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GameOn! Fundraiser: Common Sense Media Brings Out The Kid In Pau Gasol & Jason Ritter (PHOTOS)

Anna Almendrala | October 2, 2012 | Los Angeles
Lakers star Pau Gasol tapped into his inner child at Common Sense Media's GameOn! "fun(d)raiser" Sunday afternoon. The seven-foot tall power forward faced off against on-court rival Trey Thompkins of the Los Angeles Clippers in a game of FIFA 13, a soccer videogame set up in one...

New Jersey Education Officials Report 12,024 School Bullying Instances In 2011-2012

Emmeline Zhao | October 2, 2012 | Education
-- New Jersey education officials now have some handle on just how much bullying happens in the state's public schools. Data made public Tuesday show there were 12,024 instances of harassment, intimidation and bullying reported in the 2011-12 school year – the first year the state's tough new anti-bullying...

Olive Kopelman, Other Celebrity Babies Named After Edible Objects

Youyoung Lee | October 3, 2012 | Celebrity
You know the saying -- your baby's so cute, I could just eat him/her. For some celebrity parents, their children really do represent an edible object. Drew Barrymore became the latest example of this when she and husband Will Kopelman named their firstborn child Olive Barrymore Kopelman, presumably after the...

Teen Drunk Driving Is Decreasing, CDC Reports

Amanda L. Chan | October 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
Fewer teens are drinking and driving, according to a new government report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that drunk driving among teens has decreased by 54 percent over the last 20 years. The study included data from the national Youth...

Stansbury High School Girls Barred From Dance For 'Short' Dresses, Principal Kendall Topham Apologizes

Emmeline Zhao | October 3, 2012 | Education
TOOELE, Utah -- A Utah public high school principal has apologized to dozens of teens who were turned away from their homecoming dance because their dresses were deemed too short, in what parents and students called a "homecoming spirit massacre." Stansbury High principal Kendall Topham held four assemblies Monday, telling...

Infertility: Miracle Babies

Catherine Pearson | December 2, 2012 | Parents
Michelle was still nursing her daughter, born through in vitro fertilization, when she found out she was pregnant again. It was entirely unexpected -- she wasn't using any fertility drugs. Several years earlier, the Indiana mother found herself so...

Arne Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete In Favor Of Digital

Emmeline Zhao | December 2, 2012 | Education
WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Tuesday for the nation to move as fast as possible away from printed textbooks and toward digital ones. "Over the next...

Burris Laboratory School Officials Failed To Protect Boy From Peer Sex Abuse: Lawsuit

Emmeline Zhao | December 2, 2012 | Education
INDIANAPOLIS -- The parents of a central Indiana boy are suing Ball State University, alleging their son was subjected to "horrific sexual abuse" by fellow second-graders at a university-run school who they say acted out scenes from pornographic videos they downloaded on school computers. The lawsuit says the boy was...

National Bullying Prevention Month: Authors Speak Out (VIDEO)

Andrew Losowsky | October 3, 2012 | Books
Open Road Media has been making some interesting author-based videos recently. In the latest, writers Dean Koontz, Peter Lerangis, Bette Greene, Patty MacLachlan and Logan Levkoff share their experiences of bullies and being bullied, a topic with which many young readers can identify, to coincide...

El Paso School District Rebuilds After Fraudulent Testing Practices By Administrators

Emmeline Zhao | December 2, 2012 | Education
EL PASO, Texas -- During his sophomore year, Jose Avalos was urged by a principal to drop out of high school. The next year, his brother was told to do the same after entering the 10th grade. A third Avalos brother shared the same fate in 2009. Administrators at Bowie...

Our Childhood Photos Prove These '80s and '90s Trends Are Still In Style (PHOTOS)

Sarah Leon | October 2, 2012 | Style
There are some looks you can just never outgrow.

Colleges In California See Exodus Of State's Students

Tyler Kingkade | October 2, 2012 | College
California's public universities are ranked among the best colleges nationally and globally, but more Californians are ditching the Golden State for education from elsewhere. Some $2.5 billion in state budget cuts has led to steep tuition hikes, enrollment freezes and a shortage in class availability at...

Maddie Aldridge, Britney Spears' Niece, Dresses Up Like Her Pop Star Aunt (PHOTO)

Leigh Blickley | October 2, 2012 | Celebrity
If this photo doesn't bring back fond memories of 1998, then we don't know what will. Remember when a 16-year-old Britney Spears took the music world by storm after she donned a sexy Catholic schoolgirl outfit in the video for her debut song, "...Baby One More Time"?...

'It Gets Better' For Morbid Kids By Ask A Mortician's Caitlin Doughty (VIDEO)

Carol Hartsell | April 22, 2013 | Comedy
Morbid kids get a bad rap. They aren't all on their way to setting the house on fire or "disappearing" the neighbor's cat. Many of them are just fascinated by death, the macabre and all those other things that remind us life is fleeting. So where is their "It Gets...

School Funding Inequity Forces Poor Cities Like Reading, Pa., To Take Huge Cuts

Joy Resmovits | October 5, 2012 | Education
READING, Pa. -- The day before school starts, 8-year-old Tianna wakes up worried. She's worried about the cafeteria food that she receives for free, because usually "it's nasty." She's worried about making friends, since she'll be in a new school. But most of all, she's worried about where all the...

How A Simple Short Haircut Can Make For A Dramatic Makeover (VIDEO)

Dana Oliver | October 2, 2012 | Style
She's sexy and she knows it!

California's 'Ex-Gay' Reparative Therapy Ban Details Sought, Shared In Other States

Curtis M. Wong | October 2, 2012 | Gay Voices
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gay rights advocates are making plans to get other states to join California in banning psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight, even as opponents prepared Monday to sue to overturn the first law in the nation to take aim at the practice. After months of intense...

Designers Teach Kids How To Make Video Games

Carly Macleod | October 2, 2012 | Parents
The quest began with a simple remark by my 9-year-old son: "Dad, can we make our own video game?" My initial reply was a long-winded explanation about how complicated video games are, and how much you have to know about programming, and how much time it takes to create them....

12 Things Not To Say To A Stay-At-Home Dad

Carly Macleod | October 3, 2012 | Parents
Written by Mark Greene for The Good Men Project Lately Stay at Home Dads have been showing up on TV and at the movies. (Usually, as well-meaning simpletons who commiserate about dropping their kids in the toilet by accident.) This can only mean one thing. If...

Jasmine Hudson: 4-Year-Old's Message In A Bottle Travels From England To Australia (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 2, 2012 | Good News
Four-year-old Jasmine Hudson of Tasmouth, U.K., intended for her message in a bottle to reach her aunt in Guernsey, on the other side of the English Channel. She never dreamed her letter would go astray until a reply arrived from 10,000 miles away. While on vacation in Bournemouth, Hudson...
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