Sep 29 2011

From Milestones to Maturity

"Parenting is all about helping kids through transitions, from developmental milestones to maturing likes and interests. Yet the toughest transitions of all may happen when kids start a new phase of school, due to stresses from new environments, academic subjects and even friends."  8 tips for helping kids with tough school transitions. TODAY

"As we wait for the formal written verdict to come through, Pastor Nadarkhani’s life hangs in the balance. CSW calls for continued urgent international action to prevent his execution, which could still happen anytime."  IRAN: Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s life still hangs in the balance. Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Interview with Max Lucado

God's Story your story

Parable about the pearl

Life is tougher without God

"Childhood obesity rates in America have tripled since 1980: Today, 19.6 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 11 are obese, and 18.1 percent of kids between the ages of 12 and 19 are obese."  The 5 worst kids' meals in America. TODAY

"Each week, 200 million shoppers visit a Wal-Mart, and while these mega stores get a lot of flack for selling supersized, less-than-nutritious fare, the company is taking steps that may make it easier for you to get healthy and slim down."  5 ways to lose weigh at Wal-Mart. Shine from YAHOO!

"Nobody expects books on paper to go the way of LP records and film cameras -- at least not soon."  Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad vs. Galaxy Tab: What To Consider. abc NEWS

"Remember these?  From Charleston Chews to Mallo Cups, we count down eight of our favorite retro sweets."  Classic Childhood Candies You Still Crave. Shine from YAHOO!

"What goes up, must come down.  Very quickly.  Especially if you press the wrong button."  Plane Plunges 6,234 Feet After Pilot Error. abc NEWS

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Sep 26 2011

Having a favorite?

"Survey of 26,000 moms this summer, one in 5 moms admitted to having a favorite child (19 percent, to be exact)."

Moms and dads fess up to having favorites. TODAY Moms

"The U.S. postal service announced Monday that they're ditching the rule that you must be dead at least five years to appear on a postage stamp. Now living people can be on stamps too."

Which celebrities should be on postage stamps? TODAY Celebrities

"USA Today's Twitter account was hacked, apparently by the same group that breached the Twitter accounts of NBC and Fox News."

USA Today Twitter account hacked. Technolog on msnbc.com

"Daughter Jana Hacker says the family plans on "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn."  Can we put him on a stamp?

Man credited with creating Doritos dies in Dallas. USA TODAY

"Most Americans know the facts about low-wage work, but many have been lucky enough to avoid actually having to live on $8 or $9 an hour. A computer game calls Spent gives you the opportunity to see what it would be like to walk in a poor person’s shoes."

Can you live on $9 an hour? Play the game. LIFEINC. on TODAY

 

Seasonal Help Section:

"Many Americans will want to consider going for that staple of seasonal employment, the Christmas holiday job."

How to get a holiday job. TODAY Money

"Macy's said this is an increase of 4% from last year, when the retailer hired 75,000 seasonal jobs."

Macy's to add 78,000 holiday jobs. CNN Money

"Toys "R" Us started hiring this week for retail positions such as toy demonstrators and sales associates."

Toys 'R' Us adding 40,000 holiday jobs. CNN Money

"Retailers and other big seasonal employers won't be hiring as many people this year as they did in the last years before the recession began, but some of them are looking to take on thousands of workers."

Who's hiring the most this holiday season. TODAY Money

The kindness of a stranger saved the race....

 

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Sep 23 2011

A Little Weird

What have you seen that is just a little weird?  Like...

Mom puts Missoni for Target boots on eBay for $31K. TODAY

Other stories from today:

Trash bag puppy nursed back to health. TODAY

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