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Backing Up Financial Data on Your Computer

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Backing Up Financial Data on Your Computer

Exercise. Flossing. Cleaning the gutters. Backing up computer files. All things we know we should do, but often don't.

I can't help you with the first three. (Actually, I could motivate you with gum-disease horror stories courtesy of my friend the dental hygienist, but I won't.) However, backing up computer files becomes especially important when you're tracking your entire financial life electronically, so let's give it a shot.

Why don't we do it?

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Storing Your Genealogy Files on the Computer

Storing Your Genealogy Files on the Computer

At first you'll keep every scrap of paper. You photocopy a marriage record from a book and photocopy the title page; now you have two pieces of paper in the file. Multiply this many times over, and you'll be overflowing with paper unless you find a way to reduce the stream. The problem is not limited to providing the space needed to store all the paper. Consider that some day others will use the records. Unless your files are condensed sufficiently, others will not want to store them.

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by: Katy Abel

Slouch Potatoes: Kids, Computers, and Ergonomics

Slouch Potatoes: Kids, Computers, and Ergonomics

An Unusual Profession
Diane Tien has a different kind of job: She teaches kids how to sit properly at the computer. An instructional technology assistant at the Blackwell Elementary School in Redmond, Washington, she is one of only a handfulof school personnel whose job it is to teach children about ergonomics. At a time when schools spend millions on technology -- hardware, software, and teacher training - the risk and prevention of computer-related injuries remains virtually ignored.

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Using Computer Programs for Genealogical Record Keeping

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Using Computer Programs for Genealogical Record Keeping

Consider using a computer genealogy program to manage your genealogy information. These programs give you great flexibility in compiling and analyzing your research, as well as making it easier to share data.

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Software Solutions for Preschoolers

Software Solutions for Preschoolers

The best computer programs for preschoolers who can't read must feature bright and entertaining graphics, clear sound, and simple instructions. If your pre-reader has any chance of using them on her own, software programs should require no reading or minimal reading. Instructions should be rendered graphically or through spoken words that your child will be able to understand easily.

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Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

How to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

Flash cards may be a standard way to learn spelling words, but there are a few ways to make them a little less boring. There are two basic ways in which your child can approach making flash cards, both of which have learning benefits.

Skills Being Practiced

  • Sight/spelling word recognition
  • Vocabulary retention
  • General word knowledge

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Tweens and High-Tech Entertainment

Tweens and High-Tech Entertainment

Zack was an outdoorsy, athletic boy who enjoyed everything from bicycling and skateboarding to hockey and gymnastics. He was the only kid on the block whose parents didn't own a television set or a computer, although Zack was sure that he was the only kid in the world.

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Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System

Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System

Add to the references and resources you keep handy at home. Tapes, books, catalogs, computer programs, Internet subscriptions, and CD-ROMs can all advance your research from the comfort of home.

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It's a Brave New Money World

It's a Brave New Money World

Aldous Huxley predicted test-tube babies, mind-altering drugs, and other scientific marvels in his Brave New World. Many of his predictions have already come true. But he didn't include the changes that have taken place in the world when it comes to money matters.

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Today's Businesses for Kids

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Today's Businesses for Kids

A 1994 Gallup poll revealed that 7 out of 10 high school kids wanted to start their own businesses. Some of these kids don't wait until they're adults to get going on their dream. They may demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit of innovation, self-reliance, and hard work by starting a business while they're still kids.

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Grade Your Kid's Math Class

Grade Your Kid's Math Class

"What to Look for in a Math Classroom" is reprinted with permission from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project.

A math class should teach practical experiences in mathematical skills that are a bridge to the real world of jobs and adult responsibilities. This means going beyond memorization into a world of reasoning and problem solving.

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by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

Obesity Among Children

Obesity Among Children

Obesity Epidemic
It's not "cool" to be fat, but that has not prevented an obesityepidemic from occurring among America's youth. Childhood obesity increased from 5 percent in 1964 to about 13 percent in 1994. Today, it is about 20 percent – and rising.

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Building a Relationship with Your Stepchildren

Taking charge

Building a Relationship with Your Stepchildren

Once Burnt, Twice Shy

It's a challenge to build a close relationship with children who have been emotionally injured because their parents split up—yes, even if it was a long time ago. People are reactive; they learn from experience.

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Genealogy: The Mechanics of Correspondence

Genealogy: The Mechanics of Correspondence

Tree Tips

Keep a copy of the letters you send, at least until you get an answer. On the computer it is easy to create a file or document of “outgoing mail” and just add each letter as it is written. Periodically you can delete older letters that you don't need to keep, though the small amount of computer space may make keeping them indefinitely a better choice.

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Fourth Grade: What Will They Learn?

Fourth Grade: What Will They Learn?

School changes quite dramatically for students in fourth grade. Your child will be applying reading skills in content area subjects such as social studies, science, and health. Study skills will become very important as kids will now be asked to write reports and handle long-term assignments. Find out what else your child will learn this year.

  • Divide by one-and two-digit numbers.

  • Use calculators and computers.

  • Add and subtract fractions.

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Getting Along with the Teacher

    Getting Along with the Teacher

    "I hate my teacher!" my six-year-old announced last year on the first day of school. Suddenly the academic year turned dark and menacing. Was my child just being difficult or was this teacher really trouble?

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    Safety in Cyberspace

    Setting the rules

    Safety in Cyberspace

    Safety Savvy

    One of the most effective strategies for keeping your child safe on the Internet is to place your computer in the family room or kitchen rather than in the child's bedroom. He'll be less tempted to access inappropriate material if he knows another family member could walk by at any moment.

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Homeschooling with a Disability

    Homeschooling with a Disability

    I used to think that education should be left to the educators. But 1.2 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled these days. And contrary to what I once thought, not all homeschoolers are anti-establishment. Each has a reason for choosing homeschooling.

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