Skin Allergies Plague Many Users of Pre-Moistened Wipes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_f737019b9f.jpgMalgorzata Biernikiewicz/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Taking care of yourself doesn’t pay sometimes. An Ohio dermatologist says that he’s seeing more people with itchy rashes that come from using pre-moistened wipes and other products in their attempt to kill bacteria. While Dr. Matthew Zirwas’ patients might be avoiding colds, they’re also getting exposed to high concentrations of the chemical preservative MI (methylisothiazolinone).

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Manipulating Emotions Can Sway Public Opinion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_471263763e.jpgZoonar/S.Heap/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Certainly over the years, politicians and those who create their commercials have gotten more adept at manipulating the emotions of voters. However, are these attempts at stirring up anxieties really having an effect on the way people think about the issues? Dr. Jonathan Renshon, an expert on political psychology, says that these manipulations can work so well that getting people anxious about completely unrelated matters can harden views on controversial issues like immigration.

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Family Activities Are a Boon for Youngsters

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_6a8f8b1494.jpgCatherine Yeulet/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Families who do things together are doing right by the kids. Researchers at Bronx’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University say children reap the benefits of five particular activities that enhance their social-emotional health. Those family activities are eating together, playing together, singing, reading and parents telling their youngsters stories.

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The Youngest Kindergarteners Don't Have It Made

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_3314f9ed5d.jpgCatherine Yeulet/Thinkstock (COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- A University of Missouri researcher has confirmed what many parents have feared for a long time: the younger a child is in kindergarten, the bigger the disadvantage. In fact, Francis Huang, assistant professor in the MU College of Education, goes as far to say that the youngest kids are up to five times more likely to be left back in kindergarten than the oldest students.

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The Simpler the Plaything, the More the Playing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_84c0c75e65.jpgparinyabinsuk/Thinkstock (MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Looking for a great plaything for your kid? Try giving him or her an empty carton. While that might sound unusual, researchers in Melbourne, Australia, contend that everyday items might boost your child’s activity and creativity more than playground equipment designed to spur exercise.

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