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7 inspiring high school graduation stories that will turn you into the crying face emoji

7 inspiring high school graduation stories that will turn you into the crying face emoji

Micah McDade may have graduated with his high school peers, but his story was much more inspiring than the rest.
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How to help your child speak like an adult

How to help your child speak like an adult

Children and adults may not be all that different when it comes to understanding language.
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5 things nobody tells you about adoption

5 things nobody tells you about adoption

Parenting is an adventure with unexpected twists and turns all along the way. Whether your child or children are biological, adopted, or some of each ... » Read More
How you can simplify your meal planning process

How you can simplify your meal planning process

I remember my mom constantly asking my sister and me what we wanted to eat for dinner. We thought we were being considerate by telling ... » Read More
What sibling bullying is doing to your children's health

What sibling bullying is doing to your children's health

The bully on the playground can cause lasting harm, both physical and psychological, to your children. But even more dangerous is the bully in the ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: Serena Williams, Dude Perfect take on trick tennis shots

The Clean Cut: Serena Williams, Dude Perfect take on trick tennis shots

How many members of a YouTube sensation sports group does it take to score a point against Serena Williams?
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Lindsey Stirling performs with Celine Dion at Billboard Music Awards

Lindsey Stirling performs with Celine Dion at Billboard Music Awards

Dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling was featured in Celine Dion’s performance of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards ... » Read More
To the stay-at-home moms and working moms, stop judging each other

To the stay-at-home moms and working moms, stop judging each other

Motherhood: an unexpected journey we sometimes plan and prepare to embark on for nine long months without having any idea what we are truly in ... » Read More
Mom documents many adventures of little boy and his trusty truck

Mom documents many adventures of little boy and his trusty truck

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A man and his truck: A love story that will surely stand the test of time.
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You should learn about Zika if you're pregnant and live in these states

You should learn about Zika if you're pregnant and live in these states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories who may be infected with ... » Read More
Feeling stressed? You're not alone

Feeling stressed? You're not alone

There was a moment today when I felt like I was just going to break all of the rules I have ever read on the ... » Read More
10 things a mother-in-law should never do

10 things a mother-in-law should never do

You’ve marked so many milestones in your child’s life: first tooth, first word, first day of school, activities and awards, graduations … and then ... » Read More
6 real ways to help someone with depression

6 real ways to help someone with depression

Chances are you know someone struggling with depression. It can be difficult to understand and to know how to support them. Here are six ways ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: Disney releases teaser trailer for live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

The Clean Cut: Disney releases teaser trailer for live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

The classic “tale as old as time” is about to become new again.
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Have You Seen This? Drone ‘Star Wars’ chase

Have You Seen This? Drone ‘Star Wars’ chase

GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY — Ever since the wildly successful release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” last December, the internet has had some serious fever ... » Read More
The secret to being attractive — don’t take selfies

The secret to being attractive — don’t take selfies

Think you look cute in your selfie?
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To B12 or not to B12

To B12 or not to B12

To B12 or not to B12, that is the question for people seeking to lose weight and restore flagging energy.
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5 thoughts on being gluten free

5 thoughts on being gluten free

It’s all the rage these days—being gluten free. It’s nearly as popular as bobby socks in the 50s, or as Taylor Swift ... » Read More
Your ideal partner doesn’t exist, so date this person instead

Your ideal partner doesn’t exist, so date this person instead

Your relationship satisfaction may depend on the dating pool around you.
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The cry-it-out method: Child abuse or parenting choice?

The cry-it-out method: Child abuse or parenting choice?

Nighttime can be a nightmare for parents of babies who didn’t get the memo about sleeping. All parents want is quiet and maybe some ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Pop-up book made with Legos

Have You Seen This? Pop-up book made with Legos

LEGO CITY — If you loved Legos as a child like I did, you probably still get excited when you see new and creative things made ... » Read More
Book review: Weston's 'The Mirror Test' captures diplomatic side of war in Iraq and Afghanistan

Book review: Weston's 'The Mirror Test' captures diplomatic side of war in Iraq and Afghanistan

"THE MIRROR TEST: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan," by J. Kael Weston, Knopf, $28.95, 608 pages (nf)

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Would you leave a sleeping baby home alone? Online post stirs debate

Would you leave a sleeping baby home alone? Online post stirs debate

Is it ever OK to leave a sleeping baby alone, even for just seven minutes?
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How safe are carnival rides?

How safe are carnival rides?

