11 Vintage Baby Names Gaining Popularity Again
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by Caitriona Maria
23h ago
It’s the age-old phenomenon, the bated breath while friends and family await the reveal of the baby's name. And we are loving vintage baby names right now. In the 2000s, the most common reveal in the United States was Jacob. In the 2010s, it was Emma. Choosing a name can be difficult, and today’s parents are making the job easier by turning to history for inspiration. Here are a handful of vintage baby names that are making their way into the current popularity charts. #1 Henry The name Henry was first recorded as far back as the 17th century but only started rising in the popularity ranks w ..read more
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23 Highest Paying Jobs for Teens They Can Start This Summer
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by Marjolein Dilven
2d ago
Jobs for teens and high school students aren’t the easiest to find — the job can’t require a ton of experience, be part-time (because, school?), offer enough pay to make a dent in your college fund, and most importantly, be solid enough that you can add it to your resume. So, where do you find such a job? We’ve all been teenagers wanting to make some decent money. So we scoured the internet to find a list of websites that frequently post jobs for teens. But before we get into that, let’s quickly review some necessary paperwork. In case you’re under 18, it’s best to check out the employment an ..read more
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Homeschooling Surge: Why More Parents Are Making the Switch
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by Clare Brown
3d ago
Homeschooling is hotter than a firecracker on the Fourth of July right now. Across the United States, more families are ditching traditional schools and taking education into their own hands. Parents are tired of safety scares, one-size-fits-all curricula, and the lack of personalized learning. They’re choosing a path that lets them call the shots and tailor education to their kids' needs. Let's take a look at why homeschooling is becoming more popular and how it's changing the way we think about education. Safety First: The New School Uniform With concerns about school safety skyrocketing, p ..read more
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10 Brain Teasers And Riddles Only Smart People Can Solve
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by Caitriona Maria
4d ago
Roses are red, and violets are blue. Solving these ten riddles comes easy to clever people. Do you think that’s you? Riddle One Over the shoulder view of a mature woman laughing and smiling with her friends while sitting in a restaurant. The first one is, "If you have me, you want to share me; if you share me, you don't have me."  This riddle can be tricky because many things can be shared once you have them. But as you go deeper, you realize the answer is a secret. Riddle Two The second riddle reads, "You are escaping a labyrinth, and three doors are in front of you. The door on the ri ..read more
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18 Illegal Baby Names Banned Across the World
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by Caitriona Maria
1w ago
Baby naming laws vary dramatically around the world, and in some countries, certain names are not allowed to be given to children. These laws can be quite strict at times. In some countries, governments have outlawed certain baby names based on ethical, religious, practical, and cultural reasons. Here are just some of the banned baby names from around the world. Cyanide: United Kingdom Cyanide is a deadly poison, and a British parent was warned not to give their children this name for fear it would harm the child in the future. The mother, who tried to name her daughter "Cyanide" and her twi ..read more
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Cost of Living in Each State Compared to European Countries
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by Caitriona Maria
1w ago
Ever dreamed of packing up and moving to Europe? It’s a romantic notion, and while it might feel unrealistic or just short of a pipe dream, those lush landscapes and alluring architecture could be closer than you think. To examine the cost-of-living comparisons between America’s 50 states and European countries, SmartAsset studied the data for basic monthly costs for one adult in 2023. The goal was to find which of the 38 European countries would reflect most similarly to each American state, boiling down to the last dollar. The Euro is More Valuable Than The Dollar The euro has, for the most ..read more
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10 Worst Crime Cities in the United States Revealed
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by Caitriona Maria
1w ago
Urban centers are full of possibilities, yet within the hustle and bustle lies a grim reality—crime. Violent crime is characterized by the use or threat of force against a victim. Crimes encompass a range of offenses, including assault, rape, homicide, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, negligence, robbery and sexual assault. Delve into the heart of the matter as we reveal the cities in the United States with the highest crime rates, according to the World Population Review. 1. Albuquerque, NM (1,369 Crimes Per 100,000) Image Credit: Shutterstock. From gangs to petty crimes, Albuquerque is not ..read more
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Preschool Sight Words (Free Printable Included)
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by Caitriona Maria
1w ago
Preschool Sight Words List & Teaching Activities As your child moves from being a toddler to a preschooler, their curious mind is all set for exciting new learning experiences. One big part of this adventure is getting good at preschool sight words. Learning sight words early on can help your child build strong reading comprehension and fluency. In this article, we'll explore a comprehensive preschool sight words list and engaging activities to make the learning process fun and effective. What are Sight Words? Preschool sight words are commonly used words in the English language that pres ..read more
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What is an Exotic Pet? (+ a Guide To Owning One)
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by Corey Turner
1w ago
With a degree in wildlife biology, my wife dedicates her time to learning about the natural world and understanding the creatures within it. For me, the ever-supportive husband, I am here for it.  Throughout our lives, we have cared for a diverse menagerie of creatures that span the spectrum from the adorable prickly hedgehog to the gracefully gliding parakeet and even the occasionally misunderstood spider. These unique beings, some might consider unconventional companions, have not only enriched our lives with their distinctive personalities but also opened our eyes to the complex reali ..read more
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What Are Social Skills? How To Help Your Child Socialize
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by Caitriona Maria
1w ago
Developing strong social skills is essential for your child's success in the future.  A 20-year study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed that socially skilled kindergarteners were more likely to succeed in education, secure high-paying jobs, and avoid issues like substance abuse and dropping out of high school. As parents, you play a crucial role in helping your children learn social skills. Some social skills are complex, but they're just that—skills. They can be learned, refined, and strengthened with practice and support.  This article will teach you how to do that. We ..read more
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