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5 Ways to Help Your Child in Elementary School

We tend not to think about it that way, but starting elementary school is a huge transition for children. They go from a nursing environment to a place where the expectations are higher. At
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Jun, 16

Is university really worth it?

High fees, no job guarantee… Higher education is losing its lustre for a new class of high-fliers going straight from school to boardroom
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May, 10

Amazon calls the tune with launch of its own pop concerts

Amazon left a trail of boarded-up bookshops and music retailers in its wake as it revolutionised the way we shop online. Now it has the live music industry in its sights.
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Apr, 29

Half an hour with mother boosts child’s skills for life

Children’s intelligence and social skills can be significantly affected by the activities they do with their mothers, scientists have suggested.
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Apr, 14

Catching glimpse of a hobby

The hobby is a neat little slate-blue falcon with a white cheek and a black moustache, and also scarlet-feathered thighs, or “trousers”, as they are sometimes called.
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Mar, 31

Games guru takes fun to another level

Sensitive subjects are not out of bounds for award-winning Brenda Romero and her team of developers in Galway, writes Graeme Lennox
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Mar, 15

Parents refuse to give children flu jab over safety fears

Parents are refusing to give their children the flu vaccination over worries about its safety, research has shown.
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Mar, 1

Depression genes ‘trap generations in poverty cycle’

Poverty is biologically entrenched because people with a tendency to depression have children together and then fail to look after them properly, an academic has claimed.
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Feb, 15

Anxiety, depression and drugs — teenagers’ stories

As a new report reveals that UK teens are among the most troubled in the developed world, young people and parents share their experiences of mental illness
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Feb, 2

Sci-fi novels by women, chosen by Naomi Alderman

Science fiction is often perceived as a man’s genre; people think of “nerds” in box rooms writing stories about 1950s-style lantern-jawed heroes fighting space battles and making it with alien babes. The reason for
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Jan, 23