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Dramatic Photo Shows Boston Firefighters Waiting To Greet Fallen Colleague's Mother

Boston lost two firefighters earlier this week when a 9-alarm blaze broke out at a four-story brownstone in Back Bay.<p>This somber photo of firefighters at Logan Airport has been making the rounds on Twitter this morning:<p>Firefighters Michael R. Kennedy and Edward J. Walsh Jr. both died in the 298 …

Disneynature Explore app encourages kids to play in the outdoors

Most apps and games encourage kids to be sedentary. But the Disneynature Explore app encourages kids to play in nature and discover fun things via augmented reality.<p>The free app debuts on the Apple App Store today, coinciding with Earth month and the release of independent film label Disneynature’s …

Why parents need to get out of the way and let the kids play

Now that we've finally moved to a house with a backyard, I've invented a cool new game to play with the boys. It's called: Go Outside.<p>First I push them out the door, then I lock it.<p>It's super fun. And oddly relaxing too, once you get past the first five minutes of whining that inevitably devolves …

Autism Diagnoses Surge by 30 Percent in Kids, CDC Reports

The latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did the survey, says the numbers almost certainly reflect more awareness and …

Teaching Kids About Money Hard for Paycheck-to-Paycheck Parents

Parents want to be good financial role models for their children, but many face financial problems of their own and don't know where to start.<p>More than two-thirds of parents said they are "very or extremely concerned" about setting a good financial example for their children, according to a survey …

Mom in iconic photo kept little kids still for hours during Kenya mall siege

A mother and two children who played dead for hours during Kenya’s Westgate mall attack said her family remains haunted by the ordeal.<p>Faith Wambua-Luedeling said her 9-year-old daughter still hears gunfire in her sleep and wakes up more than a week after al-Qaeda linked terrorists from …

Charlotte's Mayor Gets Out of Jail and Resigns

Infographic: Autism Rate Soars in Study

The CDC study surveyed 11 states where rates varied from 1 in 45 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Jersey to 1 in 175 children in Alabama. While the rate has been surging over the last decade, there is no definitive explanation behind the increase. Experts believe some of it …

Public is gradually warming to Obamacare as sign-ups grow, polls show

WASHINGTON – As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of 6 million this week, new polling has shown that the public has begun to warm a bit to the controversial law, but opponents continue to care much more about it than supporters.<p>For both sides in the intensely fought …

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 743

Sausage Burgers with Slaw

5 Next-Level Sammies You Gotta Try

Goodbye, crustless P.B.&J. <b>Au revoir, honey-baked ham and swiss</b>. It's about time somebody took lunch to the next level.<p>Today, five of L.A.'s top …

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