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Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.
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6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

As the curtain falls on another of AMC's most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men," fans may struggle to find shows that fill the void the show leaves behind. But in our modern culture of cable and on-demand shows, there are plenty of shows "Mad Men" fans might enjoy now or look forward to in the coming year. Here are some of them:
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Majority of Americans don't use sunscreen, study reveals

Majority of Americans don't use sunscreen, study reveals

Just under 10,000 Americans will die of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — this year alone. But the majority of people in the U.S. still don’t use sunscreen, according to a new study.
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Viral video shows wife announcing pregnancy after 5 years of infertility

Viral video shows wife announcing pregnancy after 5 years of infertility

Grab the tissues. A YouTube video of a woman announcing to her husband that she is pregnant after five years of infertility has gone viral and will hit you right in the feelers.
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‘Batkid Begins’ trailer brings back little boy who captivated millions

‘Batkid Begins’ trailer brings back little boy who captivated millions

SAN FRANCISCO — The boy who donned a cape and fought his way into the hearts of spectators across the world almost two years ago is back, and with a bang.
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5 benefits of not having a smartphone

5 benefits of not having a smartphone

A few months ago I finally joined the world of smartphone users. I had become the family phone recycler — taking ownership of old phones when others decided to upgrade. And though I cannot say that I wasn’t excited to trash my old duct-taped, recycled phone, there are a few things I miss about its simplicity.
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U.S. marriage rate hits new low, may continue to decline

U.S. marriage rate hits new low, may continue to decline

The marriage rate in America has hit a record low and is expected to drop even further next year, according to a company that specializes in wedding and fertility trend forecasts. But some experts speculate that the headline-grabbing recent retreat from marriage may be bottoming out.
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100 deadly days of summer: What you must do to keep your kids safe

Boaters at American Falls Reservoir in Idaho on Memorial Day will pass by a giant rock and a stand filled with life jackets. They’re free to borrow, but as the message carved on the stone face notes, “It’s only a life-preserver if you have it on.”
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Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.
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How to win a text argument with a loved one, according to Google

How to win a text argument with a loved one, according to Google

You’ve been there. We all have. You and a friend, significant other or family member are discussing where to head for dinner or what to wear for your night out. And for one reason or another, you both can't agree.
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Pros and cons of a cashless society

Pros and cons of a cashless society

This week, Denmark made some giant steps towards becoming a "cashless" society. The government there wants new laws allowing clothing stores, gas stations, restaurants and other retailers to go cash free.
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Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

Certain life events can crack a marriage, from illness to job changes, infidelity to childbirth. And when babies grow up and leave the nest, it creates another stress-inducing shock to marriage, according to Time Inc. Network's health.com.
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4 reasons you need to start acting like a child

4 reasons you need to start acting like a child

Being a good parent is serious business.
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Have You Seen This? BMXer’s bike-to-bike transfer

Have You Seen This? BMXer’s bike-to-bike transfer

RAMPINGTON — It’s one thing to master a trick as a BMXer, it’s quite another to master a trick in a few tries just because you were on a ramp and you felt like it.
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What is in the painting?

What is in the painting?

There is a painting hanging on the wall of the non-denominational chapel at the juvenile jail. Al Rounds is the painter. It hangs above and behind the piano. How long it has held that spot on the wall is unknown to any of the current volunteers.
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Top 25 cities for your family’s Memorial Day vacation

Top 25 cities for your family’s Memorial Day vacation

Long work hours and hectic schedules often leave families without time to bond, but a recent survey may have the solution: go on vacation.
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Social media, video chatting are growing dangers behind the wheel

Texting isn’t the only thing distracting drivers these days. Social media and video chatting are becoming the latest danger on the roads.
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Prepare for hike in interest rates, experts say

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record lows for over six years, but financial analysts warn that's finally going to have to end, and if you're not prepared, it could cost you.
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With smoking declining on screen, experts turn attention to alcohol

With smoking declining on screen, experts turn attention to alcohol

As a kid growing up in the sixties, Robin Koval made a school art project for her parents: A handmade ceramic ashtray.
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1 in 3 parents with young children worried about their food budgets

1 in 3 parents with young children worried about their food budgets

Many families with young children are concerned they won't have enough food to feed their kids through the end of the school week, according to a new report from Kellogg's.
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Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.
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What children can gain from listening to music

What children can gain from listening to music

Prin Dumas loves music. Her husband, a former DJ, does too.
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Bin Laden death story might not be true, legendary investigative journalist argues

Bin Laden death story might not be true, legendary investigative journalist argues

A veteran investigative journalist has published an article claiming that the Obama administration's narrative about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden was largely fabricated.
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The one thing you’re not giving your husband that may be hurting your child

The one thing you’re not giving your husband that may be hurting your child

Dads may be the reason children are on their worst behavior, but it’s not because they can't be good parents.
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What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common

