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Family Creates Blockbuster At Home For Son With Autism After Store Closes

Hector Andres Zuniga, a 20-year-old man who has autism and is non-verbal, had been going to his local Blockbuster store in Sharyland, Texas since he was 13. He made the trip to the store at least twice a week to pick up snacks and rent his favorite movies, which typically involve “Barney,” “Rugrats,” Elmo or “Blue’s Clues.” Most of the ...

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Why Some Young People Combine Smoking And Drinking

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Children In Poorest Neighborhoods Most Vulnerable To Fatal Child Abuse

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Cop Called To End Kids' Dance Event Ends Up Teaching Them How To Salsa

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People Laughed When Bill De Blasio First Proposed Free Pre-K. Now He's Expanding It.

When Bill de Blasio ran for New York City mayor in 2013, his plan to enact a universal preschool program for 4-year-olds was treated more like a lofty ideal than a workable promise. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten suggested the goal was unrealistic, and called the proposal’s early iteration “non-serious .” Experts were skeptical that he could adequately ...

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Powerful Ad Reminds World Dads Are Parents, Too

0SHARESShare Following up on its powerful ad about motherhood , Dove is celebrating dads with another emotional video. The #RealDads ad for Baby Dove features video clips of dads with their kids to highlight the role they play in their children’s lives.  The ad was inspired in part by research from Dove Men+Care brand. While mothers feel pressure to be ...

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Why Zoe Saldana Is Cool Buying Her Sons' Clothes In The Girls' Section

0SHARESShare When shopping for clothes for her three sons, Zoe Saldana cares more about whether her kids like the clothes than the section in which she finds them. In an interview with Refinery29 , the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actress explained how she picks out toys and clothes for Zen, her youngest son whom she welcomed earlier this year , ...

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Pamela Anderson Continues To Stun In Her Ever-Evolving Make-Under

0SHARESShare The 49-year-old actress and model chose a long-sleeved dress with a high neck and nude heels for an Eco Fashion Week event with Maison Simons and Greenpeace. Ricky Vigil via Getty Images Pamela Anderson attends a party at Albert’s on April 3 in London, England.  Awakening via Getty Images David La Chapelle and Pamela Anderson speak during a press preview ...

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Nordstrom Sells $425 Jeans That Are Covered In Fake Mud

0SHARESShare If you’re still grappling with the fact that people pay money to buy jeans with holes in them , you might want to look away right now. According to the description, the jeans “embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action” and proudly feature “a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and ...

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This Is What Your Teeth Can Reveal About Your Overall Health

The dentist  may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into ...

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