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Illustrating Go the F**k To Sleep

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Once upon a time parents simply swallowed their discontent when it came to whiny kids who didn’t want to go to sleep. We lived in a land where, on any given night, mom and dad displayed more patience than Gandhi; never a single bleepable…
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Is Your Child Ready for Advanced Placement?

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The good news: more Latino high school students are enrolling and succeeding in elite Advanced Placement courses. The bad news: many students—of all ethnicities and races—are walking into the rigorous, college-level classes unprepared…
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Q&A: Award-Winning Author Esmeralda Santiago

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Esmeralda Santiago, author of best-selling memoir When I was Puerto Rican, and numerous other titles (Almost A Woman and The Turkish Lover) has a new, historical novel hitting bookstores this week. Conquistadora (Alfred A. Knopf), an epic…
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How to Keep Your Back To School Spending in Check

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It’s that time of year again. The time retailers (and our bank accounts) know that we’re gearing up to spend in droves. Back-to-school shopping is second only to the December holidays when it comes to spending. We are set to throw down…
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Tips for KickBoxing Yourself to Fitness

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You’ve tried power-walking and pilates to shrink your waistline, yoga and meditation to clear your mind...but there are those days, when you just want to throwdown and punch something—anything! For a good, old-school-style sweat that gets…
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How Much Should You Trust Your Child's Teacher?

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Karina Quezada knows what can happen when a parent places too much trust in their child’s teacher. In her native Mexico, a teacher berated Quezada’s eldest son for writing with his left hand. Later, in Houston, another teacher used her…
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Game On!: Mamis are the New Hardcore Gamers

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Women are hardcore gamers and who knew? A recent survey by Info Solutions Group (ISG) revealed that the average person playing online games, such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, is a 43-year old woman. In the United States, 55% of online gamers…
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How to Sneak Some Exercise into Your Children's Activities

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Getting your kids out and moving this summer is more than just fun for them—it’s vital to their health. And summer is the perfect time to get your little ones up and out of the house, even if you have to sneak activity into their day. Need…
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Style Icons We Love

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Some women just have “IT”— a magnetism, an innate confidence, and a unique flair that shines through every aspect of their lives. These women could make a burlap sack look like haute couture. They’d belt it, throw on a pair of heels…