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by Robin Grille Excerpted from Heart to Heart Parenting A child’s right to receive attention One of the most commonly heard parental laments is about how children try to get attention. So many behaviors that adults don’t like are brushed off as “merely” attention-seeking devices. “Don’t worry about him,” we say, […]

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A common, or Harbor, porpoise. / Credit: Jan Zoetekouw / Shutterstock.com Porpoises and dolphins, as well as whales, are members of the scientific order Cetacea. Dolphins and porpoises are often confused. Both have sleek bodies and large flippers. However, porpoises don’t have beaks like dolphins. Also, porpoises have triangular dorsal fins, […]

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EARLY IN THE morning on Monday, May 23, the uptown 5 train lurches skyward from its subterranean shaft, rising into the light of the Bronx. The cars groan as they lumber over elevated tracks high above the avenues, bodegas and detached homes, alongside treetops and the Escher-esque maze of rusty […]