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Parent Rap: Limit screen time for reading success

In our last column, a mother wrote to ask for tips to help instil good reading habits in her son. "My six-year-old son is extremely energetic and active," she wrote. "When he has to sit still, he gets fidgety.
Re-establish sleep routine as school looms

Re-establish sleep routine as school looms

Kids need to get to bed earlier than during the lazy days of summer

Giant cell arteritis signs easy to miss

I hope you'll use my letter. I'm writing to warn people about what can happen if they ignore warning signs. One day I suddenly had a pounding, left-sided headache. At first I took Tylenol, which helped a bit. Then I took Aspirin and went to bed.

Senior stoners smoke to ease aches of aging

Pot alleviates pain from chemo, arthritis and more, retirees say


Tango Festival: Free concert in Centennial Square, Sunday 1-6: 30 p.m. concert, dance and food. Free-B Film Fest. Every Saturday in August at Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park. Bring blankets and snacks.

Partially Shucked, Soaked and Grilled Corn on the Cob

Serve this corn alongside other summer favourites, such as ribs or salmon, potato salad and soft rolls.

Stretching before a run doesn't prevent injuries

Dear Dr. Donohue: I run with two other guys my age. We've been running for a year, and it has helped me to keep my weight under control. My friends insist we stretch before we run. They do this for 10 to 15 minutes. I feel this is a waste of time.

Study tracks rise of feminine pronouns

In the opening pages of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan consciously captured the despair of so many housewives - and unknowingly anticipated a shift in language that would mirror the revolution to come in women's lives.

New York shuts down vibrator giveaway

A vibrator giveaway that attracted long lines in New York City came to an abrupt end when the city told the promoters to pack it up.

Marie of Romania takes the plunge

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Romania. - American writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) Well, polish up the tiara, good readers.
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