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  1. Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Adolescents vary a lot by age group, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports, as the author reviews some of the newer research. Both changes in behavior and what parents can do to help varies by age.For example, 11- to 12-year-old may actually backslide in some ways, like spatial learning and organization, the Journal reports. Parents can help by establishing routines or ...

  2. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church In New Canaan Welcomes New Pastor

    St. Michael’s Lutheran Church In New Canaan Welcomes New Pastor

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan has a new pastor, and he'll be preaching there for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 28. The church voted Rev. Dr. Derrick Fallon as its new pastor on July 17.Fallon has served St. John's Lutheran Church, in Randolph, Neb., for the past 10 years -- but he was originally a member of the New England Synod. He and his wife Pam ...

  3. Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut officials have reached an out-of-court agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that outlines a plan to electronically register voters through the DMV -- and the new system will go into use Monday, Aug. 8. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced the resolution on Friday. Now, when residents apply for a ...

  4. Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, New Canaan?

    Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, New Canaan?

    In a society that loves its nutritional supplements, cockroach "milk" may one day find its way onto the shelves, CNN recently reported.Researchers published their work this month, noting that the substance -- present in Pacific beetle cockroaches, the only species that births live babies instead of eggs -- is very nutritious, with high levels of protein, fat and sugar, ...

  5. New Canaan's Waveny LifeCare Network Names New Facilities Director

    New Canaan's Waveny LifeCare Network Names New Facilities Director

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Waveny LifeCare Network has appointed Patrick Kennedy as director of facilities for the nonprofit eldercare organization. "We are delighted to have Patrick join our management team and know he will further our success in this important role," said Ray Wilkens, Waveny’s campus administrator. "His seasoned background in facility operations and his ...

  6. Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    While sharks and sunburn may seem like the more obvious perils of summer, there's another danger that's lurking: margarita making. The Atlantic recently reported on the case of a bartender who ended up with large blisters, simply from squeezing limes and being in the sun.According to The Atlantic, in June, Justin Fehntrich was bartending for a fundraiser on a Fire Island estate, and ...

  7. General Mills Recalls Flour, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

    General Mills Recalls Flour, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

    General Mills recalled batches of several types of flour, and it's now expanding the recall to include two types of cake mixes that used that flour.The new recall includes the Betty Crocker Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix and Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix.State and federal authorities are researching 38 illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli -- E. coli ...

  8. Flags Lowered As Connecticut Leaders Express Outrage Over Police Shootings

    Flags Lowered As Connecticut Leaders Express Outrage Over Police Shootings

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut should be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of Thursday night’s deadly attack in Dallas on police officers.Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 12, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama. As a peaceful protest over fatal ...

  9. Monkeys, Humans Both Monkey Around Less With Age

    Monkeys, Humans Both Monkey Around Less With Age

    While none of the subjects were heard to utter "Get off my lawn!" older monkeys observed in a recent study shared a variety of traits with older humans, the New York Times recently reported.Researchers studied over 100 Barbary macaque monkeys with a large age range, from 4 to 29, which one researcher said is about 105 in human years. And those primates shared some familiar ...

  10. Is Starbucks Underfilling Lattes? Judge Allows Lawsuit Arguing Just That

    Is Starbucks Underfilling Lattes? Judge Allows Lawsuit Arguing Just That

    A federal judge in California has allowed most of a class-action lawsuit against Starbucks -- alleging that the coffee giant purposely underfills lattes -- to continue, the New York Times has reported. The judge said that the alleged deception wasn't implausible by law and that a jury should decide the issue, according to the Times. The plaintiffs also asserted that in 2009, the company ...

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