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Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes
Of the more than 200 athletes on Team USA competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’ll introduce you to nine athletes who call the NY metro area home. The local athletes will compete in the following winter games’ events: men’s luge, men’s double luge, men’s ice hockey, and women’s ice hockey. (read the story...)

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Special
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin this month—catch the games on NBC! We've got the scoop on ways your family can catch the Olympic spirit without traveling across the globe, Olympic fun with Elmo and Sesame Street, an interview with Fairfield, CT, resident Julie Chu who is competing on the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team, and eight other local athletes competing in the 2014 winter games. Plus, Chu's mom's pork rib recipe. (read the story...)

Free Entrance to all National Parks on Jan. 20 to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
All 401 national parks across the country will have free entrance on Monday, Jan. 20 in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (read the story...)

Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Embrace Innovation
Despite a number of Catholic schools shutting down across the nation, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is taking steps to innovate its schools to keep Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens open. (read the story...)

The Common Core Effect: Resources for Parents
We've compiled a list of resources for parents to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and the impact it will have on your child's education. (read the story...)

The Personal Touch: Classroom Innovations for Personalized Learning
One size does not fit all when it comes to learning, and a variety of innovative educators are honing in on that idea to bring a more customized approach to teaching our children. Find out how New Classrooms' Teach to One: Math, Avenues: The World School, Big Picture Learning, are doing just that. (read the story...)

Are Smaller Classes Better?: Malcolm Gladwell Challenges Accepted Mantra
In his new book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," Malcolm Gladwell challenges the accepted mantra that smaller classes are better for children's learning. His view? Larger classes may be better. (read the story...)

Popular Baby Names in 2014: Top 5 Trends Predicted
The experts at Belly Ballot, a social baby names website, have predicted the top 5 baby name trends for 2014. Find out which names are going to be most popular among new parents this year and which names are falling on the popularity scale. (read the story...)

Sandy Hook Parents Launch Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded by Newtown residents and some family members who lost children and loved ones in the Newtown shooting tragedy, has launched Parents Together, a national campaign to prevent gun violence through parent education. (read the story...)

Get Ugly This Holiday Season With the Annual Ugly Sweater Campaign for Cancer Research
Get 'ugly' this holiday season with Stand Up To Cancer's annual Ugly Sweater campaign and raise money for cancer research. Kids and parents can ask friends and family to sponsor their Ugliest outfits or host Ugly Sweater parties so everyone can join in on the Ugly fun. (read the story...)

The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, Healthyroads, a health services organization, shares five warning signs of type 2 diabetes and three steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. (read the story...)

15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking
Two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. We've got 15 tips to keep your family safe and prevent kitchen fires, especially during the busy food-based holiday season. (read the story...)

Free Screenings at Licenders Can Detect Lice Early
Head lice can run rampant during the school and Halloween seasons. New York City, Connecticut, and Long Island-area salon Licenenders is offering free screenings to combat the spread of lice, and can provide information regarding pesticide-free lice treatment. (read the story...)

A Parent's Primer to Anime and Manga
Has your child shown an interest in anime or manga, but you're not sure what is appropriate for them to see or read? We spoke to experts about the difference between anime and manga, where it came from, the cultural context and taboo topics that appear, and how to navigate the ratings of anime and manga. (read the story...)

Anime and Manga Suggestions for First-Time Viewers and Readers
Have your children shown an interest in anime or manga, but you aren't sure what is appropriate? We've got anime recommendations for first-time viewers from Common Sense Media and manga recommendations for first-time readers from Brigid Alverson of Good Comics for Kids. (read the story...)

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse
Michael Parker, M.Ed., author of Talk With Your Kids: Conversations about Ethics, Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality and 103 Other Things that Really Matter, shares two conversation starters to help you talk to your kids about substance abuse. (read the story...)

Long Island Modeling Agency Charged with Scamming Families Out of More than $250,000
Employees of New Faces Development Center, Inc. and Model Talent Development Corp., based in Hicksville, Long Island, are charged with defrauding dozens of clients out of more than $250,000. An arrest warrant is out for the business's CEO. (read the story...)

Enter to Win a $25,000 College Fund from Jif
Jif's 12th annual Most Creative Sandwich Contest offers culinary kids a chance to win a $25,000 college fund. Enter your child chef's sandwich recipe featuring Jif Peanut Butter or any other Jif products through Nov. 8. (read the story...)

View the 'Comet of the Century' with Your Kids on Thanksgiving
This year, have some astronomy fun with your kids on Thanksgiving and view Comet ISON, the "Comet of the Century." We've got tips for viewing Comet ISON on Thanksgiving, as well as facts about comets, and ISON's path in space. (read the story...)

Win Tickets to The Wiggles 'Taking Off!' World Tour
Beloved children's group The Wiggles will perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury and introduce new songs and castmembers, including Emma Watkins as the Yellow Wiggle and first female cast member. Enter now to win a four-pack of tickets, courtesy of Live Nation. (read the story...)

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange
Have you considered hosting a foreign exchange student? More and younger families are deciding to host students. Here's why, plus the benefits of hosting a student and the deciding factors to consider. (read the story...)

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student
If you're thinking of hosting a foreign exchange student in your home, here are the fast facts you need to know about possible tax deductions, language barriers, how long a foreign exchange students stays, and more. (read the story...)

Which Plastics Contain BPA?
Using plastics made with a chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) may be harmful to your health and your children's development. Learn how to read the labels on plastic containers to determine whether they contain BPA. (read the story...)

Gerber Launches Photo Search 2013
Parents can submit photos of their babies and toddlers for a chance to win $50,000 from Gerber, as well as a chance for their child to star in a Gerber ad. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: Keep In Touch as a Pen Pal
Summer camp may be over, but that doesn't mean your child has to stop communicating with their camp friends. We have five pen pal tips to help your child write letters and stay in touch with their summer camp friends. (read the story...)


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