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Ex-GalleyCat ed Jason Boog on raising bookworms

Ex-GalleyCat ed Jason Boog on raising bookworms

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Boog was immersed in publishing for five years as editor of the MediaBistro blog GalleyCat. When he became a dad, he was curious how best to foster a love of books in his newborn daughter.

June 28, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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Entertainment

5 tips for making family trips with teens more fun

5 tips for making family trips with teens more fun

NEW YORK (AP) — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden years, when kids can handle long …

July 20, 2014 5:55 pm

Family Life

The Long Way to Paradise

The Long Way to Paradise

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction. In the spring of last year, majestic photographs of pristine lakes, bighorn sheep and snow-capped peaks began wallpapering Chicago ‘L’ trains, tempting an…

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Food

School officials try healthier cafeteria options

School officials try healthier cafeteria options

Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turni…

July 20, 2014 5:51 pm

Pets

Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

March 02, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Profiles

One on one with the Easter Bunny

One on one with the Easter Bunny

As a journalist, one dreams of one day scoring that one really BIG interview. That day came this past Wednesday for this writer.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Health & Wellness

Coaching for the love of it

Coaching for the love of it

Behind every youth sports team is a coach. A coach who, after a long day at work, drives to the field where he stays past dark.

June 05, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Meet our Bloggers

#Food with a Dash of Fun

We've all gotta eat-might as well have some fun in the kitchen! Check here for recipes, cooking with kids, food finds, and more.

#Father Knows Nothing

Rick Kaempfer's business card says author/writer/blogger, but his real job is "stay-at-home-dad."