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Back To School

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Children’s Book?

07/22/2013

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College Cohabitation: How to Deal with Roommate Issues

Living with roommates can be hard. If you start the relationship with the proper information and tools, it can lead to happy cohabitation.

07/22/2013

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Best Cookbooks For Cooking in College

Worried that sending your kid off to college means their diets will consist of boxed meals or ramen? Is your son or daughter moving into their first off-campus apartment and far away from dining halls? Our sister company, Simon & Schuster serves up some college-appropriate cookbooks designed to make cooking easy and even fun for your kids after they’ve fled the nest.

07/22/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

A report from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice says many back-to-school supplies are potentially toxic to kids. (credit: CHJ.org)

Group Warns That Some Back-To-School Supplies Might Be Toxic

The Center of Health, Environment & Justice is out with a report Sunday suggesting that many back-to-school supplies might contain toxic chemicals.

08/26/2012

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Resource Fair For Families Of Kids With Special Needs Taking Place In South LA

Areva Martin, an attorney and the founder of the Special Needs Network, appeared on KCAL9 News to talk about this year’s annual Back-To-School Health and Resource Fair.

08/26/2012

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Best Educational Supply Stores In Los Angeles

If your children aren’t back in school yet they will be soon and no doubt will be in need of supplies. The good news is that in addition to the big box stores there are lots of educational supply stores scattered throughout the City of Angels.

CBS Los Angeles–08/21/2012

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Best Spots For Back To School Shopping In Orange County

Orange County provides an impressively solid set of local stores for children’s educational supplies and clothing needs. With kids returning to school, you’ll want to head to shops that stand out amongst their peers as head of the class.

CBS Los Angeles–08/14/2012

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Hottest New Items For Back To School

Back-to-school expert and PayPal shopping specialist Claudia Lombana stopped by KCAL9 Monday to show viewers some of the hottest back to school items.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/13/2012

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Hot Back-To-School Gadgets With Tech Expert Jim Barry

Jim Barry visited the KCAL9 studios Thursday to show viewers what they need for a successful school year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2012

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Talking To Your Kids About Bullying

Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.

08/01/2012

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College Student Prep: Must-Have Items For Every Dorm Room

The bags are packed and the move-in date is coming up fast. Now all that’s left before moving into the dorms and starting a new life at college is dorm-room shopping. Here are some essential items to put on that shopping list.

08/01/2012

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