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Video games that help young women solve problems and express themselves

Playing video games is not simply entertainment or an escape for middle school girls; it can be a confidence booster. The best games offer intellectual challenges, social interaction and a creative outlet. These games provide opportunities for young women to problem solve, be part of a group, express themselves and find their voice.For many tween/teen girls, gaming can be a star with many points, says Taina Malén of Star Stable, an online multi-player PC game designed for Gen Z girls.... read more
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The home fire safety feature you probably haven't thought about

Home is supposed to be a safe space, so it can be scary to think about things like fires. Unfortunately, fires are a real threat. Seven people die each day due to home fires, so it's important to be ready.Every home needs working smoke alarms and an escape plan for exiting the house. These are essential first steps,...

5 steps to prepare for natural disasters

Whether its hurricanes, tornadoes or snowstorms, natural disasters can occur anywhere at any time. When they do, its often sudden, so being prepared ahead of time is key. However, only 39% of Americans are prepared for an unexpected natural disaster, according to a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Its important to always follow official evacuation orders. But...
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5 tips for practicing self-care

Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you dont have time to do all the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your own personal goals, practicing some self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can take more...
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7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home

Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, its not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help protect yourself...
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