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  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

    By Peter Suderman - Special to The Washington Times

    Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” does not even begin to compare with the timeless majesty of its 1939 predecessor, Victor Fleming’s “The Wizard of Oz,” which still ranks as one of the great big-screen fantasies. The good news is that Mr. Raimi’s movie doesn’t really try — and, indeed, often seems charmingly aware of its own relative shortcomings. Published March 7, 2013

  • First lady Michelle Obama dishes on daughters’ weight issues

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    First lady Michelle Obama painted the weight struggles her daughters once faced during a public Google Hangout chat about healthy eating and her signature Let's Move! initiative. Published March 5, 2013

  • Study: Better TV might improve children's behavior

    By Donna Gordon Blakinship - Associated Press

    Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found. Published February 18, 2013

  • Obama calls for nationwide expansion of preschool education

    By Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    Taking his push for expanded early childhood education to a Republican-dominated state, President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to enact a sweeping program to extend preschool classes to every child in the United States. Published February 14, 2013

  • HICKS: Media waste no time to display ignorance

    By Marybeth Hicks

    Monday's announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign the papacy at the end of this month because of his increasingly frail health has revealed what we practicing Catholics in America have long understood: Our faith remains a mystery. Published February 13, 2013

  • Couple stunned after 'well-behaved kids' discount

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    A Washington state couple were left stunned after their server handed them a bill with a $4 discount for their well-behaved children. Published February 7, 2013

  • Aston Kutcher: Actor takes on tech idol Steve Jobs in 'jOBS'

    By Sandy Cohen - Associated Press

    Ashton Kutcher says playing Steve Jobs on screen "was honestly one of the most terrifying things I've ever tried to do in my life." Published January 27, 2013

  • Zadzooks: Lego Star Wars Rancor Pit review

    By Joseph Szadkowski - The Washington Times

    Luke Skywalker battles a Rancor in a Lego set that makes a worthy addition to a young builder's collection. Published January 20, 2013

  • USDA to allow more meat, grains in school lunches

    By Mary Clare Jalonick - Associated Press

    The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in children's meals. Published December 9, 2012

  • HAGELIN: Say ‘no’ to pot and ‘yes’ to extracurriculars

    By Rebecca Hagelin

    Even so, the victories for pot in Washington and Colorado embolden advocates of "recreational" drugs. And while they couch their arguments as adult "freedom" to use marijuana, that message recklessly rolls downhill. Should you be worried? Absolutely. Published November 25, 2012

  • Exercise before eating keeps families fit for holidays

    By Melissa Kossler Dutton - Associated Press

    For the Kent family of Amherst, N.H., getting dressed for the holidays often means lacing up hiking boots or buckling a helmet. For the past 11 years, they have made a tradition of spending many Thanksgivings, Christmases and Easters at a national park doing something active. Published November 5, 2012

  • ‘King Lear’ for children? One troupe isn’t scared

    By Mark Kennedy - Associated Press

    "King Lear" may be Shakespeare's greatest work, but, let's face it, it's also grindingly grim. It's definitely not for children. Or is it? Published October 29, 2012

  • HAGELIN: Families, feds — Don't have it, don't spend it

    By Rebecca Hagelin - Special to The Washington Times

    America has a money problem. It begins at home and plays out on the national stage. The solution is the same, for your family as well as for our government. Published October 7, 2012

  • Survey: Parents concerned about supporting children

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    American parents remain shellshocked by the Great Recession and worry about supporting their children, the weight of federal debt and the cost of college, said a survey released Wednesday. Published September 26, 2012

  • FTC: 'Your Baby Can Read' ads deceptive

    By Jennifer C. Kerr - Associated Press

    Many babies at 9 months old are just starting to stand up. Some take their first steps. But reading? At 9 months? Really? The Federal Trade Commission doesn't think so. Published August 28, 2012

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