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10

Dec

Woman posts ad on Craigslist for temporary holiday familyJackie Turner’s novel request to rent a mom and dad for $8 an hour gets an incredible response.

Woman posts ad on Craigslist for temporary holiday family
Jackie Turner’s novel request to rent a mom and dad for $8 an hour gets an incredible response.

05

Dec

Little boy gets lost on train, uses Google Maps to find his family … 25 years laterAt the age of 5, he fell asleep on a train in India while waiting for his brother. He ended up in Calcutta, nearly 900 miles from his town. Lost and illiterate, with no idea what the name of his home was, Munshi lived on the streets for months until he was adopted by an Australian couple. Decades later, he discovered Google Maps and was eventually able to follow train tracks, recognize landmarks and be reunited with his family.Watch his amazing story in this video.

Little boy gets lost on train, uses Google Maps to find his family … 25 years later
At the age of 5, he fell asleep on a train in India while waiting for his brother. He ended up in Calcutta, nearly 900 miles from his town.
 
Lost and illiterate, with no idea what the name of his home was, Munshi lived on the streets for months until he was adopted by an Australian couple.
 
Decades later, he discovered Google Maps and was eventually able to follow train tracks, recognize landmarks and be reunited with his family.

Watch his amazing story in this video.

17

Jul

Why family dinner is important (and how to make it happen)It’s as simple as enjoying healthy food and each other’s company.

Why family dinner is important (and how to make it happen)
It’s as simple as enjoying healthy food and each other’s company.

03

Jul

China orders kids to visit parentsNew Chinese law will allow parents to sue children who don’t call or visit regularly.

China orders kids to visit parents
New Chinese law will allow parents to sue children who don’t call or visit regularly.

17

Jun

Sibling bullying also takes a tollWith 32 percent of children experiencing bullying by a sibling, researchers encourage parents to notice and intervene.

Sibling bullying also takes a toll
With 32 percent of children experiencing bullying by a sibling, researchers encourage parents to notice and intervene.

30

Apr

A first-time father sees global warming in a new light
Following the birth of his first child, Jason Funk of the Environmental Defense Fund reflects on global warming’s impacts on his son’s future.

A first-time father sees global warming in a new light

Following the birth of his first child, Jason Funk of the Environmental Defense Fund reflects on global warming’s impacts on his son’s future.

23

Nov

How to discuss climate change with your uncle during the holidaysIf your holiday dinner conversation turns into a debate over global warming, here are a few tips for staying cool while standing up for science.

How to discuss climate change with your uncle during the holidays
If your holiday dinner conversation turns into a debate over global warming, here are a few tips for staying cool while standing up for science.

29

Aug

Small families boost prosperity for descendantsProviding scientific support to what is anecdotal evidence, in an advanced industrialized society, having fewer offspring means children benefit from greater parental investment and from inherited capital.

Small families boost prosperity for descendants
Providing scientific support to what is anecdotal evidence, in an advanced industrialized society, having fewer offspring means children benefit from greater parental investment and from inherited capital.

26

May

Is it safe for kids to be vegan?Parents should keep an eye on a child’s vitamin B12 intake, a vitamin often only found in animal-derived sources like eggs and beef.

Is it safe for kids to be vegan?
Parents should keep an eye on a child’s vitamin B12 intake, a vitamin often only found in animal-derived sources like eggs and beef.

22

Mar

Family of 4 trashes up to $2,000 in foodAre you throwing money in the trash? If you’re not eating your leftovers, you might as well take the cash in your wallet and send it to the landfill. Here’s an abundance of ideas to help you use up your abundance of food.

Family of 4 trashes up to $2,000 in food
Are you throwing money in the trash? If you’re not eating your leftovers, you might as well take the cash in your wallet and send it to the landfill. Here’s an abundance of ideas to help you use up your abundance of food.