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12 Fun Alphabet Activities

Learning the alphabet is a blast with these crafts, activities, and toys.<p>Make your own letters with this set of colorful wooden pieces. <i>Wooden Alphabet Pattern Game, $62; thewoodenwagon.com</i>

Crafting

From $1,000 a Night, to $1,000 a Month

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.<p>This isn't a particularly difficult thing to do if you don't <b>do</b> much, but we had big plans. We …

Asia Travel

Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing.<p>"It confirms what we've thought for a long time: This is a large problem," Dr. Paul Mead tells Shots. "The bottom line is that by defining how big the problem is we …

Lockheed Martin building a car-transporting drone for DARPA

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million "Phase 3" process, which means Lockheed is …

Seriously Stylish Kids

These kids have fantastic fashion sense, even if they're not picking out their own clothes quite yet. Check out some of the youngest trendsetters we've ever seen.<p>2 of 44<p>2 of 44<p>3 of 44<p>3 of 44<p>4 of 44<p>4 of 44<p>5 of 44<p>5 of 44<p>6 of 44<p>6 of 44<p>7 of 44<p>7 of 44<p>8 of 44<p>8 of 44<p>9 of 44<p>9 of 44<p>10 of 44<p>10 of 44<p>11 of …

Kids

The Ultimate Fat Burner?

A new high-tech treatment claims to (quickly, painlessly) whittle your waist and flatten your tummy.<p>Surely one of the most universally held female fantasies—barring anything to do with George Clooney—is losing inches from your waist without dieting, exercise, or surgery. (Actually, forget Clooney: …

The Quest To Uncover The Secret Lives Of Sharks

Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?<p>I'm on a small boat. A woman in a bikini stands next to me dumping gallons of blood into the sea. Beside her, a man in board shorts strings barracuda heads onto large fishhooks as crooked as a witch's …

FYI: Are Organs Ever Re-Donated?

A few transplants out of the 28,000 performed every year involve the same organ spending time in more than two bodies. The most common scenario arises when a patient in the late stages of a disease receives a new liver or kidney as a last-ditch effort to keep him alive. If he dies shortly after, …

Scientists use math to give completely paralyzed patients a voice

Fully paralyzed patients could be given a chance to easily express simple "yes" and "no" phrases thanks to a newly developed method of communication. Paralyzed patients who have become "locked in" can't directly control any part of their bodies, but a research team led from the Philipp University …