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Helping Kids Work It Out
Depression is not uncommon among kids and teens. Therapy can help, but so does exercise. Here's what seemed to benefit kids most.
How Music Relieved the Stress of COVID Quarantines
COVID lockdowns were hard on everyone everywhere. Listening to music was one way some people coped with the stress and isolation.
PAAARTY! It's Good for Your Health
Celebrating holidays, birthdays or other milestones with others boosts our sense of social support. Virtual parties can do this, too.
Hooked on Video
Time on YouTube and video games can become all-consuming and lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior. Some kids may be especially vulnerable.
State Welfare Policies & Foster Care
States that make it difficult for families to receive full welfare benefits have more children in foster care and higher rates of neglect.
The Perks of Grandparenting
Caring for grandchildren helps ease seniors' loneliness and isolation. But there are other ways they can guard against being lonely, too.
What Kind of Day Care is Best?
Parents, especially working parents, worry about childcare. A new study suggests that, for kids at least, being in childcare isn't so bad.
A Mindful Way to Reduce Anxiety
Not everyone can take anti-anxiety medications. Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques may work just as well.
TikTok a Poor Source of Diet and Nutrition Info
Diet and nutrition posts on the platform, many written by high school students, often promote the myth that thinness equals better health.
The Swelling Ranks of Adult Caregivers
Over half of all adults over 50 help care for someone 65 or older. The demands of caregiving are somewhat offset by its rewards.
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