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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through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show

    World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show
    "You cannot buy the big one so you buy 1,000 of the small ones," says Billy Karam, a Lebanese toy car collector and amateur rally driver who has over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, making it the Guinness Book of World Records largest collection of...
  • Getting the most satisfaction from the money you spend

    A Gallup poll released Jan. 6 showed that Americans' daily spending has rebounded to an average of $96, the highest since the financial crisis in September 2008. That's not counting normal household bills or big purchases. By coincidence, I've been...
  • Ridley Pearson: Writing is an adventure

    Ridley Pearson: Writing is an adventure
    American author Ridley Pearson met with Teenlink at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International to talk about his young reader adventure novels “The Kingdom Keepers” and “Peter and the Starcatchers,” as well as his newest novel,...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • More activity during the day might quiet squabbling cats

    LAS VEGAS, NV -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference here Feb. 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was...
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...