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  • GoldieBlox video: Inspiring girls to be builders

    GoldieBlox video: Inspiring girls to be builders
    Something looks amiss outside this house on Plumosa Drive in Pasadena. Actually, a lot of things look amiss. Strewn about the front and side yards are wires and cords, a folding table overturned on the lawn, a children's stove smashed to pieces and,...
  • Empty Stocking Fund collecting toys, money to help less fortunate

    The annual push is on to fill The Empty Stocking Fund to help the less fortunate families of Harford County. The goal again this year is $80,000; as of Monday, donations received totaled $23,970, so there's still a long way to go to fill it. Recent...
  • 200,000 dolls from China are seized after tests show banned chemicals

    200,000 dolls from China are seized after tests show banned chemicals
    Federal authorities said Tuesday that they have seized more than 200,000 children's dolls arriving from China at ports in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities after the toys tested positive for banned chemical compounds. The dolls showed high levels of...
  • Advice: My boyfriend is afraid of sex toys

    Advice: My boyfriend is afraid of sex toys
    Hi Anna. I have trouble orgasming when I’m with my boyfriend. When I’m alone I can get myself off without any problems. I thought it might help if we used a vibrator in bed, but when I brought it up, he got all weird and defensive. Is he...
  • GoldieBlox viral video turns tables on little-girl princess fantasy

    GoldieBlox viral video turns tables on little-girl princess fantasy
    Girls rule! A pink empowerment video making the rounds is so darn cute you may not care that it's a not so thinly veiled commercial for an upstart toy company. Just watch and see. "The Princess Machine" video was posted on YouTube this week and...
  • GoldieBlox: The girls' toy commercial sweeping the Internet

    GoldieBlox: The girls' toy commercial sweeping the Internet
    If you haven’t seen it, check out the commercial for GoldieBlox that’s sweeping the Internet. It’s an ad for a set of interactive toys and books that encourages girls to build their own castles rather than wait for princes to come do...
  • Sometimes value is impossible to pin down precisely

    Q: Can you tell me about these two Yoshitoku dolls my grandparents bought for us around 1982? A: When we wrote about the Japanese dolls a few years back, we told readers that Yoshitoku is a historic, luxury Japanese doll maker, that their high quality...
  • California lawmakers want BB guns made in bright colors

    California lawmakers want BB guns made in bright colors
    SACRAMENTO -- A month after sheriff deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old Northern Californian who was carrying an airsoft gun, state lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation to require such guns to be painted bright colors to help law...
  • Ellen DeGeneres aims to power up Christmas for Toys for Tots kids

    Ellen DeGeneres aims to power up Christmas for Toys for Tots kids
    Ellen DeGeneres and a few good men (and kids) braved whipping winds, frequently departing aircraft and the threat of rain Friday at Van Nuys Airport to symbolically load up a plane and kick off a Toys for Tots campaign partnered with Duracell, aiming to...
  • iPotty, Monopoly make list of most 'oppressive' toys

    iPotty, Monopoly make list of most 'oppressive' toys
    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...
  • Fire stations accepting toys for kids in need

    Costa Mesa fire stations are accepting donations for firefighters' 21st annual Spark of Love toy drive for kids in need, the city announced Friday. Residents can drop off new and unwrapped toys, sports equipment or gift cards. The donations will go to...