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Enriching Education: We All Can STEM

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Did you know that although girls and boys show similar interest in STEM subjects during elementary school, a 2017 study found that by age 15 just 42% of the girls surveyed said they would consider a career in STEM?

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Website Spotlight: Kis.com

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I recently became aware of the website kis. This site sells a variety of options for women's fashion - dresses, tops, jumpsuits, swimwear, bottoms, and more.

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Smart Safety: Project Stonefish

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Over the past ten months, the Special Projects Team at Bark , the tech company known for creating the social media monitoring tool that helps protect more than five million kids across the U.S., has been working on Project Stonefish , a nine-minute mini documentary on childhood predation.

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World Wisdom: Rootd Health

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Rootd Health is a company committed to giving men, women and prenatal mommies a way to drink their way to better health AND a healthier planet.

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Book Nook: See You at the Campground

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Vacationing with kids can feel daunting to a lot of parents, especially when looking at Instagram photos of Disney vacations ($$). Family camping is the perfect solution. Properly prepared it can be low-key, low-stress, high-fun for the whole family.

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Book Nook: Spring Books from Zonderkidz

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I recently had a chance to review some new publications from Zonderkidz. What Would You Wish For? What would you wish for if a genie gave you three wishes?

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Consumer Critique: Grandma Lucy's Dog Treats

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I recently had a chance to try out some of Grandma Lucy’s Oven-Baked Dog Treats , which are 100 percent USDA-Certified Organic and Certified Kosher. Since they are made from the highest quality, human-grade organic ingredients – they are tasty and fine for both pets and their owners!

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Enriching Education: Minehut

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Super League Gaming is a video gaming community and content platform where everyday gamers, fans, and friends of all ages and skill levels can play the games they love.

Shopping Savings: Osmo

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From March 22 to April 11, Osmo offers 30% off the Coding Family Bundle , which includes Coding Jam, Coding Awbie, and Coding Duo, only at www.playosmo.com. Shopping Link. From March 22 to April 11, Osmo offers 20% off Osmo Kits and Games at all U.S. retailers.

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Book Nook: Maria & Joao Go to the Festa - A Maria e O João Vão à Festa

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Riso Books, publisher of Portuguese-English bilingual children’s books, has published its fourth book, “Maria & Joao Go to the Festa – A Maria e O João Vão à Festa!”

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Book Nook: The Missing Link - Your Journey with Peter from Self Power to Holy Spirit Power

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For those of us who believe in Jesus Christ, we often still find it difficult to reach a deep connection with Him because we can’t actually “see” him. Sam Hunter, author, teacher and host of 721 Live, the radio arm of 721 Ministries in Greenville, SC, shares his views on crucial issues facing Christians today in his new book, The Missing Link. It is evident that many Christians have become comfortable with the status quo of their faith. They go to church. Lead good lives. Do good deeds.

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Consumer Critique: Asterix

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Since Asterix first appeared as a French comic in 1959, the ancient Gaul warrior has been featured in 38 books which have sold close to 380 million copies worldwide. It’s the best-selling comic of all time. The series, written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, has been translated into 111 languages and dialects, adapted into ten animated and four (soon-to-be five) live-action films, and even inspired a full theme park outside of Paris.

Book Nook: The Death of the Angry Black Woman

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Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the many successes and accomplishments of women who have made an impact on the world. But let us not forget the many women who look inward, wondering what history or legacy they might be creating. For many, a troubled past can make it difficult to discover the paths to success that lie ahead; after all, you can’t change history.

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Caring Causes: Gibson HomeMade

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At Gibson --the iconic, American-made instrument brand --we’ve been synonymous with shaping, creating, inspiring and contributing to the ‘share of sound’ for 126 years. Although the current crisis is disrupting our everyday lives, it has also reminded us of what is most important. “As

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Caring Causes: Salvation Army

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army North division has received $500,000 in match dollars from multiple sources, meaning that all donations made to The Salvation Army at www.salvationarmynorth.org will have twice the impact and help twice as many people. “We’re We’re enormously grateful to the individuals and organizations who made the commitment to help us and the communities we serve during this unprecedented outbreak,” said Lt.

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Enriching Education: Facebook Sessions from PunkinFutz

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PunkinFutz , the award winning company that makes sensory play products for children with physical, sensory, developmental and emotional needs , is providing resources for parents to help navigate the unique challenges they now face with work and children at home and in light of the international COVID-19 pandemic. It will launch a weekly Wednesdays at Noon FACEBOOK discussion on timely topics, recommendations and best practices.

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Healthy Habits: Babyscripts Using Telehealth for Maternity Visits

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As providers are increasingly turning to virtual care solutions to monitor their patients amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for obstetrics, is dramatically reducing in-person prenatal visit schedules for low risk patients to 4-6 appointments through term (37 weeks), then weekly thereafter, with slightly modified schedules for high-risk patients. The standard amount of in-person prenatal care visits is 12-14.

