Curious Kids

How was popcorn discovered? An archaeologist on its likely appeal for people in the Americas millennia ago

You have to wonder how people originally figured out how to eat some foods that are beloved today. The cassava plant is toxic if not carefully processed through multiple steps. Yogurt is basically old milk that’s been around for a while and contaminated with bacteria. And who discovered that popcorn could be a toasty, tasty treat? Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have …

Is Earth really getting too hot for people to survive? A scientist explains extreme heat and the role of climate change

Many countries have seen extremely hot weather lately, but in most of the inhabited world, it’s never going to get “too hot for people to live here,” especially in relatively dry climates. Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If …

Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on what life is like on Earth?

Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on how life is on Earth? Couldn’t there be totally different kinds of life on other planets?
Kids & Family

Translating Gen Z Slang This Back-to-School Season

(BPT) - Slang phrases used by Gen Z continue to grow in popularity. And according to recent surveys, many parents are struggling to understand exactly what their kids are saying and meaning. This …

8 tips to save on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach

(BPT) - Getting away from your routine to recharge, renew and reset on vacation is great for your mind, body and spirit. But are you worried about the dent it can put in your wallet? Relax! You don't …

Data shows severe depression is most prevalent among teens

Mental Health Facilities looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and other sources to see how severe depression impacts teenagers. 

Ready for school? Here's your ultimate back-to-school toolkit

(BPT) - No matter how old your child is, the back-to-school transition is always exciting, busy and sometimes stressful. Moving from less scheduled summer days to a regular routine takes planning, as …

Expertly manage the back-to-school bustle

(BPT) - With the school year just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for an exciting season of educational growth, evening sports games and school lunches. All busy parents know …

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5 tips to staying on track for students headed to college in the fall

Chalkbeat lists the five things students can do this summer to make it easier for them as they head to college in the fall.

9 tips for applying for FAFSA as new, simplified form rolls out this year

Applying for FAFSA became more uncertain this year. Bold.org pulled together the latest tips for applying to set you up for success.
Considering homeschooling? Here are helpful resources
(BPT) - If you've been thinking about homeschooling your children — or you're already doing so — you're not alone. According to the Washington Post, homeschooling has continued to surge …
Carter’s Reveals 2024 Back-to-School Fashion Trends
(BPT) - Plus: The when to buy, how to buy, and what to buy.It’s that time of year again: Time to start back-to-school shopping. (Anyone else feel like summer just started?!) Alas, we’ve …
Bookings and new hosts on the rise for Paris 2024
(BPT) - Interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 is influencing how guests are traveling this summer. As of March 31, nights booked during the dates of the Olympics are over five times …
Family Meals Improve Child and Teen Nutrition
Family Meals Improve Child and Teen Nutrition
(NewsUSA) - Getting the family together for meals is not always easy, but an increasing body of scientific evidence supports the benefits of family mealtimes and the value in making them a priority. …
Budget-Boosting Grocery Treasure Hunting for Families
Budget-Boosting Grocery Treasure Hunting for Families
(NewsUSA) - As the costs of things rise, it is more important than ever for families to shop smart at the grocery store, especially when preparing for the back-to-school season and all those …
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