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Parenting: By the Book »

While being a mom or dad can be challenging, it doesn’t have to be done alone. Following are three parenting books that offer slightly different perspectives on the demanding but rewarding work of bring up kids.

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Can Jay-Z Make Your Little Girl’s Butterflies Go Away? »

The other day a very nice package arrived on my desk—Season 5 of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. It contains one of my favorite episodes, where Ted Baxter is handed news copy from… read more »

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Sharing Grief on Facebook »

The movie tribute Michael Jackson’s This Is It made roughly $103.9 million worldwide on opening weekend. read more »

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Little Kids Still Big On TV »

If you think children are doing other things besides watching good ‘ol TV, think again. Yesterday, the TV ratings giant Nielsen released a survey that shows kids are at an eight-year-high for the amount of time they are spending in front of the glowing screen.

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Reviewers' Blog

Applauding Adultery? Smooth Dave… Real Smooth »

In case you haven’t heard the latest celebrity gossip, comedian and talk show host David Letterman recently jumped into his car early one morning and found a package on the back seat. Inside were the details of many not-so-good things he apparently did and a threat that unless he paid a sum of money (later revealed to be $2 million) the author… read more »

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Video Games Not Recession Proof »

When the big economic unraveling began last fall, I was impressed to see video game figures not only holding steady but actually increasing in sales. However the latest numbers are showing that even this robust industry is losing points in the battle.

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Get Ready, Get Set, Get Prepared! »

With students back in the classroom, schools across the country are making plans to deal with a possible resurgence of the H1N1 virus. Businesses, essential service providers and others are also ramping up for an unpredictable fall as fires rage in California and unusual weather patterns cause problems across the country.

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Expert Studies

Can Watching Television Make Your Kids Depressed? US Study Finds Possible Association »

After spending day after day in front of the television, do you think your kids show indicators of depression? It may not be just your imagination. A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh followed over 4,000 adolescents for seven years. None were showing depressive tendencies at the beginning of the study. By the end, about 7% were reporting… read more »

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Apple Yanks Pornographic iPhone App »

After clamping down on the Baby Shaker application that hit iPhones a few months ago (the “game” encouraged you to shake an image of a baby until it died), Apple is continuing to police its popular portable device after telling the creator of an app called Hottest Girls that they were not complying with the Apple iPhone… read more »

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Have Movies Will Travel »

For anyone who has seen the disastrous road trip portrayed in Are We There Yet? the idea of packing up the family for a long car ride might be the last thing they are interested in doing.

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New Potter Movie Is Back To PG—But Don’t Get Too Excited »

The Harry Potter series began in the realms of PG ratings, but the last two (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) went into PG-13 territory. However, the latest magical movie—read more »

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Chinese Government Insists Parents Have Internet Filters »

I know it makes the skin of any card carrying ACLU member crawl, but the Chinese government announced this week that all new computers being sold in the country need to have parental filtering software installed by July 1 of this year.

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Welcome to the New Parent Previews »

Last September the three of us agreed it was time to give Parent Previews a whole new look. Our current site (the one you saw prior to this one) was built on code written by over a half-dozen people over the course of just as many years. Needless to say it was a patchwork quilt of different approaches.

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Spring Branding Roundup At The Movies »

When it comes to product placements in films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is one of the best early examples of this form of advertising. Sales of the little peanut butter candy skyrocketed after Elliott lured the little space alien into his house with a bag of Reese’s Pieces.

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Should You Listen to Dr. Oprah? »

Celebrities are quick to endorse products, religions and even health therapies. But should we listen to people who are far from being doctors or scientists?

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Expert Studies

More Than a Just a Game: Video Game and Internet Use During Emerging Adulthood »

This study from Brigham Young University is unusual in that it looked at young adults and how their video game and Internet use was related to their likeliness to become involved in risk-taking activities like drinking, drug use and recreational sex. The results indicate video game use was linked to negative outcomes for men and women, that men and… read more »

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