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  • Celebrating baby's first birthday: Who's the party for anyway?

    The Internet offers a wealth of birthday party themes, craft ideas, and elaborate treats to mark babies' first birthdays, and designed to impress family and friends. Do babies really need or appreciate all that fuss?

  • Learn to teach an old dog new tricks

    Veteran dog trainer Babette Haggerty unleashes her trade secrets for training onscreen pooches in her new book, 'The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet.' She maintains that any pup, from the family pet to movie stars can in fact learn new tricks.

  • Lululemon controversy stokes already toxic media culture

    Lululemon Athletica founder issued an apology to workers for fallout from his putting his foot in his mouth on Bloomberg TV this month. However, his comment that women whose thighs rub together "don't work" for Lululemon pants damages more than the company's reputation.

  • Multitasking: What a professor knows that students don’t

    Multitasking: Students who've grown up with digital technologies often consider themselves masters of the art. But research shows that a distracted mind incurs "switching costs." Colleges should add multitasking to the responsible drinking and safe sex courses required of incoming students. 

  • The case for saving cursive writing

    Cursive writing may not have made the cut for the new Common Core educational standards, however at least seven states are fighting to keep cursive writing instruction.

  • College applications: Teens on social media can tank their college odds

    An increasing number of college admissions officers are turning to applicants' social media accounts for insights into the character of prospective students, adding new tension to the existing pressure-cooker process of applying for college.

  • Lululemon yoga pant controversy: Namaste turns nasty

    Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson raises women's hackles by blaming women's bodies for the shortcomings of some Lululemon yoga pants. Apparently, Mr. Wilson never learned the cardinal rule - never blame mommy's thighs for anything, ever.

  • Miss Teen USA sextortion case: Hacker pleads guilty

    Miss Teen USA sextortion case: A 19-year-old man has pled guilty to hacking into several young women's computers, including Miss Teen USA, taking photographs of them without their knowledge, then threatening to post those photos online if the women did not send him more nude photographs.

  • The staggering price of birth in America

    Expecting parents preparing for the arrival of a new baby may be shocked to learn that giving birth comes with a staggering price tag ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. 

  • New batsuit buzz: Does the costume make the hero?

    New batsuit: Comic guru Kevin Smith may think the new batsuit is 'awesome,' but some of the masked bat's youngest fans aren't convinced that it's the costume that makes the hero so super.

  • PG-13 gun violence surpasses R-rated movies

    Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1984, actually surpassing the number of shootings in R-rated films in 2012, a survey of top-grossing movies conducted by Ohio State University and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania found.

  • Inkblot test pioneer Hermann Rorschach gets a Google Doodle

    Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 129th birthday of psychiatrist and Freudian psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach. Mr. Rorschach is best known for the Rorschach test, a series of inkblot images used to diagnose schizophrenia.

  • Rubber duck, chess inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

    Toy Hall of Fame inductees: The rubber duck and the game of chess joined childhood favorites the jump rope and the game of Scrabble in the Toy Hall of Fame yesterday, beating out the Magic 8 Ball and Nerf toys.

  • Justin Bieber's Brazilian antics: Where's the respieto?

    Justin Bieber's antics in Brazil during his Latin American concert tour have provided great tabloid fodder, but left at least one 18-year-old enamored with Brazil fuming that Justin Bieber is squandering his Brazil trip.

  • Kaley Cuoco says 'I do' on 'Ellen' (+ video)

    Kaley Cuoco, star of The Big Bang Theory on CBS, married tennis-pro Ryan Sweeting on an episode of 'Ellen' this week.

  • Tithing, church giving dips; sign of the economy or value of charity?

    Tithing and church giving in general has taken the most prolonged dip since the Great Depression. Is the economy to blame or perhaps a failure to teach that tithing and giving is an integral part of the spiritual life?

  • Are helicopter parents happier than other parents?

    Could helicopter parents be the happiest kind of parents? A new study suggests that the 'child-centered' parenting style, which motivates many helicopter parents, may actually improve parents' sense of well-being.

  • Booster seat ratings: What parents should know

    Not all booster seats offer children the same amount of protection, according to new rankings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Parents are encouraged to check ratings before purchasing and not to assume that price corresponds to efficacy.

  • Pledge of allegiance controversy: When a teacher becomes the bully (+video)

    Pledge of allegiance controversy: A Florida teacher was suspended for forcing a Jehovah's Witness student to pledge allegiance to the American flag, against religious doctrine. Was this a battle over the pledge of allegiance, or of allegiance to the teacher?

  • Satellite falling: A 9-year-old hopes it's time for a space junk hunt?

    Satellite falling: Astronomers say debris from a spent satellite could plummet to Earth over the Veteran's Day weekend. At least one nine-year-old is hoping to find remnants of the satellite falling to Earth for his upcoming science fair.