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Improve Your Child's Reading Level with "You TELL Me Stories"

Lynn Rubin, founder of "You TELL Me Stories" and expert in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to talk about her non-profit initiative for children with learning disabilities and how it can help improve any child's read aloud technique in the classroom. Watch …

Take a Pause: Find Your Why

We spend most of our lives running in circles. We are trained to get somewhere, going from here to there, infinitely climbing ladders, no matter what they look like, or where they'll take us. Many of us acquire impressive degrees in law, medicine, or business looking for a straight way up. We end …

How to Hide Your Valuables at the Beach

Aside from cookouts and flip-flops, I can't think of a summertime tradition more essential than a trip to the beach. The waves, the sand, the sunny skies -- it's the perfect place to rest and spend some much-needed time with family.<p>Aside from cookouts and flip-flops, I can't think of a summertime …

'X-Files': David Duchovny says new script made him cry

David Duchovny says the first page of <i>The X-Files</i> revivial script made him cry—and it’s fantastic.<p>“I got the first script this morning,” the actor …

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer teases Seinfeld reunion, Stephen Colbert

Jerry Seinfeld is getting back behind the driver’s seat for a sixth season of <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, and he has Jim Carrey, Stephen …

Ryan Seacrest to host new live Fox reality show

Ryan Seacrest has lined up his next Fox hosting gig. With <i>American Idol</i> set to have its final season next year, Seacrest will host a new summer series …

Ben Stiller Honored His Late Mom, Anne Meara, With A Touching Tribute

In the wake of Anne Meara's death, her family — husband Jerry Stiller, son Ben Stiller, and daughter Amy Stiller — released a statement about the beloved actor and comedian.<p>Over the course of Meara's 60-year career that earned her four Emmy nominations and a Writers Guild Award, she worked with Ben …

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Two of B.B. King’s Daughters Say Their Father Was Murdered

Another sad dispute over a celebrity estate.<p>B.B. King, the guitar legend and King of the Blues, died earlier this month at the age of 89, under hospice care, and after surviving numerous health scares over the years. But what appears to be a peaceful end to a long and extraordinary life, however, …

Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no …

Jimmy Fallon's Favorite #MisheardLyrics Tweets Confirm You've Been Singing The Words Wrong

Sure, it's a little disheartening when you find out Chumbawamba doesn't actually sing "I get knocked down by an elephant," but Jimmy Fallon is here to make sure that's never gonna keep you down.<p>The "Tonight Show" host decided to glorify your sing-along snafus by making this week's hashtag …

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What’s the Difference Between Dyspraxia and Apraxia?

This is a good question. There can be a lot of confusion about these two terms and what they refer to.<p>Apraxia and dyspraxia are both brain-based …

The Most Important Talk I Will Never Have With my Boys

<b>This guest post was written by Chrissy Kelly, a mom of two boys with autism. You can read more about her family on her blog, "Life With Greyson +</b> …

Autism

Moms, Ever Wonder What Your Kids Think About You? These Kids Open Up

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p><b>Parenting is, without a doubt, the hardest job in the world.</b><p>Though it is filled with indescribable love and joy, it …

This man came from Rome to show Americans why the death penalty is wrong

Today, 105 countries around the world have abolished the death penalty by law and 43 more have approved public or <i>de facto</i> moratoria against it. Among them are Gabon and Mongolia, Cambodia and Russia, Albania and Kyrgyzstan. In Cuba, death row is currently empty.<p>Worldwide, only a few dozens …

Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy.<p>"James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in …

7 Reasons Cruising Is a Great Way to See the World | Fodor's

Once upon a time, taking a cruise was simply a means of island-hopping around the Caribbean. Today, however, cruising offers so much more than that …

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You | Fodor's

Cruising has become so much more than a means of island hopping around the Caribbean. These days, you can enjoy world-class dining, spas, zip lines, …

10 Budget-Friendly Getaways for Spring 2015

What’s the real definition of a spring break? Taking a trip for less than you might expect. There’s no better time of year to find bargains, with a …

10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

There's never a bad time to visit America’s amazing national parks, but with 58 of them in total, not to mention more than 100 national monuments, …

10 Best Family-Friendly Amusement Parks in the U.S.

Providing picture-perfect moments and memories to last a lifetime, amusement parks are ideal places for family fun, but not all parks are designed …

World’s 15 Most Scenic Train Rides

In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laidback style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, …

I Can Have Conversations With You!™ | Autism Apps

What if your child with autism could have better conversations with you and others by knowing what people are thinking and feeling? I Can Have …

Autism

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

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Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues

Health news<p>Could it be blowing from farm to farm in the dirt? Could determined starlings and pigeons be carrying it into poultry houses on their feet? Is it spreading in feed, or being carried on truck tires?<p>Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, …

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