Alex Creighton, 26, doesn’t have cancer, at least – and only a guy so upbeat would call that a plus. Osteoblastoma is just as bad – maybe worse. He has so many tumors, the amount of radiation needed to treat them would kill an elephant, let alone a man.
This Fourth of July, celebrate your family's freedom from boring foods. We've selected some of our most exciting flavor combinations to help you throw a dairy festive Fourth of July party for your family and friends. The best part is you'll be enjoying balanced meals with foods from all five food groups. Hip, hip, hooray!
A new study confirms what to most of us is obvious that when your baby is fussy, picking them up helps. The study conducted at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Saitama, Japan by Dr. Kumi Kuroda stated "infants become calm and relaxed when they are carried by their mother" If we add to this knowledge, to our understanding of sensory modes, we can have up our sleeves a good arsenal to combat the crying or colicky baby.
When teens roll their eyes, the meaning of their nonverbal message is not hard for parents to decode. And when it first starts appearing, it often ushers in a new chapter of the child-parent relationship - one that requires patience and fortitude from the grown-ups.
Country singer Jessie James and husband, NFL star Eric Decker, are expecting their second child - a boy - and it sounds like they're planning to keep the brood growing. Already parents to 15-month-old daughter Vivianne Rose, James says, "We have all of our children's names picked out."
Parents need to know that "Massive Chalice" is a downloadable turn-based strategy game where players build up and defend their lands over 300 years. Characters will permanently die off, either as a result of battle or simply living out their natural life spans. Players will counter this by marrying off heroes to produce offspring and build a legacy. Though combat is core to the game (with swords, bombs, arrows, and battering rams used in battle), the violence isn't particularly graphic or gory. Light profanity occasionally pops up in dialogue, and some characters are shown to be either drunk or hungover, but apart from that there's no objectionable content.
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Parents need to know that Geography Drive USA is an educational game app that helps kids learn about America and U.S. states by playing a game based on a road trip through each state. Kids are prompted with some voice instruction, but they also need to be able to read questions. Questions include map identifications ("Where's Chicago?") and more than 500 multiple choice questions ("What's the capital of Arizona?") that kids earn money to buy gas and other items for their car by answering correctly. There's a visitors center where kids can brush up on each state with online brochures. If they don't want to read the brochures, kids can still play by recalling information they've learned in school to answer some questions and maybe do some guessing. Just don't run out of gas, or your trip is over.
Parents need to know that "Batkid Begins" is an unabashedly emotional, uplifting documentary about the day in 2013 that the city of San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham to help a young boy's Make-A-Wish dream come true. Packed with excellent messages and role models, the film makes a strong case for the positive power of social media when it's used for a good cause (Twitter and Facebook helped make the event a global phenomenon) and shows how people really can make a difference. Discussion of young Miles' illness (leukemia) and treatment could worry some sensitive kids, and there are a few tense scenes staged for Batkid's big day (a woman tied to cable car tracks, fights with villains, etc.), but overall this is a wonderfully heartwarming story for viewers of all ages, with basically zero iffy content. (It's also a love letter to San Francisco; many local landmarks and businesses are featured, and you may find yourself wanting to book a trip there after the credits roll.)
From books with main characters who are LGBT or still figuring out their sexual orientations to stories of straight kids or teens with gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBT experience.
Kelli N. Moore of Atlanta felt she needed to hear more positive stories, more examples of kindness. So she decided to start a blog in 2012 to share stories and advice on how to encourage people to be kind, and also to have discussions about what does it really mean to be a kind person. Her blog's mantra is "be kind, even when it's really hard."
It was reported recently that an Australian woman collapsed and was forced to crawl to seek help after her skinny jeans cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles. She was hospitalized and had to be cut from her jeans.