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Gender news not always accurate in pregnancy

For expecting parents, 20 weeks is a milestone. It marks the halfway point of the 40 week pregnancy, but most excitingly it is the time many soon-to-be moms and dads find out the answer to the big question: boy or girl?

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Man feels $7M better after get-well card

A Pennsylvania man won $7 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket that was in his get-well card from his father.

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One Direction grief: Survival kit for parents

Around the world, parents are navigating deep, uncharted emotional waters after a young man decided to leave a band.

Yes, Zayn Malik has quit One Direction.

For parents bewildered by the sudden outpouring of grief, here are a few facts to use as ancho...

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Rowling's reply to critic of gay Dumbledore

Can't see Harry Potter's Albus Dumbledore as gay? Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has a terse message for you.

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If you must smoke, do it away from the kids

There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.

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Wisconsin leads in shrinking middle class

The middle class is on the decline in every state ... in size, anyway.

The percentage of households considered middle class shrunk nationwide between 2000 and 2013, a state-by-state analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline news site found.

Wiscons...

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Study: It's taking us longer to get to work

Think it's taking you longer to get to work? Has your job moved farther from your home? You're probably right on both counts.

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Where you go to college usually doesn't matter

During a conversation with a professor at an Ivy League college, a mother nudges her daughter to share how she's president of her school's "survivors-of-bulimia" group.

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Monica Lewinsky TED talk recounts 'mistake'

"At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss. And at the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences."

Thus begins Monica Lewinsky's latest foray into the public eye, this time a TED Talk she gave in Vancouver on Thursday. Lewinsky wasted no t...

Lewinsky cyberbullying

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Monica Lewinsky TED talk recounts 'mistake'

"At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss. And at the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences."

Thus begins Monica Lewinsky's latest foray into the public eye, this time a TED Talk she gave in Vancouver on Thursday. Lewinsky wasted no t...

Breastfeeding woman

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Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income

"Breast is best" -- you could call it a mantra of sorts that sums up much of today's research on breastfeeding.

Not only does breastfeeding have clear short-term benefits, such as protection from infectious diseases and a reduction in mortality, it's...

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One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: After School exhibit at GoggleWorks

One Tank Trip After School exhibit at GoggleWorks

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Art teachers usually display their student's work, but in a new exhibit, the teachers are taking center stage.

One Tank Trip: Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

One Tank Trip Clifford the Big Red Dog

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A larger-than-life children's character is spending some time in Berks County.

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