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NOAA, Bill Gates and You: Ready for a Hurricane

What you’ve heard is true: Bill Gates is developing a weather control device. No need to panic yet Mac people; it’s far from ready, may be impossible, and the software mogul’s intentions—minimizing the damage and danger caused by hurricanes—seem more akin to his philanthropic tendencies than his world domination ones of years past. That said,… Read more »

El Nino, Greener Pets, and Virus Fighting Nasal Spray Vaccines

October arrival for H1N1 nasal spray vaccine. Friends making you fat? Companions’ behavior influences us heavily, scientists say. Sprinkler rule could make new homes safer, pricier. El Nino may hold ultimate responsibility for light hurricane season. Pets have carbon footprint to. How to reduce it.

Blogger Spotlight on Amy Bellgardt of Mom Spark

Amy Bellgardt is the founder and administrator of online magazine Mom Spark, a network of 17 moms who contribute advice, stories, and recipes online. She’s also worked with companies like Warner Bros., Ford, and Nestle. We caught up with Bellgardt and asked her what about blogging, social media, and why she never writes about her… Read more »

Irondads Crave Competition, Family Time

Like any high endurance sport, Ironman competitions carry certain dangers, but one risk in particular can come as a surprise: try the grueling race and you just might get addicted. That’s been the case for two Minnesota-based athletes, Brian Moynihan and Kevin Nelson, who train for the 26.2 mile run, 112 mile bike ride, and… Read more »

Overworked kids, avoiding injury, and explaining 9/11

Explaining 9/11 to a Muslim child. The myth of the overscheduled child. Firefighters now carrying oxygen masks for pets. Do parents set a poor example of driving for their kids? Yep. Avoid injury as a high school athlete.

Question of the Week: Do Guns Make us Safer?

Is it still harder to have a civil discussion about gun rights and gun control than health care reform, that trendy political third-rail? Depends where you look, but judging from a recent video on—one of the sites we follow at Life360—it’s actually possible to talk sensibly about gun ownership. This particular Momversation episode saw… Read more »

Recession-Friendly Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school shopping is an annual wallet-draining ritual, but this year, you won’t have to give up appendages to get your kids everything they need for class. Or at least not as many. The National Retail Federation is expecting an 8% drop in spending this shopping season, the worst in more than a decade. As a… Read more »

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WeMakeItSafer Wants Homes, Stores Recall Free

Two summers ago, product recalls made big headlines when numerous plastic toys manufactured in China were found to contain dangerous concentrations of lead paint. It was an eye-opening event for American consumers, yet it can still be challenging to find recalls that haven’t made the news, according to Jennifer Toney, founder of That’s something… Read more »