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Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

How much sleep do teenagers need? As it turns out, a lot more than they usually get.

While scientists report that the average adolescent needs eight and a half to nine and a half hours of sleep each night, most get less than 20 percent of that.

Lack of sleep can have many negative effects. . . . → Read More: Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

What Kids Around The World Eat For Breakfast

Most American children start their day with a breakfast of cold milk and cereal.

But what about children around the world?

You might be surprised. For a little girl in Japan breakfast might include “rice and a putrid soybean goop known as natto; in Jamaica, a mush of plantains or peanuts or cornmeal; in . . . → Read More: What Kids Around The World Eat For Breakfast

Getting Your Kids to Eat (or at Least Try) Everything

How do you get your kids to eat and enjoy a verity of healthy food?

Mark Bittman writes how he and his wife Karen got their two daughters, Kate and Emma, to eat a rich variety of healthy, home cooked foods from earliest childhood.

Bittman muses about an “old snapshot from 1978 of my daughter . . . → Read More: Getting Your Kids to Eat (or at Least Try) Everything

Detergent Pods Can Cause Eye Injuries In Children

A new study found that liquid detergent pods can cause eye injuries in young children after the children bit or squeezed the brightly colored pouches.

Although all the children recovered within a week or so, with no long-range problems reported, they suffered injuries like conjunctivitis and corneal damage. Read more.

Ten Rules Of Good Sleep Hygene

Huffington Post Healthy Living editors decided to put themselves to the ultimate test: Could they — professional nutrition buffs, fitness junkies and self-proclaimed health nerds — follow the rules of good sleep that they preach to their readers?

They decided to follow the ten classic rules of good sleep hygiene for seven nights and record . . . → Read More: Ten Rules Of Good Sleep Hygene