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Patch Blogs: ‘Fifi,’ April Accidents, ‘More Than Sad’

Our Local Voices contributors had a lot to say on a wide variety of topics this week. Catch up here!

McLean Patch has welcomed several new Local Voices contributors in the past few weeks.

Below is a round-up of some of the Local Voices blog entries posted on Patch recently:

— With Father's Day approaching, the author of a World War II history reflects on an airplane, a book and history.

April Showers Bring… A Lot of Car Crashes — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states more than six million collisions occur annually in the United States.  Ten percent of these are due to rainfall, primarily from reduced visibility and slick roads.

"More Than Sad" DVD Starts the Conversation Among Teenagers About Mental Health — “More Than Sad: Teen Depression,” a DVD program from AFSP, educates high school students about depression, the leading risk factor for suicide in both adults and teens.

Cyberbullying: Why You Need to Know About Ask.fm — Parents need to know about a social networking site called Ask.fm. Read our blog post for more information on this scary site.

Over Age 50? Train With Dumbbells! — Many people over the age of 50 ask me what is the best exercise program for them. Unfortunately, the answer is not as easy as the question.

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