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One look til our cover and you probably noticed something a little different—we've freshened ourselves up! Our new look carries right on through to the back page. You'll still find all your favorite columns, like the Snacks pages. Top Ten list, and Health updates, but now we've reorganized so that they're easier than ever to find, and there's even more to love. Everything for Mom—including brand-new columns oii nutrition and your love life—is in a single section, Mom Time. (Don't miss our big beauty feature, "Parenting Staffers' Beauty Faves," on page 58, either.) Everything about kids is in Kid Time, with more on heal thy eating, and our Family Time features lots of great, inexpensive ideas you can all do together. Speaking of fun, see this photo of my family in our backyard? What you don't see is that right behind us there's a hill that's absolutely terrific for sledding. This year, though, I'm heeding the good advice in our winter-safety story, "Chillax!" (page 74), As we get to the bottom of the hill and go shooting over the stone wall into snowdrifts, we'll still be laughing like the crazy folks we are—but now we'lI be wearing helmets!
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