Family & Pets

Indian workers answer telephone calls at a call-centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. (FINDLAY KEMBER/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own Identities

By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.

07/21/2015

Diamond Celebration at the Disneyland Resort (credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

Eye On The Bay: Disneyland 60th Anniversary

…and other fascinating facts about Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth!

07/17/2015

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5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your House

One of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.

07/17/2015

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Best Public Pools In The Bay Area

With numerous modern and recently remodeled public swimming pools scattered around the Bay Area you definitely have a warm water friend nearby. If you enjoy the sport, relaxing pleasures or health benefits of swimming, then get ready to jump right in.

07/17/2015

A Fairfield woman is suing a woman from Kenwood over which one is the rightful owner of this tuxedo cat. (Tiffany Mestas)

2 North Bay Women Battle In Court For Beloved Tuxedo Cat

Two women are battling in a Sonoma County court over which of them is the rightful owner of a tuxedo cat.

07/16/2015

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5 Things Not To Forget In Your Summer Beach Bag

A day at the beach should include a bag full of essentials to keep you comfortable and protected in the sun. Here are five must-haves not to forget when planning a day at the beach.

07/15/2015

A child plays on a sunny beach. (NewsMom.com)

Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Your Kids’ Sunscreens – What To Look For

There are chemicals in many sunscreens that can be harmful to kids’ developing bodies.

07/14/2015

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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School Schedules

Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.

07/13/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In San Francisco

For parents on a budget, keeping kids entertained during the summer months can prove a daunting task. Here are five of the best free kids summer activities in San Francisco.

07/10/2015