Would You Pay Thousands for a Unique Baby Name?

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What's in a name? A unique identity worth $31,000? Probably not. But Marc Hauser is trying to convince you otherwise. Hauser is the CEO of Erfolgswelle, a Swiss firm that generates unique baby names. And this isn't an automated, randomized or arbitrary process; a team of 14 experts, 12 translators, four historians and two... read more

A Cure for Peanut Allergies?

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Seats might be opening up at the peanut-free table; Australian researchers found a possible cure for people with potentially-fatal peanut allergies. The secret's in a daily dose of peanut protein powder and the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After eating this mixture in increasing amounts for 18 months, 80 percent of the participants in the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute... read more

Unplanned Pregnancies Are on the Decline

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Unintended pregnancy rates are falling across the US, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. While the rates aren't consistent across the board, 28 states did see a drop in unintended pregnancies of 5 percent or more since 2006. This decline coincides with the introduction of new, more effective birth control methods... read more

Do Measles Make Disneyland Off-Limits?

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If you’re reading this in the United States, you might be wondering why. Why should measles be on your radar? Virtually eradicated by the 1980s, the ultra-contagious virus is effectively prevented by vaccination. But this month’s Disneyland outbreak brought them back into conversation and people are wondering: is it really safe to visit crowded places... read more

4-Year-Old Calls 911, Saves Pregnant Mother

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We know a dad or two that could take a cue from this calm, cool and collected labor coach. Meet four-year-old Calise Manning, the Kalamazoo, MI native who saved the day when her pregnant mom had seizure. "She's shaking and she's having a baby," Calise told 911. "My mom is really pregnant and she's having a boy... read more

Should You Really Shovel Snow While Pregnant?

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With winter storm Juno barreling into the northeast, we've seen the same question pop up in our Community again and again: is it safe to shovel snow while pregnant? Bumpies seem to have come to a consensus: you can but probably shouldn't. And we couldn't agree more.

During the first and second trimesters, it's like...

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What Does N.Y.C. Look Like Through a Toddler's Eyes? Find Out

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a toddler? It's hard to get inside his head, but one dad got inside his range of vision. New to New York City, Diego Acosta Lopez left his native Quito, Ecuador, to attend the School of Visual Arts. And for the first time, his almost two-year-old son, Ignacio,... read more

The Holderness Family Stars in New Super Bowl Video

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When the Holderness Family released their first video Christmas card in December 2013, they had no idea it would become a social media sensation with more than 15 million views. Following a year of producing several witty homemade videos, the family decided to try something new: They've partnered with media company SheKnows to create a series of branded videos. The... read more

Meet Grace, the New Gerber Baby

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Thanks to seven-month-old Grace, Gerber is getting a face lift. The East Petersburg, Pennsylvania baby was selected from a pool of more than 180,000 applicants to become the 2015 Spokesbaby. We doubt that Grace will be doing much speaking on behalf of the brand, but her face will appear in a national ad and across Gerber's website and social media... read more

Dad Crashes Car, Delivers Baby