Curious Kids

How was popcorn discovered? An archaeologist on its likely appeal for people in the Americas millennia ago

You have to wonder how people originally figured out how to eat some foods that are beloved today. The cassava plant is toxic if not carefully processed through multiple steps. Yogurt is basically old milk that’s been around for a while and contaminated with bacteria. And who discovered that popcorn could be a toasty, tasty treat? Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have …

Is Earth really getting too hot for people to survive? A scientist explains extreme heat and the role of climate change

Many countries have seen extremely hot weather lately, but in most of the inhabited world, it’s never going to get “too hot for people to live here,” especially in relatively dry climates. Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If …

Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on what life is like on Earth?

Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on how life is on Earth? Couldn’t there be totally different kinds of life on other planets?
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Mark Rivard, at right, holds up the first skateboard art he drew with a sharpie. Next to him, his mom, Lorelli Byrne, holds up an iconic piece he did on another skateboard. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen)
Disrupting education with skateboards, art, and experiential learning
By Eric Ortiz Mark Rivard is not your typical educator. He never went to college. He was not that good a student in high school. And he calls himself “uneducated.” But he has found a …
Mark Rivard of Do Rad Things
Hear from Mark Rivard, creator of Do Rad Things, at 'Let's Connect' event in February
Every artist has an interesting origin story. But nothing compares with how Mark Rivard got started. Rivard began illustrating skateboards with Sharpie markers in the early 2000s. That led to an …
Begin planning kids' summer recreation now
Due in part to high demand, parents who want to place their kids in summer rec programs or summer camps should being vetting such programs and camps well in advance of summer. The following are a …
Southwest Connector launches 'Let's Connect,' a new community speaker series
Minneapolis is filled with great local people doing great things in the world. The Southwest Connector will showcase them with "Let's Connect," a new community speakers series. Every month, the …
Christmas church services
Bethlehem Covenant Church3141 43rd Ave. S. • 612-721-5768www.bethlehemcov.org Pastor Colleen Nelson(Handicapped Accessible)Traditional Service – 9 AMContemporary Service –10:30 …
Kids & Family

Ready for school? Here's your ultimate back-to-school toolkit

(BPT) - No matter how old your child is, the back-to-school transition is always exciting, busy and sometimes stressful. Moving from less scheduled summer days to a regular routine takes planning, as …

Expertly manage the back-to-school bustle

(BPT) - With the school year just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for an exciting season of educational growth, evening sports games and school lunches. All busy parents know …

Considering homeschooling? Here are helpful resources

(BPT) - If you've been thinking about homeschooling your children — or you're already doing so — you're not alone. According to the Washington Post, homeschooling has continued to surge …

Carter’s Reveals 2024 Back-to-School Fashion Trends

(BPT) - Plus: The when to buy, how to buy, and what to buy.It’s that time of year again: Time to start back-to-school shopping. (Anyone else feel like summer just started?!) Alas, we’ve …

Bookings and new hosts on the rise for Paris 2024

(BPT) - Interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 is influencing how guests are traveling this summer. As of March 31, nights booked during the dates of the Olympics are over five times …

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Some neighbors concerned about toxins from a proposed artifical turf field at Minnehaha Academy testified against it during a planning commission meeting.
Planning commission finds path forward for contentious Minnehaha Academy field plan
The city of Minneapolis Planning Commission has approved most of Minnehaha Academy’s requests to make their proposed field improvements, but not the one needed to install a new synthetic turf …
Minneapolis Public School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Sayles-Adams gathers feedback at the Sanford Middle School listening session on May 9.
MPS faces $100 million shortfall
Lisa Sayles-Adams, the new Minneapolis Public School (MPS) Superintendent, has been on the job for less than three months and has already participated in two major contract negotiations. Plus, she is …
Eliston Rounds
People - May 2024
SCHOOL BOARD STUDENT REPS The Minneapolis Board of Education has announced juniors Elliston Rounds  and Leo Peralta (bottom right) will serve as the 2024 Student Board Representatives. Rounds …
Tom Mickelson (coach), Ani McQuillen (state tournament competitor), Eleanor Nervig (state tournament competitor), and Adler Young (Roosevelt debater who attended to support and help prepare Ani and Eleanor for their debates). (Photo submitted)
Roosevelt High School debate team competes at state tournament
Jan. 12-13, 2024, the Roosevelt High School Debate team competed in the MSHSL Minnesota State Debate Tournament. Students from all across Minnesota gathered for high quality, rigorous, debate, and we …
Nokomis Pride FC members include Joanna Kohler, Chris Allen, Dennis Lynn, Omer Chudyo, Mark Nervig, Christina Meyer, Tim Hereid, Stefanie Beniek, and Liam Glover. (Photo submitted)
Nokomis Pride FC began in neighborhood
  I'm sharing information Nokomis Pride FC provided this month: Established in 2022, Nokomis Pride FC is a soccer team made up of players aged 30 and above, mainly residing in the …
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(NewsUSA) - Getting the family together for meals is not always easy, but an increasing body of scientific evidence supports the benefits of family mealtimes and the value in making them a priority. …
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There’s a rare and devastating cancer affecting young adults: One woman’s tips on how to cope with a difficult diagnosis
(BPT) - Sponsored by Adaptimmune Therapeutics.Megan was 12 years old, an active student-athlete, and an enthusiastic member of her cheerleading squad when she first started experiencing what she …
How does sleep affect the weight loss journey? We asked a husband-and-wife team of medical experts
(BPT) - As a sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Christopher J. Allen knows well the importance of sleep health, which is not only defined by the number of hours the individual sleeps, but also the …
Prepare for Takeoff: Relaunching Your Life Closer to Family
(BPT) - According to a 2024 survey from HireAHelper, family was the number one reason older adults and retirees moved to a new location. Moving closer to family is an exciting and happy time, though …
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