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Archive: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Are You Spending or Saving for the Holidays?

For retailers, the holiday season is looming and not necessarily in a good way. Given the state of the economy, we're simply not shopping and buying as much as in the past. Even teens are cutting back their spending, writes Time. Still, some seem downright bullish, expecting parents to shell...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 10, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

The Pennant Chase, Then and Now

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The calendar says October, which marks the screwy time of the year when I start caring deeply about baseball (and, more recently, Big Ten football). This has always come as something of a surprise to my family, who lives 11 months of the year in a...

By Brian Reid | October 9, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (15)

Confessions of a Less-Than-Perfect Mom

Tonight is the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holiday of repentance. For those of you not up on Jewish tradition, it's a time to throw away all the bad things we did over the past year and start fresh. And so, what better time to repent to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

A Look at the First Year of Life

For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. has taken a hard look at how -- practically speaking -- we're feeding our infants and putting them to sleep. The study, which looks at singleton babies, comes courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (52)

Does Safe Haven Law Help or Hurt?

In late September, Nebraskan Gary Staton decided he'd had enough. Rather than ask relatives for help, he drove his nine underaged children to a hospital and left them there. Staton could do this without legal repercussions because Nebraska has a law allowing parents of minor children to abandon those children...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 6, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (21)


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