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The Ultimate Lice Survival Kit

Amy Arndt | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Amy Arndt

The case of red wine is the most obvious item. It will gently soothe you as you handle the immense guilt that comes with realizing you and your family members are dirty, foul sloths who should be ashamed of yourselves for having kids in the first place.

What This Disgusting Weekend Taught Me About Mom Love

Natalie Singer-Velush | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Singer-Velush

I had the weekend all planned out: carpools, schedules, snacks packed. Everything was carefully coordinated. That is until I heard these words: "Mommy, my head is itchy."

A Disgusting Reason To Stop Taking Selfies

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Think twice before you get up close and personal for a selfie -- because that head-rubbing contact could allow lice to jump into your hair. “I...

Little Bloodsuckers Offer Big Insights Into Human Evolution

LiveScience | Wynne Parry | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Clues to human evolution generally come from fossils left by ancestors and the molecular trail encoded in the human genome as i...

A Night In The Life Of A Mom Who Has Just Discovered Her Child May Have Lice

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Knowing nothing about lice and not having time to look up any facts, I decided that the most efficient way to tackle this plague was to do all the cleaning, washing, vacuuming and nitpicking simultaneously -- or one lousy louse could start the whole cycle again.

Parents Think This School Policy Is Disgusting

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live ...

Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley of Lice

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

It hath come to pass that a plague hath beset the Colleary family whereupon we were ravaged by lice. No, they were not any of the particular louses that Shannon hath, in the past, lain with like the Whore of Babylon.

Lice: The New Four-Letter Word

The Bitchin' Sisters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
The Bitchin' Sisters

Mother effer. My daughter has lice. We all know that lice has a stigma. You think it just happens to poor people with poor hygiene. Nope. Let me tell you something. It can happen to anyone.

What's Killing California Deer?

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- An invasion of aggressive lice appears to be behind the balding of deer across California and may even be linked to deer deaths, acco...

Of Lice and Men: V

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Our first date was set for a Friday at a steak place downtown. My first meet and greet of my virtual dating career.

Of Lice and Men: IV

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The way some people, upon hearing of a bank robbery or a murder, feel unaccountably guilty -- so I, as soon as Errol was sent home, felt itchy. Yet, was mine a real or a phantom infestation?

Of Lice and Men: III

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

"How dare she put my hair in a rubber band," Cole muttered once we were alone. After his diagnosis, we walked dejectedly through the school parking lot and on our way to the car.

Of Lice and Men: II

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The school nurse caught some hair in a comb and the two of us leaned in, peering into the numberless strands. Our faces were side by side, within kissing distance. I had not been this close to another grown up for a whole year. It was intimate and weird.

The Low-Down on Lice

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's back to school month and, as any experienced parent will tell you, that means one thing. During four out of the last five Septembers, at least one of my three kids has come down with lice.

Nitpicking the Lousy Facts on Head Lice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Here's a head-scratcher: how can something so tiny create such massive misery? Minuscule though they are, head lice still can wreak months of havoc on a household.

Lice Removal Businesses Are Booming | DAVID HOCHMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In yet another example of outsourcing, upscale lice consultants are handling a job that anxious, busy parents hesitate to take on themselves. Alarmed ...

What's Right About Lice?

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

I prefer not to think of God as some strict, serious-minded parent who is trying to keep us in line, which usually means we can't have any fun.