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POLL: Are Movie Previews in Theaters Too Long?

Some say one of the best parts about going to the movie theater is seeing all the previews that screen beforehand, but for many, including the National Association of Theater Owners, this is too much of a drawn-out experience. The organization recently released a list of voluntary demands to movie studios calling primarily for shorter movie trailers to screen in front of titles, but do you think trailers are too long to begin with?

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Kids lunches tossed in garbage by school officials in Utah.
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Elementary Kids Lunches At Utah School Tossed In Garbage By School Officials

Kids at a Utah Elementary School received quite a shock this week during lunch, when school officials tossed their lunches in the garbage.  The reason?  Their parents hadn't paid the school, so the kids had negative balances for their lunch accounts.

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This 5-Year-Old Boy Was Dropped Off at The Wrong Bus Stop [VIDEO]

This is a situation that will never happen to me as I'm am waiting every afternoon between 3:10 & 3:20 at my son Dylan's school bus drop off point.  This is the policy of General Herkimer Elementary. Parents of kindergarten students are required to be at the bus stop and I am in favor of this policy. Perhaps this should also be policy in Grand Rapids Michigan.

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A Dad’s Picture With His Kids Sparks Internet Outrage (Video)

A picture of a Dad with his two kids has sparked internet outrage.  What's so controversial about the picture he took?

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Homeschooling – A Mistake Or A Necessity?

With the launch of the Common Core back in September causing an uproar among teachers, students and parents alike, this question is likely a more plausible one for many than it was before. To homeschool or not?

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Who Should Win the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance? – Readers Poll

The 2014 Grammy nominees for Best Pop Solo Performance come from a range of singers. Whether it's a former boy bander-turned-solo-success or a New Zealand newcomer, these artists represent the best pop music has to offer. Sara Bareilles, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake are all contenders for the honor. Who do you think should win the Grammy?

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‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe Challenges Our One-Size-Fits-All Eduational System

It may surprise you to know that I don't hold a high school diploma much less a college degree. With every position I've ever held (including this one) I learned the required skills on the job doing a TON of research and barking up the trees of those who came before me. Now while my professional path isn't for everyone (even me some days) and it's been a wild ride to say the least, I'm not alone.

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2013 In Review – Tragedy & Triumph

From disasters like the Boston Marathon bombings and Midwestern tornadoes, to feel good stories like a newly elected pope, the birth of an heir to the throne of Great Britain and social media viral videos, 2013 has almost come and gone.

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Have You Noticed How Parking Lots Get Extra Crazy During The Holidays?

The holidays bring many wonderful things but they also bring out some wacky driving.  Seems like each year during the holidays, parking lots get extra crazy.  This year is no exception.  Have you noticed?

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Actor Christian Bale is not your typical Hollywood superstar.
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Actor Christian Bale Isn’t Your Typical Oscar Winning Hollywood Superstar

Actor Christian Bale flies so low under the radar, you might think he really was Batman.  No doubt about it, Christian Bale isn't your typical Hollywood superstar.  Make that Oscar winning Hollywood superstar. 

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As The Newtown Shooting Anniversary Approaches Moms Still Demand Action in This Ad [VIDEO]

Later this week American will mourn once again as we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shootings which happened on Dec. 14, 2012. 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' and 'Moms Demand Action' have produced an ad that asks us with to continue to speak out against gun violence.

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It’s About Time We Hear a Few Positive Stories About The Affordable Care Act

It seems the media is focused solely on the problems with getting the Affordable Care Act and it's website running smoothly. All we hear about is how insurance companies are making things difficult for American's who want affordable health insurance. Isn't that what the reform is all about in the first place? What we don't hear enough about is the fact that, millions of Americans are benefiting from the new law. Here are a few examples.

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