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Highlights for Children, often referred to simply as Highlights, is an American childrens magazine. It began publication in June 1946, started by Garry Cleveland Myers and his wife Caroline Clark Myers in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (the present location of its editorial office). They both worked for another childrens magazine, Childrens Activities, for 12 years before leaving to start Highlights. Since its inception Highlights has carried the slogan "Fun with a Purpose". The company is now based in Columbus, Ohio, and owns book publishers Zaner-Bloser, Stenhouse Publishers, Staff Development for Educators and Boyds Mills Press. Highlights has surpassed one billion copies in print. Highlights, High Five, and Hello magazines do not carry any third-party advertising or commercial messages. Garry Myers earned a PhD in psychology from Columbia University before World War I, providing a basis for the teaching he would do the rest of his life. He and Caroline Myers taught illiterate soldiers for the US Army, with Caroline becoming the first female teacher employed by the Army. This experience led to their pioneering of elementary education. They taught educators and parents for a time at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, during which Garry Myers wrote a nationally syndicated column entitled Parent Problems, and the couple co-authored several books.