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Jolie Talks Mommies, Killers

Actress gives scoop on 2 very diverse roles

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie was shocked to learn she and Brad Pitt were expecting twins but also, perhaps unnecessarily, tells Entertainment Weekly that pregnancy can be good for the sex life. She also discusses talking politics with Clint Eastwood, the challenges of getting ready to have six kids under 8, Billy Bob... More »

Angelina: Woman, Uninterrupted

Vanity Fair gets in touch with Jolie's feminine sides: actress, daughter, mom

(Newser) - The every mood and move of "Brangelina" results in frantic flashbulbs and screaming headlines, but when Rich Cohen sat down with Angelina Jolie for Vanity Fair, he found a complete woman whose life perhaps imitates her art. The "ultimate avatar of fantasies," her onscreen roles have reflected... More »

Conn. Grade School Kills Dessert

Cafeteria replaces ice cream with fruit, to mixed reviews

(Newser) - Hoping to curb the trend toward obesity and diabetes in children, one Connecticut school has taken a drastic measure: It no longer serves sweets. The ice cream and cookies that drew huge cafeteria crowds twice a week have been replaced with fruit and yogurt, reports CBS 2 New York. The... More »

And Dr. Spock Breathes Sigh of Relief

Spears' parenting book delayed after daughter, 16, gets pregnant

(Newser) - Lynne Spears might have been able to explain elder daughter Britney's head-shaving incident and even finessed the no-skivvies romp, but, People reports, news that younger daughter Jamie Lynn, 16, is pregnant appears to have derailed Lynne's book on … you guessed it, parenting. A spokeswoman for her publisher says the... More »

Parents Believe Kids Are Too Plugged In

A third thinks children spend too much time online, but do they really?

(Newser) - American kids are spending more time than ever in front of the computer, and the trend makes some parents queasy, CNet reports. Three-quarters of Americans age 12 and up spend an average of 8.9 hours online a week, a new study finds. And the numbers will keep rising, as... More »

Dads Move in on Baby Market

As fathers get more hands-on, baby gear is getting less female

(Newser) - As fathers continue to take a more active role in raising their children, the market for baby gear has become less mom-centric, the New York Times reports. And it's not all fishing vests with hidden diaper changing pads. Recent dad-born inventions include computerized baby timers and a nipple adapter that... More »

10 Best Family Towns

From the Rockies to a Miami suburb, perfect places to raise your babies

(Newser) - These places earned Family Circle's attention with for their serenity, natural beauty, community, and culture. Living costs, commutes, and crime rates are low, but schools and museums rank high. They're all BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby.
  1. Castle Rock, Colo.
  2. Diamond Bar, Calif.
  3. Morton Grove, Ill.
  4. Cedar Park, Texas
  5. Derby, Kan.
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