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Colin Firth Is Selling Himself to Fight Poverty – Who’s Gonna Win?

Don’t worry, it’s not as racy as it sounds — Colin Firth is auctioning himself off as a date for charity. The Oscar-winning star of ‘The King’s Speech’ is attempting to raise money by selling a chance to meet him on the red carpet and accompany him to an after party.

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Marco Arment / lisacchamberlain, Flickr
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Can Walking Through Doorways Prompt Memory Loss? Researchers Say, Yes

Have you ever felt slightly insane, or perhaps a little old, when you get to a room and then can’t remember what you went in there for, even though you had just thought about it? It’s not just you. New research shows that you’re not losing your mind; it’s just being compartmentalized.

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Six-Year Old Girl Foils Burglary While ‘Home Alone’

She didn’t use booby traps, but a six-year-old New Jersey girl dealt with a home invasion just as effectively as Macaulay Culkin’s character did in the classic holiday film ‘Home Alone.’

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China Photos, Getty Images
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Got Stressed Kids? Acupuncture Now Deemed Safe for the Little Ones

Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese, holistic healing method, isn’t just for adults anymore. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics deemed acupuncture safe for use with children. That is, if you can catch them and get them anywhere near a needle.

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Can Thanksgiving Actually Improve Your Self-Esteem? — Health Check

For many of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with family and enjoying time-tested recipes — Dad’s famous mashed potatoes, your brother’s homemade cranberry sauce, or Grandma’s pumpkin pie.

While the food itself may be wonderful, there’s a psychological component to eating the same things every year that benefits the human mind.

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Kids Destroy House With Bag of Flour [VIDEO]

“Oh my gosh,” is all the poor mom in this video can say after emerging from a trip to the bathroom and finding out that her one-year-old and her three-year-old have completely covered the house in a five-pound bag of flour. Maybe they were just trying to help redecorate. 

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charleskremenak, Flickr
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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Depressed Fathers Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Kids — Health Check

A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.

Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional wounds.

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Should 3 Year Olds Sing ‘Super Bass’

First Barbie has tattoos -- now we have wee little girls singing Nicki Minaj's single "Super Bass." Stop and actually listen to the lyrics they are pretty provocative and suggestive.

Have to admit I smiled when I watched the girls ham it up for the camera -- and what self confidence -- but I'm glad my daughters are grown up now and I don't have to make the decision to sensor or not. What do you think?

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The Barbie Collector
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Hipster Tokidoki Barbie Doll Has Tattoos, Is Secretly Judging You [PHOTO]

Recently, Mattel released Tokidoki Barbie, a hipster version of their iconic doll which comes complete with pink hair, an ironic half-shirt and visible tattoos on her chest, neck and shoulder. Finally, a Barbie who thinks you’re lame for playing with dolls. 

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Urgent Care Facilities Available In East Texas

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This time of year brings beautiful weather, changing leaves, and unfortunately were more prone to get sick. While we should be doing everything we can to prevent getting sick, sometimes we just cant help it. W

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Best Dad Ever Paints ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Mural On His Son’s Wall – Watch a Time-Lapse Video of His Process

In a move that demonstrates some seriously pro parenting, this savvy new Dad has paints a wall-size ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ mural in his son Ryan’s playroom. It’s hard to get too upset about that monster in your closet when there’s a lovable tiger on your wall, right?

This terrific time-lapse video documents the reproduction of cartoonist Bill Watterson’s iconic characters from start to finish. Let’s just hope Ryan doesn’t get the wrong idea about drawing on the walls.

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