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Parenting Pointers: Moving with Children

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Moving can be a challenge for anyone, not only your children. As professional long distance movers say from their experience-some children might be frightened by the prospect of moving. It is easily fixable with your care, guidance and positive attitude. Involve your kids into the process of moving to make it enjoyable for them.

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Fun Freetime: Tips to Keep Kids Busy from Dan Pegram

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With the recent and rapid spread of the Coronavirus around the U.S, quarantine is proving to be a very stressful time for parents as they try to juggle working at home and keeping their children occupied and up to date with their schoolwork. It won't be long for those kiddos start getting stir crazy, but never fear - Dan Pegram, children's author of Pop-Pop Airplane, How Do You Fly? ,

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Healthy Habits: Karius Test

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Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , the nation’s premier pediatric cancer research institution, have conducted a new study showing promising signs for utilization of a non-invasive blood test to provide for the early detection of infections in childhood leukemia patients days before symptoms appear which could lead to increased cure rates.

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Book Nook: What Did Jesus Say? The Seven Messages from the Master

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I recently had a chance to review What Did Jesus Say? The Seven Messages from the Master , by author and counselor, Rev. Terry Allan Christian. This incredible book organizes the teachings of Jesus using only the words spoken by Jesus and nothing more. The book puts readers into an imagined walk with Jesus on the beach, allowing readers to hear over 500 passages spoken by Him. “I I was asked one time, where did this book idea come from?” says Christian.

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Soul Sustenance: The Jeremiah Study Bible and The Inquisitive Christ

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I recently had a chance to review two new books from Hachette Book Group. The Jeremiah Study Bible, Psalms and Proverbs is a very classic-looking compilation of Psalms and Proverbs (ESV version) with some commentary from the Jeremiah Study Bible. The commentary is actually fairly minimal, which means it's not distracting. Psalms and Proverbs are beautiful books of the Bible on their own, and the insights provided by Dr. Jeremiah add to the wisdom of these books.

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Consumer Critique: Zoonicorn

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Zoonicorn , the multiplatform brand featuring a dreamland of magical characters kids love, is launching a new apparel line for infants, toddlers and early elementary age kids. I got to see samples of these adorable products recently. Available on Zoonicorn.com and at Amazon.com , the new apparel products include onesies, bibs, dresses and tees and feature all four Zoonicorn characters, individually and together in a variety of colors.

Book Nook: The Big Buna Bash

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I recently had a chance to review a new children's book by Sara Arnold - The Big Buna Bash. The book welcomes children and parents alike to learn about this traditional Ethiopian coffee “buna” and accompanying ceremony: Almaz, a young Ethiopian girl adjusting to her new school and classmates, gets embarrassed when she suggests the word buna for a vocabulary activity, as her classmates and teacher have never heard of it.

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Contest and Fun Freetime: Alastair Moock

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Grammy-nominated Boston songwriter Alastair Moock performed multiple online concerts for families and students last week, and he will continue to host shows in the coming weeks for quarantined families on Moock's FaceBook Music Page.

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Healthy Habits: Kids and COVID-19

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Pediatrician Dr. Peter Jung notes that thus far "for unclear reasons few children are developing severe symptoms " from COVID-19 Dr. Jung continues to note that "children are still at similar risk as the rest of the population in terms of becoming infected; so it is imperative to consider them as vectors of the virus, especially since they are less symptomatic and thus more ambulatory, and less prone to prudent hygiene habits."

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Parenting Pointers: How-To Clipper Cut Hair

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You’ve heard the famous saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This may be why in the wake of sweeping changes like social distancing and the shuttering of businesses, Americans are getting proactive. Searches on ‘How-To’ content is surging, whether it’s for recipes, cleaning tips… or home haircutting. Guys everywhere ( including celebrities like P!NK’s NK’s husband Carey Hart ) are picking up clippers. Why are guys looking to cut their own hair? They have no other choice.

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Fun Freetime: Fun at Home Ideas from Starlux Games

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Being forced to stay at home can be stressful for everyone, but finding ways to help burn some energy can go a long way to helping everyone in the family manage their worries and get a little exercise and fun into the bargain. An evening spent with the family playing a game like these is a memory that will last a lot longer than any time spent staring at a tiny screen.

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Shopping Savings: At-Home Delivery

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As more and more of us are preparing to shift gears to stay safe and indoors, RetailMeNot is here with savings, deals and ways to make staying at home easier than before. Visit RetailMeNot for suggestions on where to get same day at-home delivery. I had a chance to interview Sara Skirboll, shopping & trends expert at RetailMeNot. What are some common things people may purchase to make life at home more comfortable?

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Parenting Pointers: Sleep Tips from Hush Buddy Sleep System

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March is Sleep Awareness Month, and I had a chance to interview Scott Hanson from the Hush Buddy Sleep System. The Hush Buddy Sleep System creates a healthy routine with its bedtime story about Whisper and reactive nightlight that looks and behaves just like Whisper. By creating a consistent routine that reinforces quiet night times, children get more sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, preschool-aged children need at least 11 hours of sleep each night.

