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Video: Watch strangers react to a freezing child

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What would you do if you saw a child freezing outside in the cold? Would you loan him your wool cap? A YouTube video created by the Norwegian charity SOS Children’s Villages to raise money for Syrian children aims to answer this question. In the vide… [Read More]

Video: Kids act out Best Picture nominees

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A little boy pretending to be a Somali pirate raiding Captain Philips’ ship might sound disturbing but this video from CineFix featuring kids acting out all the Academy Awards Best Picture nominees is adorable. In fact, I think the Wolf of Wall Stree… [Read More]
Categories: Movies

State-by-state look at how many parents aren’t vaccinating their children

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While national vaccination rates among children entering kindergarten at public schools are high overall, with nearly 98.2 percent being fully immunized, an increasing number of parents are opting to exempt their kids from shots in some parts of the co… [Read More]
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Fourth baby a big surprise for mom expecting triplets

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A Mississippi mom was feeling relief after delivering triplets via Cesarean section when the doctor said, “There are more feet.” Doctors told Kim Fugate, 42, she was having three girls, so the fourth one was a total shock. Fugate had numerous ultra… [Read More]

Awkward photos: Romantic moments gone awry

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There are the beautiful romantic moments that you see in the movies and then there’s what happens in real life, which isn’t always pretty. Love is patient. Love is kind. It is also awkward, uncomfortable and downright ridiculous, as you’ll find i… [Read More]

Kids are guzzling less soda but more energy and coffee drinks

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The good news is that today’s children and teens are drinking less soda, according to a new study published this month. The bad news is that American youth have replaced their soda habit with something equally unhealthful: energy drinks. They’re al… [Read More]
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Photos: Kids reading to shelter cats make people across the globe smile

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A collection of photographs of children reading to shelter cats is melting hearts throughout the world. In one image a boy is fully absorbed in his book with a big orange cat curled up under his arm, while in another a girl is attempting to read yet in… [Read More]

Does having kids make you a less productive worker?

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Having kids is a disadvantage in the workplace, especially if you’re a woman. Yes, a host of little things make your working situation subpar to that of your kid-free co-workers, like the that fact that you need to get home to practice multiplication… [Read More]

Marin County rallies around 4-year-old boy with stage-four cancer

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California’s Marin County is rallying around an Inverness family that has experienced a double tragedy that no family should ever have to endure. In January, the Porrata-Powell family learned their 4-year-old boy, Ezequiel Powell, had a rare form of … [Read More]

Precocious 7-year-old girl attacks Lego’s ‘sexist’ toys

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An adorable and intelligent letter by a precocious 7-year-old who thinks Lego should offer more adventures for girls is spreading like wildfire across social media channels. This  young marketing whiz named Charlotte is fed up with Lego’s gender-ste… [Read More]