The headline above contains a generous sampling from this year's 'List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.' Read on.
No one knows what turns a toy into a must-have phenomenon. Some years,something pops out of nowhere and is immediately snapped up. Other years are quiet (including 2011, retailers say). Here’s a look back at seven toys that became blockbusters in their day and left an imprint on American culture:
If Mom and Dad want to use an an iPad, why shouldn't Junior get a tablet computer, too? Many parents appear to be following that line of reasoning, judging by the popularity of tablet-style toys and gadgets this holiday season. Not that everyone loves the idea. Many child-development experts say it's best for kids not to have too much "screen time" each day, for one thing. At the same time, there's a long tradition of kids using gadgets modeled on those used by adults. For shoppers weighing a purchase, here's a look at five options that have been reviewed by Consumer Reports or other reviewers.
Thanksgiving starts at 9 a.m. tomorrow for those who tune into the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. This year's parade will introduce new balloons and bring back some old favorites.
It may not be easy being green like Muppet favorite Kermit the Frog, but sometimes it's even harder to be hip.
Constance Marks's sprightly documentary tells the heartwarming story of the man behind the furry red face.
Qwikster on Twitter and Teaparty.com on the Web are suddenly famous. Will their less-than-famous owners sell Qwikster, Teaparty.com for big bucks? Can they?
Maurice Sendak has released his new book, 'Bumble-Ardy'. As with 'Where the Wild Things Are', some parents are not sure it's a children's book.
SpongeBob study: A study published Monday found that 4-year-olds performed worse on tests requiring focus and self-control after watching just nine minutes of 'SpongeBob SquarePants.'