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  • 6 facts about Memorial Day and how to celebrate it 6 facts about Memorial Day and how to celebrate it Red, white and blue will span the landscapes of American cities this weekend as flags are placed on the graves of fallen soldiers.Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives throughout the more than 200 years of war history of the nation. This year, the holiday falls on May 29.Amid ...
  • Think you’ve seen it all? What these parents catch their toddler doing on the security camera is uns Think you’ve seen it all? What these parents catch their toddler doing on the security camera is uns Parents install security cameras in their children's rooms to achieve peace of mind, but sometimes what they see on camera causes the opposite effect. When parents Chuck and Kate Booth reviewed the footage captured on the camera in their son Conner's room, they discovered something unsettling.The security camera footage shows the toddler climbing the bars of the crib until he ...
  • California woman sues Jelly Belly for tricking her into thinking there wasn't sugar in jelly beans California woman sues Jelly Belly for tricking her into thinking there wasn't sugar in jelly beans A California woman is suing a jelly bean company because she feels she was tricked into believing the beans didn’t have any sugar.As Fox News reported, plaintiff Jessica Gomez of San Bernardino County, claimed that the Jelly Belly company tricked her into thinking this way.She first brought the case against Jelly Belly last year, saying that the company’s “fancy phrasing” ...
  • All of our spots make us differently beautiful All of our spots make us differently beautiful My son has pale blue eyes.His eyes are framed with a fringe of messy blond hair that hangs as straight as a curtain tangling in his tiny eyebrows. Sometimes, his eyes are squinting into some sort of funny face, or a generous smile, or a guise of mischief. Other times, they are like crescent moons turned upside down, red and ...
  • Tom Cruise says we all better gear up for 'Top Gun 2' Tom Cruise says we all better gear up for 'Top Gun 2' Get ready to return to the danger zone.Tom Cruise said this week that rumors of a “Top Gun 2” are definitely true and the film will likely come out sometime next year, Entertainment Weekly reported.“It is definitely happening.” he told the Australian television program “Sunrise” this week."It's true," Cruise said, according to USA Today. "I'm going to start probably in ...
  • The Clean Cut: Lego celebrates 40 years of Star Wars with tribute to  'A New Hope' The Clean Cut: Lego celebrates 40 years of Star Wars with tribute to 'A New Hope' The first Stars Wars film, “Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope,” entered the world of cinema 40 years ago on May 25, 1977. Audiences were captivated by the Rebel Alliance and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire’s space station, the Death Star.While fans are surely celebrating this anniversary in various ways, Lego has built up its own tribute to ...
  • ‘My Life As a Zucchini,’ ‘Get Out’ on Blu-ray, DVD, streaming ‘My Life As a Zucchini,’ ‘Get Out’ on Blu-ray, DVD, streaming A wide variety of genres are among new movies on home-video platforms this week.“My Life As a Zucchini” (Gkids/Universal, 2017, PG-13, in French with English subtitles or dubbed English, featurette, trailer, short cartoon: “The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli”). This French stop-motion cartoon for adults is a stirring exploration of heartbroken but spirited children who, after losing their parents, ...
  • The British miniseries ‘Dark Angel’ is on Blu-ray, DVD this week The British miniseries ‘Dark Angel’ is on Blu-ray, DVD this week The pitch-black British program “Dark Angel” is on home video this week, along with other TV and streaming shows.“Dark Angel” (PBS, 2017, three episodes, featurettes). This disturbing three-part British miniseries about that country’s first female serial killer gets a boost from the unexpected casting of Joanne Froggatt, hot off her role as the sweet, gentle maid Anna Bates in “Downton ...
  • 2 tips for replacing entitlement with grit 2 tips for replacing entitlement with grit When we speak about our book "The Entitlement Trap," we often ask our audiences three questions. The first question is, “What is an entitlement attitude and how does it manifest itself in our kids?”Parents answer that question almost like a choir, because they have all heard their kids saying the same thing: “I deserve to have everything I want and ...
  • 'My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea's' creative animation can't mask its weak story 'My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea's' creative animation can't mask its weak story “MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA” — 2 stars — Voices of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon; PG-13 (some images of peril, sexual references and drug material); TowerAt 75 minutes long, “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” barely feels longer than its very literal title. But while this little animated production ...
