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Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer - CNN.com

After witnessing the pain and fear that children with cancer endure, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg founded a program that provides free martial arts classes so kids can learn to control their pain and feel powerful.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>CNN Hero: Elimelech Goldberg<p>CNN Hero: Elimelech Goldberg<p>CNN Hero: Elimelech …

Replace the 'sex talk' with the 'tech talk'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> My mother rarely talked with me about the birds and the bees when I was growing up, and I always knew that no matter what, when I became a parent, I'd be more open with my children about sex.<p>With my girls in the second and third grade, I figured in the not too distant future it would be …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic.<p>Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. Familiarity breeds, …

Self-improvement

4 more kids with neurologic illness

Doctors in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of 10 children hospitalized with signs of a neurologic illness: limb weakness, cranial nerve dysfunction and abnormalities in their spinal gray matter.<p>Now doctors at Boston Children's Hospital have identified four patients with the same symptoms.<p>Dr. …

14 things to never say in your freelancer bio

If you’ve built up a sweet freelancer profile but you still sound like a jackass, you’ll probably never break into that upper echelon of clients who …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

"Sugar can act like poison in high doses—and the amount in our diets has gone beyond toxic," says Robert Lustig, M.D., a neuroendocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. The typical American now swallows the equivalent of 22 sugar cubes every 24 hours. That …

Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.

Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.<p>That's what a project that screened more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers on vaccine safety concludes this week. The review appears in the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics.<p>The …

The dangers of junk sleep

People love to use their electronic devices in the bedroom. With so many small gadgets providing news articles, e-books and games in one tiny package, who can blame them?<p>National Sleep Foundation polls show approximately 95% of Americans use an electronic device within an hour of going to sleep. In …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

I Got It From My Momma: 4 Surprising Things To Thank Mom For

A love of garlic, onions and other strong flavors<p>Babies learn to taste and smell while still in the womb, and as they gulp mouthfuls of amniotic fluid, they become accustomed to flavors of mom’s food. According to a 2007 study in Pediatrics, flavors like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise and mint have …

The Number Of Trampoline-Related Injuries Is Higher Than You Thought

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt -- and a new study shows trampolines are responsible for a <i>lot</i> of hurt.<p>More than 1 million people went to emergency departments for trampoline-related injuries between 2002 and 2011, with nearly 300,000 of those injuries involving broken bones, …

11 Things You Should Know About Piercings

Despite what your grandma thinks of kids these days, piercing is nothing new.<p>Bedazzling the ears dates back thousands of years. Testament to the fact that everything old is new again: Dangling, chandelier-style earrings were particularly popular in the 18th century, the Chicago Tribune reported. …

KQED

How to praise kids: It’s a hot topic for many parents and educators. A lot of the conversation around it has stemmed from studies by Carol Dweck, …

12 Must-See TED Talks for Women

When my husband first started cueing TED talks for us, I’d try to convince him to go for Modern Family instead. But it wasn’t long before I caught …

A Letter to My Granddaughter: Bossy Can Be Beautiful

Dear Grace,<p>I know life is awfully hectic for a busy middle school girl like you. One day soon, you will be graduating from high school, and then college. Then off to pursue a career, travel, perhaps a family, who knows? You are young, and your whole life is ahead of you. That is why I am writing to …

Civil Rights

The Highly Sensitive Child

• <b>Author:</b> Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.<p><i>The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers.</i><br>With the publication of <i>The</i> …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p><b>A</b> trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement<p>One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, …