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Jun
30
2015
Apple Camp: Where the Fun & Learning are Free

Hey parents, summer has officially landed! And if your kids are already at home wailing "I'm borrred!" and you're scrambling to find something to keep them amused, take them to the mall. 

No, seriously. Head to your nearest Apple store, where kids between 8-12 can take part in workshops for iMovie and iBooks apps. 

At Apple Camp, kids will learn to make movies with their own storyboards and original soundtracks. They can also make their own interactive books, full of their own illustrations and sound effects.   

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Jun
29
2015

LGBTQ-Friendly Photographer has Perfect Response to Haters

Refusing to Swallow His Pride for the sake of the Customer

Photographer puts couples non-refundable deposit to good use.
The weekend was awash in pride for many, as the US Supreme Court finally granted marriage equality to same-sex couples. But not everyone was flying their rainbow flags at the landmark victory.
 
When photographer Clinton Brentwood Lee posted an image of a gay couple kissing under the heading "All we see is love" to show his support, clients whose wedding Brentwood Lee was due to shoot demanded their deposit back because they supported only "traditional marriage." 

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RECALL: Lululemon Athletica Various Tops with Draw Cords

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and lululemon athletica have jointly recalled the following styles of tops with elastic draw cords with hard metal or plastic tips at the neck area:
 

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Jun
25
2015

Fight Club... For Children

Because Kids Deserve Ultraviolent Cult Classics too

Now your kids can enjoy Fight Club just like you did.

You've gotta give Chuck Palahniuk his props. The author of the 1996 cult classic and insanely violent Fight Club has found a wicked way to bring his work to the younger set - younger, as in the picture book crowd. 

In this video for Mashable, Palahniuk reads the new and improved Fight Club 4 Kids, rebranded for the tots as "horsing around." 

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Jun
24
2015
Do You Know What Your Kids are Watching Online?

It's a weeknight and you hand over the iPad so you can whip up something quick for dinner. But do you know exactly what your child is watching?  

I've been caught out before - and maybe you have too - by a strange voice on a YouTube clip, only to find it wasn't exactly suitable viewing for my six year-old. No, nothing explicit but suffice to say, it wasn't Disney either.

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Jun
23
2015

Your Skinny Jeans Are a Health Hazard

Tight Pants Land Woman in Hospital

Are your skinny jeans a health hazard?

Don't let your skinnies be the death of you.

An Australian woman found out the hard way that skinny jeans are the silent boa constrictors in your closet. 

While helping a family member move, the woman apparently spent several hours squatting to empty lower kitchen cupboards. 

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Taylor Swift tells Apple to Pay Up

The music industry at large has Taylor Swift to thank this morning. 

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Jun
19
2015

Could You Spot a Drowning Child?

Lifeguard Responds to S.O.S.

Drowning doesn't always present itself in an obvious way.

Not drowning, but waving for help... Can you spot the child who's in trouble in this image of a crowded wave pool? It's not easy. But luckily the lifeguard on duty did.

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A professional illustrator has captured the highs and lows of what it is to be a first-time father in poignant cartoon called "Father's Days."

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Jun
18
2015

Richard Branson: Dyslexia is a Gift

A negative into a positive

How this British billionaire Richard Branson is turning a perceived negative into a positive.

Not only is Richard Branson making the world a better place for his Virgin employees, but he is also supporting kids with learning differences. "When my perons (sic) told me I had dslexia," wrote a nine year-old girl, "I thort (sic) my life was ruined." 

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The final frontier: Is hair removal really a sign of subjugation of the female species?

This week is all about armpits, or more specifically, armpit hair.

The media was awash in pictures of celebrities and hippie types from Miley to Girls' star Jemima Kirke raising their arms to show off their hairy and sometimes colourful pits. While over in China a social media contest urged women to share “characteristic and beautiful and confident” images of their underarm hair in the name of feminism and freedom.

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Jun
17
2015
Are your kids using Snapchat? Here's a great primer from the CEO himself.
Between every generation there exists not so much a gap as a sinkhole. Inevitably, though some of us never thought it could happen to us, we are already looking at millennials and wondering what planet they came from.

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Jun
17
2015
Is it time to lower the bar on kids birthday parties?

When it comes to kids' birthday parties, mom Sophie May Dixon has the rest of us beat. She dropped an eye-popping sum for her five year-old daughter's dream birthday.

And just what does £2,000 (around $3,850) get you these days? A red carpet, a pony, a DJ, a face painter and a big bouncy castle, that's what.

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Jun
16
2015

Play SHOULD be Risky Business

the biggest threat to kids' health isn't broken bones

The biggest threat to our kids' health isn't getting hurt.
We all know kids are often bubble wrapped these days as compared to past generations. New research confirms the bigger danger to children's health isn't broken bones; it's obesity and chronic disease. 

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Jun
15
2015

"Girl" Scientists Are #DistractinglySexy

Sexism seems rampant in the laboratory

Jun
12
2015

Do Mom Bloggers Complain too Much?

It's become taboo to admit you love being a mom

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An Australian writer has an axe to grind with mom blogs. For too long the industry has been "underpinned by self-pity. It’s full of whinges and moans and gripes about how tough it is to be a mother, how courageous and selfless we all are and how clueless and unfeeling men are."

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Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Pali Design have jointly recalled the following models of armoires, dressers and hutches:

Model Number/Product Name - Colours

Milano Collection

  • 101 Milano Combo, 107 Milano - Mocacchino, Natural White

Salerno Collection

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What if sugar isn't what makes kids hyperactive - their innate kid energy does?

That's more or less what David Benton, a psychology professor at Swansea University, had to say at the recent Cheltenham Science Festival in England.

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