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Neighborhood pulls off extravagant holiday light show

Neighborhood pulls off extravagant holiday light show

For such small little things, Christmas lights sure bring a lot of holiday spirit. Many people spend hours decorating their homes and yards to welcome the holidays. Just imagine what it would take ... » Read More
Chemicals in household products might harm your child's IQ, study finds

Chemicals in household products might harm your child's IQ, study finds

Two chemicals found in various American household products may harm fetal development and possibly lower a child's IQ, according to new research. » Read More
Nope. Can't. Maybe next time: The art of graciously saying 'no'

Nope. Can't. Maybe next time: The art of graciously saying 'no'

The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the... » Read More
Are your baby's cute accessories dangerous?

Are your baby's cute accessories dangerous?

Shopping for your baby is one of the highlights of pregnancy. There are countless options to completely personalize your nursery, stroller, car seat and baby's wardrobe, but have you stopped to con... » Read More
Flustered mom with fussy kids gets surprise response at store

Flustered mom with fussy kids gets surprise response at store

After a tiring grocery store run, Lauren Casper was trying to hurry out of the store as fast as she could. » Read More
J.K. Rowling to collaborate with the BBC in new crime series

J.K. Rowling to collaborate with the BBC in new crime series

LONDON - The BBC recently announced plans for a new detective show, and although it doesn't involve Benedict Cumberbatch, J.K. Rowling is at its heart. » Read More
14 Bible verses to help guide you throughout marriage

14 Bible verses to help guide you throughout marriage

When a marriage goes through its ups and downs, where do you turn for guidance? » Read More
Apple exercises its right to refuse hosting a mobile app that offends

Apple exercises its right to refuse hosting a mobile app that offends

Apple recently demanded developers make mandatory changes to an app that is marketed to high schoolers, following a backlash from parents and educators. » Read More
What the November jobs report says and doesn't say about economic recovery

What the November jobs report says and doesn't say about economic recovery

Recession days may be behind us, according to the government's November jobs report, but some economists in scrutinizing the report say there is more to recovery than what may be a temporary boost ... » Read More
10 gift ideas to wow your neighbors

10 gift ideas to wow your neighbors

The holidays are right around the corner, and many of our minds are turning towards our shopping lists. It's pretty easy to think up something to give those nearest and dearest to our hearts, but i... » Read More
5 ways to kick colds to the curb this season

5 ways to kick colds to the curb this season

If there's ever a time you need your body to be at the top of its game, it's winter - after all, there are holidays to get through, icy roads to drive on, runny noses to wipe ... Unfortunately, the... » Read More
Who has DC picked to play the next Joker? Will Smith, others join cast for 'Suicide Squad'

Who has DC picked to play the next Joker? Will Smith, others join cast for 'Suicide Squad'

Rumors concerning DC and Warner Brother's dream "Suicide Squad" cast have been circulating for a while. » Read More
Google's new target audience: kids

Google's new target audience: kids

When her daughter Google-searched "trains" expecting to find results about "Thomas the Tank Engine" but instead found Amtrak train information, Pavni Diwanji, vice president of engineering at Googl... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Giant LEGO Christmas tree

Have You Seen This? Giant LEGO Christmas tree

DOWN UNDER - Do you like LEGO blocks? Do you like Christmas trees? If you said yes to both, then prepare to be blown away. If you said no to both, well, then you're a sad person, but you'll probabl... » Read More
Babies only remember the good times, study say

Babies only remember the good times, study say

Adults remember highly charged emotional events, from a first kiss to the death of a loved one. Infants, however, remember just the good times. » Read More
8 Christmas ideas for kids that are not toys

8 Christmas ideas for kids that are not toys

For many children, Christmas and toys are synonymous. » Read More
20 Christmas traditions that have nothing to do with toys

20 Christmas traditions that have nothing to do with toys

It's time to write the letters to Santa and pull out the Elf on the Shelf. Time for the kids to make their own Christmas lists (longer than Santa's) and check them eight, nine, ten times. Time to f... » Read More
 Everything you have heard about divorce is wrong, sort of

Everything you have heard about divorce is wrong, sort of

Despite what you may have heard, half of all couples don't get divorced. Actually, divorce has been on the decline for over 20 years and rates will likely continue to drop. » Read More
Netflix, 'Frozen' and great-grandmas: 2014 baby name trends

Netflix, 'Frozen' and great-grandmas: 2014 baby name trends

All those late nights binge-watching shows on Netflix has influenced some of the most popular names of 2014, according to a report from BabyCenter. » Read More
Black Friday sales down 11 percent, retailers group reports

Black Friday sales down 11 percent, retailers group reports

Fewer people hit the mall over Thanksgiving weekend and those who did shop spent less money than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. » Read More
The science of gratitude: lose weight, save money, conquer stress

The science of gratitude: lose weight, save money, conquer stress

Expressing gratitude makes us healthy, wealthy and wise. Gratitude helps us lose weight, lowers our blood pressure and decreases stress. It helps us spend less and make more. Gratitude just plain h... » Read More
Calorie counts coming soon to a theater near you

Calorie counts coming soon to a theater near you

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced finalized rules on Tuesday regarding calorie information in chain restaurants and other retail food establishments. Calorie counts will now be requir... » Read More
Should you pay kids for good grades?

Should you pay kids for good grades?

