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Summer babies are healthier adults, study says

Want to have a healthier and taller baby? You may want to aim for having a child in the summer months.


How adult beds pose dangers for babies

Maybe you already know this, but here's a very important reminder anyway. Too many infants die form it each year.


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LinkedIn switching to 'discretionary' vacation policy

LinkedIn is the latest company to offer an open-ended time off policy to employees.

The networking site is implementing a "discretionary time off," or DTO policy, for its salaried workers, or about 75% of its 6,000 U.S.-based employees.

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Kenyan girl, 9, forced to marry man 69 years older

Younis, a 13-year-old Kenyan girl, talks about her marriage four years ago to a man who is 69 years older than her.


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Author says book will make your child sleep

Bedtime is loathed by parents universally, a fact author Adam Mansbach capitalized on in his best-selling book "Go the F**k to Sleep".


Protecting children: Should Michigan have a registry for...

St. Clair Shores mother Erica Hammel describes her son Wyatt as a living, breathing miracle.


What would your kid do: Stranger at the door

What if a stranger at the door seemed harmless? Local 4's hidden cameras catch what happens.


Little girl interrupts ceremony to welcome back military dad

A 3-year-old girl interrupted a military homecoming ceremony this week after she spotted her father standing in the front row.



D.C. considers US' most generous paid leave policy

For many American workers, taking time off to have a child or care for a sick family member means not getting paid.



Hear the beep where you sleep: Have smoke detectors in...

The message of this year's Fire Prevention Week is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and every level on a home.  The smoke detectors should also be interconnected, so if one goes off, they all go off.


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Are You On The Scam "Sucker List"?

Tonight at 11 p.m. - Scams are everywhere! Ruth to the Rescue shows why you could be more of a target than you think and how to protect yourself.


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