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Is It Important to Leave an Inheritance for Your Children? [POLL]

It seems an increasing number of baby boomers are following the lead of billionaire Warren Buffett, who has pledged to leave almost all of fortune to charity rather than his children.

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Which Cities in America Are the Best for Raising a Family?

When considering the best possible place to raise your children, certain criteria should be top of mind. Things like a safe family-friendly neighborhood as well as an exceptional school system are great places to start.

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5 Great Family-Friendly African American Films

Family time is the best time to teach your children about the contributions of African Americans to the rich culture of our nation. While you might not have the time or resources to take your children to the Martin Luther King monument in Washington, DC, there are great movies you can watch that are as entertaining as they are educational.

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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Tearjerker Alert! Young Boy Disobeys Dad to Attend Funeral for Fallen Firefighter [VIDEO]

Eleven-year-old Jared Flanders willfully disobeyed his father and left his Massachusetts home one day last week without an accompanying adult. But Jared had a good reason to defy his dad, since his objective was to attend a funeral for a firefighter killed during the line of duty.

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Shocking or No? Spankings Are Still the Norm for Half of Americans

Back in the ’60s, corporal punishment was common practice for a shocking 94 percent of parents in the US. While a lot of us may find this number unsettling, just as many don’t. In fact, half of all parents today admitted to punishing children by “spanking on the bottom with a bare hand” to a telephone poll conducted by the National Institutes for Mental Health.

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You Won’t Believe What a Group of Parents Did to Get Better Schooling for Their Kids

Parents upset about the education their children are receiving at the Notre-Dame de Caderot school in southern France didn’t merely hold meetings or complain to the school board.

Instead, they stormed the building and took several teachers and the school headmistress hostage.

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