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Why The Whole Diet (And Not Just Diet Soda Intake) Matters For Good Health

Amanda L. Chan | March 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
With all the studies coming out linking diet soda with a bevy of health issues -- including increased stroke and heart attack risks, and even weight gain -- one may wonder whether it's actually the drink that is causing the health problems, or if it's...

'Rise Of The Guardians' Trailer: What If Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny And The Tooth Fairy Saved The World (VIDEO)

Christopher Rosen | March 29, 2012 | Entertainment
"Rise of the Guardians," the new animated feature from the producers of "How To Train Your Dragon," starts with an interesting twist. What if Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman didn't just provide gifts, rewards and sweet dreams to the planet's children, but...

FDA Close To BPA Decision Crucial For Health Of Poor Children

Lynne Peeples | March 30, 2012 | Green
UPDATE: 3/30 4:00 p.m. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will continue to allow bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and beverage containers -- denying a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to...

Stay Together For The Kids: Should You Stay Married For Their Sake? (VIDEO)

Brittany Wong | March 29, 2012 | Divorce
Originally published on Video by Dr. Bonnie Weil If you're unhappily married but remaining married because of your kids, listen up! Staying together for the sake of raising children may not be such a great idea after all. In this video, family/relationship...

'Win A Baby' Contest In Ottawa Gets Results

Rebecca Zamon | March 29, 2012 | Canada Living
An Ottawa radio station's controversial contest has come up with just the results they hoped for -- at least one baby. The 'Win A Baby' contest held by Hot 89.9 last year announced today that one of their couples, Natasha and Ryan Derouchie, are expecting a child. The contest had...

Alicia Silverstone 'Premasticates' Her Son's Food: What Are The Risks?

Catherine Pearson | March 29, 2012 | Healthy Living
Alicia Silverstone both puzzled and seriously grossed many of us out with the news that she "premasticates" her son Bear Blu's food. In a video posted on her site, the actress and notorious vegan-ess explained that she feeds her 10-month-old small bits of pre-chewed food...

Breastfeeding Avatar: Computerized Lactaction Consultants Encourage Moms To Breastfeed

Jessica Samakow | March 29, 2012 | Parents
Though the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding infants exclusively for six months, nursing doesn't come easily to every mom -– Yahoo! Shine recently uncovered six rarely discussed breastfeeding challenges. There are books, there are classes, there are nurses and lactation consultants, but they're not...

Ryan Budget: Early Education Cuts Would Pull More Than Two Million Kids From Public Preschool

Joy Resmovits | March 29, 2012 | Education
Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing to pass a Republican budget that would slash funding for Head Start, a federally funded program that provides a wide range of services to...

Mattel To Make 'Bald Friend Of Barbie' In 2013

Tara Kelly | March 30, 2012 | Parents
A bald friend of Barbie's would be available next year, CNN reports, though the doll will not be sold in stores. The move comes after parents took to Facebook and to lobby the company to create a doll to help children...

Hilary Duff Post-Baby Body: Actress Visits Hair Salon In Leopard Print Jeans (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Marcus | March 29, 2012 | Celebrity
Hilary Duff debuts her post-baby body as she steps out on Thursday (March 29) to visit a hair salon in West Hollywood, Calif.

Teen Dating Violence: One In Six U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victimized, Survey Shows

Reuters | May 29, 2012 | Education
By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner, including being shoved, grabbed, hit or kicked, a survey showed on Thursday. Nearly one in six of 1,430 students surveyed, most of whom...

Lily Collins, 'Mirror Mirror' Star, On The Competing Snow White Movies And Listening to the Music of Phil Collins

Mike Ryan | March 29, 2012 | Entertainment
Lily Collins, who plays Snow White in the new adaptation of the classic tale, "Mirror Mirror," is the daughter of Phil Collins. That's not always the kind of thing you want to bring up when you're interviewing someone. Sometimes, it makes the person you're talking to defensive; sometimes they...

Autism Rates: New High In U.S. Inspires Renewed Debate

Reuters | May 29, 2012 | Parents
* New estimate is 25 percent higher than in 2006 * Rate for boys is five times that of girls * Experts question whether increase is real (Updates with CDC news conference, details on autism debate) By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - About one in 88 children...

Michael Bloomberg's Budget Proposal Elicits Protest From Campaign For Children

Saki Knafo | March 29, 2012 | New York
A coalition of more than 150 New York organizations, ranging from the Police Athletic League to the Children's Aid Society, have signed a letter urging Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restore $170 million for children's services to his proposed budget. The coalition, called the Campaign for Children, is asking the mayor...

Innocent 'Kiss Of Deaf' Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

Amanda L. Chan | May 29, 2012 | Healthy Living
Where's the one place you should never kiss a baby -- or anyone else? The ear, according to a professor of audiology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. An innocent kiss right on the ear opening creates strong suction that tugs on the delicate eardrum, resulting in a recently recognized...

Robo-Readers: Can They Help U.S. Teachers Grade And Improve How High School Students Write?

Reuters | May 29, 2012 | Education
By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - American high school students are terrible writers, and one education reform group thinks it has an answer: robots. Or, more accurately, robo-readers - computers programmed to scan student essays and spit out a grade. The theory is that teachers would assign more writing if they...

Starting Early, And Young

Sarah H. Lee | March 29, 2012 | Parents
Dr. Ami Shah Nagarajan, 38, a specialist in integrative medicine who lives in Manhattan, estimates that she spends $150 a month on Mustela and California Baby products for her 3-year-old twins. “I spend more on my kids than I do for myself,” she said. “It’s worth it to me to...

Jessica Simpson Baby: Her Best Pregnancy Quotes

Kelly Fisher | March 29, 2012 | Celebrity
Many women experience "pregnancy brain" when they have a little one on the way, but some of Jessica Simpson's recent sound bites about her pregnancy have some people wondering just what's she thinking. Simpson, who is due to give birth to a baby girl in the coming weeks, has been...

Need Final Four Tickets? Amy Stephens Of Amy's Tickets Has You Covered

Ron Dicker | March 30, 2012 | Small Business
Go ahead, call her a scalper. Amy Stephens doesn't mind. Under any title, she's cleaning up. As owner of Amy's Tickets, the 35-year-old mother of four grossed $4.5 million each of the last two years running the small business out of her Smyrna, Ga., home, according to the...

Moms Meet In Secret To Discuss Controversial '50 Shades Of Grey' Book

Sarah H. Lee | March 29, 2012 | Parents
That Dublin mom might look innocent enough with a cup of java and a Kindle, but get a little closer and you'll see she's reading erotic fiction -- then meeting with her book club friends in secret to talk about it.
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