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Finding the right backpack

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It’s hard to think about school supplies while you’re still enjoying homework-free days at the pool. But the new academic year will be here in a few weeks, and one thing that almost every

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Prevent tragedies in the water by knowing swimming safety tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the No. 1 leading cause of death for children from the ages of 1 to 4. Drowning can happen


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The TX. 10: Ways to Conserve Energy and Help the Earth

1. Take shorter showers to save $8 per minute. 2. Turn off the monitor of your computer. 3. Make a compost bin instead of throwing everything in the garbage. 4.


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Flying solo: On the wing to new adventures

I recently spent a few weeks at my sister’s house in Moscow, Idaho. When the three weeks of frivolous fun were up, I found myself in the passenger seat on a


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Let your children play football

My father wasn’t what anyone might call an over-involved parent. He was a Fifties Dad, committed to cigarettes, beer, cards, the ponies and a demanding job


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An ageless air for the teen's lair

Decorating a teenager’s bedroom is an exercise in negotiation. Gone are the days when you could choose animal art or ballerina bedding without a blink from


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Trending With TX.: new tunes, adventure books and pizza flavors

One benefit of summer drawing to a close is getting to say goodbye and good riddance to a host of over-played songs. That’s among the topics in this new


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Gazing down at the heavens below at the Tokyo space museum

TOKYO — Below the visitors swirl heavenly bodies and other spectacular images of space, projected on a circular screen measuring 11 meters in diameter. The


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At camps, military children 'get to be a kid for a week'

It smells like sunscreen and bug spray and swimming pool chlorine in the lush, wooded mountains of Front Royal, Va., the telltale scents of summer camp. For a week,


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No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

NEW YORK — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao,


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Starry nights of music offer country, rock, Motown and more

Music and singing filled the air as Imagine, a Beatles tribute band, performed the famous songs of the Fab Four. It was all a part of a Saturday night summer


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