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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit […]

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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit […]

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How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Skim a Textbook When You Don’t Have Time to Read

I’ve been both a student and an instructor, and I totally get it. Textbooks are dry and hard to read. But if you don’t have time to read the whole chapter like you’re supposed to, there is actually a better solution than just glazing your eyes over the first paragraph a few times.Read more… Continue […]

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Fix a Bad Education (or Augment a Good One) With These Videos

Some people got a great high school education. But some of us were sent to an evangelical Christian school, where we learned that evolution is a lie, Columbus was a cool dude, and Catholics are faking it. For us, and anyone else who suspects their education could use a revisionist refresh, there’s the free YouTube…Read […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Health Care as an Adult

The first time you have to make a doctor’s appointment for yourself can make you wish for the days—perhaps not long ago—when Mom or Dad did all this for you. And if you’re the parent in this scenario, it might be hard to step back. Here’s a guide to help young adults take charge of […]

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If You Want to Do Better in School, Ask for Help 

Studying can feel like a solitary activity—looking back at my student days, I remember sitting alone at a desk with just my textbooks, highlighters, cans of Coke and expanding self-doubt. If I didn’t understand a concept, or couldn’t find an answer, I’d search deeper into the pages, desperately, thinking maybe there…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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If You Want to Do Better in School, Ask for Help 

Studying can feel like a solitary activity—looking back at my student days, I remember sitting alone at a desk with just my textbooks, highlighters, cans of Coke and expanding self-doubt. If I didn’t understand a concept, or couldn’t find an answer, I’d search deeper into the pages, desperately, thinking maybe there…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sandwiches on Frozen Bread to Stave Off Sogginess

The only thing sadder than opening your lunchbox to find a soggy sandwich is opening your kid’s lunchbox at the end of the day to find a completely untouched one. Thankfully, you can prevent soggy, disappointing lunchbox sandwiches by making them with frozen bread.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Start a Lunch-Packing Club With Other Parents to Spread Out the Labor   

Packing school lunches every day can get a little tedious, and the results can be a little monotonous. (Sorry, my dear child, who has eaten leftover spaghetti and peas for the past five days.) One way to spread out the labor and make things more interesting for your kid’s palate is to start a lunch-packing […]

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“Immune-Boosting” Supplements Won’t Protect You from Back-to-School Germs

Ahh, fall. This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: the first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene…Read more… […]

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“Immune-Boosting” Supplements Won’t Protect You from Back-to-School Germs

Ahh, fall. This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: the first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene…Read more… […]

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“Immune-Boosting” Supplements Won’t Protect You from Back-to-School Germs

Ahh, fall. This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: the first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene…Read more… […]

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