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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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No Graduation for You! High School Senior Expelled After Swearing in a Tweet [VIDEO]

We may live in an era that many feel is dangerously approaching the Big Brother world depicted in the book ’1984,’ but after a high school student was expelled for using profanity in a tweet, lots of people cried foul.

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French Doctor Under Fire for Suggesting Kids’ Weights Be Graded

There are grades for scholastic subjects, but what if kids were also graded on their weight? That’s something French doctor and diet book author Dr. Pierre Dukan espoused earlier this year, and now he’s in hot water with the medical community in his country because of it.

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How Can You Teach Your Kids About Money? — Dollars and Sense

According to a new poll, many parents don’t talk to their children about financial matters the way they should — and as a result, kids aren’t getting the crucial lessons about money they’ll need later in life.

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Police Shut Down Wild ‘Project X’ Party After Kids Post Public Invite on Craigslist [VIDEO]

In the movie ‘Project X,’ a few teenagers decide to raise their social rankings by throwing an epic party that goes wrong.

But here in the real world, doing that can get you in serious trouble — especially if you’re dumb enough to post a public invite.

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