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Two weeks ago, what daughter Allison Williams said publicly about her dad would not have been newsworthy–let alone headline-making. But times are different since Brian Williams, the now suspended top-rated NBC Nightly News anchorman, was caught exaggerating a Iraq war story and punished for it by getting sidelined without pay for 6 months. “This has been a really hard time. We have also been feeling very lucky, counting our blessings. We have our health. We have each other. It’s been incredible to experience the outreach...Continue reading »

It may be cold across much of the country. But today in Florida there’s lots of talk about swimming pool safety and a bill that would prevent electrocution deaths such as the one that claimed the life of 7-year-old Calder Sloan. Sloan was electrocuted in his family pool 10 months ago because of a faulty pool light. “What we’ve discovered is there is so many things that can go wrong in a pool that can lead to fatal injuries,” his dad, Chris Sloan, told Continue reading »

A stunning admission from Brian Williams, the anchor of top-rated NBC Nightly News: That story he’s been telling about covering the Iraq war and being in a helicopter that came under enemy fire, well, it never happened. Wow. We’ll say it again: That famous Brian Williams Iraq war story he’s retold a million times never actually happened. Brian Williams now says he was, in fact, not on board a helicopter hit by enemy fire during the...Continue reading »

If actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck need medical science to back them up on Deflategate, they’ve got it. Orthopedic surgeons who treat pro athletes, including one who is a former New England Patriots ball boy, are weighing in on Deflategate, saying the controversy is overblown because, clinically speaking, a deflated ball has little impact on an athlete’s performance for most of the NFL quarterbacks. “Even with a slightly deflated ball, if you’ve got a guy with great talent, good mechanical skills, strong shoulders (rotator cuff)...Continue reading »

A 5 year old came home from school with a note in an envelope. But it wasn’t from Alex Nash’s teacher. It was from a classmate’s mom. And it contained an invoice for £15.95 (US $24.10). In the note, Julie Lawrence said because Alex was a no-show at her son’s birthday party, and his parents never bothered to call and cancel, she had to pay for Alex. “It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it,” Derek Nash, Alex’s father, Continue reading »

The weather doesn’t stop kids from wanting to play outdoors – especially when it’s really cold or snowing outside. Simply put: Kids will be playing outside in winter. The cold weather means that parents and kids need to take certain precautions and be more careful. A snow day can be lots of fun, but it can also be dangerous when your kids are not prepared and you don’t teach them about certain safety measures. Christina Plejdrup, mom inventor of the Minkey, a 3-in-1 Continue reading »

Tugging on the tooth? Nope. Wiggling the tooth? Not. Dad Phil Smith came up with a way to get that stubborn tooth out of Noah’s mouth: Use a Nike golf ball. “My 7-year-old wanted to pull his tooth but was concerned it would be too painful to pull SLOWLY,” says Smith, “so we did it QUICKLY and in his words with no pain, just a little fear.” Jury is out we guess whether this is an example of great fathering or something else. But you heard right… There’s a Continue reading »

It’s apparently not just moms who experience hormone changes during pregnancy. Expectant dads may also. It seems impending fatherhood, or being an expectant dad, can lower two hormones in men–testosterone and estradiol–even before their babies are born, a new University of Michigan study finds. Previous studies have shown that men’s hormones change once they become fathers. The new U-M study is the first to show that the decline...Continue reading »

Babies are typically born in the hospital. Well, it seems that it doesn’t always go down that way and dad delivers the baby. And it’s not all that rare for that to happen, believe it or not. A dad delivers baby story just happened in Southern California, where Garden Grove residents Allan Su and his then pregnant wife Trisha Huynh were on their way to the hospital when Huynh started to go into labor. “Yeah, he asked me to hold on. I said, ‘No, I can’t hold on anymore – pull over!'” Huynh told Continue reading »

Uber, the tech car ride share startup, has über PR problems. In fact, the Uber news today delivers horrific global headlines from India to the United States. Uber Driver in India Accused of Raping, Beating Female Passenger Indian woman alleges rape by Uber taxi driver What Delhi Uber rape proves: Booking cabs via app doesn’t guarantee safety A woman who hailed a ride with Uber in New Delhi using the company’s smartphone app was raped by the driver, Continue reading »