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Is cursive handwriting obsolete?

We live in a texting, typing, emailing world — even at school. Sure, kids take notes in class and some even scribble out the occasional phone message at home, but for the most part, their written communication isn’t written that…

13 unexpected leap year facts

About every four years, February gains an extra day. We do this so our calendars don’t get out of whack, but Feb. 29 has also prompted some interesting traditions. Here are some surprising facts about the bonus day that comes…

World's oldest married couple celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary

John and Charlotte Henderson have a combined age of over 212 years. (Photo: Longhorn Village Senior Living) John and Charlotte Henderson were named the world’s oldest living couple by Guinness World Records. Now, they’re preparing to commemorate another incredible milestone….

7 gift hacks to help you through the holidays

[embedded content] You have a pile of presents ready to be wrapped and you know it will take hours to get them done. But here’s a little holiday gift. Perfect the method shown above and you’ll breeze right through them….

17 great quotes from 'A Christmas Story'

For many kids, there was that one Christmas where they just wished and wished for a special present … but Santa had other ideas. But the holidays were still filled with family, friends and lots of cheer. That’s the happy…

Cheering kindergarteners pack courthouse for boy's adoption hearing

[embedded content] Dozens of tiny kids waved pink and red hearts on wooden sticks as the judge dabbed her eyes with tissues. When 5-year-old Michael Orlando Clark Jr. went to the Kent County courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for his…

Hockey fans throw 45,000 stuffed animals on the ice for charity

45,650 stuffed toys were donated on Teddy Bear Toss night. (Photo: Caroline O’Connor/Hershey Bears) While fans of the Detroit Red Wings may remember the somewhat barbaric tradition of throwing octopus on the ice during the NHL playoffs, those attending the…

Take a tour of 11 White House Christmas trees

Over the years, myriad styles have been used to decorate the tree that annually graces the Blue Room of the White House, the official White House Christmas tree. Historians aren’t exactly clear when the first tree was put up in…

Free bird: Thanksgiving turkey pardons

Pardon in the garden The annual Thanksgiving ceremony where the U.S. president pardons a turkey became a tradition more than 20 years ago, when President George H.W. Bush pardoned the National Turkey Federation’s annual gift instead of gobbling it up….

Why watching 'Sesame Street' with your kids makes them learn more

This article is brought to you by the number 50! For 50 years now, “Sesame Street” has been televising lessons designed for young children on everything from letters and numbers, healthy eating, and diversity and inclusion. For as long it’s…