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BBC To Blame For New Reality Show, 'Hotter Than My Daughter'

If you thought reality television producers had run out of ideas, you were wrong. The BBC's latest show in the genre? A little something called "Hotter Than My Daughter." The show appears to live up to its title. It features women of a certain...

British Chain Says Shoppers in PJs Not Allowed, Mom Protests

A British retail giant has decided that customers wearing PJs are not welcome. And that has one mom crying foul. Elaine Carmody, 24, is a mother of two young boys who frequently shopped at her local Tesco wearing pajamas. (They spell it...

South Koreans Sent Home to Make Babies

After years of promoting family planning in the crowded nation of 48.6 million, South Korea is now pushing for larger familes. Credit: Jung Yeon, AFP / Getty Images
Workers at South Korea's Ministry of Health got a bonus on Wednesday. They were...

Children Raised on Tough Love Are More Successful, Study Shows

How would you handle this situation? A British study says tough love is best. Credit: mattdm, Flickr
Are you too nice to your kids? A British think tank released a report that says children brought up on tough love are more successful. The...

Madonna Adoption Hearing Set For Today

As you may have heard, the Material Mom wants to add to her family. Yesterday she traveled to Malawi, home country of her adopted son David, to try and score him a lil' sis. Madge is scheduled to appear in a local court today to, um, justify her...

Reese Witherspoon Won't Spoil Her Kids This Christmas

Reese Witherspoon recently told BBC News that she doesn't intend to spoil her kids this Christmas. "I'm a little strict about that kind of stuff," says Reese. "I think kids do best when they only have a couple of things that they really enjoy. I try...

All the television with none of the guilt

Television was and still is a huge part of my life. When I say huge, I most certainly do not mean mystery meat tinfoil dinners on top of butterfly painted metal trays as the four of us sit down and watch our shows. What I do mean is that when the...

The most hated family in America

I'd never heard of the Phelps family before, and perhaps for good reason. According to a recent BBC article on the "Most Hated Family in America", the American media tries not to give the family press. The Phelps family is a deeply religious family...

Viagra saves baby's life?

I thought there was only one use for the drug Viagra -- and that use doesn't have anything to do with saving the lives of premature babies. But, amazingly, saving a fragile new life is exactly what happened when doctors, grasping at straws to save a...

Mom claims that there was metal in her baby food

A Mom in the UK has asked that Heinz baby food be removed from her grocery store shelves after she claims to have discovered a piece of metal in her son's baby food. Rachel Cousins said that her son was eating Heinz spaghetti bolognese (which: is...

Supernannies to help with antisocial behavior

The steriotype of the prim British Nanny has endured for decades and has been recently reinforced by the popularity of reality TV series depicting nannies to the rescue in some seriously messed-up households. I watch these shows with a mixture of...

How far for a news photo?

According to this BBC News article, the boy in the first picture is standing next to a 1000lb unexploded bomb that fell through the roof of this Lebanese home. The article itself explains the circumstances surrounding the photo: "The shell is huge,...

Sarah Gilbert on the BBC

You knew that Sarah Gilbert can write, knit, and make exceedingly original birds (as well as create some of the most ridiculously adorable children on the planet.) But did you know she and her family are also saving the planet, and that the BBC is...

Mini racing car dangerous

When I was ten, I could tell what time of day it was by the sounds of Brian F's Green Machine. It was a benign, plastic little car that maxed out at about 2 kilometers an hour. Brian used to stick flags between the tines of the wheels to create more...

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