Three Ways to Teach Your Kids Empathy

September 7, 2016

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A new study from the University of Michigan found college freshmen are 40% less empathetic than 30 years ago . . . they have a harder time seeing things from other people's perspective, and they're not as considerate. It's partly because they're online so much, and not face-to-face.  So here are three proven ways to… Read More

Eight New Stats About Parenting

January 26, 2016

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Buzzfeed recently polled more than 200,000 readers, and had them answer hot-button questions about parenting.  Here are the top eight results . . .   1.  Is breastfeeding in public okay?  85% said yes.   2.  Can a kid get a well-rounded social AND academic experience if they're homeschooled?  73% said no.   3.  Is… Read More

The Ten Things We Hate the Most About Customer Service

November 6, 2015

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  "Consumer Reports" just did a survey on the top 10 things people hate about customer service.  Give them credit . . . trying to narrow down a list of the things we HATE about customer service is pretty difficult. Here are the results.  Just a few percentage points separate the top and the bottom. … Read More

The Ten Best and Worst Cities For Halloween

October 27, 2015

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    It's probably too late to make Halloween travel plans.  But maybe this list will give you an idea of what to expect staying here this year. WalletHub.com just ranked the 100 biggest cities in America from the best to worst places to celebrate Halloween. They used weather forecasts . . . the percentage… Read More

The 12 Most Popular Halloween Costumes For Adults

October 21, 2015

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  Halloween is 10 days away.  And since you're not going to come up with a genius costume at this point, why not just give in and wear what everyone ELSE is wearing? The National Retail Federation surveyed 6,700 people, and found the 12 most popular Halloween costumes for adults this year.  Check 'em out… Read More

Here's How the Average American Spends Their Day

June 26, 2015

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  BusinessInsider.com just analyzed Census data to figure out how the average American spends their day.  Here's the full breakdown . . .   *Sleeping, eight hours and 48 minutes.   *Working, three hours and 36 minutes.  That's because weekends and unemployed people pull the average way down.   *Watching TV, two hours and 49… Read More

Five Tips for Buying Sunglasses

June 17, 2015

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  Summer officially starts this Sunday.  According to eye doctors, here are five tips for buying a good pair of sunglasses . . .    1.  Make sure they have 100% U.V. protection.   U.V. rays are radiation from the sun that can make you develop cataracts.  And a survey last year found less than half… Read More

Big Day Of Giving [May 5th]

May 5, 2015

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  For 24 hours on May 5th, 2015, the region will again come together for a BIG Day of Giving to demonstrate our generosity. With a goal to raise $5 million from 25,000 donors for over 500 nonprofits, the Sacramento region will join hundreds of community foundations across the country in a 24 hour giving challenge as… Read More

Seven Part-Time Jobs That Pay Well

April 27, 2015

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  If you could use some extra cash, the website Credit.com posted a list of the best part-time jobs that pay well.  Here are the top seven . . .   1.  Uber driver.  They make between $15 and $30 an hour.  You need a decent car though, and have to pass a background check.… Read More

The 10 Random Little Things That Make You Feel Great

April 16, 2015

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  It's nice to see a list of things that make us feel good that doesn't include donuts, porn, cocaine, social media, or punching someone in the face.  Maybe we're NOT crumbling as a society?   A new survey asked 2,000 people to name random little things that make them feel great.  Here are the… Read More