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Long days of Summer

It was November. Although it was not yet late, the sky was dark when I turned into Laundress Passage. Father had finished for the day, switched off the shop lights and closed the shutters; but so I would not come home to darkness he had left on the light over the stairs to the flat. Through the glass in the door it cast a foolscap rectangle of pale ...read more

Tips for choosing the right name for your baby

When it comes to parental disagreements, few subjects are as contentious as picking your baby's name. Boy or girl, it seems as though fathers and mothers are genetically predisposed to abhor any name suggestions put forward by their spouse. If your wife can't get over naming a baby girl after her favorite Aunt Mildred, and she won't bud ...read more

Reality TV had influence on baby names in 2010

The Social Security Administration recently unveiled its list of top baby names for 2010, and although a lot of classics made the list, it looks like new parents are drawing from some surprising sources.The top boys name was Jacob, and though it has been the top choice for over a decade, it may have experienced a surge more recently thanks to Jacob ...read more

Study: Baby names may affect life choices

For many new parents, choosing a baby name can be a painstaking decision. While it may seem illogical to think that what your kid's name is has any bearing on how the rest of his life turns out, a growing amount of research suggests that it might.In the past, scientists have found that boys who have more feminine names are more likely to exhibi ...read more

Bristol Palin allegedly changes son’s name to remove trace of dad Levi

Her mother may have a penchant for grabbing headlines, but Bristol Palin appears well on her way to having the same talent. The 20-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, may be looking to further distance herself from her 1-year-old son's father, Levi Johnston. She's reportedly removing her baby-daddy's surname ...read more

Britain’s Most Popular Boy’s Name for 2009: starts with Mo…

Well, that's a surprise. I was expecting Alistair. Britain's most popular baby names have been released, and Jack, the reigning champ for 14 years, has been replaced this year by Mohammed, reports the AFP. The name, a reference to the Muslim prophet, was denied the top spot due to a plethora of spellings listed separately, including "Muhammad ...read more

Movie Review: Hereafter

Rating: PG-13Genre: DramaRelease Date: October 22, 2010Running Time: 2 hours, 9 minutesChild-friendly? Recommended for ages 15 and up.Let's face it: Matt Damon may be responsible for bringing the kickass character Jason Bourne to life, but to most of the world, he will forever be pegged as that dude from Boston who starred in a movie about a ja ...read more

Top baby names 2009

Here are the top 20 names for boys and girls in 2009. Top 20 Girl Names 2009  Rank Name  & ...read more

Some fathers looking to president for baby name

Fathers who are hoping to give their newborn baby a unique name may want to steer clear of Jacob for a boy or Emma for a girl.According to the Social Security Administration, both names continue to be the most popular in the country, with Jacob standing strong for a decade and Emma edging out the 12-year reign of Emily.The administration's announce ...read more

UPDATE: NJ dad who named kids after Nazis decries removal

This story is just fascinating for all of its implications for parents' rights. So much of what we do with our own children is up to us; how they learn, what they eat,what they watch on TV. It's tempting to think they are under our complete control, like little pets. But in reality, we are only custodians for several years and for good, and sometim ...read more

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