Athletes: Chocolate milk is as effective as sports drinks

Bill passed along some good news for the little sports fans: A "Healthy Living" article in the March/April 2007 issue of Midwest Living cites a 2006 study from Indiana University that found chocolate milk equal to or better than sports drinks at supplying energy and "refueling" muscles after exercise. It's also cheaper, has more nutrients […]

Making up new rules for card- and board games


Here's how Cathy (Mayberry Mom) and her daughter hacked Uno: My daughter (age 4) and I figured out a new way to use Uno cards. She loves Uno, but wanted to try something different, so we played War. We decided that the skip, reverse and wild cards (the ones with no numbers) always lose to […]

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