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Archive: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Buh-Bye, Club Libby Lu

There's plenty about the state of our economy to lament and plenty of stores that are going out of business that we may feel sorry for -- even miss. But there's one that's closing that's simply a good riddance: that's Club Libby Lu. More than a year and a half...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 5, 2008; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (26)

No, Things Weren't Better Way Back When

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Last weekend, I received a sweet Thanksgiving-themed note on top of one of those folksy Internet chain letters. The message was a celebration of my generation and the ones that preceded it. The whole thing is here, but I wanted to share some excerpts with you:...

By Brian Reid | December 4, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (29)

Public Restroom 101

Ahhh! I've become hypermom without wanting or trying. For a few minutes, a recent shopping trip at Costco turned me helicopterish. The boys had a simple -- quite normal -- request. To go to the bathroom. And so, they went in without me. To be fair, they often go into...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 3, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (59)

College at Age 16

At the end of October, New Hampshire announced plans for "new rigorous state board of exams to be given to 10th graders. Students who pass will be prepared to move on to the state's community or technical colleges, skipping the last two years of high school," according to Time. Other...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 2, 2008; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (41)

Melamine, Girl Scouts, Cheating Teens and a Sports Test

While we were all off spending quality family time, a few talkers hit the news. Here's a rundown: Melamine in Infant Formula Small amounts of melamine and melamine-related compounds have now been found in two samples of infant formula manufactured and sold in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 1, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Should Schools Close on Inauguration Day?

Many schools around the Washington area are closing on Jan. 20. For some, such as the District, Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax, the day was built into the school calendar. For others, such as Prince George's, Loudoun and Charles counties, the decision has been made in the past few weeks. So,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 1, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

 

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