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Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

A recent Atlantic article explores what happens when a parent takes on his daughter's homework for a week: it's not pretty.

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Modern Day Parenting: How To Get Your Kids To Do Their Chores

There's A Big Slowdown At Malls Across America

"Overall, we believe sales are trending materially below our prior view and consensus, and we are therefore lowering [same-store sales] & EPS estimates for [Macy's, Kohl's, JCPenney, and Nordstrom]," write Deutsche Bank analysts Paul Trussell and Matt Siler in a note to clients. "In addition, we …

Two Fatal Errors That Horror Movie Characters Always Make

We've seen enough horror movies to know the two rules that characters <i>always</i> break: Don't split up, and don't go "check it out."<p>When someone utters …

Man Goes Deer Hunting In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

When a man in Indiana, Pa., spotted a deer in the Wal-Mart parking lot, he shot it right there. <i>The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i> reports he got six months' probation, even though it was, in fairness, the first day of hunting season.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>You how …

Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan on The House of Hades - video

Rick Riordan talks about the fourth book in his Heroes of Olympus series, Percy Jackson's deadliest adventure yet. In The House of Hades he ventures deep into the underground temples of the god of the underworld. Can the demigods close the Doors of Death and prevent the giants from raising Gaea? …

Do we finally know which Marvel hero will be the next to get a movie?

Man Runs Out of Gas on Interstate, Sets Up Drum Kit to Kill Time

On Tuesday morning, a man driving on the Baltimore Beltway ran out of gas. So he did what anyone would do: He pulled over to the shoulder of I-695, …

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Nintendo's latest Wii U Deluxe brings New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U together on Nov. 1

Nintendo will launch a new Wii U Deluxe set on Nov. 1, featuring <i>New Super Mario Bros. U</i> and <i>New Super Luigi U</i> on a single disk, the company announced today.<p>The new Deluxe set will be priced at $299.99 in North America, replacing the previously released Wii U Deluxe Set which included <i>Nintendo Land</i>.</i> …

Why the University of Washington Wants Its Surgeons to Play Videogames

Randall Munroe / xkcd.com<p>In 1999, an Institute of Medicine study found that as many as 98,000 people die every year as the result of medical error in …