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New veterans change face of holiday

Veterans Day in America is traditionally a time to look back, but the new generation of veterans wants to remind people the country also must look forward.<p>As they return home after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, younger veterans argue the holiday can’t just be about wreaths on …

Chicago contending if One World Trade Center rises above Second City's Willis Tower on a technicality

The Second City — apparently tired of looking up at New York — could be conspiring to steal the title of the nation's tallest building.<p>A …

How A California Law To Encourage Vaccination Could Backfire

California has a new law that's supposed to get more of the state's children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough and other infectious diseases.<p>But the law has taken a strange turn on its way to being put into action, one that may instead make it easier for parents to exempt their children …

'I failed': Cop handcuffed to JFK killer describes Oswald's death

When former police Det. Jim Leavelle interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald in connection to the shooting and killing of a fellow officer, he had no idea he was face-to-face with one of the most notorious killers in the history of the United States -- the man behind President John F. Kennedy’s …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …

ACA could increase food stamp rolls

Republicans have another reason to hate Obamacare: It could grow the number of people on food stamps.<p>The Obama administration has ordered a study to determine whether the Affordable Care Act, by increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid, will also increase the number of people enrolled …

Who Is Fazlullah? The Pakistani Mullah Who Targeted Malala

His hate-filled radio broadcast transfixed and eventually tortured his followers. How a chairlift operator came to be Pakistan’s lethal voice of …

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

How Painting Furniture Can Build Happier {Paint-Speckled} Kids

<b>Have you ever painting furniture with a child?</b><p>If you’re striving for perfection, this project is not be for the faint-of-heart, but if you have some</b> …

Painting

Living with a little vegetarian

Lately I seem to be getting the same question over and over: "What do I do when my child wants to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle?" For most, it begins with powerful feelings about animals. I can relate: I refused to eat meat at the age of 6 when I discovered the cows on a neighboring New Jersey farm …

Whale Bookends

Absolutely love these whale bookends.

Clever Minimal Bookshelf Uses Books as Bookends

While at first glance this looks like an ordinary, old bookshelf, look a little bit closer and you'll notice something quite clever. The Minimal Bookshelf by Chan Hwee Chong has thoughtfully placed gaps at both ends that will hold single books upright. “By removing a part of the shelf,” Hwee Chong …

Tetris Cookie Cutters

Do kids even know what Tetris is? Even if they don’t, you do and everyone loves a homemade cookie. These Tetris Cookie Cutters will feed the kid in …

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Parenting

Creative Before and After Maternity Photo

Whether you love it or hate it, you've got to admit, this is one creative before and after maternity photo. Photographer Sandra Bianco took the “before” shot of Keila June when she was 35 weeks pregnant, which is only 5 weeks shy of the typical 40 week pregnancy. Inspired by an image taken by …

Maternity

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Design

Adorable Series of Babies Sucking on Lemons for the Very First Time

Starting to make its way around the web is this incredibly adorable series called <i>Pucker</i> of babies sucking on lemons for the very first time. Photographer David Wile captured the babies' priceless expressions which will make you do everything from purse your own lips to laugh out loud. Wearing just …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Pipe Cleaner Chameleon

Shares 1<p>This chameleon fits comfortably into a pocket or pencil case, won’t make a peep during class, and doesn’t need food or water, and it never …

Crafting

Star Wars R2-D2 Lunch Bag with Sound

My buddy the droid<p>Your favorite astromech droid, in lunch bag form<br>• Push button for beeps, boops, and lights<br>• 100% PVC and BPA free for your nomming …

Backpacking

NightGlow Toilet Seat

NightGlow Toilet Seats don't just preclude black-of-night stubbed toes and <i>Awww, F me</i> morningtime cleanup requirements, they transform your excretory …

6 Killer Ways To Make Shorts Look SO Chic

They're just pants that are vertically challenged. They're just skirts with a little extra connectivity going on. Shorts, as a concept, aren't …

Summer fashion 2013: the hits and misses

From Beyoncé's epic hairdo to Johnny Depp's woeful wardrobe, we look at the season's greatest crops and flops<p><b>Hit</b><br>Beyoncé's crop<p>Thursday 8 August 2013 will go down in fashion history: it was the day Beyoncé debuted a new blonde crop on Instagram. A hairstyle has never caused so much hysteria – …

Hide Your Credit Card, My-Wardrobe's London Lab Is Pretty Wonderful

Feeling bittersweet about the end of summer? Prepare to cast all cares aside thanks to My-Wardrobe's latest fashion initiative, London Lab. Under the …

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USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>There's concern the sport of swimming still may be dealing with a sexual abuse problem in the United States.<p>It's been three years since revelations emerged in the media. A number of in-depth reports in 2010 likened the situation in swimming to the Catholic Church …