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Jul01
Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

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I’m loving the summer so far with the endless playing outdoors. After hours at the playground my son’s body is so dirty that I need to scrub his toes several times over with a nail brush. I love the unscheduled abandon of summer and the smell of my son’s sweet perspiration mixed with sunscreen. It […]

Jun29

Pedophiles and salmonella! Whee!

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Breaking news this week: adorable chipmunks adopt an orphaned puppy, then build their new family a house out of taffy and peppermint sticks. The public is invited to stop by, gnaw on some candy windowsill, and get their faces licked clean by the puppy, who has giant, watery eyes and craps silver dollars. Silver dollars […]

Jun19
A few less shin kicks: Kellogg’s to stop advertising to kids

A few less shin kicks: Kellogg’s to stop advertising to kids

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So, did you hear the news? Kellogg Co. will be putting some big-time limitations on its advertising to kids under 12, which is where 27% of its current ad budget goes. Kellogg’s will only advertise products to these kids if the food meets a new nutritional criteria: no more than 200 calories per serving, no […]

Jun08

The Internet finds another victim.

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If you haven’t heard of Allison Stokke, you’re the exception: Google her name and you’ll receive almost one million results. There are fan sites, youtube videos, and countless blog posts, all dedicated to her. And she wishes there weren’t. Allison is a high school student who also happens to be a champion pole vaulter. Oh, […]

Mar02

Ice cream, co-sleeping, and man-bashing

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Good news! Science has finally discovered the hidden benefits of ice cream. Eating high fat dairy products, scientists say, can boost your fertility. The health link is to full-fat dairy in general, not specifically to ice cream, but apparently it’s the most attention-grabbing choice of the high-fat dairy options, because every media outlet’s going with […]

Feb07

Best Tips for Curing Head Lice: The best reason to drink in front of your kids: Head Lice.

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Right after the holiday break notes from both my kid’s classes were sent home explaining there had been a few cases of head lice in each class. According to my daughter 4 kids were sent home from her class and the kindergarten teacher reported 5 kids in my son’s class. The day after the notes […]

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