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Have You Seen This? Tears for Fears and dulcimers

Have You Seen This? Tears for Fears and dulcimers

Have You Seen This? Tears for Fears and dulcimers

THE MUSIC ROOM — You may not know what a hammered dulcimer looks like, but if you watch popular TV and movies, it’s more than ... » Read More
Cookies for an after-school treat

Cookies for an after-school treat

Who doesn't love hot, freshly baked cookies and milk after a long day at school or work? Cookies are a great conversation starter with ... » Read More
As refugees from war torn countries surge in to U.S., group helps them build a new life

As refugees from war torn countries surge in to U.S., group helps them build a new life

For Sahar Aldurobi, the biggest struggle was getting the chance to start over.
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Family closeness more important than friendships when it comes to staying alive for older folks

Family closeness more important than friendships when it comes to staying alive for older folks

For older people, having lots of relatives with whom they are close is a lifesaver, offering benefits not seen when one simply has a wide ... » Read More
The latest reason to get calcium from food, not pills

The latest reason to get calcium from food, not pills

If you take a calcium supplement to stave off osteoporosis, you might want to consider eating more yogurt and spinach instead. A new study out ... » Read More
Did I get my love of poetry from you, grandma?

Did I get my love of poetry from you, grandma?

My grandmother Fleeta had a poem hanging on her wall years ago that baffled my uncle.
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True or false? The top 11 pregnancy myths debunked

True or false? The top 11 pregnancy myths debunked

When you announce you are expecting, you’re likely told all the tips, tricks, myths and old wives’ tales about pregnancy. Some are amusing while ... » Read More
Why opening a jar of pickles is a legitimate test of health

Why opening a jar of pickles is a legitimate test of health

On his late-night TV show, ABC host Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton to open a jar of pickles. She did, to applause, passing a legitimate ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Daredevil juggles, rides unicycle on top of 840-foot chimney

Have You Seen This? Daredevil juggles, rides unicycle on top of 840-foot chimney

Editor’s Note: We do not support or encourage readers to try the stunts shown in this video, as it is extremely dangerous.
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Why I'm relishing the newborn chaos

Why I'm relishing the newborn chaos

Six years have passed between my last baby and the new baby boy we recently adopted. Six years seems like another lifetime as I adjust ... » Read More
15 things you should and shouldn’t say to a woman living with infertility

15 things you should and shouldn’t say to a woman living with infertility

Living in a culture where families are placed at high importance can make life very overwhelming for a woman who cannot have a child to ... » Read More
Want smarter kids? One study suggests video games

Want smarter kids? One study suggests video games

For parents concerned their children may spend too much time gaming, a new Australian study of 15-year-olds has found a potential link between video games ... » Read More
Why you should be using family sharing options on your phones

Why you should be using family sharing options on your phones

With all the fabulous technology in the world, there’s no reason to dread the busy school year. Android and iOS offer options to organize ... » Read More
This 3-year-old singing “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan is stealing everyone's heart

This 3-year-old singing “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan is stealing everyone's heart



On the surface, Claire Ryann Crosby appears to be no different than your average 3-year-old little girl. She has a contagious smile, loves princesses and ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: 12-year-old ukulele player gets standing ovation from 'America's Got Talent' judges

The Clean Cut: 12-year-old ukulele player gets standing ovation from 'America's Got Talent' judges

Referred to by Simon Cowell as “the next Taylor Swift,” 12-year-old ukulele player Grace VanderWaal, who captured hearts across America in her first televised audition ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Go-Pro takes viewers on Hot Wheels ride

Have You Seen This? Go-Pro takes viewers on Hot Wheels ride

HOT WHEELS HEAVEN— If you’ve ever wanted to experience riding along on a Hot Wheels car through a backyard, over a big hill and ... » Read More
The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

A wild-caught, fatty fish is one of the most healthy things people can eat, nutritionists say. The evidence on the briny wonders of fish-oil supplements ... » Read More
Book review: Brandon Sanderson's long-awaited 'The Dark Talent' is a humorous adventure

Book review: Brandon Sanderson's long-awaited 'The Dark Talent' is a humorous adventure

"THE DARK TALENT: Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians Book Five," by Brandon Sanderson, Starscape, 299 pages (f) (ages 9-12)
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Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,250 individuals in the United States alone will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year ... » Read More
CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal

CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal

Issues of race are a huge factor in any U.S. presidential election, and they may be more noticeable in the 2016 election, where GOP ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse

Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse

BACKWARDSVILLE — Watching things in reverse can be mesmerizing.
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Why bland entertainment is having a moment now

Why bland entertainment is having a moment now

When most people think of playing video games, they think of violent, high-speed first-person shooters or racing games.
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The Clean Cut: Dick Van Dyke surprises a crowd at Denny’s with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ performance

The Clean Cut: Dick Van Dyke surprises a crowd at Denny’s with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ performance

Legend Dick Van Dyke doesn’t let his 90 years slow him down.
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Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism

Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism

Olympic sports and athletes always become focal points for the media during the games, but this year some have pointed out flaws in the coverage ... » Read More
14 picture books tell stories about going to school

14 picture books tell stories about going to school

There’s a crop of new back-to-school books this year. Here are 14 picture books that teach about elements of starting a new school year ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: 9-year-old delivers 363 pizzas to Louisiana flood victims

The Clean Cut: 9-year-old delivers 363 pizzas to Louisiana flood victims

Pizza is a popular food for 9-year-olds to eat on their birthdays. However, one boy spent his birthday giving boxes of pizza away to those ... » Read More
Does homework help or hurt our kids?

