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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

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Is bigger better?

The cruiselines certainly think bigger is better. I’m heading out for a quick look-see of Norwegian’s new EPIC (http://epic.ncl.com) -- 153,000 tons! -- which is being billed as the world’s largest floating entertainment venue. more
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Not even for a minute!

On one of the hottest days of the year so far, the Department of Transportation reminds us that hyperthermia caused by kids being left unsupervised in cars kills at least 27 children every year. That makes it the number one non-crash vehicle-related cause of death for of our nation's kids. more
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Passengers stranded on plane – not again!

Another full load of passengers stranded in a hot crowded airplane for four hours yesterday! This isn't supposed to happen... Congress need to close another loophole and you can help... Here's how more
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Good idea, Mrs Obama!

With the First Lady’s help, the National Park Service is kicking off a Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger Program in 20 national parks—all part of Michelle Obama’s nationwide campaign to end childhood obesity more
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How to avoid problems sending kids into the air alone

Here we go again. Delta Air Lines blames a paperwork mix-up for sending two children traveling as unaccompanied minors to wrong destinations, AP reported this past week. Before you put your child or teen on an airplane along, here's what you need to know. more
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It’s up to you to keep your kids safe on an airplane

nyone who has ever endured a flight with a toddler or infant in their arms knows it’s no fun. It’s also not safe. That's why there's a new push by the NTSB, FAA and Academy of Pediatricians to urge parents to buy strap their young ones into separate seat. more
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When we took our six-month-old pup Trooper to Lake Placid last weekend, I kept thinking about the similarities to road trips when the kids were toddlers.... more
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The Chick Flies the Coop

“This is going to be the first time truly putting my travel skills from growing up to the test but I know it is just the beginning,” my youngest daughter Mel wrote in the “thank you” note she left more
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Ready for some sand and surf?

The way it sounds, oil is washing up on shore at every beach along the Gulf Coast. But that's not the case, folks in the Southeast want us to know more
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Giving back

This past weekend, I sat on the National Mall facing the Capitol in Washington, DC as Michelle Obama extolled the new graduates of George Washington University to broaden their horizons through travel abroad, working to help those less fortunate wherever they go. more
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