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Check your child’s credit report for signs of stolen ID

April 10, 2016 NEW YORK — They might not be old enough to swipe a credit card or take out a loan, but you still need to keep an eye on your little one’s credit. more »»

Cutting screen time

April 10, 2016 No matter where you look, screens are everywhere. The proliferation of easily portable tablets and smartphones means many people, adults and children alike, are never too far from the nearest screen. more »»

Duncan Sheik reconsiders a psycho

April 10, 2016 NEW YORK — The first time Duncan Sheik read the disturbingly gory novel “American Psycho,” it didn’t go well. He got halfway through the book before throwing it across his dorm room in disgust. more »»

Students get experience in criminal justice

April 3, 2016 STERLING, Ill. — John Wilson was like a kid in a candy store — if that candy store had just been robbed. more »»

Circus Arts puts teamwork in center

April 3, 2016 OLYMPIA, Wash. — Stilts, pogo sticks and unicycles have taken over the gym at Yelm Prairie Elementary School. more »»

Tips for making bohemian jewelry on a budget

April 3, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Back in junior high school, I fell in love with bohemian turquoise jewelry and started frequenting bead stores, amassing stones and beads to make necklaces that looked cheaply boho chic. more »»

Governor says Iceland video may draw tourists

April 3, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s governor says people searching for Iceland online are finding her state instead because of a goof in its tourism video and she’s hoping they’ll visit. more »»

Students form healthier habits

March 27, 2016 HAGUE, V. more »»

Apps to help families stay in touch, on task

March 27, 2016 We hear a lot about families spending too much time distracted by digital devices. But screens do have some family-friendly benefits: New apps can help family members stay connected and coordinated. more »»

Survey: More acceptance of social changes — except divorce

March 27, 2016 NEW YORK — Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage — but they’ve grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows. more »»

Boy helps others after losing arm to lawn mower

March 20, 2016 MUNCIE, Ind. Jack Williamson has always been a practical joker, so his family figures he was trying to sneak up on his grandpa the day of his accident. more »»

Don’t leave those kids alone

March 20, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a “tsk, tsk” to worry about in Rhode Island. more »»

Don’t leave those kids alone

March 18, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a “tsk, tsk” to worry about in Rhode Island. more »»

Food fight!

March 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Meal-kit companies have exploded in the past four years, shipping boxes of raw meat, seafood, fresh vegetables and other ingredients to busy city folk who want to skip the supermarket and... more »»

Peanuts for babies? Studies back allergy-preventing strategy

March 13, 2016 CHICAGO — Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. more »»

Flash funding helps schools

March 13, 2016 Attention Mrs. Mills at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas, the new library furniture your school needs is on the way! And Mr. more »»

Summer camp planner

March 6, 2016 The Associated Press With more than 7,000 overnight camps in the United States, parents can feel intimidated about choosing the one that’s right for their child. more »»

Theater camps, from the casual to competitive

March 6, 2016 Two decades before Dan Futterman, Bennett Miller and Philip Seymour Hoffman joined up for “Capote,” they collaborated on a different project — a summer theater progra. more »»

Nature camps draw kids from screens

March 6, 2016 In this age of screens and busy schedules, nature day camps are in demand, and many offer a more diverse array of experiences than parents probably realize. more »»

More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

February 28, 2016 By ALEJANDRA CANCINO The Associated Press CHICAGO — When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. more »»

 
 
 

 

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