Does homework help or hurt our kids?

As kids head back to school, that means homework is back in full swing, striking fear into the hearts of parents everywhere.
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Parents putting off retirement to pay kids' college tab

Parents putting off retirement to pay kids' college tab

Amy O'Donnell laughs when she says she's working for her 21-year-old daughter Katherine. It strikes her funny because, while it's not literally ... » Read More
20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day ... » Read More
Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

It seems counterintuitive, but some health officials believe Florida needs more mosquitoes to help slow the spread of Zika, the virus the World Health Organization ... » Read More
U.S. Olympian becomes target of online bullying, but how she is reacting is important

U.S. Olympian becomes target of online bullying, but how she is reacting is important

Now 20-year-old Gabby Douglas was the belle of the ball in the 2012 London Olympics (when she was then 16 years old). She took home ... » Read More
These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.
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What Alzheimer's disease teaches us about the soul

When he was a chaplain at a nursing home in Chicago, the Rev. James Ellor decided to try an experiment. He found a Sunday school ... » Read More
How old is too old to have a baby?

How old is too old to have a baby?

Women have long been warned to abstain from conceiving after 35 due to an increase in challenges and health risks while carrying. But despite this ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Parrot impersonates Matthew McConaughey

Have You Seen This? Parrot impersonates Matthew McConaughey

IMPERSONATION ALLEY — I’m a big Matthew McConaughey fan.
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What your lip color says about your health

What your lip color says about your health

In traditional Chinese medicine, your mouth is the window to your health. One of your body's best health indicators is the color of your ... » Read More
What 'The Bachelorette' has in common with porn

What 'The Bachelorette' has in common with porn

The roses handed out on "The Bachelorette" may not smell as sweet to fans after reading a University of Minnesota professor's analysis of the ... » Read More
Five myths about marriage and romantic love

Five myths about marriage and romantic love

Marriage is worth fighting for, according to John Gottman. And he should know. He's researched the issue with thousands of couples over four decades ... » Read More
If you want a long marriage, get some sleep

If you want a long marriage, get some sleep

Serious tip coming your way: If you want your marriage to last, get some sleep.
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How technology stands to change America's religion

How technology stands to change America's religion

Late on a school night this spring, 26-year-old University of California Santa Barbara student Yankoff got an idea. Yankoff, a graduate student studying software engineering ... » Read More
How a stable home life can help prevent mass violence

How a stable home life can help prevent mass violence

In the wake of June’s horrific shooting at a night club in Orlando, Florida, many terms were used to describe the shooter Omar Mateen ... » Read More
8 things happy families do together

8 things happy families do together

Life gets busy. Often we struggle to schedule time with our spouse and time with our kids. Before we know it, spending time together as ... » Read More
How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

The spread of the Zika virus may be changing Americans' views on late-term abortion, presenting a new challenge for abortion opponents.
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Former foster kids tell Congress what policies they needed

Former foster kids tell Congress what policies they needed

When Vaneshia Reed was 15, she was removed from the home of her mother, who abused her. But instead of going to live with a ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Strong wind lifts kite flyer off the ground

Have You Seen This? Strong wind lifts kite flyer off the ground

WINDY CITY — "Mary Poppins" once told us, “Let’s go fly a kite.” But she obviously wasn’t in Cromarty, Scotland, when she recommended it.
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14 facts about Simone Biles that will make you love her even more

14 facts about Simone Biles that will make you love her even more

It’s no surprise to anyone that Simone Biles has dominated the Olympic news coverage. Her incredible talent demands attention, and her performances have proved ... » Read More
Someday you'll know: A message to my kids

Someday you'll know: A message to my kids

To my children: I have a secret.
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Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

If you’ve ever experienced the yo-yo effect diets have emotionally and physically, you might have looked into an idea called intuitive eating. There’s ... » Read More
This is what a dietician eats in an average day

This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.
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Have You Seen This? NBC reporter’s hilarious 2004 badminton rant resurfaces

Have You Seen This? NBC reporter’s hilarious 2004 badminton rant resurfaces

THE COURT — Sometimes it’s bad that things on the internet never die, but sometimes it’s the greatest gift in the whole wide word ... » Read More

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