Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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Recovering from family gatherings: your essential guide to recharge and reset

A flurry of family visits might leave you reeling and wondering, "What just happened?" The intensity of spending time with family may be emotionally and physically demanding, whether the commotion has just ended or looms on the horizon. Psychologists have dubbed this phenomenon "family jet Read More...

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Count, roll, and win! Why board games are experiencing a well-deserved revival 

Board games are making a successful comeback in this age of screens and virtual realities. Nostalgia fans are ecstatic about the opportunity to recreate childhood memories, while pubs are offering game evenings and families are rediscovering the joy of face-to-face interaction.  In a world Read More...

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A linguistic exploration of love and legacy: The origin story of “Father"

In celebration of Father's Day this Sunday, join us on an exciting journey through the realms of language as we investigate the origins and ongoing meaning of the term "father." The echoes of this cherished term ripple over time, building a tapestry that honors the strong link between dads and Read More...

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Colorado law gives LBGTQ+ parents rightful custody over their children

The “Marlo Law” has just been signed by gay Colorado Governor Jared Polis to resolve an unfair legal issue that previously denied same-sex parents legal custody over their own children. The bill was named after Colorado House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar’s child. Esgar gave birth to Marlo Read More...

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Heading back to family Thanksgiving? Here’s how to manage your social anxiety

Contrary to what Hallmark movies would like you to believe, the holidays are not always a magical time filled with family joy and snowflakes. For many families, holiday gatherings can be tense and anxiety-provoking, especially if you took a year off due to the pandemic. If you find your social Read More...

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Study: Giraffes are far more socially complex than previously thought

Until ten years ago, researchers didn’t think that giraffes had much of a social structure at all, but more contemporary research indicates that these long-necked mammals are more social than we give them credit for. Adding to this, a new study from the University of Bristol indicates that Read More...

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5 strategies to navigate moving back in with your parents

This year has derailed a myriad of plans, professional and otherwise, for countless people. For some, this may mean asking mom and dad for a bit of financial support, or maybe even moving back in with them while things get sorted out. Lynsey Romo, an associate professor of communication at North Read More...

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Celebrate and honor your heritage by preserving family recipes

Montreal sisters Helen and Billie Bitzas were struggling with a challenge that is likely not unfamiliar to many first-generation immigrants: recreating their parents’ traditional dishes in their own kitchens. Every time they attempted to pull together one of their family’s time-honored Greek Read More...

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Disney+ protects kids from watching its old content with racist stereotypes

The pandemic relieves us of a lot of guilt when we choose to indulge in television series and movie marathons in our spare time. Many families with kids (and even those without) are probably enjoying Disney’s relatively new streaming platform Disney+, which allows us to watch all the classics as Read More...

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Zoom will offer unlimited video chats for several holiday celebrations

In a bid to make it easier to spend time with distant friends and family on Thanksgiving, during the holiday, Zoom lifted the standard 40-minute limit on its video chats. Now the company has announced it will do the same over the upcoming festive season so people can socialize safely with their Read More...