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Silence! Malaysia Airlines Offers Kid-Free Areas on Planes

Anyone who’s ever taken a long flight and tried to relax while children screamed or ran around may put Malaysia Airlines on a list of favorite companies after the carrier announced it’s now offering child-free spaces on some of its planes.

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Why Are Kids Playing ‘The Choking Game’?

Kids have always been good at inventing their own playground games.

One game, however, has proven to be quite dangerous for the little guys and gals. It goes by a dozen different names, but it can best be described as the ‘choking game.’

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US Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops to Historic Low

A new study from the CDC shows teen births in the US have hit an all-time low, dropping to just over 34 births per 1,000 women who are between 15 and 19 years old — a decrease of nine percent in the last two years alone.

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Alicia Silverstone Reveals She’s ‘Glad’ She Fed Her Son Mouth-to-Mouth [VIDEO]

A couple weeks ago, actress Alicia Silverstone got the interwebs buzzing when she posted a video that showed her spitting chewed-up food into her young son’s mouth. Now she’s responding to the controversy.

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Want Your Kids to Lose Weight? Maybe You Should Drop a Few Pounds, Too

The number of obese children in the US has tripled since 1970. About one out of every three kids in America is severely overweight.

This data means that obesity-related diseases that are usually only found in adults are being diagnosed more frequently in children and that these kids need to lose weight.

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Indian Couple Claims Daughter Isn’t Theirs, Insist on Receiving Boy Instead

India’s problematic and long-standing issue of discrimination against girls has lead to a legal mess in which the parents of an infant daughter are claiming she isn’t theirs. Instead, they say a boy born to another couple is actually their son.

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Should Parents Pay Big Bucks to Get Their Kids’ Books Published?

Over-indulgent parents aren’t just making kids dumber. They’re also costing themselves money in the process. The latest trend? Shelling out hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars to get books written by their children published.

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School Forces Students to Delete Facebook Pages

Schools these days seem to have no compunctions about policing students’ use of social media. An Indiana teenager was recently expelled for swearing in a tweet, and now a Brooklyn, New York school is forcing its charges to delete their Facebook accounts — or face expulsion themselves.

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