What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common

As Deseret News National reported last week, birth rates in America have dipped fairly low, but that's not the case everywhere. African countries are beating everyone else in terms of fertility rates.
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When students stand up for their janitors

When students stand up for their janitors

Tufts University's possible decision to cut 35 janitors has been anything but clean.
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How one persistent midwife got the UK to change its birth process guidelines

How one persistent midwife got the UK to change its birth process guidelines

Britain has changed its guidelines for cutting the umbilical cord following birth. The move by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence follows 10 years of lobbying by midwife Amanda Burleigh.
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Have You Seen This? 2 bicycle kicks, 1 goal

Have You Seen This? 2 bicycle kicks, 1 goal

DOUBLE TAKE TOWN — Whether or not you’re a fan of any sport, there’s always something compelling about seeing clips of incredible feats of skill and/or strength.
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The importance of helping your baby learn

The importance of helping your baby learn

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff suggested in his column that education reformers should shift their efforts toward early childhood education — the time when children are too young to head to class but old enough to develop social, language and educational skills.
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The president of the United States just joined Twitter...again

The president of the United States just joined Twitter...again

"Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States."
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Unity between parents could lead to good childhood behavior

Unity between parents could lead to good childhood behavior

Moms, are your children constantly acting out? Their less-than-stellar behavior could be a direct result of you being unsupportive of their father’s parenting style.
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Book review: 'Epitaph' examines the gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Book review: 'Epitaph' examines the gunfight at the O.K. Corral

"EPITAPH: A Novel of the O.K. Corral," by Mary Doria Russell, Ecco, $27.99, 581 pages (f)
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Why young parents are choosing unique baby names

Why young parents are choosing unique baby names

Don't be surprised if you see some of your friends name their child something unique, like Gage, Brooklyn or Beckham. After all, American parents want their children to have unique names because they want them to establish their own unique brand, according Time magazine’s analysis of a Goldman Sachs report.
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Why pregnant women may want to start counting their babies' kicks

Why pregnant women may want to start counting their babies' kicks

Organizations in the United States and across the world are calling for pregnant women to count how often their babies kick while in the womb because it can help them identify prenatal issues and prevent stillbirths.
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Children who understand peers' perspective more popular, study says

Children who understand peers' perspective more popular, study says

Children who better understand others' perspectives and feelings are more likely to become and stay popular among peers, according to results of 20 different studies involving over 2,000 children from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America that were released in April.
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This company makes it easier for your family to help you buy a home

This company makes it easier for your family to help you buy a home

The Family Building Society is a financial organization based in the United Kingdom that's got one goal in mind — to help families pay for their family members' mortgages.
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Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.
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Happy she's my mom, but not that crazy about her advice, survey shows

Happy she's my mom, but not that crazy about her advice, survey shows

The majority of women react positively when told they're a lot like their moms, according to a nationally representative survey that found positive reactions outweighed the negative, 79 percent to 21 percent.
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Video: Unique daddy-daughter tandem snowboarding

Video: Unique daddy-daughter tandem snowboarding

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — Some father’s cultivate relationships with their children by reserving one special activity that only they do together.
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Have You Seen This? Award-winning barbershop choir choreography

Have You Seen This? Award-winning barbershop choir choreography

LA LA LAND — I don’t know about you, but as far as I have ever known, barbershop music only came in the form of quartets.
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Have You Seen This? Petite, sneaky candy thief

Have You Seen This? Petite, sneaky candy thief

LOLLYVILLE — As kids, we all tried to sneak something, from candy and toys to an older sister’s super-cute shirt.
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Amazon just did something that may change the way parents buy toys

Amazon just did something that may change the way parents buy toys

It’s about to get a little harder for parents to find toys for their children.
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Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.
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The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.
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Texas man discovers hidden treasure in estate sale chest

Texas man discovers hidden treasure in estate sale chest

MISSOURI CITY, Texas — Blackbeard would be jealous.
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Boxing for kids: positive and negative effects of trained fighting

Boxing for kids: positive and negative effects of trained fighting

In light of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao match last weekend, questions about the relevance of boxing have resurfaced.
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Why you should embrace baby talk

Why you should embrace baby talk

Babies want to listen to other babies more than they want to listen to their parents.
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Have you Seen This? Dog plays dead to stay at park

Have you Seen This? Dog plays dead to stay at park

THE DOG PARK — I hope we all remember that feeling we had as children, wanting just one more run down the slide or one more ride on the swings before heading back to the boring old house. The park was the place to be.
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Why you should think twice before panicking over the Game of 72

Why you should think twice before panicking over the Game of 72

When you play the Game of 72, you disappear from your family for 72 hours and you lie about where you’ve been. There is no middle ground.
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A reason why Americans don't save

A reason why Americans don't save

America may be first in the world in many things, but saving money isn’t one of them.
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