As summer approaches, throngs of thrill seekers will converge on state fairs and parking-lot carnivals. While the food is the primary attraction for most fair-goers ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: YouTube impressionist sings Adele's 'Hello' as Disney, Pixar characters

The Clean Cut: YouTube impressionist sings Adele's 'Hello' as Disney, Pixar characters

Adele, Disney and Pixar all contribute to the appeal of this YouTube video.
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20 stages when you're twenty-something

20 stages when you're twenty-something

The 20s are full of emotions and experiences- some pleasant, others not so much. Here are 20 stages you go through when you're 20-something:
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A mother's voice –– the link to understanding brain activity in teenagers and children with autism

A mother's voice –– the link to understanding brain activity in teenagers and children with autism

A mother's soothing voice while singing a lullaby to her child may do more than help a child feel calm and sleepy. Research shows ... » Read More
6 ways to get along with anyone

6 ways to get along with anyone

People are the worst.
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The Clean Cut: 10-year-old girl performs on stage with Paul McCartney

The Clean Cut: 10-year-old girl performs on stage with Paul McCartney

At 10 years old, one girl has done something that fans of The Beatles have likely only dreamed of doing for years.
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How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

Nearly half of heart attacks go undetected, and these "silent" cardiac events can be as bad as those that are quickly diagnosed, a new study ... » Read More
Summer 2016 movies for the whole family

Summer 2016 movies for the whole family

This summer's movie roster has the usual wealth of reboots and superhero movies, but it also boasts original family films and refreshing adaptations of ... » Read More
5 things a dad should never do when his wife is pregnant

5 things a dad should never do when his wife is pregnant

New York City made a move last week that requires bars and restaurants to serve pregnant women alcohol if it’s something they desire.
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Moderation: Making you sicker and fatter, or keeping you sane?

Moderation: Making you sicker and fatter, or keeping you sane?

“Everything in moderation.” While this dieter’s mantra defines success for some, it spells disaster for many and gives rise to several questions: What does ... » Read More
What happens to your brain when you hear your baby cry

What happens to your brain when you hear your baby cry

It’s almost impossible for parents not to listen to their baby’s cry.
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Study links social media use to poor body image

Study links social media use to poor body image

Parents sometimes think magazines, movies and reality TV are the biggest influencers of a child’s body image. But researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ... » Read More
The one thing that is guaranteed to make you a better father

The one thing that is guaranteed to make you a better father

Being a father is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. It’s also a role that can come with a lot of pressure ... » Read More
9 confidence hacks to prepare you for any event

9 confidence hacks to prepare you for any event

1. Dress confidently
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Human flypaper could protect pedestrians from Google’s self-driving cars

Human flypaper could protect pedestrians from Google’s self-driving cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — To prevent pedestrians from getting injured by its self-driving cars, Google has filed a patent for a creative fix: a super sticky ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: Dude Perfect takes on 11 basketball world records, one from 533 feet

The Clean Cut: Dude Perfect takes on 11 basketball world records, one from 533 feet

Two days, five guys and 11 world records later, this YouTube video has garnered nearly 5 million views.
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This one thing is damaging your children more than you realize

This one thing is damaging your children more than you realize

My wife loves to bake. We are vigilant about protecting our kids -- ages one and three -- from the hot oven. Anytime they come too close ... » Read More
First-ever Modest Fashion Week makes discreet fashions shine

First-ever Modest Fashion Week makes discreet fashions shine

Skirts, dresses and scarves usually only get more outlandish and risque following fashion week in Paris and New York, but this year fashion moguls are ... » Read More
5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

Rio de Janeiro is at the heart of the Zika outbreak, not the edge, and to hold the Olympics there in August would be dangerous ... » Read More
3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits.
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Grandmother's obituary jokes about dying over voting for Clinton, Trump

Grandmother's obituary jokes about dying over voting for Clinton, Trump

RICHMOND — A world in which one must choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for president is not a world worth living for.
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5 heartbreaks every family will face and how to get through them

5 heartbreaks every family will face and how to get through them

Life is hard -- period. Things happen, plans fail and the unimaginable can quickly become reality. Having a family sometimes seems to make us more vulnerable ... » Read More
Boy makes puppy watch training videos on YouTube

Boy makes puppy watch training videos on YouTube

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — When in doubt, consult YouTube.
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What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
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Have You Seen This? Amazing 50-foot high cat rescue

Have You Seen This? Amazing 50-foot high cat rescue

FLORENCE, Miss. — It’s hard to know if cat people are born or made.
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The eyes have it: Compassionate coalition saves sight in India

"Hope" sometimes meets "Need" in serendipitous fashion.
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The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched ... » Read More

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