  • Game review: Brutal kingdom, the struggle in the king's court Game review: Brutal kingdom, the struggle in the king's court The card game Brutal Kingdom by Kosmos is about influence and intrigue. Artwork on the box depicts the commanding presence of a bird man draped in a red cloak drawing a dagger. The game features 20 illustrated animals that possess unique powers.The goal of this three- to four-player game is to gain the most influence by playing character cards. Each ...
  • Bloated 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' is a mile wide and six inches deep Bloated 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' is a mile wide and six inches deep “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES” — 2 stars — Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario; PG-13 (sequences of adventure violence and some suggestive content); in general releaseThe zombie sharks in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” look pretty cool, but at this point, Johnny Depp’s signature franchise may be ...
  • His mother is ‘mutilated’ when he’s 13 years old; Four years later his revenge proves he is an ‘extr His mother is ‘mutilated’ when he’s 13 years old; Four years later his revenge proves he is an ‘extr When Julián Ríos Cantú was 8, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.The cancer was detected early, and Graciela Cantú was able to have the cancerous tumor removed.But five years later, when Julián was 13, his mother was again diagnosed with breast cancer. This time, the cancer was caught too late, and she underwent a double mastectomy.“The tumor grew from ...
  • You're setting your child up for failure if you do this one thing You're setting your child up for failure if you do this one thing Every parent wants their kids to be happy. They’ll do whatever it takes to see them smile. But does that come at a cost? Researchers have weighed on the one generational trend that's setting children up for failure: participation prizes. Here’s how:The expectation of rewardA psychological phenomenon known as the overjustification effect results in children who are less likely to ...
  • What to say when your child asks why Mommy and Daddy don't live in the same home What to say when your child asks why Mommy and Daddy don't live in the same home Your child is now old enough to start asking all their “how come” questions. And one of those questions may not have a simple answer.Maybe it started at school, when all of your child’s classmates drew their family as one unit, and your child wasn’t so sure how to draw theirs out. Perhaps your child is starting to understand that ...
  • After a horrible breakup, woman hacks online dating system; without this formula she would have neve After a horrible breakup, woman hacks online dating system; without this formula she would have neve At 30 years old, Amy Webb’s steady relationship crashed and burned and she found herself single again.Devastated and alarmed, Webb realized her pre-planned timeline of getting married and having children wasn’t going to work anymore at her age. She also felt urged by her family to change her single status ... ASAP.“My very large Jewish family was already all married ...
  • Why my kids don't have fidget spinners Why my kids don't have fidget spinners My first-grade daughter informed me the other day that she needs a fidget spinner. Needs one.Why? Oh, she told me, because everyone else in her class has one.That compelling argument aside, I said no. In fact, I said now way, never, uh-uh, not gonna happen. No.In case you’ve missed the latest gotta-have-it-because-everyone-else-does trend among kids, I present to you the ...
  • Have You Seen This? Two accordions take on 'Star Wars' Have You Seen This? Two accordions take on 'Star Wars' THE DEATH STAR — So the accordion has never been my instrument of choice.As a matter of fact, I remember saying once in my reckless youth that "an accordion can never sound cool." Well, today I am eating my words. I apologize to everyone. I was wrong.At the Day of Ukrainian Bayan and Accordion, the duo of Vasyl and Victor ...
  • Ariana Grande's mom helped people to safety after concert bombing Ariana Grande's mom helped people to safety after concert bombing On Monday night, 22 people died and dozens more were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in England.The incident occurred about 10:33 p.m. in Manchester after an Ariana Grande concert, BBC reported.So far, three victims have been named, BuzzFeed News reported. Georgina Callander, who attended Runshaw College, was the first victim of the attack to be identified.Videos shared ...
  • ‘Accidental Tourist,’ ‘7 Days in May’ given Blu-ray upgrades ‘Accidental Tourist,’ ‘7 Days in May’ given Blu-ray upgrades Vintage movies from Hollywood and elsewhere in the world are making their Blu-ray debuts this week.“The Accidental Tourist” (Warner Archive, 1988, PG, introduction, deleted scenes, audio commentary, featurette, trailer). Eight years after their success with the film noir thriller “Body Heat,” writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and stars William Hurt and Kathleen Turner reunited for this comedy-drama of a different stripe. In ...

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