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Erin's Law signed in Lansing
Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:56 a.m. ESTCNN Veterans in Focus
LANSING (WKZO) -- Governor Snyder signed 30 more bills into law yesterday, among them was Erin’s Law. It will allow schools to implement a curriculum to teach students about child abuse, and to train staff how to recognize the warning signs and how to provide counseling. It’s named in honor of Sex Abuse Survivor Erin Merryn who has lobbied for such legislation in several states.
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A daughter faces demons of father's war. By Moni Basu, CNN.
“Inside a trailer in Honaker, Virginia, is a 5-year-old girl who loves lemon-lime slush. She sleeps in a room with a quilted bedspread and matching purple curtains. She adores her cat Tiger, dogs Smoky and Rusty and a black, pop-eyed goldfish.
Her family is poor, and she is eating potted meat, blowing away cracker crumbs that fall into her lap. Read Full Article
Glamour Woman of the Year
Erin Merryn is a Woman of the Year because…“She’s taken her personal crusade and turned it into a public one. So many children will be protected because of her.” —TV host Katie Couric, 1992, 2002, and 2006 Woman of the Year.
“I’m really scared,” reads a passage from Erin Merryn’s diary, written when she was just 11 years old. “Something happened last night, but I don’t know who to tell.” The untellable secret: She’d been molested by an older cousin. Read Full Article
The Literati Press
Gates and Keel have done it again. Back in the world of Middleburg nothing is as it seems and nothing is left untouched from the events in Dark Territory. Everything has changed, Ghost Crown is darker and grittier. OOOh, what a read! There were so many moments that my mouth fell open in disbelief ...Read Full Article
The Huffington Post Gift GuideWhat's Cooking
Every holiday season we begin compiling our wish lists. Even if we don't plan on receiving gifts or if we don't want to voice our desires, the list still tends to grow the more we look around. Well, the editors at Kitchen Daily are not immune to this seasonal occurrence ...Read Full Article
Frank Decaro, the flamboyant movie critic of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and host of a national call-in program on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, got the inspiration for his new cookbook while attending a Dead Celebrity Party ...Read Full Article
How to Stop Sibling Struggles
Having a baby and a toddler is only half the problem, though, I discovered a few years later: These kids are going to get older, and pretty soon you have a toddler and a kid to deal with. Here's how to handle both sibling stages ...Read Full Article
Mind Over Money
It’s a scary time: unemployment’s up, the economy’s down and almost everyone’s trying to bail out of debt. A third of us have lost sleep over financial stress and worry, according to a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation ...Read Full Article
Family Loans Can Raise More Problems Than They Solve
The critical question to ask before issuing a family loan: "Will the financial contribution help solve a problem or will it feed a destructive and motivation-stifling behavior," said Brad Klontz, financial psychologist and coauthor of "Wired for Wealth"...Read Full Article
Maybe Baby: An infertility Story
What happens when the ability to produce a child is thwarted? Matthew Miller recounts his own experience in the book, Maybe Baby: An infertility Story ....Read Full Article
The Best New Pet Products
Are you looking for new toys, products and ideas to make your pet's life easier and more comfortable? Veterinarian Marty Becker hit the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., last month, the industry's largest annual trade show, and discusses some of his favorite new products ....Read Full Article
A Fill-In on Cable News Is Thrust Into Host’s Chair
Jane Velez-Mitchell is a true-crime author, a television talking head, a lesbian, an animal activist, a recovering alcoholic and a vegan ....Read Full Article