Playgrounds, kids

Playgrounds battle Playstation and Xbox

Oh! How I miss the sounds of children having fun at playgrounds. Video games have taken over. Children seem to have lost the ability to just play without holding a game controller. I recently managed to convince my grandkids to go to a public playground...

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Re-opening schools: Another COVID-19 hot topic

There has recently been an almost constant flutter of online discord and debate regarding a COVID-19 related issue. People are talking about re-opening schools, and, as has been the case with most COVID-19 issues, there are myriad opinions circulating the globe. In the United States,...

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Homeschooling lifestyle vs quarantined schooling

As spring 2020 unfolded, many families in the United States were thrust into unfamiliar learning environments. The sudden, unexpected change occurred when state governments mandated a shutdown of all schools because a virus was spreading throughout the country. The situation led to a massive scramble...

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The Happiness Press - SCIENCE!
Amy Tallmadge

The Happiness Press: SCIENCE!

One of the greatest things humankind ever did was get interested in the world around them and how it works. Scientific advancement has helped people improve their lives, sometimes