What Makes the Mediterranean Diet So Great?

The problem with so many diets—especially the ones with catch names—is that the guidelines are so vague that it’s almost impossible to actually follow them. Saying “eat more fish” or “cut back on carbs” sounds nice, but what does it mean? How much fish? How much carbs? A team of researchers has just come up [...]

Kids Need the Same Teacher + Timeless Parenting Skills

[amazon asin=1105105040&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 1: David Marshak, author of Kids Need the Same Teacher for More than One Year.
Topic: The most humane innovation to improve education for your children.
Issues: Why having your child in a classroom with the same teacher for at least two years leads to higher academic achievement, more efficient use of school time, more positive social and emotional learning, more enthusiasm for learning; stronger and more-friendly relationships between you and your child’s teacher.


[amazon asin=1400048109&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Jeffrey Lee, author of Catch a Fish.
Topic: 21 timeless skills every child should know and any parent can teach.
Issues: Can knowing how to fold a paper airplane make you a better parent? How parents can teach their children what they really want to learn. Activities ranging from the practical to the frivolous that every mom and dad can teach (and learn if you don’t already know how).

Continuous Teaching + Connecting with Your Kids + Army Family Programs + “Spouse Calls” Columnist + Young Military Journalists

[amazon asin=1105105040&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 1: David Marshak, author of Kids Need the Same Teacher for More than One Year.
Topic: The most humane innovation to improve education for your children.
Issues: Why having your child in a classroom with the same teacher for at least two years leads to higher academic achievement, more efficient use of school time, more positive social and emotional learning, more enthusiasm for learning; stronger and more-friendly relationships between you and your child’s teacher.


[amazon asin=1400048109&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Jeffrey Lee, author of Catch a Fish.
Topic: 21 timeless skills every child should know and any parent can teach.
Issues: Can knowing how to fold a paper airplane make you a better parent? How parents can teach their children what they really want to learn. Activities ranging from the practical to the frivolous that every mom and dad can teach (and learn if you don’t already know how).


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The connection between fish and fertility

It used to be that infertility was considered a “female problem.” But over the past decade or so we’ve discovered that it’s a “female problem” about 40 percent of the time, a “male problem” 40 percent, and unexplained 20 percent.

When it comes to male infertility, we know that obesity, smoking, alcohol use, and hot tubs can lower sperm count and deform some of the ones that survive. But researchers just found out that a man’s diet can have a big effect too.

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