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Do Artists Have Unique Brains?

Last updated: 08/20/2018

“The artist group had significantly more grey matter in an area of the brain.” A BBC news story reports on research that concludes “Artists have structurally different brains

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Early Literacy

Last updated: 08/20/2018

Early Literacy What Is Early Literacy? Early Literacy is everything that children learn about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Reading aloud and bringin

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Finding the Right Team Sport for Your Child

Last updated: 08/20/2018

Soccer What kids can gain: Balance. Foot dexterity is a must to juggle the ball while finding teammates to pass to or a goal to shoot at. And the constant running is a big boon to

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The Brainy Benefits of Chess

Last updated: 08/20/2018

How this classic game of strategy makes kids smarter. On Manhattan's Upper East Side, 18 kindergartners are staring at a large vinyl screen at the front of their classroom. But it'

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Tennis Equipment List

Last updated: 08/20/2018

It is natural to be excited at the prospect of playing tennis for the first time. You would have your eyes filled with dreams of winning whopping sums in those grand slam tournamen

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6 Reasons After-School Activities Are Worth the Effort

Last updated: 08/20/2018

If you ever feel like you've somehow become your kid's personal chauffeur, constantly ferrying them to numerous after-school activities, you're not alone. And you're totally forgiv

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Harvard Business School Class of 2021 – Essay Questions & Analysis – Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Last updated: 08/19/2018

Harvard Business School has officially kicked off the 2018-2019 application season with an announcement that its application question will remain the same for class of 2021 hopeful

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Homework Wars: Teaching Your Kids How To Deal With School Stress

Last updated: 08/19/2018

High school students are definitely feeling the pressure. On our Student Life in America survey, 25% of students reported that homework was their biggest source of stress followed

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After-Hours Library Programs for Busy Families

Last updated: 08/19/2018

My library is situated in an extremely commercial area of Manhattan. This means our children’s department sees mostly nannies who scour the city for ways to keep young charges en

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Intelligence theory bolsters our understanding of high-ability students

Last updated: 08/19/2018

Smart. Bright. Intelligent. These are the sort of words that people often use to describe gifted children. Although there are many types of giftedness, most states, teachers, and p

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