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  • Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell

    Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell
    Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood...
  • English 101

    English 101
    Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
  • What makes popular kids so mean?

    What makes popular kids so mean?
    Despite Title 1X of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which outlawed sexual harassment, umpteen bully prevention efforts and campaigns, bullying —which overlaps with sexual harassment — continues to thrive. A recently released American...
  • Ways to Lower Your Kid's Cholesterol

    Ways to Lower Your Kid's Cholesterol
    You've heard it a thousand times over: Kids today are too fat; they don't exercise; they play too many video games. Last July, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines stating that children as young as 2 may need a cholesterol test,...
  • Cord-blood donation encouraged

    Cord-blood donation encouraged
    To donate the stem cell-rich umbilical cord blood produced during the birth of her daughter, Jaime Feaster of Lake Charles, La., would have had to drive more than two hours to the nearest hospital equipped to collect it. That's a long way to go when you'...
  • Five Ideas for Aging Gracefully

    Five Ideas for Aging Gracefully
    Despite its reputation, aging doesn't have to be a miserable process. As it is, Americans are living longer than ever before -- the average man can expect to survive 75.2 years. Women have a life expectancy of 80.4. But if you want to make it to 100 --...
  • Sweet stuffed

    Sweet stuffed
    America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it. The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are...
  • How to Control Peanut Allergy in Children

    How to Control Peanut Allergy in Children
    A peanut allergy is terrifying: Eating even a tiny bit of peanut can spark a fatal reaction, and up until now, the only way to avoid that fate was to never eat the legumes, which lurk in thousands of processed foods. Of the 150 deaths each year from...
  • Multiple births, multiple risks

    Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs. The two...
  • Can magnets help kick the habit?

    The product: If you've ever tried to give up smoking -- or been around someone who has--you've probably discovered that quitting isn't easy, even with the help of a patch, pill, gum or spray. Nicotine-replacement products work about 10% to 15% of the...
  • DNA referees

    DNA referees
    Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime. But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...
  • Rob Schneider's on the move

    Rob Schneider's on the move
    It may be hard to envision gigolo Deuce Bigalow in San Marino, but the comic actor who played him has owned a home there since 2003. Now, RobSchneider has listed his French Normandy-style manor for $3.6 million. Built in 1926 by architect Everett P....