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5 Surprising Destinations for Family Travel

article on TravelChannel.com It’s no secret that traveling with children has some limitations. (Who’s signing up for zip lining or a wine tour with young kids in tow?) But that doesn’t mean you have to feel constrained to focusing on mouse ears and a top 10 amusement parks list. Check out these top destinations and it just might surprise you how …

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10 Criminal Acts Involving LEGOs

by: BLAKE LYNCH MAY 16, 2018  taken from ListVerse.com More than 20 billion LEGO bricks are made each year in the LEGO factory located in Billund, Denmark. These sets go on to be used in a variety of ways, with one scientist suggesting that there are over 915 million ways to combine six blocks. Many people use LEGOs to assemble a …

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Top 15 Bizarre True Stories

This list was compiled by the co-editor of the Fortean Times, a Journal of Strange Phenomena, a monthly British magazine. 1. Bees who pay their respects Margaret Bell, who kept bees in Leintwardine, about 7 miles from her home in Ludlow, Shropshire (England), died in June 1994. Soon after her funeral, mourners were amazed to see hundreds of bees settle …

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9 lessons from my dad: Pop knows best

Picture: Darcel Rockett’s dad, Michael, enjoys all the gifts his children give him. (Darcel Rockett/Chicago Tribune) by: Darcel Rockett, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune Today marks a new beginning. The Chicago Tribune staff walked into our new home this morning upon leaving the iconic Tribune Tower after almost 100 years. (Readers may recall the numerous goodbyes and remembrances from newspaper personalities). But now, as new kids in the …

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What not to get dad for Father’s Day

by: John Kass, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune A father doesn’t need that extra piece of homemade blueberry pie with fancy vanilla ice cream on Father’s Day. My wife will tell you that. You’re right, honey. Other things a father doesn’t really need include thick-cut bacon (says the doctor), that bottle of 18-year-old single malt scotch (doctor), pasta (tailor), those delicious au gratin …

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What is the origin of Father’s Day?

BY HEATHER KOLICH On the third Sunday of every June in the United States, sons and daughters across the country honor their fathers with cards, gifts and a little encouragement to kick back. You might buy dad a tie without thinking twice, but have you ever stopped to wonder how this celebration got started? The first recorded observance of Father’s Day …

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What People Call Their Moms And Dads In Other Countries

By Caroline Bologna with HuffPost Mother and Father. Mom and Dad. Mommy and Daddy. Mama and Papa. Ma and Pop. We have many words and nicknames for our parents in the U.S. Naturally, the same is true in other parts of the world, too. We asked HuffPost’s Facebook followers from outside the U.S. to share the terms of endearment they use …

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Trump resets the world stage

By Jeremy Diamond, Jeff Zeleny and Kevin Liptak, CNN Updated 2:56 PM ET, Wed June 13, 2018   Updated 2:56 PM ET, Wed June 13, 2018 Singapore (CNN) – President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Wednesday to piece together a new world reality, one he hopes will result in a nuclear-free North Korea and maybe one day a Nobel Peace Prize. But as his estrangement from …

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The Sprout Academy

THE SPROUT ACADEMY CENTERS www.the-sprout-academy.com We are an well established organization of preschools in the Seminole, St Pete, Pinellas Park, Belleair, and Clearwater areas of Pinellas County, Florida. Our classes are very active groups where our children learn many life skills, as well as music and movement, and art. They learn to communicate with each other and with adults. We …

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Children And The Opioid Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman President, Children’s Defense Fund 10/27/2017 05:02 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2017 President Trump’s announcement yesterday reminded us all that the opioid crisis is a public health emergency, but in fact it is also a national emergency and we must do so much more. Daily we read articles and see searing reports about the opioid crisis. We’ve learned about …

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