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Summer Vacation

Anatomy of a Breakup

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 09.06.2011 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It's summer again and I have no Beach Body. I'm not sure when he went away. My last clear memory of him is sometime around July of 1980.

Blame the Hamptons, Not the Harvest...

Ron Fairchild | Posted 08.31.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

The way we continue to schedule schools creates educational inequalities and has a disproportionately adverse impact on low-income children and families.

The Sleep Habit That Can Ruin Your Summer Vacation

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Unfortunately, if you're one of the 50 million Americans who snore, sharing close quarters with extended family and friends can not only be embarrassing, but put a damper on the entire vacation.

On the Culture Front: Scandinavia Dreamin'

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel
Chris Kompanek

As the humidity creeps up and the air thickens, I can't help but think about the time I spent in Norway last month. For those looking for a different kind of vacation this summer, it makes sense to go north.

From Vacation to Vocation

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Adele Scheele

If you lie on a beach, you'll come back with a tan guaranteed to fade. But use your vacation to learn something new, and you could change your life. ...

The Dancing Parent: How Will Your Kids Spend Their Summer Vacation?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Darryl Sollerh

Summer can then be an essential time of relational repair, bonding and trust-building between parent and child alike that may well determine a child's success come fall and beyond.

Empty Glasses, Dirty Laundry and Late Night Parties: Surviving Your College Student's Return

Julie Halpert | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Julie Halpert

When your child heads back home for the summer after spending a year away at college, there is invariably jubilation, hugs and heartwarming greetings. But that initial euphoria can turn to tension.

Got Math?

Ron Fairchild | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

All kids are at risk of losing over two months of math performance during the elementary school years.

Summertime Living Is Easy

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Let's face it -- this is the summer of 'staycations.' However, as bad as things are, the dog days of summer don't have to be spent lamenting your dismal finances and wishing you were in St. Thomas.

Watch: Why Won't Americans Take Time Off?

Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living

American workers typically get less vacation days than workers in industrialized countries throughout the world, but they also don't take off all the ...

PHOTOS: 10 Bugs That Will Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Amy Stewart | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books
Amy Stewart

Last year, some friends asked me to come spend a week with them at their new home in Mexico. "There's just one thing," they told me. "We don't have any furniture in the guest room yet, so you'll be on an air mattress. You don't mind, do you?"

Why Kids Shouldn't 'Visit' Divorced Parents This Summer

Richard Warshak | Posted 07.12.2011 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Summertime, for school-age children, should be when the living is easy. It is a time for exploration, new experiences, and an extended break from the ...

Parenting Lessons From 'Phineas And Ferb'

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

Like those of many of my friends, my summers tend to start and end strong. There's a little fishing, summer reading, some sandcastles and maybe a ceramics camp in June.

Summer Learning Essential to Education Reform

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

Quality summer learning programs can help improve outcomes on student attendance, behavior, and course completion -- the so-called ABCs that are critical for high school graduation.

What Did You Do With the 2,016 Hours of Summer?

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

Now that the kids are going back to school, it's a good time to ask this question: what did you do with the 2,016 hours of summer?

10 Ways to Avoid Being a Bad Beach Tourist

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Rob Sachs

There are still a few great weeks left to summer so if you're thinking of heading out to the beach, here's some advice to make sure you don't inadvertently make a beach blanket blunder.

What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

In a few short weeks, tens of millions of schoolchildren will be asked a familiar question: What did you do on your summer vacation? Considering that...

What Happened to Summer Magic?

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

What if everyone's boss let them out of work at 3 p.m. every day of summer, and everyone could go out and play tag?

My Dreamy Little Family Vacation

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

I call this a "little" vacation, not because it was in any way little, but because I live in Connecticut. And going on vacation in my own state seems a little "small" since it is so close.

How to Truly Unplug and Recharge While on Vacation

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

When was the last time you took a vacation and came back really rested? If my patients are any indication, it's an uncommon event.

5 Things to Do on a Staycation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

If, like me, this is a summer when you're going to give traveling a pass, here are some ways to mark the occasion.

10 Best Trips For The Budget-Conscious

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

While taking off to some foreign country may not be an option this year, there's no reason to completely forgo your summer vacation. There are still p...

PHOTOS: 7 Spectacular Swimming Holes In The United States

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Summertime and swimming holes are synonymous in many of our minds. Who doesn't strike up the image of children jumping into swimming holes as an emble...

Seven Ways to Help Your Children Thrive During Summer

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

Incorporating the program principles recently featured in Time magazine, here are seven suggestions for low-cost or no-cost activities to help keep your kids from falling behind during "the summer slide."

Vacation Planning for Mommies

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

The purpose of a vacation, they say, is to make us feel better. It is an opportunity to escape from real life for awhile, to pamper ourselves, to do things we ordinarily don't do.