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As if attractive people don't already enjoy enough advantages in life, here's another: a study by researchers at Barnard College found that good-looking kids do better in school. Published by the National Bureau of...
An important new study demonstrates that children who spend a significant amount of time staring at digital screens suffer from changes in their brain's white matter - a critical layer that helps kids learn to process words...
Senior software Artificial Intelligence engineer at Google and rapper Brandon Tory wants kids to know it's okay to be a genius. We love this interview with Brandon Tory, a senior AI engineer with Google (previously Apple) who spent time living...
Want your kids to truly master a subject? Then put them in situations where they can experience - rather than merely be taught - information. Their futures will depend on it. This doesn't mean yanking your kids out of school or...
Does your child show a particular knack for chess? Maybe your daughter has come up with some clever ways to keep your neighborhood eco-friendly? Or your son has shown a knack for rallying his classmates around important causes? These...
Parents and school officials who keep kids out of extracurricular activities because of poor grades may be making the problem even worse. That's the consensus of researchers, who for years have drawn a direct correlation between participation in extracurricular activities...
Google's philanthropic arm has announced a $1 million grant to the Oakland-based Hidden Genius Project, which trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. Google.org explained that the award is just one part of a...
Just about every child in the U.S. under the age of 8 lives in a home with a smartphone, says a new study from Common Sense Media, and a stunning 42% of these little ones now have their own...
Most of us grew up hearing stereotypes about 'dumb jocks.' Turns out, however, that student athletes are more likely to be smarter than their more lethargic counterparts. In fact, research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and elsewhere demonstrates...
Despite the nation's obsession with sports, there is a growing problem when it comes to youth sports: a decline in youth sports participation and the healthy habits and bodies that go with it. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry...

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