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Why You Should Start Saying Grace With Your Kids (Even if You Don’t Believe)

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child praying in Ethiopia

Ron Lieber writes in The Huffington Post about why saying grace before meals helps kids be happier, healthier, and make smarter decisions: Why You Should Start Saying Grace With Your Kids (Even if You Don’t Believe in God)

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Misc: Happiest Parents Have Four or More Kids

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four sisters

Having a big family isn’t for everyone, nor are Catholics required to have a certain number of kids, but often the default mode in our society is to pity people with more than two. We assume they’re unhappy, or that their children are missing out. I once told an acquaintance that I was one of five kids and she said, “That must of been hard for you.” A recent study conducted by Australia’s Edith Cowan University finds that parents with more children actually report the highest levels of life satisfaction and there are benefits for kids too: Happiest Parents Have 4 or More Kids. Want a baby but worried about money? Visit: Raising Kids on a Shoestring. The four sisters above were found in The NY Times photography series: Forty Portraits in Forty Years

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Misc: The New Pope Means Business

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Pope Francis

Ever wonder where that money you give to the Church goes? Fortune magazine reporter Shawn Tully on how Pope Francis is seriously reforming the Vatican’s troubled finances. Read it here: The New Pope Means Business. See part of the Sistine chapel, which draws visitors and revenue to the Vatican, after the jump:

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