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TalkAboutIt.org is a Medical Information Site Done Right

When I was 17, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. The good news is my epilepsy is controlled by medicine (unlike some people who suffer from this disorder). The bad news is I have epilepsy- a random, rare version caused by sleep deprivation and extended periods of reading. When I was 17, there were no online […]

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‘Fizzy’ Bubbles Up For Season 2

With Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign putting the spotlight on childhood obesity, it is more relevant than ever to find content for kids that encourages healthy eating, but does so without preaching. That’s where the original interactive web property Fizzy’s Lunch Lab from PBS KIDS GO! fits in. Visiting Fizzy’s Lunch Lab (PBSKIDSGO.org/lunchlab) allows for […]

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Jitterbug Offers ‘Hip Kids’ Central Location for Cool Tunes

The art of the music video is generally lost on today’s youth. While the occasional video from OK Go or the like may attract some viral attention, today’s teen looks to MTV for reality programming like Jersey Shore or 16 and Pregnant. In general, unlike my generation, today’s millennials are not tuning in to see […]

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Multi-Platform “Zebrafish” Shows Power of Science, Giving, Compassion

When I see a quality kid-centric project coming out of my Boston hometown, it is hard not to call it out. And when it is a project with a philanthropic twist, it demands a post. Zebrafish is named after the fish used for studying diseases Generation Cures is an online community and content site created […]

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FaceChipz: A Rest-Easy Closed Social Network Concept

I was recently quite surprised to find out I had some family members and friends who allowed their children to have profiles on Facebook. Checking out the Facebook policy, it is quite clear that this not a social network that wants children under 13 as members. For obvious reasons that can be hashed out on […]

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