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Abby Quillen
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Chlorine Is added to our water to kill microbes. Is it also disrupting your microbiome? Learn why you may want to take measures to remove the chlorine in your tap water.

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Sitting for long periods is not good for adults or children, and students need a lot of movement during the school day. “When we keep students active, we keep their energy levels up and provide their brains with the oxygen-rich blood needed for highest performance," writes Eric Jensen, author of "Learning with the Body in Mind." Check out my article about why and how some teachers are transitioning from rows of desks to flexible seating options.

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Check out my latest article for research-proven ways to prevent the flu.

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Happy First Day of Winter! Find some easy ways to celebrate today on my blog.

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Last year around now, I was feeling a little sad about how focused my kids were on getting presents. I stumbled onto the idea of doing random acts of kindness every day in December leading up to Christmas. We picked up litter, delivered cookies to neighbors, left small gifts around town, and more. It was amazing, and we'll definitely be doing it again this year. Want to join in? Check out my latest blog post for our countdown calendar.

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Check out of my latest article about creative uses for binders in the classroom. Parents, there are lots of cool ideas for organizing at home too, including a puzzle piece organizer and art supply binder. Plus, there's an easy tutorial to make a nifty phonics flip book for beginning readers.

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Check out my latest article about baking with chia seeds. It features 5 simple, tasty recipes with 5 ingredients or less.

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Confused about whether to prune tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers? Opinions vary widely. I looked at the data for my latest article.

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Feeling depressed about the biodiversity crisis? Plant flowers!

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Some garden plants can stand on their own; others need something to lean on. Find out which plants need support and learn how to build sturdy DIY supportive devices in my latest article.
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