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Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

The expectations parents have for their children could make a huge difference when it comes to sibling performance, particularly in academics.
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The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

Being homeless isn’t easy, and the Los Angeles City Council is working to make it even harder.
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Eating more citrus may increase risk of melanoma, study says

Eating more citrus may increase risk of melanoma, study says

One of summer’s most beloved fruit groups — citrus — may be linked to melanoma.
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NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump has been fired from NBC for comments he made tied to his radical stance on immigration.
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How avoiding judgment can make you more Christlike

How avoiding judgment can make you more Christlike

The number of religiously unaffiliated has increased from roughly 16 to 23 percent of the adult population, according to a study done by the Pew Research Center.

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Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

California’s Legislature is poised to pass a law making it much harder to offer psychiatric medication to kids in foster care, responding to growing concern that foster kids get too many psychotropic medications.
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This church is every robot fan’s dream

This church is every robot fan’s dream

Can you just not get enough robots?
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10 things to do by age 30

10 things to do by age 30

When I pulled out the number two and nine candles to stick on my cake last month and someone exclaimed, “You’re 92!?!” -- it hit me: People are going to start thinking I’m old.
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The books that change us

The books that change us

I got one of those spammy emails recently from Goodreads. Referring to a book I had on my “completed” list, the subject title was “Did you enjoy Animal Farm?”
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This is what you look like to a newborn baby

This is what you look like to a newborn baby

The next time you want your baby to see your face, make sure you’re close to them.
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This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

One 9-year-old Washington girl is building a roof to put over the heads of the homeless in her community.
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4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

I have always been self-conscious about my appearance in general; how I look, how clothes fit me, and how my hair and make-up look. I am usually very good at staying in shape and have no problem wearing tight fitting clothes or even swimsuits, but after having my twins my body has never been the same. And now I am expecting again; With this pregnancy I tend to look overweight rather than pregnant. Even though I hate to admit it, I am bothered at how my body looks.
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Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

It’s official: Apple Music has arrived.
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How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences.
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Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.
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Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants.
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Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock.
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The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

News reports announced that Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter, is not black like she had previously claimed to be.
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6 ways to become an awesome listener

6 ways to become an awesome listener

Listening may seem pretty simple, but is in fact much harder than it appears. It takes certain skills to be a good listener; not only to others, but to yourself as well. A good listener can make others feel important, valued, appreciated and loved. Becoming a better listener may take some practice and refining of the following skills.
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The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you.
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Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

For most Instagram users getting even 11 likes can be a struggle, but one celebrity got more than 2 million likes in less than a month on just a selfie.
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The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

Every time he picks up a music magazine, Scott LeGere realizes how paramount music streaming is in his life
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How to put the brakes on distracted driving

How to put the brakes on distracted driving

When Joel Feldman first learned his daughter had been hit and killed by a distracted driver, he went through feelings of shock, anger and hatred toward the driver who had hit her.
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We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

Say what you want about catching the wedding bouquet, but it may actually spread good fortune.
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Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film.
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Book reviews: 2 books share story of Cleveland kidnappings, rescue

Book reviews: 2 books share story of Cleveland kidnappings, rescue

HOPE: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Viking, $28.95, 336 pages (nf)
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The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, has some choice words for churches when it comes to domestic violence.
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What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato.
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How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

All the millennials who have a 401(k) now have a leg up on their parents, according to the Retirement Savings & Spending study that found millennials have better financial habits than baby boomers.
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Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

While hipsters are mostly known for their obscure tastes in music and ironic facial hair, one group is seeking to redefine what it means to be both hipster and Muslim by combining the two.
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Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought.
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Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

It isn’t earth-shattering news that the boys of today are in crisis.
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We're doing youth soccer wrong: The culture of winning hurts player development

When it comes to youth soccer clubs, ask yourself this question:
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Have You Seen This? Snowmobile races Ferraris

Have You Seen This? Snowmobile races Ferraris

SPEEDINGTON — Have you ever heard of the Modball Rally? Neither have I, so let’s start at the beginning.
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Not all babies born in prison say goodbye to their moms

Not all babies born in prison say goodbye to their moms

More than 10,000 American children are born in prison every year. And in most cases, the incarcerated mothers have to hand those children over to friends, family members or the foster-care system, according to The Atlantic. Sometimes these mothers, even when they have short prison sentences, don’t get to see their child again because their child is lost in foster-care.
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Now you can get dumped by an app, and the scary future of relationships

Now you can get dumped by an app, and the scary future of relationships

Breaking up has never been easier to do. With the help of a new app, your significant other can be dumped via text, Facebook post, tweet or prerecorded call from a Scottish man.
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The one thing wealthy families have in common will surprise you

The one thing wealthy families have in common will surprise you

While more dads may be staying at home with their children, perhaps the biggest reason for the trend might be tied to income.
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It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.
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Your ‘Harry Potter’ house says more about you than you thought

Your ‘Harry Potter’ house says more about you than you thought

While Harry Potter only needed to put a dusty talking hat on to figure out his Hogwarts house and personality, a study shows who we want to be may be more accurate than the Sorting Hat.
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7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

Seven days of changes to your routine may seem difficult, but these little switches easily fit into your daily schedule. Try starting with one fix a day, then continuing that habit all through the week. By the end of 7 days, you’ll have picked up 7 healthy changes to your routine. Keep things up for a few weeks to make it a habit and maybe tackle a new set of challenges.
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10 apps to keep kids learning during summer

10 apps to keep kids learning during summer

For most kids, summer is a break from the mundane — a chance to enjoy time away from school on family trips, barbecues and beat the heat in the pool.
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Wash new clothes before wearing, dermatologist warns

Wash new clothes before wearing, dermatologist warns

For many people, the first step after taking home new clothes is to hang them in the closet or wear them right away.
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Bedside manners: How empathy and the health care system interact

Dr. Nathan Wanner is memorable for his silence.
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Tinder for politics: How one app is engaging young voters

Tinder for politics: How one app is engaging young voters

A new app is aiming to get people interested in politics by combining the swipe-abilty of Tinder and the open forum of Facebook into one experience.
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4 ways to save for your child’s college education now

4 ways to save for your child’s college education now

An education is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive, but the price tag for this gift is getting more expensive each year.
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Have You Seen This? Rad Pro Chin Strap Hat may ‘change the world’

Have You Seen This? Rad Pro Chin Strap Hat may ‘change the world’

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — It may have started out as a joke, but the men behind the Rad Pro Chin Strap Hat Kickstarter are serious about halting a serious problem among the active set — hat loss.
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Skinny jeans and 4 other fashions that can hurt you and your family

Skinny jeans and 4 other fashions that can hurt you and your family

One woman found out that the phrase “beauty is pain” is more than just a cliché after the skinny jeans she was wearing caused her to lose feeling in her legs.
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What I wish abused women understood

What I wish abused women understood

I'm a therapist who has worked with women, children, even abusers, in domestic violence and abuse (DVA) situations. These are never easy families to work with. Often I walk away from sessions feeling hopeless, and scared for the victims' safety -- but not for the reason that you think.
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See Chris Pratt recreate the raptor scene from ‘Jurassic World’ in a hospital

See Chris Pratt recreate the raptor scene from ‘Jurassic World’ in a hospital

Chris Pratt has taken his latest role to a whole new level.
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Is Taylor Swift the champion artists need in the age of streaming?

Is Taylor Swift the champion artists need in the age of streaming?

Anyone who has ever tried to listen to "Blank Space" on streaming service Spotify can guess how Taylor Swift feels about streaming.
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