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Are Tweens Really Ready to Babysit?

Even if they have training, are tweens really ready to watch your baby? Credit: Getty Images
Thrilled that your neighbor's kid is finally old...
Hiring a tween to babysit your child? She may be too busy watching Nick Teen to do a good job.

How to Play: Pickle

Sour pickle! Credit: Chiot's Run, Flickr
What you need: You need two bases, a softball, and two softball gloves. How to play: Set up the...
Get the kids off the couch and into the backyard for a rousing game of pickle!

Daughters Say Dads Should Do More to Prepare Them for Sex and Dating

Dads, do you want your daughters to feel prepared for relationships? Then talk to them. Credit: Getty Images
Well, dads, it looks like you no...
Trying to get out of "the talk" with your daughter? A new study reports that a vast majority of young women feel their dads could have done better in helping to prepare them for sexuality and dating.

In Vitro Kids Score as Well on Tests as Those Born the Old-Fashioned Way

The in vitro kids are all right. Credit: Getty Images
Test tube babies may not be mutant freaks after all. Scientists have long been curious...
Babies born through in vitro fertilization scored as well on academic tests as kids born the old fashioned way, a new study reports.
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Justin Bieber Guests on CSI: America's Young Girls Scream (But Maybe Not in a Good Way)

Teen idol Justin Bieber gets scary in a whole new way. Illustration: Christopher Healy
America's most popular show about collecting bodily fluid...
No, you weren't having a nightmare, you really did see Justin Bieber on CSI last night. Trying to up your ratings via 9-year-olds, CSI?

Dan Savage to LGBT Teens: 'It Gets Better'

Sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage is sending a message to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens: It will get better, really! ...Sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage is sending a message to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens: It will get better, really!

Colleges are Going Gaga Over Crazy Courses

Your college kid's schedule: linguistics, Latin and Lady Gaga. Credit: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Remember when swing dancing and Soap...
Today's eclectic mix of higher education course offerings ensure that your college student won't spend her lecture time glued to her iPod or nodding off in the back of the classroom.

Absence of Biological Father is Linked to Early Puberty, Study Says

Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a...Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says.

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