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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...)

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...)

Flu Findings: Survey Reveals Getting Flu Shot is 'Social Responsibility'
A new survey from CVS/pharmacy details findings about flu vaccinations. (read the story...)

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?
Bestselling author Lisa Bloom discusses a teacher's worst nightmare: helicopter parents—the ones who rescue their son at a moment's notice. Teachers teach for one reason: They care about educating children. So parents need to support and respect teachers. (read the story...)

New York State Receives Leadership Award from March of Dimes
New York is among the states that will receive the Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award from the March of Dimes for lowering their preterm birth rates by more than 8 percent since 2009. (read the story...)

'Be Safer, Drive Smarter' Campaign Promotes Safe Teen Driving
A new study reveals that July is the most dangerous month for teens to drive. Drivint-Tests.org recently launched its "Be Safer, Drive Smarter" campaign with tips for ways teens can be safe drivers, including curfews for teen drivers, limiting the number of passengers, and not using cellphones while driving. (read the story...)

First Aid Kit Celebrates 125 Years
The First Aid Kit was invented more than a century ago and to celebrate its 125th anniversary, Band-Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl, and Safe Kids Worldwide joined together for a special presentation in New York City on the kit's historic evolution. (read the story...)

Researchers Discover How Brain Circuits Can Become Miswired During Development, What That Might Mean
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have uncovered a mechanism that guides the exquisite wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain -- gaining unprecedented insight into the faulty circuits that may lead to brain disorders ranging from autism to mental retardation. (read the story...)

Hyde Leadership Charter School in South Bronx Graduates First Senior Class
The only college preparatory high school in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx, Hyde Leadership Charter School, will graduate its first senior class on June 29 with a 95 percent college acceptance rate. (read the story...)

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion
Sahara Sam's Oasis, a water park in West Berlin, NJ, debuted a $6.5 million outdoor expansion called The Beach Club at the start of its 2013 summer season. (read the story...)

The American Camp Association and the National Wildlife Federation Join Forces
The American Camp Association® has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation in an educational alliance to enhance the importance and impact of nature on families, youth, and the outdoor camp experience. (read the story...)

Shop Destination Maternity and Support March of Dimes
Destination Maternity stores nationwide, including Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity, and A Pea in the Pod, and Jessica Simpson are supporting March of Dimes to help raise money for the nonprofit that aims to promote stronger, healthier babies. (read the story...)


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