Sesame Street Says Goodbye to 'Fix It Maria' After 44 Years

It's a a wistful day for Sesame Street fans as Sonia Manzano - aka "Maria" - who wrote and starred in the classic children's show for 44 years announced her retirement.

In a case of all good things coming to an end, Manzano, who joined the show in 1971, won a total of 15 Emmys for the scripts she wrote for the show.

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Jul
02
2015
RECALL: No Name and Compliments Frozen Chicken Products

Sofina Foods Inc. has recalled No Name and Compliments frozen uncooked breaded chicken products due to a possible Salmonella contamination. 

Distributed nationally, the following products are affected by the recall:

Brand Name - Size - Code(s) on Product - UPC

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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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