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World's first surviving septuplets graduate

As the students strode on to the stage, beaming in their black and red graduation gowns, the school administrator called out their names:

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It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby "cry it out," the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep.

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'Frozen' ride to open at Disney World next month

For the first time in forever, Disney World will have a "Frozen" ride.

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'Punky Brewster' star names son Story

Former "Punky Brewster" star Soleil Moon Frye, already a fan of unique baby names, kept the streak going by naming her newborn son Story.

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Study: Mom's voice works like a charm on your brain

Less than one second. That's how long it takes children to recognize their mother's voice. And that voice lights a child's brain up like a Christmas tree.

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Study: Going to church could help you live longer

Many Americans say they attend church because it helps them stay grounded and gives them spiritual guidance. A new study suggests that regular attendance may also help increase their lifespan.

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Congresswoman's transgender PSA: 'Family is everything'

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen doesn't often break ranks with her conservative colleagues.

But new ads from the fiery Florida congresswoman fly in the face of arguments some fellow Republicans have been making as a debate over transgender rights heats up.

The ad...

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NFL star Devon Still marries, daughter is flower girl

There were tears, laughter and joy at this NFL player's New York City wedding.

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Sheryl Sandberg talks about her husband's death for the first time

Addressing Berkeley graduates on Saturday, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg spoke publicly for the first time about her husband's death.

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About that alarming swaddling and SIDS study ...

Swaddling, the art of snugly wrapping an infant in a garment for warmth and security, is a go-to for sleep-deprived parents the world over.

Baby expert upon sleep guru upon wise grandma will recommend it. It's the first of the storied "5 S's" in the "...

Balancing the things you have and want to do over the holidays is no easy task.

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