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Alicia Silverstone launches new pregnancy book in Huntington

Actress Alicia Silverstone's new pregnancy guide is "The

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Actress Alicia Silverstone will talk about her brand-new pregnancy guide, “The Kind Mama” (Rodale, $23.99), at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. The book launches Tuesday.

The subtitle is quite a mouthful: “A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning.” If the book is able to deliver...

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GoldieBlox hopes for another viral video encouraging girl engineers

GoldieBlox hoping for another video hit.

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GoldieBlox – the California-based company geared toward getting girls from ages 4 to 9 interested in engineering – is out with another video it’s hoping will go viral.

The company had phenomenal success with the video it launched in November, which featured a Rube Goldberg-style Princess machine built by girls bored with the toys such as princesses and dolls offered in “the pink aisle.” It’s...

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Jane Fonda on teens, sex and her new book

Jane Fonda's new book "Being a Teen: Everything

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What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Jane Fonda"? It's probably not "adolescent sexuality expert."

Yet the 76-year-old actress says she spent several years researching and writing "Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More" (Random House, $17), which hits bookstore shelves this week.

"I have a...

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Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian on healthy cooking for kids

Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar

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Chef Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar Dinners," knows a thing or two about healthy eating for less. The mother of four and cookbook author was raised on a shoestring budget, which is how she developed a coupon-cutter mentality.

Through her cooking show and various cookbooks, d'Arabian has shown it's possible to feed a family of four for under $10. She recently teamed up...

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Smithtown mom and son duo pen mythology series

Smithtown native Jennifer Paquette and her teenage son,

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Instead of arguing about homework and chores, Jennifer Paquette, formerly from Smithtown, and her teenage son, Nicholas Perrotti, banter about dialogue and grammar. On weekends, the pair spend time discussing characters, plot development and more for a mythology series they are writing together.

"The Awakening of Agnostos" (Write More Publications; $9.95), written by Paquette and her then-14-year-old...

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