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Lois M. Collins
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The latest study -- a study of studies -- on spanking. 
Researchers examined 75 studies spanning a half century to figure out what spanking does and does not do. They found the effects linger into childhood in ways that may surprise parents.
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A new National Health Statistics report finds more Americans are cohabitating, fewer approve of divorce, and family life is playing out very differently than in the past.
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Great couple and interesting to look at the challenges of love the second, older/wiser time around.
Richard and Judy Scott decided on their second date to get married. Telling the kids — all long adults themselves and ensconced with their own families — proved interesting. That's what happens when older adults decide to settle down
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A video produced by UNICEF highlights marriage, which is supposed to be a happy occasion. But it dubs this one "terrifying."
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Oliver Scheier wanted to dress like other kids, but regular jeans don't fit over his leg braces. So his mom, Mindy Scheier, decided that had to change. Here's what she did. …
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Wow. Amazing stat!
Americans spent 1.8 trillion minutes in 2014 doing something that didn't contribute to their work time and that also took away from the time they could spend with their families.
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I woke up with a pleated face. I'm okay with that.
As I watch my children jostle a bit to figure out where they fit in and what they want to be in the bigger world around them, I can't help celebrating some of the joys that come with growing older.
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The question of helping Syrian refugees has prompted many memes on all the Americans who need help and should be first priority. Has it generated an increase in caring here at home or is it just talk?
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It seems like this could have a simple fix....
Research from the University of Toronto finds that a certain age group would get the greatest benefit from giving advice. But it's at a stage in life when it's seldom asked.
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If you have a favorite TED Talk for families, send me the link. 
Alison Gopnik says in a TED Talk she thinks when small children are "getting into everything," they're actually conducting experiments that teach them more about the world. The mini lectures do the same, helping families understand complex topics.
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Sue Klebold's son and another student murdered 13 people and injured two dozen more at Columbine High School. She's spent 17 years trying to reconcile the child she thought she knew with the killer he
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Write. And spell.
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Dad said I have a refined sense of the ridiculous.
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I'm a tater tot, raised in Idaho Falls, who has lived in Utah for 35 years. I write for a living and read for pleasure.
I am also a wife and mother of two girls, Jenifer and Alyson.
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Jumped from a plane for a story. "Chicken Little Takes a Flying Leap." Two-time winner of a national Sigma Delta Chi award.
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  • University of Utah
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