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  • Lean In: Hyo Jin Park, graduate, City Colleges of Chicago

    In South Korea high school is supposed to be a focused, high-stakes, demanding time. Every student starts studying at 7a.m. and does not stop unit they fall asleep. This is to ensure getting the best possible score on the country's Scholastic Aptitude...

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    'Annie' is stuck in the middle

    In the 1982 big-screen version of the 1977 Broadway musical "Annie," the titular orphaned redhead was an annoying little sprite. I get that she's meant to be a beacon of Depression-era optimism, but at what point does a likable child become an artificially peppy, unconvincing robot? Annie still ...

  • FAMILY

    'Annie' is stuck in the middle

    In the 1982 big-screen version of the 1977 Broadway musical "Annie," the titular orphaned redhead was an annoying little sprite. I get that she's meant to be a beacon of Depression-era optimism, but at what point does a likable child become an artificially peppy, unconvincing robot? Annie still ...

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    Don't mess with 'Merry Christmas' in Texas

    FORT WORTH, Tex. - This is Texas, so you can safely toss the generic holiday greetings out the door.

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    Parents @ Play: Affordable, last-minute gifts? Check

    Those last few days of holiday shopping can be incredibly stressful. Not to worry: we're here to help. These items are widely available, won't break the bank, and are pretty much guaranteed to make your kids light up like a Christmas tree or Menorah. And don't forget to check out the latest winners...

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    In a holiday surprise, struggling couple gets keys to a new house

    KANSAS CITY - A free house with all new appliances and presents under the Christmas tree. Anyone would feel blessed.

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    Do you wanna play a snowman? Pop-up 'Frozen' and 6 more board games

    Sometimes the best way to enjoy your relatives at the holidays is a little friendly competition. Or maybe sometimes the best way to keep your family from arguing about politics and ideology is to quiet them with a little family bonding. If they are playing a game, they can't talk, right? Board games...

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    Living with Children: Using the 'ticket system' for misbehavior

    Q: I've been trying for two months with little to no success to get your "ticket" system to work on my 4-year-old daughter. The target behaviors are ignoring me when I tell her to do something and blatantly refusing to do what I tell her to do. She has three tickets a day. When she loses one, she...

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    Ask Mr. Dad: HPV vaccine recommended for both girls and boys

    Dear Mr. Dad: I have boy/girl twins who are 11. Their pediatrician suggested that my daughter get a vaccine for HPV, but he didn't offer it to my son. I've got three questions. First, why didn't he suggest the vaccine for my son? Second, why are they offering a vaccine against sexually transmitted...

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    Ana Veciana-Suarez: Catalogues buy us our dreams

    One of my great joys during the holiday season - along with the (mostly) merry family reunions - is skipping to the mailbox every evening to retrieve the dazzling array of catalogs that arrive daily. They are as much fun to study as the greeting card photographs of nieces and nephews and cousins.

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    Lori Borgman: Seeing shepherds in a different light

    One of my favorite hidden-camera gags is of high school students called to the counselor's office to learn the results of their career aptitude tests.

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