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Tuesday

Since Arkansas started sending the obesity letters to parents, the state's childhood obesity rates rose to nearly 24% from 21%. During the pandemic, the state obesity rate hit a high of more than 26%. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Hannah Bottino for NPR

Hackers are targeting a surprising group of people: young public school students

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Monday

Hannah Bottino for NPR

One reason school cyberattacks are on the rise? Schools are easy targets for hackers

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Thursday

Chuan Ming Ong for NPR

This teacher shortage solution has gone viral. But does it work?

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Wednesday

View of a damaged classroom in a school in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 2, 2017, after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. Maria set off a years-long stretch of interrupted schooling for Puerto Rico's children. Hector Retamal/Getty Images hide caption

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In the 6th-largest U.S. district, natural disasters have disrupted schooling for years

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Tuesday

Students in Puerto Rico live with the trauma of many natural disasters

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Monday

Swapping out some basic supplies can help you explore eco-friendly cleaning. Swedish dishcloths, reusable cloths, detergent sheets, hand soap tablets and reusable bottles for mixing your own solutions are good building blocks for a green cleaning routine. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Start cleaning your home more sustainably with these tips

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Thursday

Encore: Like Kit's planning for the end of a life

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Monday

Encore from NPR's 'Life Kit': The secret to a clean room is mastering the basics

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Tuesday

Students at a training program, Cooperative Home Care Associates in New York, practice basic skills like a bed-bath on each other. Home health aides, provide basic, day-to-day support for elderly and disabled people, allowing them to age at home. Kavitha Cardoza hide caption

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There's A Shortage Of Home Health Aides For The Elderly, And It's Getting Worse

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Thursday

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Sunday

Home Health Aides, Who Help Elderly And Disabled People, Are In Short Supply

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Monday

Kim Ryu for NPR

Millions of teens experience abusive relationships. Here's how adults can help

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Monday

Sarah Gonzales for NPR

The Importance Of Mourning Losses (Even When They Seem Small)

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Monday

Ryan Raphael for NPR

'We Need To Be Nurtured, Too': Many Teachers Say They're Reaching A Breaking Point

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Tuesday

Tracy J. Lee for NPR

Abusive relationships are disturbingly common. Here's how to support a loved one

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Wednesday

Andrea D'Aquino for NPR

Millions Of Kids Learn English At School. Teaching Them Remotely Hasn't Been Easy

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Sunday

Pandemic Leaves Undocumented Students More Vulnerable

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Thursday

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How to help your kids reframe their anxiety — and reclaim their superpowers

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Thursday

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How to cope with SAD, or seasonal affective disorder

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Friday

Eli Daniluk, 4, looks out from his school bus on the first day that special education students were returning to in-person education in Loudoun County. He goes to Cool Springs Elementary in Leesburg, Virginia. Tyrone Turner/DCist/WAMU hide caption

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