13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

May 22, 2017

… matters too much; the description is great, and the parting words are enough to send a shiver down your spine. 3. The Last Rung on the Ladder What’s it about? A guilt-ridden man remembers a game he played with his little sister in their family barn when they were children. Why should you read it? Fair warning: this one’s a tear-jerker. It’s also the first of five stories on this list that don’t actually contain any supernatural elements. Really this story is an excellent …

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

… Street‘s work in Afghanistan on empowering young girls, its partnership with the IRC to educate refugee children, and work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote health and hygiene in India as examples of programs in part funded by ventures like Sesame Place. Grover rides a rollercoaster at the original Sesame Place. Image: sesame workshop All of the things that we do that generate income in these different areas help support all of that work all over the …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Dad Mike Huckabee Blasts SNL Parody

May 17, 2017

… Republican presidential candidate, said being in the public eye for over thirty years, made his daughter less vulnerable.  She is a great wife an absolutely wonderful mother to three beautiful preschool children and shes a generous and thoughtful person who is very charitable in her life, good to her friends and ultimately, heres what we taught her, that shes going to be judged by God, not by some not so funny comedy writers on Saturday Night Live. More from FOX Business Fmr. …

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African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

May 17, 2017

… Schodack, a small town in Rensselaer County. He said he cant recall a similar crime during his two decades on the police force. Madison told the Times Union he is glad his wife and children escaped. Investigators said evidence from the crime scene may help identify the perpetrator. Were getting calls from all over the area, Belardo said. It makes me proud that members of my community are stepping up and this family is not going through this alone. I know [the Madisons] are fearful, but …

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

May 15, 2017

… evidence that those things work across the board,” Scott Kollins, a clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University, told NPR on Sunday. SEE ALSO: We, your child’s school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came next That doesn’t mean the three-pronged plastic phenomena don’t provide any real benefits, or that parents and educators are wrong when they say it helps some children focus in the classroom. But retailers may be stretching the truth …

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From one mom to another: Mothers and daughters talk parenting

May 13, 2017

The bond between mother and daughter is special, made even more so when a daughter has children of her own. A sense of mutual understanding clicks in that helps to bridge the gap between generations. In honor of Mothers Day on May 14, we spoke to some mothers and their daughters about how motherhood has changed, what theyve learned from each other, how technology has shifted the parenting landscape, and more. Mom Barbara Carter with daughter Casey Bunn. CASEY BUNN & BARBARA CARTER …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… frantically and heroically sliding in to save the day, knocking her husbands books off the table and finally reaching out of the hallway to slam the door shut as she and the kids exit its all so perfect. You couldnt choreograph this kind of comedy. For us parents who work from home offices, this is our worst nightmare. Were already sensitive about not being in a professional office environment and dont want anyone else to know. I work from a home office in Shenzhen, China, have young children …

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‘Second Wives Club’ star Shiva Safai talks 33-year age gap with her man, dishes on Gigi and Bella Hadid

May 5, 2017

… shivasafai (@shivasafai) on Nov 6, 2016 at 6:50am PST Fox News: What about children in the future?Safai: Ive learned in my past that trying to plan things never really worked out. I now go with the flow and whatever is meant to be, will be. If theres kids in our future, thats wonderful. If there isnt, were both so content and happy with where we are in life that its not something were constantly bringing up. Fox News: Let’s go back to that age gap. Does it bother you when people …

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Kim Kardashian flies solo at 2017 Met Gala

May 3, 2017

… Kardashian also went without any jewelry and opted for a sleek bob and modest makeup. As for her fashion-forward husband? A source told E! News Kanye chose to skip the New York City event in favor of staying home with the couple’s two children. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAutoSoci MAX Unlimited AutoSoci MAX Adds Unique Stealth Images, Protect Your Profits To Get You BUYERS Hands-FREE With REAL Human Engagement On Autopilot.FanContact BUSINESS 100 FB …

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This 6-year-old created a brilliant book to celebrate black Indigenous cultures. Casual.

May 2, 2017

Vanae James-Bey created an educational coloring book celebrating black Indigenous cultures and she's only in second grade.Image: Mashable Composite; PrincessVanae.com What were you doing when you were in second grade? Probably not writing a book, like the incredible 6-year-old Vanae James-Bey was. Along with her mother, Veronica Bey, Vanae created The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae, a 20-page coloring book that educates children ages 5 through 13 about black Indigenous …

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Reform ‘high stakes’ primary tests, MPs urge – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… balanced curriculum. Committee chairman Neil Carmichael said too much emphasis on test results had led to too much “focus on English and maths at the expense of other subjects like science, humanities and the arts”. “It is right that schools are held to account for their performance but the government should act to lower the stakes and help teachers to deliver a broad, balanced and fulfilling curriculum for primary school children.” The report says poor implementation …

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

… comply, the ISPs will block content, even though it’s legal. Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, said the wide-ranging legislation, which also targets the UK’s electronic communications infrastructure, was designed to ensure a more connected and stronger economy. The act will enable major improvements in broadband rollout, better support for consumers, better protection for children on the Internet, and further transformation of government services, he said. But …

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People in China think this stylish great-grandma looks like the Queen

