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At 85, widow proves elderly still nation-builders

PRESENTACION CAPISTRANO: Ordinary person doing extraordinary work everyday. RAFFY LERMA

There are heroes outside battlefields—ordinary, everyday heroes who strive to change the world through their own simple ways.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Time running out for ‘kidnapped’ brain tumor boy taken to France

Cameron press conference

Interpol issued a global alert Friday for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumor snatched from hospital by his family, as authorities said only hours remained to save his life.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Swiss baby dies after being left forgotten in parked car

La Chaux-de-Fonds - Switzerland

A 16-month-old baby died after being forgotten by one of its parents who left the child behind in a company car park, a Swiss prosecutor said Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Unique finds for kids at MaArte

CASA San Pablo Pottery

I’ve never been much of a shopper as I never had the patience to spend hours shifting through racks or going from shop to shop. But one of the events I look forward to every year is the MaArte Artisan Fair. The unique and beautiful items they have never fail to amaze me.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Child mania: Is your toddler obsessed?


Over the summer, my 3-year-old Jack had scheduled playdates with similar-aged sons of friends. One of my friends revealed a concern that her son was very much into helicopters, and that the school she was putting him in mentioned that perhaps the boy should see a specialist if his fascination becomes disruptive.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »