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MIAMI - When it comes to quinceaneras, the words "gran sacrificio" come to Miriam Rodriguez's mind. For four generations, her family has gone through great lengths to celebrate the transition from girl to womanhood.
Numbers are all around us and we use them every day. What's the time difference between the east and west coasts? How many miles per gallon does your car get? What percentage of your income are you paying to the IRS? Which of two similar items in a grocery store is the better deal? How much do we tip a server or taxi driver? What does a 20 percent discount mean in actual dollars? What's your favorite player's batting average and your team's win-loss percentage? Sadly, too many of us have trouble with basic calculations, partly because we decided as kids that math was either irrelevant (not true) or not fun (often true). This week we take a look at a line of games that will help you and the kids brush up on your math skills - and, perhaps more importantly, are a great fun for everyone.
WASHINGTON - By the end of high school, 12 percent of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost their academic performance, appear to be clueless.