months, but they've only recently started getting major coverage in international and American news outlets. Fox News reports that "the wildfires that are ravaging parts of Australia are burning through vegetation under such extreme conditions the blazes are generating enough heat to create their own weather systems, including fire-generated…

How To Raise A Resilient Kid

By Lora Lewis  Everyone experiences setbacks in life, including family issues, job insecurity or personal loss. Some people, however, bounce back better than others.  We all know someone who grew up with childhood trauma, in poverty or with an abusive parent, yet they went on to succeed career-wise and personally. What makes some of us…

School Shooting Drills: The New Normal

School shootings in America are, sadly, not unusual occurrences. These days, schools and teachers all over the country practice lockdowns and conduct shooting drills, just as they do fire drills. The United States has witnessed over 2,300 mass shootings since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, according to the National Education Association, and gun violence is now…

Sports Safety: 5 Key Prevention Tips

Partaking in sports, exercise, and recreational activities are pivotal in terms of cultivating a healthy lifestyle for children. However, there's always the possibility that injuries may occur. According to the CDC, over 2.6 million youth 0-19 years old are sent to the emergency room to be treated for sports and recreational-related injuries. Nevertheless, there are…

4 Simple Tips to Reduce Screen Time for Children

Laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices are increasingly part of our daily lives, but sometimes those screens have the ability to take over our attention, and children are even more succeptable to this.. More and more studies are surfacing about the negative effects too much screen time has on children, with a recent study…

Community Of Caring: A Future In The Digital World Can Start At The Piano, Basketball Court Or Paint Easel

By Lora Lewis Lots of kids prefer gaming and social media to activities such as basketball, theater class or piano lessons.  Here’s the irony, putting down the console or phone can actually help sharpen their playing abilities today, and their future digital careers tomorrow! The skills learned in sports, playing music, painting, or writing a…