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‘My Kids Suck:’ Disgruntled Dad Sells His Children’s Stuff on Craigslist

Craigslist is not only a great place to buy things cheap, it's also a snapshot of who we are as Americans.  We reveal ourselves by the words we choose when selling our old crap.

Here's a case in point: A trampoline for sale from a Dad who clearly is fed up with buying stuff for his unappreciative children.  

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For Father’s Day: Never Grow Up, Never Give Up

For the first time since my oldest was born, all three of my daughters will be away from home for Father's Day.

That's not a bad thing. I wanted them to grow up independent, and live life to the fullest, and that's what they're doing, and that's the best gift I could ever ask for.

I wrote the following essay last year when my oldest, who lives in Los Angeles now, graduated from college, and I thought I'd share it with you.

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Meet The Star Of The National Spelling Bee, Jacob Williamson! [Video]

Jacob didn't win the event, but he won over America's hearts when he told everyone "he's got this", when in fact, he didn't.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Two Michigan Spellers Advance To National Spelling Bee Semi-Finals

I'm a geek for the National Spelling Bee, the finals of which air in prime time tonight on ESPN.   I love it for its simplicity; a kid stands up, is given a word, and they can either spell or they can't.

Two of the semi-finalists battling for a spot on tonight's show are from Michigan.  Go Hannah!  Go Neha!

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LeVar Burton Raises $1 Million to Bring ‘Reading Rainbow’ Back In Less Than 24 Hours [Video]

We did it! In just half a day, LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" campaign to raise $1 million on Kickstarter reached its goal. And the amount of money raised is still growing.

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LeVar Burton Starts Kickstarter Campaign to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’ [Video]

Hold up. Stop everything you're doing. This is important - LeVar Burton wants to resurrect "Reading Rainbow," and he wants to be as universally available as humanly possibly.

On Wednesday, he launched a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal of raising a million dollars to fund the development of a web version of one of our favorite shows from our childhood.

Shut up and take my money, LeVar Burton. I don't need to hear anything else. 

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Five-Year-Old Loverboy Has Too Many Ladies [Video]

It’s hard being five – and being the guy that the ladies love.

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Category: Family/Kids, Humor, kids, News, Videos
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Sharpie Disaster: Solving the Dilemma of Removing Permanent Marker Ink from a Toddler’s Skin [Video]

So, a couple of weeks ago, we were looking for a little help with a Sharpie permanent marker dilemma with a toddler.

We needed help: Stat!

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PHOTO: Mark Thompson/Getty Images
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Zeeland’s Two High Schools Simultaneously Lipdub Hall & Oates

What do you get when more than 2,000 students representing two high schools lipdub Daryl Hall and John Oates' "You Make My Dreams Come True" at the same time?

You get a split screen video of epic proportions.

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Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Electric Run
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Coming Soon to Grand Rapids: The Electric Run [Video]

How many different ways can you run five kilometers (3.1 miles)?  

The list seems infinite, as there are now color runs, mud runs, obstacle runs, zombie runs, and foam runs.

Add to that list the Electric Run, which is coming to Grand Rapids some time in 2014.

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PHOTO: Facebook/Team Keegan
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Update: Wee Difference Honoree Keegan Bulk Wins Award for Efforts

Last September, as part of our Wee Difference campaign, we met a young man named Keegan Bulk from Fremont.  

His efforts to get toys for hospitalized children has earned him the title of HearthSong Hero.

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“Jacob” Gets Bumped As The Most Popular Boys Name, “Sophia” Still The Top Girls Choice

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular names given to newborns.

There was an upset atop the boys list, and the trend of naming children after "Game of Thrones" characters continues.  Get ready for a "Khaleesi" sitting next to your kid in second grade in 2020.

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