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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media
By Avi Selk
Jan 22, 2018 11:57 AM
"There are some things that I won't allow; I don't want them (kids) on a social network," says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Brrr! How to keep kids safe in cold weather
By Laura Milani Alessio
Jan 21, 2018 7:30 AM
When playing outside in winter, be be sure your child is dressed right -- and know when it's time to come in and warm up. Children exposed to extreme cold for too long and without warm, dry, breathable clothing can get frostbite or even life-threatening hypothermia.
New guidelines help track hypertension in children
By Dr. Eve Glazier and Dr. Elizabeth Ko
Jan 20, 2018 7:30 AM
Q: How important is it to keep track of a child's blood pressure? I read that the American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its guidelines for screening and managing high blood pressure in kids. Is this really a problem that I need to worry about?
Why some women care more about buying a home than having a baby
By Cara Strickland
Jan 17, 2018 12:21 PM
Behind couples, single women are the largest group of home buyers. Single men purchase homes in much smaller numbers: They made up just 7 percent of buyers within that same period.
How professor developed a survey to explain Naperville students' stress
By Marie Wilson
Jan 15, 2018 5:40 AM
At the first State of the Kids address in Naperville, a psychology professor will share the results of a survey asking seventh- and 10th-graders the sources of their stress.
Planning to borrow for your kid's college? Time to clean up your credit
Jan 14, 2018 1:04 AM
We all know college is expensive, but most families don't understand true costs until senior year. This is when parents realize their college savings plan, if they have one, won't be enough. However, if you haven't watched your financial footprint over the years, you might not be well-positioned for optimal borrowing.
Graduate school: Where student loan debt is a real problem
Jeffrey J. Selingo
Jan 14, 2018 1:05 AM
Politicians and reporters often trot out recent college graduates struggling to pay off their student loan debt to illustrate the dangers of runaway college costs. But usually ignored in the outcry over student loan debt -- which has doubled since the Great Recession to nearly $1.2 trillion -- is that it is disproportionately the result of going to graduate school.
$20K (or more) to every baby born in the United States? Here's how it would work
Jan 14, 2018 1:14 AM
Forget baby showers. There's a proposal to give every newborn in the United States a "Baby Bond" account with somewhere between $500 to $50,000 in cash. The point would be to dramatically lessen wealth inequality in the United States, according to the economists who came up with the idea.
Helping kids shake the post-holiday blues
Submitted by Amita Health
Jan 13, 2018 7:30 AM
Winter's short, frigid days can exacerbate the post-holiday blues, limiting kids' time outdoors, reducing the vitamin D they get from sunlight, and negatively affecting their moods. What's a parent to do?
Day care center at Sears HQ opening to non-Sears clients
By Eric Peterson
Jan 10, 2018 4:25 PM
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is completing a transition from managing a day care center exclusively for Sears Holdings employees at the corporation's Hoffman Estates headquarters to offering its services to the general public.
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