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3 ways to emotionally survive family holidays

There are ways to feel better with family, tricks to surviving the holidays with your emotional zen intact.

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Santa, don't pigeonhole my kid

I am staring down a $71.97 box of Lego Friends at my local Walmart.

My daughter wants Santa to bring her one of these pretty pink and purple kits for Christmas.

These are the toys that Lego made to appeal to girls after decades of making toys they onc...

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28 Internet acronyms every parent should know

If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness.

Any idea what "IWSN" stands for in Internet slang?

It's a declarative statement: I want sex now.

If it makes you feel any better, I had no clue, and neithe...

Parents cancel Christmas

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The parents who canceled Christmas

They are the parents who canceled Christmas.

John and Lisa Henderson of Hurricane, Utah, had finally had enough of their little hurricanes.

For months, the couple had been trying to teach their three boys, ages 11, 8 and 5, to stop being disrespectful ...

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When is it OK to leave teens home alone?

I can't remember exactly how old I was when my mom went away for a night and left my older sister and me home alone.

Christmas cards for dying girl

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Family gathers Christmas cards for dying girl

A 6-year-old girl dying from a rare illness hopes you'll add one more card to your Christmas card list this year.

Pope Francis arrives in Turkey

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Pope calls for religious tolerance in Turkey visit

Pope Francis called Friday for religious tolerance and dialogue to counter extremism in the Middle East as he met with Turkey's leaders on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country.

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Building a family while living with HIV

Dan and Susan Hartmann are HIV discordant. He has HIV; she does not. They always have protected sex, which was never an issue, until they wanted to start a family.

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CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

As folks sit down for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings, 45% say they'll be having dinner at home, while 42% will spend it at a relative's home, according to a new CNN/ORC In...

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9 facts you didn't know about Turkey Day

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Here's 9 to get you started. We bet you they'll eat them up!

1. A traditi...

Friends gathering

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What if you don't like your kids' friends?

If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

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One Tank Trip: Santa's Stables at Hersheypark

One Tank Trip Santa s Stables at Hersheypark

Santa's reindeer are gearing up for the big night, and the preparation happens in Pennsylvania.

One Tank Trip: Dickens Christmas Village at Macy's

One Tank Trip Dickens Village at Macy s

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If you need a break from all the holiday shopping this month, there's one place where you can get one without even leaving the store.

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