“There is always something or someone to blame in our struggle for education reform… I blame grades.”
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Kids exposed to a common chemical in plastic are more likely to get asthma and a long list of other ailments, according to a growing body of research.
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Food industry giants tried to hold a secret meeting on how to avoid blame for America’s obesity epidemic. They failed spectacularly, giving us an inside look at their twisted minds and motives.
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Flame retardants are still used in car seats, cribs, couches, and electronics—despite links to cancer, neurological, and developmental problems. And new research shows they’re even turning up in our food supply.
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After years of piling it on, Americans are now eating less fast food and fewer calories overall. But if that’s the case—why are obesity rates still sky high?
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We all know getting your kids to run around the playground and join a sports team is great for their physical health. But now, there’s plenty of evidence showing exercise can give your kids a serious mental boost as well.
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