Worth Noting

Worth Noting

Having a Discussion with Tweens and Teens is a Tool in Suicide Prevention

The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults. It depicts a series of tapes created before a teen’s suicide. The graphic nature of the content, including scenes of sexual violence and suicide, has experts and school districts cautioning parents about the program. read more

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Editor’s Review: Fidget Spinners

Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now. The new craze? Fidget Spinners. They’ve been seen at school, plus local baseball fields, parks, and playgrounds. This airplane propeller-like toy (which ranges in price from $3-$10) was originally created to relieve stress for kids and adults, along with provide a calming or focus tool for those with attention disorders. read more

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TLC for your Total Chore Lifesavers

Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with housecleaning chores. But imagine staying on top of laundry, dishes and floors without the time-saving appliances we often take for granted. Simple maintenance on your washers and dryers, dishwashers, and vacuum cleaners ensures you get the most life out of these indispensable helpers. Read on for a few tips: read more

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Spring Wildlife Dos & Don’ts

As the weather warms up and new leaves start to grow on the trees, wild animals become very active. Springtime is a great time to see birds returning from migration, animals searching for mates and nesting sites, and the arrival of young. read more

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Audition Period Open for ‘Shining Star CLE’ High School Vocal Competition

Video auditions are being accepted for the solo-singing competition for high school students. Students (graduation dates 2018-2021) who live in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina or Summit counties are eligible to enter. Winners will receive college scholarships, and finalists will get the chance to perform on stage. ...
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Gluten-Free Isn’t a Fad Diet for Kids with an Allergy

For years, parents of kids diagnosed with celiac disease, or those given a more obscure diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, have spent time and money restructuring their meal plans to ensure that the food they eat only includes gluten-free ingredients. read more

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Ohio Bill Introduced to Help Breastfeeding Moms

House Bill 13, introduced last month, would permit a mother who is breastfeeding her baby to be excused from jury service. State Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) proposed the bill after a constituent told her about an experience while serving on a jury while breastfeeding. ...
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‘Build It!’ at the Great Lakes Science Center

"Build It!" runs through Sept. 4 at the Great Lakes Science Center. The special exhibit offers three hands-on phases, the first of which currently features castle-themed activities, including a virtual catapult and a giant castle with secret passageways. Visitors can design their own castles and courtyards. The exhibit also features educational displays about the real medieval era, Lego mosaics on display, and a stop-motion animation station so kids can create their own mini "Lego Movie." ...
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