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Cool Aid

Who says school’s out for the summer? This summer first-aid primer offers a crash course on preventing and treating common summertime afflictions.   The creepy crawlies From fire ants to mosquitoes, there are an awful lot of biting critters…

Why Cool Parenting Doesn’t Help

Q. This question might be filed under, “What are these people thinking?” My high school freshman got a ride home from a recent sporting event from a teammate’s parent. The conversation in the car turned to a high school party that took…

When Stuff Is For Dinner

My mom can cook. I mean flat-out cook. To me, the real test of gourmand greatness isn’t concocting exotic dishes from strange recipes that call for ingredients you’ve never heard of before, utilizing specialty gadgets that can perform only…

When Teens Have Their Own Money

Q. Our two teens have their own money from babysitting, part-time jobs, and birthday gifts. We’re very proud of how hard they work and how responsible they have become. Both our son and daughter have accumulated healthy savings accounts and…