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More grads deciding to move back with mom and dad

PITTSBURGH - After four years at the University of Pittsburgh earning a bachelor's degree in athletic training, 21-year-old Shannon Renninger graduated last weekend, and like many of her classmates, she will find herself moving back into her old bedroom in her parents' house until she can get her career off the ground.

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Easy-to-master gadgets to give for Mother’s Day

Are gadgets a bad gift for Mother’s Day? Too impersonal? While not pretty and sweet-smelling like flowers, a well-selected, easy-to-master gadget does communicate “I’m thinking of you, looking out for your needs” far better. And if it’s flourished beside something aromatic, it should spark a smile lasting longer than a day.

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Reel talk: Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider' reboot

Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander is set to play Lara Croft in a coming adaptation of "Tomb Raider," based on the popular video game franchise of the same name. Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Danish Girl" in 2015. Angelina Jolie starred as the titular character in the 2001 adaptation and its sequel in 2003.

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Club sports conundrum

Every student-athlete has a different experience when it comes to high school sports. But the majority of current athletes are following the same trend: participating in travel or club sports in their off-seasons. Playing in the off-season has become almost a necessity to competing at the high school level. But does this new norm hurt more than help?

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The two sides of going Greek

Michigan State freshman Chrissy Clark walked into a college classroom wearing her everyday attire. One of her peers turned to her and scoffed, telling Clark that she looked like "such a sorority girl."

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Bringing a project to the White House Science Fair

Early April, I was walking between classes when my phone rang: I had been invited to the White House! I was going to exhibit my scientific work for the White House Science Fair. After school, I celebrated the news with my friend, Christine Yoo. I had been team leader of a research project with Christine on developing a novel, sustainable device that can simultaneously produce clean energy and remove oil spill pollution. For our work, we won the $100,000 grand prize in the Siemens Competition for Math, Science, and Technology and other accolades, and we were invited to the White House Science Fair to exhibit our efforts to represent the Siemens Foundation and Discovery. We were beyond excited!

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Parents @ Play: One to grow on: Gardening with kids

Like cooking, gardening is a great family activity. Growing and caring for plants helps kids learn teamwork, builds problem-solving skills, and encourages responsibility and independence. If you're growing edible plants, gardening also gives kids (and adults) an important glimpse into where their food comes from. It's also a great way to get kids to spend time outdoors. However, you don't need acres of land to plant a garden. This week, we explore several ways to have a fulfilling family gardening experience without leaving your home at all.

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Ask Mr. Dad: The downside of praise

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I'm sick and tired of hearing parents tell their kids that they're "awesome," or "amazing" or "incredible," or any of the other overused words people use these days. The fact is that most kids aren't any of those things. I'm wondering whether we're doing damage to our society with our non-stop praise. What's your take on this?

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