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Pet-friendly places to keep your furry friends out of the cold

The harsh temperatures can be quite unforgiving for your furry family members. Even with all the doggy sweaters and tiny boots, it’s not ideal for your pets to spend extensive time out in the...

Gamers beware: Video game addiction is now considered a mental health disorder

Gaming has become one of the largest industries in the world, bringing in $18.4 billion in revenue in 2017 for the United States alone. But those hours spent online and in front of screens aren't...

Waddling into your heart: MN Zoo welcomes African penguin chick

Along with its new Malayan tapir calf (read about that here: Baby on board: Minnesota Zoo’s Malayan tapir is expecting), the Minnesota Zoo is also welcoming another African penguin chick after this year's breeding...

GamerBlast: Super Smash Bros tournament coming for ages 12 and under

Do you know a kid that is 12 years old or younger that is a master of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros? Well, tell them to warm up their thumbs and get ready for the...

Go play… inside? Facebook debuts Messenger Kids

In an announcement yesterday, Facebook revealed its latest app for iPhone and iPad: Messenger Kids. The app is meant for kids aged 6-12 too young to actually have a real Facebook account (where you...

Baby on board: Minnesota Zoo’s Malayan tapir is expecting

One of the world's most unique animals will soon become a mother for the third time: Bertie is a 14-year-old female Malayan tapir (this is pronounced tay-purr for those unfamiliar), and the Minnesota Zoo...

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

What's fat-soluble, naturally present in only a few foods, and is triggered by ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun? If you answered "Vitamin D," you are correct. Vitamin D, also know as the "Sunshine...

Harry Potter and the Concert at Orchestra Hall

A magical experience is returning to Orchestra Hall this December 15, 16, and 17: Following the order of the books, the Harry Potter Concert Series will continue with the second chapter, Harry Potter and the...

The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017

Time magazine has published their annual list of the 30 most influential people under the age of 20. There's the usual Instagram-famous trendsetters and taste makers, the children of actors and fashionistas, and awesome onscreen...

Let’s talk about the birds and the bees

The month of October was national "Let's Talk" month. The point behind the designation is to talk to kids about that three-letter word so many parents dread: sex. The subject of sex isn't something we often...
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