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Family Rooms

Historically, the first family rooms appeared in floor plans about 50 to 60 years ago. This room was a bit different in character from others. Less formal than a living room, the family room was to encourage family connection and conversation. The family room made its first appearance as an appendage of the kitchen, the heart of a home. At the same time, televisions sprouted from coast to coast. Televisions, like the radio was previously, became the anchor of the family room. Today, computer stations and interactive TV games are…

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Family of Engineers Makes Learning a Lifestyle

Terre Haute, IN – The future is bright for the Wabash Valley as some of Terre Haute’s finest minds, are also some of the youngest. WTWO talked to one family that’s made a lifestyle out of learning. Several members of the Langley family are a part of Team Storm. They’re a FIRST Lego League team made up of 9-15-year-old engineers. “It’s a robotics team, and we are challenged to build and program a robot completely out of lego,” says 15-year-old Devon Langley. “You will then program that to autonomously complete…

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Getting kids to eat veggies when there’s no time for family meals

Eating meals as a family is a proven way to get kids to follow healthier diets, but there are other tricks parents can try when there’s no way to get everyone around the same table, a recent study suggests. In homes where family meals were rare, children ate more fruits and vegetables when these items were readily available and they routinely saw parents consume them too, the survey of about 2,500 teens in Minnesota found. “Interestingly, we found that in the absence of regular family meals these other parenting practices…

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Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

The world of milk is unclear. We were barely getting our head around the concept of full cream vs toned milk or whole vs pasteurized milk when the market was flooded with soy milk, almond milk and so many other varieties. And this left the consumer absolutely baffled. Here is an attempt to decode the world of milk and help you understand the various options available today. Benefits of MilkThat milk is healthy is common perception. But the benefits are not often fully understood. Every other day, new studies discover…

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Family History Important Factor for Prostate Cancer: Study

PhotoCredit:istock Research in Sweden published on Monday found family history an important factor in men developing various types of prostate cancer. “Men with brothers who have had prostate cancer run twice as high a risk of being diagnosed themselves in comparison to the general population,” the study by Umea University and Lund University said. “It’s well known that men with prostate cancer in the family have a higher risk of the disease,” said Par Stattin, researcher at the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences and principal investigator of Prostate Cancer…

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Family history important factor for prostate cancer: Study

Research in Sweden published on Monday found family history an important factor in men developing various types of prostate cancer. “Men with brothers who have had prostate cancer run twice as high a risk of being diagnosed themselves in comparison to the general population,” the study by Umea University and Lund University said. “It’s well known that men with prostate cancer in the family have a higher risk of the disease,” said Par Stattin, researcher at the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences and principal investigator of Prostate Cancer data…

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