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March 2012

Autism Cases Are Up 78% since 2007

03/29/12

Autism Cases Are Up 78% since 2007

The CDC says an estimated 1 in 88 children have autism spectrum disorders, which are nearly five times more common among boys.

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Alicia Silverstone Chews Food for Baby and Grosses Out the Internet

03/28/12

Alicia Silverstone Chews Food for Baby and Grosses Out the Internet

A video that shows actress Alicia Silverson feeding her son Bear Blu, 10 months, by transferring food from her mouth into his has gone viral. On her website, Silverstone says, "I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It's his favorite...and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I'm eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!" Silverstone is vegan and promotes her idea of a healthy lifestyle on her wesite, The Kind Life....

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St. Patrick's Day Weekend Planner

03/15/12

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Planner

Go green at St. Patrick's Day events the whole family can enjoy. March 16-17, 2012

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Hands-On History

03/08/12

Hands-On History

Discover women's and Pennsylvania history at local museums and sites. March 8-11, 2012

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Should You Care About #Kony2012?

03/07/12

Should You Care About #Kony2012?

Read background and discussions of the viral video documenting an international fugitive accused of enslaving thousands of children.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

03/01/12

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Celebrate the March 2 birthday of the iconic storyteller with special storytimes and character appearances. March 2-4, 2012

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