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Connecting Obvious Dots: Unhealthy Living and Bad Grades

The other night, my 14-year old daughter was craving something desserty after dinner. We usually have something sweet to graze on in the house, particularly because I am big on moderation but not on deprivation. She searched the fridge, the freezer, and the pantry, threw up her hands and proclaimed, “I hate that we’re healthy!” We all cracked up because we’ve all been there. Maybe, though, if she had read this article, she would have worded her complaints slightly differently. Then again, dessert doesn’t make this article’s list. PS Yes, I just replenished the ice cream supply.

CDC: Unhealthy behavior and bad grades linked for high schoolers

There’s a link between unhealthy behavior and bad grades, according to a new study of high school students by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study doesn’t show that one causes the other, the authors said. But it underlines that good grades are far from just a matter of intelligence.... READ MORE