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18,000 Students to Kick Up Heels in Simultaneous Participatory Dance Performance on The Music Center Plaza at 44th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival

– California’s Longest-Continuing Arts Education Initiative Keeps Performing Arts Alive for Students Despite Budget Challenges in Schools –   WHAT:   More than 3,100 fifth grade students (18,000 over three days) from throughout Los Angeles County will simultaneously perform...
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Why 2014 is a special year for Gary Valenciano

“Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano has a lot to be thankful for this year, as 2014 marks several milestones in his career and personal life. This year, the ultimate performer is celebrating his 30th year in the music industry. He will also be turning 50 years old this year. “I not...
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Commuters to SC: Parañaque terminal makes things worse

MANILA, Mar 24 (Mabuhay) – For some commuters from southern Luzon traveling on roads going to and from Manila, pictures simply paint a thousand words. In a motion and reply submitted to the Supreme Court, a group of bus commuters led by Angeles Bayot has included 23 photographs...
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Parents: put down your cell phones at mealtime, say researchers

(Relaxnews) – A new study notes that many parents remain glued to their cell phones while dining with their children, and it’s not going unnoticed by kids. Researchers from Boston Medical Center studied 55 caregivers, mostly parents, while they ate at Boston-area fast...
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Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest 2014

GRAND PARK CELEBRATES LA’S LOVE FOR LOCAL AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS AT SECOND ANNUAL GRAND PARK DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST WHAT: Los Angeles’ only book festival that focuses exclusively on the local community, the second annual Grand Park Downtown Bookfest offers Angelenos of...
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Bilingual kids more comfortable with native speakers: study

(Relaxnews) – A small new study shows bilingual children prefer people who speak with a native accent, much like monolingual children. Just announced from Concordia University, the study was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology and builds onpreviou...
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An app designed for kids with ADHD?

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Norwegian research organization SINTEF are studying smartwatches, digital calendars and other technology as possible support devices for children with autism and ADHD. Kids with these issues can become difficult when daily routines and habits...
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Got lice? Try ordinary conditioner, say scientists

(Relaxnews) – Scientists from Belgium have found that ordinary conditioner is just as effective as special conditioners and treatments for removing lice. Findings have been published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Those who have dealt with lice eggs, or nits, know...
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How parenting styles can lead to childhood obesity

(Relaxnews) – Parents who regularly punish or dismiss their children’s anxieties could be setting their kids up for obesity, warns a new study. That’s because kids who fail to learn how to regulate their negative emotions — a skill that can be fostered by...
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The name’s Bond, James Bond Junior

(Relaxnews) – Nicholas Mee & Co is building miniature, fully functioning Aston Martins for the next generation of wannabe secret agents. Called the DB Junior, the car is only missing is an ejector seat and retracting front-mounted machine guns. Built for children aged...