As "tanning mom" Patricia Krentcil's 15 minutes appear to be winding down, the fact that the New Jersey mom allegedly took her 5-year-old daughter tanning continues to impact public policy.On Monday, dubbed "Melanoma Monday" in New Jersey by the American Cancer Society, public health advocates lobbi ... More >>
In an article titled "Mike: Do What's Breast for Baby" (no, really), the
The unfortunately named (given what we're about to say next) "Edward B. Shallow" Junior High in Bensonhurst has the dubious honor of being the New York City school with the most suspensions issued for sexting in 2010. This is more suspensions for sexting than any other city school in the last ... More >>
A New York woman is suing Lily O'Brien's Chocolate CafĂ© in Midtown for throwing her out because she was nursing her five-month-old daughter. Julie Acevedo-Taylor and a friend were there with their kids. When they started breastfeeding their babies, management demanded that they stop. When th ... More >>
As more states propose taxes on sugary sodas, soda makers and sellers are stepping up good will efforts, such as huge donations to health and recreation programs. [Wall Street Journal] William Herz has spent the last 77 of his 93 years eating about twice a week at Sardi's, which he discovere ... More >>
The Food of the Future! The American Academy of Pediatrics has determined that, despite the enormous number of frequently risible warning labels on everything, parents are still undereducated about the risk of choking ordinary foods pose for their small children. To address this, they have re ... More >>
The dangers of hot dogs lie not only in their nutritional value (or lack thereof). They also cause some 17 percent of all food-related asphyxiations. The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to see foods such as hot dogs redesigned to make them less easy for children to choke on. [USA Today] ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Helping With Bike Safety Author/Illustrator: Betsey Douglas MacDonald Date: None gi ... More >>
Lessons from parents who overdo the lessons they give their 'hothouse kids'
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