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Back to School

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  • I Am Not 'Back-to-School' Shopping

    I Am Not 'Back-to-School' Shopping
    Anyone with me? According to this article on Yahoo Shine, "The average family spends over $600 annually on back-to-school shopping, making it the second-biggest consumer-spending season of the year." But, honestly, we don't need anything right now,...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Treatments and self-care steps can help ease discomfort caused by eczema

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 10-year-old daughter has very dry skin, and it seems to get worse when school starts. She develops red, itchy patches on her arms and lower legs. They usually fade away after a while, but they really bother her. What could be the...
  • Reasons moms hate sending their kids back to school

    Reasons moms hate sending their kids back to school
    Don’t get me wrong, I was as excited to send the kiddos back to school as the rest of the moms out there who’ve had a 12-week hiatus from normal daily life. I just wish we could remove a couple irritating back to school elements from the...
  • Pesticide Education "Back to School" Resources

     
    The Pesticide Education folks at Penn State have posted their “back to School” issue. This year they’re sharing pest management and pesticide safety resources. This is really great stuff. There are insect morphology and metamorphosis...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: September 2014

     
    The kids went back to school, the leaves began to change colors and car shoppers in September sent new-car sales from the largest seven automakers up about 10 percent versus a depressed September 2013. That made for some significant reshuffling......
  • Back to School Safety Fair set for Sept. 13

    The Dori Slosberg/Safe Roads Task Force's "Back to School" Safety Fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park, 6415 N. Ocean Drive. With a growing number of residents and visitors occupying A1A in Broward and Palm Beach...
  • Back to school is back to knitting at Waldorf

    Back to school is back to knitting at Waldorf
    Parent James Marca sat in one spot, slightly away from the organized chaos that was back to school night Friday at Waldorf School of Orange County in Costa Mesa, completely focused on his knitting project. Marca seamlessly moved between stitches in an...
  • Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]

    Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]
    American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income. Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children. Thirty years ago, the average gap on...
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
  • Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date

    Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date
    No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties have revved up their...
  • Making back to school special

    Making back to school special
    Going back to school is a full exercise for my heart. I say this because as proud and happy as I am that the little ones are moving on, learning new things, expanding their horizons and conquering their world, I feel at the same time sad to see them go. ...