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Are Antibacterial Soaps Anti-Life?

When my sister and I were kids, we giggled upon learning that 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water. We wiggled and wobbled and moved our bodies in mushy wave-like motions, mimicking the sloshy mess one would expect of something made largely of liquid.

Clark 4th Graders Study Presidents

CLARK — Fourth graders in Tara Filippini’s class at Valley Road School in Clark have been learning about nonfiction texts. In honor of Presidents’ Day, students worked in groups to read biographies about John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington.

Things To Do

NJTODAY.NET’s community calender includes events in Union and Middlesex counties, as well as other parts of the Garden State. To have your event listed, email the information to news@njtoday.net.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the road ahead as laid out by President Obama in his recent State of the Union? — Marilyn Pike, Bethesda, MD

52 Great Things to Do in Union County

UNION COUNTY – From an eye-popping model train display to a lavish 1920s vaudeville house, Union County is full of hidden and not-so-hidden surprises. Now you can explore dozens of them by visiting a new page on the Union County website, “52 Great Things to Do in Union County,” at ucnj.org.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is harmful to human health—was found to be present in retail cash register receipts and that, since those receipts get recycled, the chemical may also be present in toilet paper and other paper products? — Jocelyn Mitchell, via e-mail