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  • Trade-In Used Cribs and Car Seats at 'Toys R Us'

    Trade-In Used Cribs and Car Seats at 'Toys R Us'
    I was interested to see this announcement due to the fact that I have two old cribs sitting in the attic!  Now, through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
  • Everybody Loves The Hess Truck

    Everybody Loves The Hess Truck
    The annual Hess Truck hits stores today!  This collectible is a no-fail holiday hit, year after year.  Good luck finding one for your child! *************************** Excerpts from a press release:   The 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor can be...
  • Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters

    Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters
    Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters. According to the press release from the CPSC: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.  This recall involves...
  • Two Central Florida fathers launch toy company

    Two Central Florida fathers launch toy company
    Two Central Florida fathers with backgrounds in engineering and online games are developing a toy to teach math and science skills. Jeremy Scheinberg of Winter Park and Chris Harden of Apopka are both 39 and both have young kids. After participating...
  • Playing with Barbies limits girls' ambitions, study shows

    Playing with Barbies limits girls' ambitions, study shows
    A recent study out of Oregon State University says that girls who chose to play with Barbie dolls over alternatives had a limited view on future career choices.  The study of girls ages 4 to 7 indicated that there might be a link between girls who...
  • Barbie is perfect for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

    The annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is out -- along with the usual debates about objectifying women as sexual beings, modesty as a lost value and the undeniable fact that beauty is a random gift distributed by the fickle hand of an unfair God....
  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • New Trier hires alum Brian Doll as football coach

    After stints teaching football from Elk Grove all the way to London, New Trier grad Brian Doll is returning to his alma mater to lead the Trevians' football program. Doll, who spent nine years on the New Trier football staff before taking the reigns...
  • Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album

    Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album
    "Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon. The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren. His remix is just one of...
  • TV Picks: 'Crisis,' 'Doll & Em,' 'Episodes'

    TV Picks: 'Crisis,' 'Doll & Em,' 'Episodes'
    "Crisis": With a busload of kidnapped high school students, a flock of powerful parents and a smattering of high-caliber stars, NBC seems prepared to do what CBS couldn't with "Hostages"--create a high-octane, character-driven suspense drama that is...
  • Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment

    Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment
    Q: Our 13-year-old indoor/outdoor cat is very affectionate, yet for seemingly no reason sometimes circles our feet and legs, sounds and looks aggressive, then bites us savagely. How do we address this? -- S.R., Atlanta, GA A: If the behavior is new,...