Last year, Eli Waldman's fifth-grade science class built a model from graham crackers, marshmallows and cake icing to demonstrate how the Earth's tectonic plates shift.
Mr. Atwater: I’ve tried to get sober for many years. I really want to be able to sustain sobriety, but the more times I try and fail, the less hope I have of ever making it. I’m sick of promising my wife, my parents and frankly myself I’ll never drink again. Nobody believes me at this point, and I don’t believe me, either.
“Arleen” had never been what you would call a good little girl. She was high-spirited, sensitive, a little stubborn and defiant to the bone. Her defiance, like that of most children, was born of her insecurity and sensitivity; she learned early how to keep people, including family, at arm’s length.
The Great American Smokeout, celebrated on the third Thursday of November each year, is a way to encourage smokers to quit if even for a day. Quitting is an important step in leading a healthier life and reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.
A question came up recently about love relationships and whether they can be addictive.
Right now, nearly 80 million people don't know they're prediabetic.
“Dan” had a long relationship with alcohol and cocaine, which caught up to him physically, emotionally and spiritually.
People often ask me for my opinion on classroom parties: Should we let kids eat cake?
There’s been some reports recently about a drug called Krokodil (Russian for crocodile), a drug that is made to imitate the effects of heroin, does a poor job and more or less rots you from the inside. It is made from an opiate derivative that is easily and cheaply obtained in Russia and Eastern European countries, where heroin is scarce, and is manufactured using petroleum products such as gasoline, kerosene and/or lighter fluid. It became popular in those countries because of its low cost, the ease of obtaining ingredients and scarcity of the real thing.
The other women in class curled dumbbells as they lunged. But Lindsay Macaleer put down her weights and instead gently rocked her double stroller to soothe her 2-year-old and 10-week-old sons.
Across the nation, parents like me are bracing for the annual sugar rush known as Halloween. I've got pounds of mini-treats to pass out to neighborhood goblins and ghouls. But many parents struggle to balance our kids' mania for sweets with a nagging feeling that all that candy can't be a good thing.
Just as she did when her daughter battled cancer years ago, Veronica Armstrong fought until the end.
A presentation at his church inspired Robert Gauthier to come home and tell his wife, "I just signed up for a marathon."
“John” had stopped drinking and using drugs more times than he cared to count.
An individual earning less than $15,856 a year and a household of two adults with a combined income of up to $20,628 are now eligible for Medicaid health insurance in Illinois. A family of four earning up to $94,200 a year can get assistance to lower their health coverage costs by buying a plan through the new Health Insurance Marketplace.
All your friends are doing it.
“Sandy” was a fixer and had been most of her life.
They had strapped on gloves, donned helmets, grabbed their lacrosse sticks and lobbed balls around the gym this week in preparation for a scrimmage. And then they got one key piece of instruction:
A first-time 5K typically attracts a modest crowd, says Terri Marlin of Potomac River Running, which has nine stores in the Washington area. But when she heard about a particular debut, slated for Sept. 14, she knew this race was going to take off immediately. There won't be muddy obstacles, colored powder, glow sticks or any other gimmick that's sweeping the race calendar this year. Instead, the Dulles Day 5K (committeefordulles .org/5K.html) is offering participants something they can't possibly experience at other local races: the chance to sprint down the runway of a major international airport.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – One year after Johnathan Kent kicked his principal and school "went all bad," the 8-year-old was recognized at a recent assembly as the "Star of the Month" for being polite and helping out his teachers.