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Forget slipping down the chimney.
Santa Claus arrived at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park Tuesday via modern technology, video-chatting live from the North Pole with hospitalized children.
The kids grilled Santa on how Mrs. Claus is ("She's after me to lose weight"), what he likes to do for fun ("surf") and whether delivering presents pays well ("It...Read more »
Finn and Jake of the hit Cartoon Network series “Adventure Time” and Toothless from the DreamWorks movie “How to Train Your Dragon” will make their inaugural flights in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.
Finn will be holding his sword; Toothless will have his giant wings folded in a landing pose.
Snoopy and SpongeBob have both been in the Thanksgiving parade in the past, but...Read more »
If your child has ever walked through the house belting out “Oliver, Oliver, never before has a boy asked for more,” you might be interested in a big-screen showing of the classic movie at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington.
“Oliver!” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1968. It’ll be shown as part of the monthly Musicals: Stage to Screen series. It was...Read more »
Port Washington author Beth Ain’s series for second through fifth graders, “Starring Jules,” has been chosen in the "Best New Series" category of Parents Magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013.
“We do the Ten Best every year because we are huge fans of children’s books. Helping parents sort through the thousands of children’s books that come out every year is a great service...Read more »
My question right now is, “Why?” Why does New York State have to be the guinea pig for a project that would put 2.3 million public school students' names and records into the hands of a private, high-tech corporation that will store and manage them within a computerized "cloud" service? According to a report in today’s Newsday by staff writer John Hildebrand, New York is the biggest state...Read more »
Treat your family to wings, ribs, burgers and more at Chili's Grill & Bar today, and 100 percent of net profits will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and for the 10th year, "Donate Profits Day" at Chili's gives back to the annual More Hope Campaign for St. Jude to help treat and defeat childhood cancer and...Read more »
What does it mean to be born in 2013?
Starting tomorrow, NBC’s "Today" show will spend a week reporting on new technologies, trends and realities that parents face. Topics will include fertility frustrations, mom/dad balance and sleep deprivation. A number of correspondents, including Jenna Bush Hager, will discuss their personal parenting experiences.
On Monday, correspondents...Read more »
Some scientific studies are groundbreaking. Then there’s this one.
Emory University anthropologists, seeking to learn why some dads are better nurturers than others, investigated whether anatomy played a role in differences in parenting style. They’re finding: Men with smaller testicles are often more involved fathers.
A HealthDay article quoted lead study author James Rilling as saying...Read more »
Prince William isn’t just the world’s most famous new dad -- he’s also the world’s most famous beneficiary of paternity leave. The heir to the British crown just returned to work after two weeks of leave, which he used to get to know his infant son, international superstar George Alexander Louis.
News of Prince William’s leave sparked a flurry of questions from the media and spectators. Does...Read more »
It's been a little more than nine months since superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. And while many Long Islanders are still rebuilding their homes and businesses, others are "building" in other ways: They're having babies.
"We saw a 16 percent increase in births in July as compared to last July," said Shelley Lotenberg, spokeswoman for NuHealth/Nassau University Medical...Read more »