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As childhood obesity continues to grow, Whatcom Family YMCA says its time to ACT!

The No. 1 health concern among parents, according to the American Heart Association is childhood obesity, an epidemic that has more than tripled over the past 40 years. To address this issue, the Whatcom Family YMCA has developed ACT!, a 12-week program that provides kids and their families with realistic solutions to implement nutritious eating with regular physical activity into their daily lives.

Families

Ex-etiquette: You're not in this alone

I'm divorced and my son lives a week with his mother and a week with me. He is in the 6th grade. He recently got in trouble at school for using a racial slur and insulted one of his best friends. Evidently, he saw a comedy routine on YouTube and thought to repeat it. I talked to the principal and his friend's mother and now he's grounded and without a phone. I'm trying to be a good parent. What's good ex-etiquette?

Families

Ask Mr. Dad: Playing the role

Dear Mr. Dad. My husband and I have two-year-old twins – a girl and a boy – and we both love spending time with them. But I've noticed that he and I have very different styles, in several ways. We do different activities with the kids. And I've also noticed that I do a better job of treating the kids the same, while he treats our son very differently than our daughter. What's the best way to play with a toddler? And isn't it better to play with the two kids in exactly the same way?

Families

Chris Erskine: Easter with exploding eggs, rogue Russians

When the kids were really young, we used to have the best Easters. I'd dress up like Jesus and they'd dress like little Roman soldiers and chase me around the yard. Insert your own symbolism if you like, but I caution you not to jump to conclusions. Many families have their special traditions.

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Timelapse: California seen from space with thunderstorm on the horizon

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, aboard the International Space Station, tweeted this stunning timelapse video of the bright lights of California as seen from space, with flashes of lightning on the horizon. It's shown here twice. (There is no audio in this clip.)
Twitter | ESA via Storyful
Timelapse: California seen from space with thunderstorm on the horizon 0:57

Timelapse: California seen from space with thunderstorm on the horizon

Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink 0:49

Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink

Starbucks barista begs people to not order the new Unicorn Frappuccino 1:39

Starbucks barista begs people to not order the new Unicorn Frappuccino

Baby goats and wine at yoga class? We're not kidding 2:11

Baby goats and wine at yoga class? We're not kidding

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