| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to protect their music from being used in advertising.
The Beastie Boys issued an open letter Monday morning accusing GoldieBlox of crossing that line when the toy company put a female-empowerment twist on...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Rubber ducky, you're the one! Well, one of two: The rubber duck and the game of chess were inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, bringing the number of toys enshrined there to 53.
The museum, in Rochester, N.Y., has been inducting toys since...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Forget bellycasting or that barefoot glamour photo shoot on the beach to commemorate your pregnancy. And who needs a cast of tiny post-natal footprints?
Now you can print your fetus into a figurine.
"Imagine holding your baby before he or she is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:00 PM
I'm a Barbie collector.
There, I said it.
I don't always confess it right away. In fact, I usually wait. My house isn't filled with Barbies like some episode of "Hoarders." The dolls are locked in a back bedroom, which I refer to as "storage" when new...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
When I met my husband, Brandon, online, we covered most of the essentials over email.
I knew he lived in Murrieta, 53 miles from my Seal Beach home. I knew he was a widower. I also knew he had a freezer stocked with microwaveable pocket sandwiches...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Sound familiar? Your normally cheerful spouse has suddenly, and inexplicably, turned cranky and an otherwise pleasant day is fast becoming a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."
When you see those storm clouds gathering in your significant...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:59 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Day Light Saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so you'll have an extra hour to shop or play this weekend! Save $10...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A consumer group dedicated to reclaiming childhood from corporate marketers has released its annual list of toys that are 'oppressive and destructive to young children.'
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has released five nominees for its...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:22 AM
TSA agents disarmed a sock monkey a passenger was carrying, saying the toy gun in the monkey's miniature holster was too realistic looking, according to KING5.com.
The sock monkey was dressed as a cowboy and named "Rooster Monkburn" after the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...