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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...)

Online Shopping Safety Tips
Remember these online safety tips from Mozilla Firefox to help secure your online shopping purchases and to protect yourself against potential hackers and from identity theft. (read the story...)

Search for Top Youth Volunteers
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor kids for their outstanding volunteerism and community service, and they're now accepting applications for 2013. (read the story...)

An Online Chore Chart for Kids that Works Wonders
MyJobChart.com, a free online chore chart, makes housework and homework easier to manage and more rewarding for kids. (read the story...)

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes
Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks. (read the story...)

New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the new information about causes and treatments for LDs, and rights for kids who have them. (read the story...)

Reading Rainbow Reinvented: The PBS Kids' Show Turned App
Reading Rainbow, the beloved children's show on PBS that had a 26-year run, recently joined the digital age with the launch of its iPad app. LeVar Burton, the former host of the television show, leads kids on video "field trips" and narrates 20 percent of the books in the app's library. (read the story...)

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains
“What is all this technology doing to our brains?” The second film of the three-part series "Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" by Tiffany Shlain explores this question and offers guidance on how parents can best nurture their children’s minds. (read the story...)

Being a Mentor is a Big Commitment, So Why Do It?
With a full daily schedule, signing up to be a mentor is a big commitment and extra responsibility. Why do it? Local mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and Girls Write Now share why the commitment is worth it. (read the story...)


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