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Sirens On

March 6, 2024

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Daniel Matthews is a paramedic in the province of New Brunswick, Canada.…

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Caring for Kids

September 20, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on  Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? You probably visit a pediatrician at least once a year. Pediatricians conduct…

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Animals

The Pet Doctor

September 6, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Arvid Edward never heard of veterinarians until he was in ninth grade.…

Culture

The Hero's Journey

August 24, 2023

Have you ever thought of yourself as the main character of a heroic adventure? It could be good for your health. Research suggests that imagining yourself on a hero’s journey could help you achieve a more meaningful life. You…

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Animals

Let's Go Birding

January 5, 2023

Joan Strassmann can rattle off trivia about birds as fast as a peregrine falcon can shoot through the sky. Did you know that northern flickers get their young to leave the nest by continuously shrieking? Or that American coots sometimes…

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Food and Nutrition

New Rules for Food Labels

October 6, 2022

The United States Food & Drug Administration wants to update the rules that allow food manufacturers to use the word healthy on their packages. If new rules are approved, certain foods will be able to carry the “healthy” label.…

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Community

TFK Explains: The Jackson Water Crisis

September 23, 2022

On September 15, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, were told that the city’s tap water was once again safe to drink. For nearly seven weeks, they’d had to boil it before using it. Here’s what to know about the crisis. Why…

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Helping Kids Heal

January 21, 2022

Kids have a lot on their minds. Juggling school, family, activities, and all of the other big parts of life is hard enough. Add to this list a pandemic that’s disrupting schedules and causing continuous uncertainty? It’s a recipe for…

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A Disrupted Reopening

January 7, 2022

Last week, many kids in the United States returned to school after winter break. They did so just as COVID-19 cases were reaching record levels. School districts are scrambling to protect their students. The surge in COVID-19 infections has been…

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World

New Variant

December 3, 2021

Scientists in South Africa have reported a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. The variant, Omicron, has since been found in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Countries have restricted travel from South Africa and several…

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