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Celeb Clan Close-Up: Courteney Cox and Coco

Courteney Cox and Coco hit the Big Apple. Credit: WireImage A mama cougar was spotted walking with her cute kitten last week in New York City. Courteney Cox, star of "Cougar Town," and her daughter, Coco Arquette, 6, were a...The "Cougar Town" star strolled with 6-year-old Coco in New York.

IVF Embryo Mix-Up Devastates Families

It sounds like a plot right out of a soap opera -- in fact it was a story line on ABC's "Private Practice" last season. Only to two UK families, this story is anything but fiction. When parents Debra and Paul decided to have another baby --...

Acne Lights Discourage Loitering

The presence of teens hanging out in large groups makes many people uncomfortable. If they are stationed in front of a store, they can discourage actual paying customers from shopping there. Rather than push through a crowd of rowdy kids, many of us...

Twin Saves Sister Through Telepathy

Upon receiving an email with the subject line "Fwd: Twin Saves Sister With Telepathy - For Realz!" our first reaction was "HOAX". In this case, though, the story is true. At least according to London's "Daily Mirror." Here's the scoop: 15-year-old...

"Boys and Girls Alone" Leaves Parenting Out of Reality TV

Some are calling it "Big Brother Junior" or "Lord of the Flies 2009." But no matter what you call it, almost everyone is in agreement that UK reality show Boys and Girls Alone amounts to one thing: The exploitation of kids for ratings. Producers...

Kate Winslet Says Angelina Jolie's Life is Like a Soap Opera

I love Kate Winslet. I hardly know her, of course, but I can't help myself. I've watched Kate in most of her movies as she's grown up right in front of me -- we are, in fact, the same age, and both have two kids. Kate, who won two Golden Globes and...

Do Wading Pools Need Lifeguards?

Regular swimming pools always have lifeguards on duty. We like to mock them for their small red shorts, white noses (due to the zinc oxide) and general resemblance to the characters on Baywatch. But, as we all know, lifeguards, well, save lives. Yep,...

Charlotte Church Using Old Wives Tales to Induce Labor

Remember Charlotte Church? I don't really, either, but I think she has one of those fabulous voices and is a large sensation in the UK. Well, Charlotte is ready to give birth to her second child and can't seem to get that baby here fast enough....

Woman With Two Wombs Pregnant

For Lindsay Hasaj's unborn baby, life began with a multiple choice quiz. That's because Lindsay has two complete reproductive systems ... or two wombs. Because she's physically normal on the outside, the 27-year-old had no idea her about her...

Mumsnet is Latest Site of Online Mommy Wars

A popular group of girls form their own invite-only cliche, complete with secret passwords. The other girls find out, and, feeling left out, starting tearing down the tight-knit group. Pretty soon, the claws come out and the fur starts flying. Names...

Mom Gets Christmas Surprise - A Baby

Every now and then you hear the story: A women, usually a teen or college student, gives birth after having "no idea" that she's been pregnant for the past nine months. Most of the time, it's assumed that having "no idea" is a euphemism for "was...

Couple Uses IVF to Prevent Passing Breast Cancer Gene

I think that most of us, if asked, would say we'd do nearly anything to ensure that our children are healthy. But when "anything" involves genetic screening and selection of embryos, thing get a little controversial. A woman in Britain will soon...

Doctors Remove Fully-Formed Foot From Newborn's Brain

This may seem like something out of the Weekly World News, but is, in fact, being reported from UK's Times Online. American doctors in Colorado Springs, Colorado, removed a fully-formed foot from the brain of a three-day-old infant after detecting a...

Facebook and Party Crashers

Georgie Hobday wanted a Sweet 16 party, and her parents thought they'd covered their bases. The party was to be at their home with four adult chaperones, no alcohol allowed. But Georgie (or someone else) announced the party on Facebook, which drew...

Toys banned in hospital waiting rooms

Whenever I visit a doctor's office, I always walk out feeling dirty. Not dirt-dirty, but germy-dirty. I am acutely aware that everything I come in contact with has likely been in the hands of a sick person and therefore a potential health hazard. Not...

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