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Should Kids Help House Hunt?

family looking at new home

About to relocate? Don't forget to mine the expertise you have right there in-house. According to a New York Times article, more and more children are taking an active role in the scoping out of new digs when their parents decide to move. But is this a good idea, or is it way too stressful for children?


Three-Year-Old Brought Weed to Preschool


It's SO GROSS when grownups use their kids as their own personal stash boxes. A 3-year-old was discovered showing two dime bags of weed to a classmate in preschool.


KFC Pays Coeds to 'Ass-vertise'


Since launching last spring, KFC's sinful Double Down sandwich hasn't exactly been selling well. KFC has taken their marketing campaign to the streets: The company's paying college coeds a cool $500 to prance around campus sporting Double Down sweatpants.


Insurance Companies Dump Kids' Coverage! WTH?!

health insurance form

So much for doing right by this nation's children: When Obama's law barring insurance companies from denying coverage to kids with preexisting conditions goes into effect, some insurance companies will respond by denying children, PERIOD. This latest d-bag move is a total outrage!


Cop Fake-Arrests Teen for Having Sex with His Kid!

police arrest teen

To keep his 14-year-old stepdaughter from sleeping with her boyfriend again, a San Jose cop showed up at the 15-year-old boy's house in full uniform, cuffed him and then released him with a stern warning -- only to find himself placed on administrative leave and under criminal investigation for false imprisonment!


Injectable Me?

woman having botox

I NEVER thought I'd be the type of girl who succumbed to the lure of injectables come 40-plus. Yet when the siren song of Juvederm seeped through my cracking veneer, I totally changed my tune.


Brant & Seymour Work It Out, but What of Their Kids?

Peter Brant; Stephanie Seymour

It surprised many when the divorce between megabucked media mogul Peter Brant and his supermodel wife, Stephanie Seymour, became a War-and-Peace-of-the-Roses kind of situation. Yesterday, they shocked the judge presiding over their divorce proceedings by announcing that they wanted to reconcile.


'Baby Einstein' Creator Julie Clark on Telling Kids about Cancer

You are the best medicine

Michael Douglas recently sat down with his 10-year-old son, Dylan, and his 7-year-old daughter, Carys, and told them about his cancer diagnosis -- straight up. "Baby Einstein" inventor and writer Julie Clark has been in Douglas' shoes, and she's written a book for parents to help them explain cancer to children.