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Why Aren’t More Kids Interested in Working in Science and Technology?

Millions of Americans may be out of work, but numerous surveys have shown lots of job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (dubbed STEM by the analysts) — so why aren’t more students considering them?

A new study indicates many kids feel getting into those professions would simply be “too challenging.”

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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Attentive Kids Make Better Workers Later On

If you want your children to grow up to be good employees, start early.

A new study indicates attentiveness during kindergarten is a predictive factor in the development of future work-oriented skills.

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Artificial Testicles May Someday Treat Male Infertility

Researchers in California hope to become the first in the world to build an artificial testicle that produces human sperm, which could allow infertile men to conceive children.

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Children Attempt Suicide at a Younger Age

Young people who attempt suicide may be doing it at a younger age, according to a recently released study.

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Twin New Year’s Babies Actually Have Different Birth Years — Wait, What?

Sometimes twin babies born hours apart can end up having different birthdays, but one set in Minneapolis actually have different birth years.

While Beckett Humenny was born at 6:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, it seems his sister Freya wasn’t quite ready to leave the comforts of the womb until nearly six hours later. She was born at 12:26 a.m. on January 1st.

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Love Salt? You Probably Did As a Kid, Too — Health Check

If salty foods are your weakness, blame your childhood. Research has found that babies given such foods can develop a preference for them that carries over into adulthood.

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Finally, Parents Take the Heat for Spoiling Their Children During the Holidays — Survey of the Day

It’s usually everyone else’s kids who are spoiled (never our own), but a new Parents.com survey reveals that moms and dads are admitting they have a problem when it comes to spoiling their kids during the holidays.

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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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What’s the Most Popular Children’s Gift This Year? — Survey of the Day

According to a Harris Interactive survey of adults planning to buy children’s presents this holiday season, the most popular kid’s gift items — more popular than video games, board games and dolls — are books.

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