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Detergent Packet Warning


You've seen these a dozen times and have thought nothing about those new little detergent packets that combine laundry detergent and powerful cleaning magic. They are brightly colored little packets that are a new convenience for us - but and a new danger for kids.

The Main Danger of Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Weekend


A new study put out Wednesday by the National Coalition for Safer roads is warning us that THIS weekend could be more dangerous than any other holiday

The report found that more than 2.3 million drivers in 18 states ran a red light last year, and the number of runners missing the red light was more than 27% higher on Memorial Day weekend than on an average non-holiday weekend.



"I Do. I Sue"


A groom wannabe is suing his former fiancée — who broke off their engagement twice in two years — arguing that she should pay back her share of rent and the deposit he put down for their wedding.

In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Steven Silverstein says Kendra Platt-Lee stiffed him with the down payment for their now-scuttled Sept. 22 wedding in Long Beach, LI, including the venue, the band, the DJ, the photographer and the videographer.

Stay At Home Moms vs Working Moms

Wow... This shocked me a little... but perhaps I am not able to put myself in the place of a stay at home mom, so I can't imagine what their day is like. But I do know that Taking care of kids around the clock can be hazardous to your mental health. It's taxing and you just don't get a break sometimes...

A Gallup survey of 60,000 women discovered that stay-at-home moms are more likely to have depression, sadness, and anger than working moms.

He Walks!

6 year old walks

6 year old Caleb Roach of Pickett Elementary in St Joseph, Missouri brought the house down at his talent show. The audience gave him a standing ovation that lasted nearly 10 minutes....

It was pretty amazing considering the show featured magic tricks, dance routines, singers, and piano players; but it was Caleb's talent that was so simple in its form that got the biggest reaction.

Electronically Present


Today (FRIDAY), we may have an answer about texting and driving- even if you're NOT behind the wheel.  This is a landmark lawsuit that could set a precedent.  18 year old Kyle Best of New Jersey was in his truck texting and driving.

Now BOTH texting and talking on a cell phone are BANNED in that state. But Kyle is doing it.

Meanwhile David and Linda Kubert are out for ride on their motorcycle.  They have no idea that in a few minutes they will cross paths....

You Sold Me The Wrong House!!!


You know how exciting buying a home can be- it's a place to call your own. You get the keys and you start settling in.

Terry Jordan, of Tate County Mississippi,  quickly fell in love with a home in Senatobia. It was a foreclosure and needed a lot of work.  Her husband had just lost his job. He was going to fix it up and sell it for a profit to help them while they got through a tough time.

Adding Color to Food to Curb Appetite?


Could inserting color into your food help you curb your appetite?

Check this out, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University tried this color theory out and gave students one of two types of Lays' Stackable potato chips.

The first group was given a stack of chips with red dyed, edible potato chips dividers that were interspersed at several different intervals, suggesting serving sizes anywhere from 5 to 14 chips.



Recalls This Week: Trampolines, Unsafe Crib Tents

-- Children's trampolines with a dangerous defect and a line of crib tents that have already proved deadly for one child are among this week's recalled products. Others include defective safety locks meant to keep children out of cabinets and climbing ropes with a dangerous flaw.


Here's a closer look at the specific products:


"911, Hello?"



Emergencies can be trying. You strive to stay calm and remember what to do and HOW to do it. So you can imagine how a Montgomery, Maryland woman felt when her husband began to have trouble breathing. She tried to relax him but then he started to turn blue. Fearing he was having a heart attack or chocking to death, she dialed 9-1-1

Whew... Hitting those numbers- that's one of the moments of your greatest needs isn't it?

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