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Meet the MILs: Which of These Mother-in-Law Types is Yours?

Let's face it, when you said "I do," you probably didn't realize you were also signing up for a lifelong subscription to MIL Magazine, complete with monthly issues filled with unsolicited advice, invasive questions, and the occasional guilt trip, courtesy of your brand new mother-in-law. For many, entering this uncharted territory can feel more like…

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Is My Child Being Bullied? How Do I Help?

When I walked in to my daughter attempting suicide due to extreme bullying, I was horrified and heartbroken. Most of all, I was surprised and felt guilty that I had missed that anything of this magnitude was happening in her life. Bullying has been around forever, heck, I was bullied as a kid, but bullying…

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Energy Drinks: The Danger Of Creating “Wide-Awake Drunks”

This is Part III of Bright Beacon’s series on Energy Drinks. Don’t miss Part 1 -“Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking?”and Part II -“Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks”What’s the number one reason why kids should avoid energy drinks?AlcoholWhile alcohol is not an explicit ingredient in energy drinks, recent news events have reminded us that adolescents frequently mix energy drinks …