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African-American History Month Celebrates Those Who Blazed the Trail

We can celebrate African-American History Month by remembering the contributions made by African-Americans who fought for freedom and civil rights.

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Boxing for Moms is a Total Knockout!

A long-time member of the Alexandria Boxing Club in Alexandria, Va., Dara Shen knew this would be the perfect venue to host boxing clinics for moms, appropriately titled "Hit Like a Mom." "I decided to put both together [bonding with moms and boxing] and found a way to make something. I was so fortunate to receive so much kindness [after having the baby]. My duty was to share the kindness and pay it forward," states Shen.

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Chocolate Treats Kids Love to Make for Valentine's Day

Nothing comforts quite like chocolate. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day, a special occasion or trying to bounce back from a tough day, these five chocolate recipes that you can make with your kids are sure to make the whole family beam.

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Deter, Detect and Defend Your Cybersafety

The Internet offers many conveniences and benefits. However, your computer can open the door to "cybercriminals" eager to steal your money, personal information and even your identity. When this happens, it can take months or even years to clear your name, credit history and online reputation. How can you stay safe? Here are some basic steps:

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Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events

Show your family the love this Valentine's Day! Check out these activities and events that will help you celebrate by making cards, savoring chocolate, creating gifts and more.

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Getting Your Kids Motivated to Study

It happens to everyone at some point. "What? The test is tomorrow?!" Students have busy schedules and dropping the ball once or twice is understandable. However, if you find that your student is consistently working late at night to cram for a test or complete homework assignments at the last minute, it's time to get some help understanding how to learn-to-learn.

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Heart Disease in Women is Often Subtle

The leading cause of death among women in the United States is heart disease. It accounts for a staggering 20 percent of female deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several risk factors for heart disease cannot be modified. Family history, race, gender, menopause and age all play a role in heart disease. But many risk factors can be changed, according to Cleveland Clinic. To reduce your risk for disease:

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Summer Camps With Flair

Most of us remember summer camp. It was great: rustic cabins, swimming in the lake, arts and crafts, songs around a campfire and capture the flag in the evenings. It still sounds good to me. But times have changed and there are lots of options that offer wonderful opportunities for your kids. Here are some of the possibilities.

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What Parents Can Do About Sibling Fights

Fighting is a natural and normal part of family life. But, for some parents, there is a nagging concern that their children will never get along and will hate each other for life. In the vast majority of cases, such parental concerns are unfounded. In fact, I asked dozens of tweens and teens what they thought about "battling it out" with their siblings and you might be surprised by their answers.

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What You Need to Know Before Your Child Sees the Orthodontist

Just when you think you have everything down as a parent, you find out it's time to take your child to his first orthodontist visit. Dr. Jay Oltjen says, "It's best to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and the best time for that patient to be treated." Basically, the earlier any orthodontic treatment is started, the easier it will be to correct problems in the long run.

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