April 29, 2017

… uploaded by Ding under the nickname Jesse Xiao Ye. Image: JESSE XIAO YE/WEIBO His wife and Zheng’s great-granddaughter Qian Qian also feature in the photo series: Image: JESSE XIAO YE/WEIBO And she left a lovely comment on her husband’s post: People immediately started comparing Zheng to Queen Elizabeth II, who is six years older than her: According to Taihainet, Zheng, who has seven children, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, had quite a …

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

… families and children, announced Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday. In addition to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s $30 million, the City of Seattle will pledge $5 million to the multi-family complex. SEE ALSO: 8 innovations helping homeless populations around the world “Paul Allen understands the homelessness crisis requires everyone in our community, particularly our business leaders, to help,” Murray said in a statement. “This commitment is an example of the …

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Kim Kardashian on Paris robbery: ‘It was meant to happen’

April 28, 2017

Kim Kardashian announced that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist in 2016 was meant to happen. The 36-year-old reality TV personality told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s episode of the comediennes show that shes such a different person after the robbery in October, which took place at the time of Paris Fashion Week. KIM KARDASHIAN REVEALS SHE CAN’T HAVE MORE children Kim added that she was definitely materialistic before being robbed, but insisted that she now doesnt …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… what they’ve endured. Still, I was stunned by Sandberg’s willingness to dive headlong into sharing tender emotions and memories so soon after Goldberg’s death. When I asked her why she took this on in the midst of learning the contours of her own anguish, parenting two young bereaved children, and helping to run Facebook, Sandberg recalled the terrifying confinement of grief. “[I]t wasnt just this really overwhelming grief, but it was, you know, a real feeling of …

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Action urged on school holiday hunger – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… outgoings for one child. The Family and Childcare Trust told the inquiry that three out of four local authorities do not have enough childcare in the school holidays. Parents working on zero-hours contracts were said to be particularly vulnerable to the higher costs of childcare. Evidence during the two-month long inquiry to the group, included children reported to have vomited from lack of food, while others were being fed flavoured water or cereal as their parents could not afford proper …

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Joey McIntyre Reveals The Best Advice Donnie Wahlberg Ever Gave Him

April 17, 2017

Joey McIntyre cant help but feel thankful these days. The singer and actor just launched his own scripted show on Pop TV, and hes about to release an EP and kick off a tour with New Kids on the Block. The TV series, dubbed Return of the Mac, finds McIntyre playing an exaggerated version of himself alongside his real-life wife, Barrett Williams, and their three children. Loosely based on his life, the show finds McIntyre trying to land a serious acting gig on TV, but settling for a talk show …

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Chrissy Teigen: Motherhood is a choice

April 14, 2017

Chrissy Teigen has discussed all sorts of topics relating to motherhood in recent years. The model has been open about her fertility struggles, dealing with postpartum depression and being a new mom in the public eye. Now the 31-year-old wants to talk about another facet of being a woman; the decision not to have children. “I think it’s really commendable to even doubt the process [of motherhood] out loud, because I don’t feel like people should be pressured to have …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… they haven’t received a lot of early intervention. They get to us at 4 or 5 years old and they don’t know their name. All right. Let’s work on your homework. Our organization works with children with all different degrees of hearing loss. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Speak louder, have upbeat energy. Go. CHRISTIE: We offer a free program to allow kids to have the education that they deserve. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome to No Limits: Believe It or Not! CHRISTIE: We started with a theater …

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5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said. The children were taken to a hospital but their condition was not known Saturday night. Sgt. Jimmy Bolt with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 2 p.m. at Springwell Church in Taylors, in the northwest part of the state. …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… difficult times where we are often buffeted by news that creates doubt and suspicion among peoples and nations, let alone notions of what is factual and what is not,” the event program said. “What we do, and what your children will do by participating in this extraordinary and unique experience, is to rise above the noise and tumult around us. The kids represent the best of what their communities have to offer the world,” it said. The students were mesmerized as …

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Some people are upset about Cadbury’s Egg event because of the word ‘Easter’

April 5, 2017

Image: Cadbury  As Easter approaches, children in the UK are looking forward to the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt, which will take place at around 300 National Trust properties. The year the festivities have been hit by a religious controversy led by the Church of England and the Archbishop of York. The chocolate giant has been accused of “airbrushing faith” from the annual event after dropping the word Easter. According to the Telegraph, the hunt was previously called an …

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The women who sleep with a stranger to save their marriage – BBC News

April 5, 2017

“I was at home with the children and he was at work. During a heated discussion he sent me a text saying, ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’.” “Triple talaq” – where a man says “talaq”, or divorce, to his wife three times in a row – is a practice which some Muslims believe ends an Islamic marriage instantly. It is banned in most Muslim countries but still happens, though it is impossible to know exactly how many women are “divorced” …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… surviving children, has not caught the public imagination in the same way as the glamorously brilliant Mackintosh and his waxed moustache. Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals marks the moment when Thomson became ‘Greek’ Image caption St Vincent Street Church in Glasgow is the only one of Thomson’s grand kirks to survive intact Image caption St Vincent Street Church was built in 1859 Image caption The church takes references from the …

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