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Deli Meats: Safe or Scary?

Does deli meat make a good lunch? Credit: stu spivack, Flickr Deli meats are not only a staple in most kids' lunchboxes, they're also now thought of as "diet food" by many, thanks to the Subway ads touting the weight Jared Fogle lost while...

Riding the subway - to school?

How do your kids get to school? How did you get to school when you were a kid? Taking the yellow school bus, walking or riding a bike may all seem like normal methods of getting to school. In the modern world, we drive and carpool as well. But what...

Woman gives birth in NY subway station

One of the things you sign away when you get pregnant is the right to modesty. That baby is coming out, and if she comes out the traditional way, people are going to be spending a good chunk of time focusing their attention on parts of your body that...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: Umbilical cords

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a lot of fears. Some of them were totally unsubstantiated, but all of them were most likely the product of going through a life-altering experience with no real rules or know-how. And of course there...

Helicopter parents vs. free range kids

When I was 11, I had a summer job. Five days a week, I rode my 10-speed two miles into town and babysat three kids. The oldest was 10, furious that her babysitter was only a year older than her. The youngest was only one. I can't even imagine leaving...

Reunion

Last night my husband, baby and I all piled in the car and headed into the city for my high school's annual reunion/holiday party event. I went the inaugural year, two years ago, but skipped last year because I was pregnant. I returned to the scene...

Ex-girlfriend sighting!!!

So an interesting thing happened the other day. I was with my husband and the baby on one of those rare occasions where he joins me for coffee at a local Starbucks in the morning before going to work. Normally we separate at the subway and the baby...

Kids and NYC transportation

As you may know I live in New York City, home to the irreverent NYC subway system. I don't refer to it as the best public transportation system only because I've heard tell that those in other countries are far better than ours--or are, at the very...

Father of 2 saves teen, pinning him to the ground as subway passes overhead

Wesley Autrey, of Manhattan, was waiting for the subway with his two young daughters, when Cameron Hollopeter, 19, fell off the platform and onto the tracks. Autrey jumped onto the tracks -- in front of an approaching train -- and tried to pull the...

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