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Daughter Reports Mom's Pot Plants to Police

A Rochester Hills, Mich., mother faces potential drug charges after her daughter reported her to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, according to MyFoxDetroit.com. Christina Consolo's 19-year-old daughter called authorities Sunday to report...

Preschool Teachers Sickened By Pot Brownies

Buyer beware: Brownies you buy at bake sales might be more than you bargained for. Credit: olya, Flickr Snack time got a little crazy at one Los Angeles preschool when a teacher there bought brownies laced with marijuana from what she thought...

Sam's Club Gives Kids Candy In Pill Bottles

Sam's Club targets children with ill-advised pharmacy promotion. Image: Pam Roth/sxc.hu
Competition in the pharmacy business must be pretty tough these days. In order to get your business, pharmacies have begun promoting themselves like never...

Economy Driving Moms to Drink

Is this your economic survival strategy? Image: sxc.hu
Times are tough all over. For so many of us, incomes have decreased while expenses have not. Where bill-paying used to involve sitting down to write some checks, it can now resemble a workout...

Worst Babysitter Ever?

They've never found Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster? I don't think so. But The Worst Babysitter In The History of Babysitting? Yep. I think this is her. Let's look at the facts. Brandy Albright was babysitting a 2 year old boy in Port St....

Smoking Smarties - Just Say No

There is good news and bad news on the teen smoking front. The good news is that teen smoking has been steadily declining over the past few years. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including changes in the way cigarettes are advertised,...

4-Year Old Brings Pot to Preschool

When a preschooler hears the word "pot" chances are he thinks of that thing mommy makes mac-n-cheese in on the stove. Well, most preschoolers anyway. Last week, a four-year-old in Tamarac, Florida brought pot with him to school. He casually...

Free Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good?

The pharmacy in my local grocery store is currently offering free antibiotics as part of a health and wellness initiative. To promote the freebies, signs reading "You didn't pay for the germs. Why pay for the antibiotics?" are on display throughout...

MIA at Grammys - Makes the Most of Her Baby Bump

Last night, British rapper MIA marked her baby's due date by performing at the Grammy Awards. Did the controversial 31-year-old singer sport traditional maternity wear? Nope -- she rocked the stage in a daring sheer number with strategic polka...

David After Dentist - "Is This Real Life?"

If you didn't know poor 7-year-old David had just been to the dentist, you'd think he spent the last two days over-indulging at Burning Man. Gassed to the max from oral surgery, the little guy does his best Cheech & Chong impression while spacing...

Can Sobriety Be Cool?

Huey Lewis' classic anthem about growing old, er, growing up, "Hip to be Square," makes settling down and becoming mature seem like the cool thing to do. There's a group of high school students in Wisconsin that are trying to do the same thing for...

The Hokey-Pokey - What's It All About?

Everyone knows the routine -- you put your right hand in, you put your right hand out, and so on. Pretty darn innocuous, right? Well, it seems that in England, a lot of people have gotten upset about the 50's dance craze because they believe some...

Toddler's Accidental 911 Call Leads to Dad's Arrest

You probably know at least one parent who has a funny story to tell about their child playing with the telephone. Usually the story involves a little one practicing their budding telephone skills by pushing some random numbers and dialing a complete...

Levi Johnston's Mother Tries to Explain Drug Arrest

Sherry Johnston -- Levi Johnston's mother, and Bristol Palin's presumptive mother-in-law -- is explaining how she wound up getting arrested last month on drug charges. Johnston, who has been charged with six felony counts of misconduct involving a...

Teens' Deeds Now Up infertility Risks Later

No one likes to think their teenager is having sex. And we all remember how that went when we ourselves were teenagers. The math suggests that teens ARE having sex--if, you know, Bristol Palin, for example, is any indicator. What teens might know...

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