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‘Family Huddle’ tells the Mannings’ story of family and football

Football was a huge part of my life growing up. My dad was a junior college football champ, and football was a constant on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings in the fall. Some of my fondest memories involved tossing the pigskin with my dad in the backyard. For this reason, I’m not shy about plugging this book.

Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning, all star NFL quarterbacks, have put together a children’s book called ‘Family Huddle’ about playing football and being a family.

The family has created their own mini-dynasty in pro football. The father, Archie, was a Pro Bowl quarterback. Chances are good that Peyton and Eli will go head to head this year for the Super Bowl as quarterbacks of the Giants and Colts respectively. So it’s nice to see them go back to their roots of throwing passes in the family’s backyard and even spreading some family values while they’re at it.

The book features three brothers growing up in Louisiana, playing football under their parents’ watchful gaze. Just in time for football season!

Sorry, teens- family history responsible for acne

Forget abstaining from french fries and candy bars. In yet another example of how our forebears shape us, a new study from Journal of Investigative Dermatology has found that the likelihood of getting sever acne during adolescence is largely determined by the teen’s family history with acne.

A study of 1,000 Iranian teens found that of those who had a sibling or parent with severe acne 20 percent had the same problem. In contrast, only 10 percent of teens who had no family history of severe acne developed the problem themselves. If the father had sever acne, the child’s chances of getting acne were twice what they would be if their mother had it.

So, along with risk for cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and alcoholism, teens can now blame their parents for their acne… and the trial of wearing second-hand clothes when everyone else shopped at Nordstrom.