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Family workouts for bodies, bonding

Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often,…

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Study: Fatherhood can make you fat

A new study by Northwestern Medicine released in the American Journal of Men's Health suggests that becoming a father can make you fatter.

Technology aims to end hot car deaths

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Car seat designed to prevent hot car deaths

Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.

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How much does it really cost to have a baby?

Which hospital parents pick to deliver their baby can have serious cost consequences, according to a new study.

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Record jump in egg prices, more coming

Egg prices are expected to continue to rise as producers scramble to respond to the ongoing shortage caused by the Avian flu.

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Mom's answers to dumb questions about twins goes viral

Fed up with answering the same questions again and again, an Australian mother of twins made some lighthearted placards that have now gone viral.

Child with blanket at FEMA trailer park

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2 out of 5 black children are living in poverty

Black children are more likely to live in poverty in the United States than children of other races.


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IBM's traveling moms can ship breast milk home for free

IBM wants to help the company's working moms ship breast milk home while they're on business trips.

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Man will pay you $10K if you find him girlfriend

An Alabama man is so fed up with the dating scene that he's apparently willing to pay somebody $10,000 to find him a girlfriend.


Judge orders kids locked up after refusing to see dad

A Michigan judge has sentenced three siblings who refused to spend time with their father to juvenile detention.

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From 'Balloon Boy' to heavy metal rocker

Not every family's living space is part game room, part chicken coop, part rehearsal space, part music video backdrop. Not every family intersperses homeschool science experiments…



One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: Blue Rocks boulder field

One Tank Trip Blue Rocks boulder field

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One foot in front of the other. Once you get the hang of the natural landscape, look up to take it all in. There are hundreds, probably thousands, of rocks about 350 million years old.

One Tank Trip: Munchkin Railway

One Tank Trip Munchkin Railway

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You don't need a ticket, but it takes a little effort to get you where you're going.

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