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Fun Freetime: Berkner Break Live Facebook Concerts

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Stuck inside right now? Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner is here to help kids and parents find a routine, get up and move, and learn and play together. And it's all free of charge. Families can join Laurie, direct from her house, for LIVE "Berkner Break" concerts, streamed most weekday mornings at 10:00 a.m. EDT on her Facebook page: HERE.

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Giveaway: Smilebox

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As we fret and worry about the whirlwind of alarming news, there are ways to bring smiles to those who so desperately need it. From St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans to putting a smile on someone's face with an April Fool's joke to announcing your new pet or sending Get-Well wishes, Smilebox has sweet, happy greeting cards - sent electronically, which means good for the green earth as well. Holidays, births, new pets, graduations - and Smilebox wants to spread the love in otherwise trying times.

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Thrifty Thinking: Beyond the Coronavirus Market - Five Red Flags Every Investor Should Heed

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The stock market is no fan of the coronavirus. To say it's been extremely erratic is an understatement. The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster ride of dramatic drops, rebounds, and more drops and rebounds. What will happen next is anyone's guess.but rising global (and national) death tolls promise more volatility to come. But Peter J. Mougey says if you're focused on the coronavirus and its effects, you're missing the bigger picture.

Book Nook: Little Wonders

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Last spring, Kate Rorick charmed readers with her hilarious debut novel The Baby Plan, which took a look at the wild world of pregnancy, gender reveals and motherhood in the age of social media. Now Kate is back with another look at modern parenting, Little Wonders , a heartwarming story about female friendships and two moms who are simply doing their best.

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Parenting Pointers: Your Story

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Stories have the power to connect, to transform and to leave a lasting impression. Your Story Matters: Own Your Story and Tell it with Clarity, Confidence & Impact by Linda Olson offers breakthrough secrets to help readers discover the power of their stories and share them with confidence.Being a powerful storyteller can enrich both your career and personal life. The question isn't whether you have a powerful story, it's valuing the power in your story,” Olson advises.

Website Spotlight: Pumping Essentials

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What new mom has time to shop for pumping supplies? Pumping Essentials is a free service that helps new moms access the breastfeeding services and supplies provided free by many insurance companies. New moms who are covered can choose a pump from top brands including Medela, Ameda, Spectra, and Bellema.

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Book Nook: The Battle for Healing - How I Learned to Trust God and Fight to Triumph Over My Sickness

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The Battle for Healing: How I Learned to Trust God and Fight to Triumph Over My Sickness from John Mouser is a deeply personal, moving account of one man’s desperate search for a cure and what he now calls “a genuine miracle.” A life-limiting diagnosis, or even the ever-present dark cloud of a life-threatening food allergy, can be devastating for those affected. Sickness can happen to anyone. The only thing we control is our perspective while in that season,” Mouser said. “To

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Enriching Education: Research Quest Live

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The Natural History Museum of Utah is now offering an interactive version of its award-winning free online education program, Research Quest , to students throughout Utah and the country. Research Quest Live allows for students to have live sessions with professional educators from the Natural History Museum of Utah while schools are closed. The Museum is offering this free program weekdays at 9:30a.m. for at least the next two weeks and will adjust the schedule as needed.

Celebrating Women's Independence

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By Gen LaGreca The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which insured women's right to vote throughout our country. So let’s take a moment to celebrate women’s achievements and independence. The heart of a woman’s independence lies in the right to think for herself.

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Soul Sustenance: Carrying On - Tips for Helping the Bereaved in a Time of Uncertainty

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It’s a time of uncertainty for our nation as we face the threat posed by the Coronavirus, and for those who are already struggling with grief, these troublesome times add more stress. At any given time, about 7.5 percent of the U.S. population, or 25 million people, are grieving a death that occurred under normal circumstances. The added weight of uncertainty and the threat of the Coronavirus can add to the trauma and stress load carried by the bereaved. “We

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Caring Causes: Gibson Gives

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In the wake of the recent tornado in Nashville, Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson--launched a Guitar Recovery Program providing immediate support and giving a guitar to any musician whose instrument was damaged or destroyed in the Tennessee tornado. With over 500 musician inquiries, Gibson Gives is working to make musicians affected whole again by replacing a guitar (any brand) for all musicians that were affected by the Tennessee storms.

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Dating and Covid-19

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As the coronavirus continues to cause global panic, Dating.com , part of the Dating.com Group and the company behind numerous online dating sites, has revealed a spike in online dating use nationally and internationally. With no end in sight for the spread of the coronavirus, singles are looking to more health conscious ways of connecting with other singles.

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Soul Sustenance: Sunday School at Home

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Two faith-based streaming companies are offering emergency assistance to families: VIDANGEL Its hit series “The Chosen”--along with a free downloadable devotional--is free for the next two weeks , as well as everything else on VidAngel like family-friendly standup comedy “Dry Bar Comedy”. Press release here. MINNO just released a complete Church-at-Home experience for kids, which includes worship, learning, devotionals, and activities for free. Website here.

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