How many parents do you know pay their kids for grades? Are you one of them? Does it feel like a good idea to you? Do you have mixed feelings about it? Let us tell you a little story: » Read More
2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining re... » Read More
The not-so ugly money market for ugly Christmas sweaters

The not-so ugly money market for ugly Christmas sweaters

Like thick-rimmed glasses, plaid flannel shirts and male pompadour haircuts, ugly Christmas sweaters are a hipster trend turned mainstream. The once off-kilter style is, since 2011, a nationally ce... » Read More
Sad music evokes positive emotions, study says

Sad music evokes positive emotions, study says

BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study. » Read More
What's your parenting style? Is it working?

What's your parenting style? Is it working?

The type of approach we take to parenting has many origins: culture, family size, education, religion... The way we approach emotions in general also influences which parenting styles feel most com... » Read More
Is there a scientific reason why babies are so cute?

Is there a scientific reason why babies are so cute?

All new parents will attest to how adorable their new babies are. Sure, parents may be biased in thinking their own offspring are cute, but what about all things little? » Read More
Dependency, poverty and employee ownership

Dependency, poverty and employee ownership

It has been over half a decade since the beginning of the Great Recession. During the first few years, the U.S. economy lost an estimated 8 million jobs. Although the economy has been slowly and st... » Read More
Teaser trailer released for ‘Jurassic World’

Teaser trailer released for ‘Jurassic World’

JURASSIC PARK - If you couldn't get enough of the other three "Jurassic Park" movies, you are in luck, because another film is in the works. » Read More
A happy Christmas on an empty wallet

A happy Christmas on an empty wallet

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. I love the music, the decorations, the gift-giving and the general feeling of love toward others. Even though I get wrapped up in the joy of the ho... » Read More
Fire safety this holiday season

Fire safety this holiday season

In the United States, fire departments respond on average to a fire every 25 seconds for a total of more than 1.2 million fires every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. » Read More
8 items to add to your marital bucket list

8 items to add to your marital bucket list

There are probably a lot of things you've heard you should experience before your life on Earth is over. There's the bucket list for believers and the YOLO phenomenon, but what about a bucket list ... » Read More
10 must-know facts about postpartum depression

10 must-know facts about postpartum depression

As a society, we've come a long way toward de-stigmatizing mental illnesses, including postpartum depression. However, misconceptions still abound about this very serious mental disorder. Sufferers... » Read More
Are Millennials savers? Conflicting studies say yes and no

Are Millennials savers? Conflicting studies say yes and no

A new study claiming that young adults are spending more than they are saving has come a few months after a study that said Millennials are saving earlier and more for retirement than any other gen... » Read More
The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's 'Frozen'

The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's 'Frozen'

It's been a year since Disney's "Frozen" hit the big screen, and even Disney apparently didn't anticipate the film to become one of its top franchises in such a short period of time. » Read More
Good things kids can learn from electronics

Good things kids can learn from electronics

We live in an age of rapidly advancing technology. We can control our thermostat hundreds of miles away, we have smartphones, smart cars and even smart TVs. Every day new technology is introduced a... » Read More
Office etiquette tips can help you get through the holidays

Office etiquette tips can help you get through the holidays

If you spend enough time with any group of co-workers, you may start to see them as your "family away from home." » Read More
 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

Turns out kissing really can give you cooties. » Read More
Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four. » Read More
Be thankful — there's a theology of gratitude

Be thankful — there's a theology of gratitude

In her mid-20s, Sara Hagerty didn't seem to have much to be grateful for. » Read More
4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data anal... » Read More
 Holiday calories can lead to rapid weight gain

Holiday calories can lead to rapid weight gain

The holiday season provides a plethora of delicious treats that act as the gift that keeps on giving - to your thighs. » Read More
What Taylor Swift's latest music video teaches us about jealousy

What Taylor Swift's latest music video teaches us about jealousy

Taylor Swift's latest music video shows just how out of hand a relationship can get. » Read More
Google street view heads into chimpanzee habitat

Google street view heads into chimpanzee habitat

GOMBE, Tanzania - If you've ever wanted to roam among the chimpanzee habitat Jane Goodall studied, Google has made it possible. » Read More
What's next for dead malls?

What's next for dead malls?

Last month, the National Retail Federation forecast 2014 holiday sales to increase a healthy 4.1 percent, higher than last year's actual 3.1 percent seasonal increase. » Read More
Stand for something, stand for yourself

Stand for something, stand for yourself

Our parents, teachers and leaders admonish us to stand for something. We are supposed to be vertical for our values, our flag and our school fight song. Politicians tell us every couple of years wh... » Read More
Fitness app lets charities cash in on your daily workout

Fitness app lets charities cash in on your daily workout

Gene Gurkoff started running marathons to raise money for Parkinson's disease when his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease. He ran a lot - eventually he would complete over 30 marathons. And... » Read More
Why you should allow your kids to make mistakes

Why you should allow your kids to make mistakes

Children commit various levels of mistakes – tying their shoelaces wrong, hurting a friend's feelings, cheating on an exam, lying to parents or physically putting themselves in danger. » Read More
How 'The Hunger Games' prepares kids to deal with terrorism

How 'The Hunger Games' prepares kids to deal with terrorism

Since she volunteered as tribute in Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" in 2008, Katniss Everdeen has been called many things. » Read More


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