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Sep
03
2015

School Bans Yoga Pants (but not for Usual Reason)

Fight for your right to wear yoga pants

Yoga pants and leggings are snagging headlines again after a Massachusetts high school banned girls from wearing their comfy wear to school. Yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before. Tight pants are "distracting” to males...

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Kermit has a new girlfriend

Have you heard? Kermit the Frog has a new love interest, and the internet is PISSED.

After 30 years of dating and being clubbed on the head with handbags, "Kerrrmie" finally sent Miss Piggy packing. And a month later he's already replaced the Muppet with a lesser specimen named Denise. Pfft!

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She sheds for women

Guys have their man caves, but what have we got? She sheds. Yes, a record number of yard sheds are being bought up by women, and not a single one of them is donning her gardening gloves. Increasingly, female entrepreneurs are retreating to their backyards to set up shop. 

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Sep
01
2015
fake pregnancy

We've all seen those fake baby bumps worn by jocular "pregnant" dads. Now imagine someone faking an entire pregnancy. A 16 year-old teen from Michigan was able to pull the proverbial wool over the eyes of her family and friends - apparently even her boyfriend - who believed she was carrying triplets.

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Aug
31
2015

Is The Wi-Fi In Schools Making Kids Sick?

What is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome?

is wifi in schools safe

What the heck is electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome, and why is a Massachusetts couple suing their son's school over it?

The parents of an unnamed 12-year-old boy claim he became sick after sending him to a private school with a particularly strong Wi-Fi signal. 

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Aug
31
2015

Wes Craven: The Master Behind Our Nightmares Dies At Age 76

The Master of Horror Who Got His Start As a Humanities Professor

Aug
28
2015

Imagine a job that allows you to clock in and play with toys all day. Well, it's not too good to be true, though there is one catch: you have to be a KID.

At 14, Alex Thorne is set to retire from his post as Chief Play Officer (CPO), and according to a press release, Toys“R”Us Canada is currently recruiting a confident a 11 to 13 year old to fill Thorne's capable shoes.

Job Description:

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Aug
27
2015

Learn From This Mom's Scary Close Call With A Bath Chair

Always stay beside your baby when taking a bath

safety first swivel bath seat

Mom Suzie Dyball had a terrifying close call while bathing her seven-month-old daughter, Felicity, and doesn't want the same thing to happen to other parents. 

Everything was going swimmingly when Felicity's bath chair tipped and became unbalanced, causing the baby's head to slip underwater. 

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Aug
26
2015

The 'Star Wars' Inspired Baby Name That's On The Rise

May the baby naming force be with you...

This Star Wars Inspired Baby Name That's Becoming More Popular

When it comes to choosing a baby name, may the Force be with you. For some parents, settling on the perfect fit for your newborn may pit moms- and dads-to-be against each other in the ultimate galactic battle of wills. 

According to the Social Security Administration's top 1,000 names in the U.S., more and more parents are drawing their inspiration from popular TV shows and movies, including the Star Wars franchise.

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man entertains himself with IKEA puns

Trips to IKEA can make or break a relationship. Just ask Simon Gilmore, who came up with a hysterical way to survive a recent visit to the store with his live-in girlfriend, Donna. 

The Aussie's knack for delivering the most droll puns out of IKEA product names have lent him legend status. The YouTube clip, viewed more than 5million times, is pure comedy gold. 

 

 

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Aug
25
2015
Boy accidentally punches hole in 1.5 million dollar painting

If you thought your tween was clumsy, spare a thought for a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy, who suffered the most epic whoopsie while visiting an art gallery. His fist sank into a painting that happened to be 350 years old and worth an estimated $1.5m.

The painting by Paolo Porpora was an oil called, simply, Flowers, and was part of the Genius exhibition currently showing in Taipei.

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Aug
25
2015

This Dad's Parenting Style is All Win

Choose it, choose your expression ... choose whatever

Dad lets son choose Ariel doll for birthday

Picture it: your little guy gets a duplicate toy for this birthday and you take him to the store to return it, telling him he can pick something else. It's your choice, you tell him. You choose whatever you want...

But what happens if he chooses what four-year-old Isaiah Willis chose? Would you still let him buy it, or would you try to talk him into getting something else instead?

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Aug
24
2015
Decorated classroom

More than one teacher friend has told me they spend lots of their own dough on supplies and goodies for the kiddos. I imagined a few odds and sods from the dollar store. But these stark 'before' and 'after' images from B.C. public schools reveal just how much teachers invest of their of accord.

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Aug
21
2015
c section photo

So many photographers tend to sanitize the labour/birth experience. Not British mom-of-two Helen Aller. Her black-and-white portrait of a mom with her three day-old baby revealed very fresh C-section scars.  

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Aug
21
2015

Baby Locked in Safe: the Truth Behind the Headline 

Resist the urge to jump to conclusions

baby locked in safe news story

I was in the dentist chair when I heard about the baby locked inside a safe at a Niagara Falls hotel. Like most people, I gasped. My jaw clenched even tighter (I was in the dentist chair, after all) and my stomach dropped out.

What kind of parents would do such a thing? 

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Mom leaves notes for 27 year-old son

Going away is risky business for parents (just ask Harry Connick Jr.). No matter how much you trust your kids, you can't be 100% sure they won't stage a rave inside your living room and trash the joint. One mom was even so nervous to leave her son in charge of minding the house while she was away, she left him a series of hilarious Post-It notes. Oh, yeah, and he's 27.

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Aug
18
2015
patrull lightlight recall

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and IKEA have jointly recalled the PATRULL nightlights with sensors in the following models (the article number is printed on the packaging):

Model Name - Article Number

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Aug
18
2015

Boy Leaves Sweetest Note Inside Library Book

Take a page out of this Kid's book

note found in library book

If I had a buck for every time I took out a children's book, only to find pages of it scribbled upon or shorn. More than once I've done my best tape job then handed back the book to the library with a sheepish "there's damage here but it wasn't my kid." 

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Aug
17
2015

Parents Terrify Daughters in Internet Experiment

How far would you go to keep your child safe online? 

social experiments for teens

How far would you go to keep your child safe online? Three sets of New Jersey parents worked with Coby Persin as part of a social experiment to see whether their teen daughters would meet a stranger they'd only interacted with online.

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Aug
17
2015

NFL Player James Harrison Rejects Sons' Trophies

"everything in life should be earned"

participation trophy for kids sports

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not exactly a sports enthusiast. But a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker (that's NFL for those as clueless as me) may have just racked up a fan in this mama.

When James Harrison's boys came home toting trophies, the dad wasn't impressed and insisted on returning them.

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