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First Lady and Big Bird for Healthy Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama and Sesame Street's Big Bird teamed up to film two public service announcements encouraging kids to eat healthy and get active. The new PSAs are launched as part of the third anniversary celebration of Let's Move! -- Mrs. Obama's initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

Sweet Potato Pie

I’m making a big Thanksgiving dinner again this year and have yet to fully decide on which recipes I’ll be using. I decided to check out the PBS website to see what they’ve got in the way of recipes.

Day of Action

This Thursday, June 21, 2012 marks United Way’s inspirational Day of Action. This is a national strategic effort on the longest day of the year to advance the common good. More than 74,000 individuals participated nationwide last year. To celebrate United Way's 125th anniversary, they have created a list of 125 volunteer opportunities. All that’s left to do is gather a group of friends and pick a few to do.

What Is The Authentic South?

What constitutes the authentic south? What does it mean to be "southern"? That is a difficult question for me to answer as I was born and raised in New York and Atlanta is my adopted city.

But judging from my conversation with Chef Linton Hopkins last year, the answer is also hard for native southerners to answer.

Four Reasons Why Your Family Should Watch the Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series

Most children know who the current president is and some have a general understanding that it took votes from people all across the country to get him into office. However, not all children (or adults!) realize that there are dozens of candidates who run organized campaigns in an effort to secure a seat in an elected office. Understanding the importance of voting from a young age can help to instill a sense of interest in our government and the people we put into office to make it all tick.

Your State Parks Day, Georgia

You’re officially invited to visit one of the 60 State Parks and Historic Sites across Georgia for free on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The Importance of Building a Strong Vocabulary at an Early Age

Guest blogger Frances Kweller of Kweller Prep, offers this post on building a child's vocabulary as early as possible is vital.

Dreadnaughtus Schrani New King of the Dinosaurs

Paleontologist Ken Lacovara and his team discovered a new and massive species of dinosaur in Patagonia, Argentina: the
Dreadnaughtus Schrani (meaning fears nothing). Named after the 20th Century Battleship , Dreadnaughtus seems a fitting description for a creature over 85ft long and weighing 65 tons. This dinosaur is larger than a Boeing 737.

Three Lessons the Celebrity Photo Hacking Scandal Teaches Kids

This may sound cliche, but the recent celebrity photo hacking scandal offers a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the do’s and don’ts of Internet behavior and their consequences with their kids.

This goes beyond the “don’t post racy photos of yourself on Facebook” talks. The impact of phones, text messages and the cloud should be factored into the conversation now. Plus new technology will always be introduced. Parents and children should consider how those new applications will impact what they do online.

Live Chat With an Expert During The Story of the Jews Marathon Sunday

On Sunday, August 17 from 2 p.m. - 8p.m., we’re airing the documentary series “The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama” in its entirety.”

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