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Do Hand Dryers Hurt Kids’ Hearing? This 13-Year-Old Studied It

Nora Keegan, a 13-year old teenager, has found that some hand dryers could hurt children's hearing. Hand dryers are typically installed at a height that is much closer to children's ears, and some of them clock decibel levels as high as 120dBA. Keegan's work was recently published in the official...
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Nickelodeon to Revive "Blue's Clues" With New Host & Name

Blue's Clues is back—just with a different name and a new host. On Tuesday, Nickelodeon announced that the iconic TV show will be rebooted as Blue's Clues and You and will be hosted by 30-year-old Broadway actor Josh Dela Cruz. Entertainment Tonight reports that the program, which originally aired...
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Daughter Scolds Her for Posting Selfie Without Her Consent

Gwyneth Paltrow got cut down to size on social media this week--by her own daughter! On Sunday, the 46-year-old Oscar winner shared a mother-daughter selfie that shows her on a ski lift alongside 14-year-old Apple Martin, whom she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin. "Mom, we have discussed this,"...
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More Kids Died From Gun Violence in 2017 Than Police & Military Personnel Combined

According to a new study from Florida Atlantic University , more children between the ages of 5 and 18 died from gun violence in 2017 than police and active-duty military personnel combined. "It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000...
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Should You Board a Plane First or Last When Flying With Little Kids?

Isn't it awesome for parents with small children to be able to board an airplane before anyone else? No, it's not, says Lifehacker scribe Michelle Woo . After 40 minutes of waiting for everyone else to board, impatient tykes liable to whine about how much longer it will be before the plane takes...
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What's the Most Embarrassing "Fact" You Believed as a Kid?

Someone online asked people to name the dumbest, most embarrassing thing they believed as a kid. Here are a few good ones... 1. Someone believed that if you plucked a hair off your head and planted it in the ground, more hair would grow because hairs have "roots." 2. That limes were just lemons...
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Your Kids Dinosaur Obsession is a Good Thing

According to the website Distractify it's a very good thing if your kid is obsessed with dinosaurs. Read more here... Kevin. https://t.co/MR80tfd1z4 — Ian M. Walker (@IanMichloWalker) March 8, 2019
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Measles Vaccine Doesn't Cause Autism, Massive Study Finds

As the U.S. grapples with its worst measles outbreak in years, a new study of half a million Danish children finds that there's "no association whatsoever" between the measles vaccine and the development of autism. The study also showed that the vaccine was 97 percent effective in combating measles...
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28 Middle School Students Fall Ill After Eating Valentine's Day Candy

Twenty-eight students at an Atlanta-area middle school fell ill and were taken to a nearby hospital this week after eating Valentine's Day candy and treats. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , the Sandtown Middle School students started feeling “nauseated and disoriented,” said Cliff...
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Helicopter Parents May Have The Last Laugh

There are few people in American society who get roasted as often as helicopter parents. But according to a roundup of research compiled by The New York Times , helicopter parenting works, at least in terms of coaxing kids into high academic achievement and college. A 2012 study found that an "...
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