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10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out
In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more. (read the story...)

Must-Have Toys and Games for Holiday 2012 Revealed on 'America's Wish List'
TimetoPlayMag.com reveals the top must-have toys and games for the holiday 2012, chosen by American consumers through the People's Play Awards. (read the story...)

Ranger Rick Celebrates 50 Years with a New Magazine and App for Kids
National Wildlife Federation, publisher of "Ranger Rick," one of the longest-running children's magazines ever, announced it will now publish "Ranger Rick Jr.," a magazine about animals and wildlife for young children. The company will also offer an interactive Ranger Rick Jr. app for kids. (read the story...)

Professional Athletes To Help Families Devastated by Hurricane Sandy
From the NBA to MLB, professional athletes, many of whom are dads, have teamed up with diapers.com to create "Register to Rebuild," an effort to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Study Finds Parents and Adult Children Struggle to Communicate about Critical Financial Decisions
A new study by Fidelity revealed that parents and their adult children have difficulty communicating with each other about financial decisions, such as inheritance and estate planning, eldercare, and retirement. Learn about tips and new resources that can make family discussions about financial decisions easier. (read the story...)

16 Handles Frozen Yogurt Raises $10,000 For New York Cares
All 16 Handles Yogurt Shops based in New York partnered with New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer organization, to create a new flavor, New York Cares Cheesecake that launched in September 2012. Proceeds made from the sale of New York Cares Cheesecake raised $10,000 for the nonprofit organization, New York Cares. (read the story...)

New Study: Parents Know Less About Their Teens' Online Activities than They Think
Have you talked to your teen about her online behavior? In a new study by the Family Online Safety Institute, teens say their parents are less informed about their online activities than they believe they are, but parents are monitoring more than teens think. (read the story...)

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child
When buying toys for your children, keep in mind how the toy will help your child's motor skill development and cognitive learning so that the toys can be used as learning tools and can help your child's development. (read the story...)

10 Essential Items to Donate to Animal Shelters post Hurricane Sandy
Dr. Jan Pol, acclaimed veterinarian and star of National Geographic's hit series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, shares his insight on the best products to donate to animal shelters impacted by Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Resources and Tips for Parents During the Hurricane Season
With 2011's Irene, this year's two tornadoes touching down in Brooklyn and Queens in September, and most recently Sandy in October, it seems like we barely recover from one natural disaster before another one occurs. We've compiled tips, advice, and resources to help you prepare for and recover from severe weather. Updated March 2013. (read the story...)

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex
It may seem like your teen is tuning you out when you try to talk to them about important issues. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's survey, teens say their parents most influence their decisions when it comes to sex. (read the story...)

Todd Oldham and Target Unveil Newly Renovated Library at P.S. 21 in Staten Island
Todd Oldham, creator and designer of Kid Made Modern, teamed up with Target to redesign the library at PS 21 in Staten Island and create a food pantry that will provide fresh produce and staple foods to students and their families. (read the story...)

How to Help NYC Recover from Hurricane Sandy
Provided by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, this list includes relief groups and other trusted charitable organizations where you can donate time or money to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York City. (read the story...)

Resources to Help NYC's Businesses Recover from Hurricane Sandy
As New York City begins its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, business owners face daunting challenges. Here are some key sources of assistance that are coordinated by the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. (read the story...)

NYC Board of Health Voted for Parental Consent in Controversial Circumcision Practice
The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously in favor of requiring parental consent for a controversial practice that some rabbis engage in during the Jewish bris ceremony. (read the story...)

Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend
Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday. (read the story...)

Protect Yourself From Contractor Fraud In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
Most home contractors are honest, but history shows us that crooked contractors almost always show up at disaster areas to offer low-priced, fraudulent repairs. These are often unlicensed storm-chasers, going door-to-door in search of victims. The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF) offers tips to protect yourself and your family. (read the story...)

Thousands Volunteer to Make 1940 U.S. Census Data Available Online
More than 160,000 people volunteered to index U.S. Census records online as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, the first national service project of its kind. The 1940 U.S. Census records are now available online for free. (read the story...)

How to Stay Safe in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy tracks north, dangers still remain in areas that have lost power due to the storm. These safety tips cover risks and best practices when using generators, charcoal grills and camp stoves, and candles. (read the story...)

Kids Eat Free on Halloween at These Restaurants
The following eight restaurants are offering free or reduced-price kids' meals on Halloween. The list includes Bob Evans, Chipotle, Old Country Buffet, Outback Steakhouse, Sonic, and Wendy's. (read the story...)

Scholastic Releases Free Reading App for Kids
Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens. (read the story...)

Free Online Game Teaches Kids About Weather Science and Safety
Here in the Northeast, we've had no shortage of severe weather lately. While you're family is hunkered down during a hurricane alert or snowstorm, keep your kids busy with this free, interactive online game that will teach them about severe-weather science and safety. (read the story...)

Rally for Recess and Win a $30,000 Playground Makeover
During the Rally for Recess initiative, collect specially marked packages of Dannon products for a chance to win a $30,000 playground makeover for your school. (read the story...)

Pets Add Life Children's Poetry Contest Enters Fifth Year
The 5th annual Pets Add Life Children's Poetry Contest encourages kids in elementary and middle school to submit poems about why they love their pets. (read the story...)

Spotted: Little Free Libraries Around New York
Little Free Library is a grassroots organization bringing free books to communities across the country, and several Little Free Libraries have already popped up in the NYC area. (read the story...)


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