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The following article recently appeared on  http://www.casacolumbia.org/the-buzz-blog and discusses the marketing tricks e-cigarette companies are using to lure in teens. “Take Back Your Freedom.” This new slogan from e-cigarette manufacturer, blu eCigs®, uses a message of freedom or independence that …

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Preventing Another ‘Big Tobacco’ Tobacco companies lied to America for more than a century about the dangers of smoking. They deliberately targeted kids. They even had doctors promote cigarettes as medicine. And today we are paying the price. Though smoking …

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Below is a great article on the debate surrounding a parents’ right to keep their children safe and a teen’s right ot privacy. Read the pros and cons to help you in dealing with this issue. (CNN) Whether you think spying …

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The following article appeared recently in the New York Times and discusses the effect of marijuana use on the brain of even the most casual user. The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, …

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For some children, the change in season brings with it a shift in mood. Is it a passing phase, or something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about depression, SAD, and your child. Depression can be a serious …

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For the coming New Year, resolve to talk more often with your family about healthy decisions & choices. Research shows that kids who learn a lot about the dangers of drugs from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to …

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Holiday break is perfect for spending some quality time with your kids. Doing things as a family can definitely help your communication skills with your children and it can bring you closer as a group. Also, it’s a lot of …

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Is the traditional family dinner a thing of the past? Is it overvalued as an institution that was once a cornerstone of the American home but has become obsolete with changing times? In today’s households where both parents go to …

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How do we raise children of character in an indulgent age? According to Dan Kindlon, we do it with TLC – Time, Limits and Care. While most of us do a good job on “C” – caring for our children …

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