Curious Kids

Why does a leap year have 366 days?

Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …

Why do people and animals need to breathe? A biologist explains why you need a constant source of oxygen

All living things need oxygen, except for some bacteria and a few tiny animals that don’t. You might be surprised to learn how many ways there are to get oxygen – breathing is only one of them. Curious Kids is a series for children of all …

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So, you want to build a retaining wall: 6 things to know before you start

(BPT) - When you want to enhance your outdoor living space, consider building with retaining wall units. Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are the basic building blocks of landscaping, and you …

Experts provide tips to avoid becoming a distracted driving statistic

(BPT) - Multitasking has become the theme of the decade as people try to balance work, family and social obligations in a world where time seems to be shrinking while the number of things to do is …

Know as They Grow: How birth defects affect each stage of life

(Family Features) Birth defects, structural changes that affect one or more parts of the body, are the leading cause of infant mortality. To help improve the lives of people living with birth defects, consider this information.

How to Protect Your Family from Tornadoes

(Family Features) Capable of destroying buildings, uprooting trees and sending dangerous debris flying, tornadoes are rotating columns of air that extend from the base of thunderstorms to the ground.

5 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy During the Holidays

(Family Features) Keeping children and their families healthy during the holidays should be a priority for everyone. Consider these five tips to keep in mind throughout the holidays.

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'Short burst' tutoring in literacy shows promise for young readers

The 74 looks at a 'short burst' tutoring model that combines one-on-one instruction with computer-based activities, while being less costly than other tutoring programs.

Do health policies keep exclusive breastfeeding out of reach?

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