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  • TV increasingly used as babysitter, researcher says

    Parents may have the noblest of intentions and consider television and video programs to be a rich source of educational value for their children. But in truth, says one researcher, they're primarily using the video screen as a convenient and cheap babysitter.

    June 23, 2012

  • As kids leave home, many parents may need to grow up, too

    While it can be hard to watch your children head off for sleepovers or sleepaway camp, such an event is a healthy and important step, says a clinical psychologist at Children's National Medical Center.

    June 23, 2012

  • car_salesman.jpg How to make the right offer on a new car

    That said, there is no reason to approach buying a new car with fear and trepidation. Some careful homework beforehand can build your confidence and help you get a fair price.

    June 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • Turtle sex -- preserved for the ages

    If anything could be more embarrassing than dying while having sex, it might be being preserved in flagrante delicto for millions of years so that members of an advanced species could dig you up, gawk at you, and write a journal paper about your final romantic encounter. For a group of ancient turtles, this nightmare just came true.

    June 23, 2012

  • GLOVES212.jpg The mixed blessing of food-service gloves

    These days, food handlers are expected to wear gloves, especially when they're working in public view. However, those gloves are good only if the hands they are covering are clean. And the bigger problem? People automatically equate them with food safety.

    June 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • facebook.png New study: Who controls social networks?

    In the world of Facebook, users are either kings or lemmings. That's the conclusion of a new study, the largest to analyze how information spreads across social networks-and who does the spreading.

    June 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • Concert Line

    February 13, 2008

  • Mary Feola Celebrating a love of chocolate Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and millions around the country have been buying that tasty treat that is synonymous with the holiday — chocolate.

    Area businesses have been gearing up for Valentine’s Day for weeks. Store shelves have been filled with a savory selection of chocolates, and one local business owner is actually striving to help keep those shelves stocked with all kinds of Valentine’s Day goodies.

    February 12, 2008 1 Photo

  • Members of the East Fairmont High School speech team Good memories, impact in lives, and some laughs. What is it? Then the words “high school” are brought up, one automatically thinks of sports, band, choir, honoraries and clubs.

    The clubs could be something well-known, such as National Honor Society, but in high school was there ever such a thing called “Speech Team”? It’s one of the newest clubs in which students may join and recite poems, plays and much more.

    February 11, 2008 1 Photo

  • The dating game The dating game

    February 10, 2008 1 Photo

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