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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor kids for their outstanding volunteerism and community service, and they're now accepting applications for 2013.
MyJobChart.com, a free online chore chart, makes housework and homework easier to manage and more rewarding for kids.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Shoppers can purchase a 25 percent off coupon valid at all Macy's stores on Aug. 25, during the store's annual "Shop for a Cause" sale. Proceeds from the savings pass sales will benefit the March of Dimes.