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Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (with Activities!)
Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
Summer means fun stuff like swimming, camping, bike riding, and ... lots of TV. According to a study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, kids watch about 20 more minutes of TV a... read more

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