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First Lady and Big Bird for Healthy Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama and Sesame Street's Big Bird teamed up to film two public service announcements encouraging kids to eat healthy and get active. The new PSAs are launched as part of the third anniversary celebration of Let's Move! -- Mrs. Obama's initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

Sweet Potato Pie

I’m making a big Thanksgiving dinner again this year and have yet to fully decide on which recipes I’ll be using. I decided to check out the PBS website to see what they’ve got in the way of recipes.

Day of Action

This Thursday, June 21, 2012 marks United Way’s inspirational Day of Action. This is a national strategic effort on the longest day of the year to advance the common good. More than 74,000 individuals participated nationwide last year. To celebrate United Way's 125th anniversary, they have created a list of 125 volunteer opportunities. All that’s left to do is gather a group of friends and pick a few to do.

Dreadnaughtus Schrani New King of the Dinosaurs

Paleontologist Ken Lacovara and his team discovered a new and massive species of dinosaur in Patagonia, Argentina: the
Dreadnaughtus Schrani (meaning fears nothing). Named after the 20th Century Battleship , Dreadnaughtus seems a fitting description for a creature over 85ft long and weighing 65 tons. This dinosaur is larger than a Boeing 737.

Three Lessons the Celebrity Photo Hacking Scandal Teaches Kids

This may sound cliche, but the recent celebrity photo hacking scandal offers a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the do’s and don’ts of Internet behavior and their consequences with their kids.

This goes beyond the “don’t post racy photos of yourself on Facebook” talks. The impact of phones, text messages and the cloud should be factored into the conversation now. Plus new technology will always be introduced. Parents and children should consider how those new applications will impact what they do online.

Live Chat With an Expert During The Story of the Jews Marathon Sunday

On Sunday, August 17 from 2 p.m. - 8p.m., we’re airing the documentary series “The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama” in its entirety.”

Get Major Cash for Your Old Toys!

If you are an 80's or even early 90's baby, you know what Im talking about when I mention toys you just had to have such as: Tamagotchi's, a Furby, Super Soaker and Easy Bake Oven, right?  

Personal Reflections on "The Story of the Jews"

Join us for a live chat with Jeremy Katz, Archives Director, from The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Sunday August 17 from
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. for a discussion during "The Story of the Jews" marathon on GPB./>

In this guest post, he reflects on the documentary and how Jewish history has informed his career.

Remembering Robin Williams with Joy

Like many, I am heartbroken and shocked over the news of Robin Williams’ death from an apparent suicide. He was just 63 years old.

The comedian always seemed to be so upbeat and “on.” But that is not true. In a statement, his spokeswoman said he had been suffering from severe depression. Williams had also been open about his battles with alcoholism and drug addiction.

Experience Shark Week at the Fernbank

It’s that time of year again! Shark Week returns to the Discovery Channel starting Sunday August 10.

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