Monday, Jan. 30, 2006
To read an excerpt of "Weight Watchers Family Power: 5 Simple Rules for a Healthy-Weight Home," click here.
Friday, Jan. 27, 2006
Sixty-four-year-old grandmother Nita Mayo, of Hawthorne, Nev., left her home the morning of Aug. 8 for a day-trip over the steep and winding Sonora Pass in California. But she never made it home that day.
If you caught the CBS drama "Without a Trace" Thursday night, you probably saw her profiled at the end of the show.
On The Early Show Friday, Co-anchor Hannah Storm filled viewers in on the case, then spoke about it with one of Mayo's daughters, Tracy Mayo.
For more information on the case, click here.
If you have any information regarding her disappearance, please call the Tuolumne County, Calif. Sheriff's Dept. at 800-228-3592 or 209-533-5815.
If you want your kids to spend quality time with their grandparents, why not book a vacation for the whole family? So-called inter-generational travel is on the rise, and lots of folks are looking for places that are fun for everyone. Heidi Mitchell, senior editor of Travel and Leisure magazine,
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Most traditional art museums have a look-but-don't-touch policy. That may be fine for adults, but it's not exactly a good time for kids. There's a new movement to make art more accessible to youngsters, and more and more museums and galleries are creating hands-on and interactive exhibits that are fun for the whole family.
Child magazine Editor in Chief Miriam Around
To go to Child magazine's Web site, click here. To read the museums article, click here.
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006
While dogs may be man's best friend, cats are man's most popular friend. U.S. households have more cats as pets than dogs. In fact, there are 90 million pet cats in this country, compared to 60 million dogs.
Although cats and dogs can live under the same roof, they don't have the same requirements when it comes to caring for them. The Early Show's resident veterinarian, Dr. Debbye Turner,
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The cats Turner had with her are all available for adoption at the ASPCA in New York.
Doing anything for the first time can be nerve-wracking, and many people have probably wished for a guide to lead them through certain experiences. Well, now there's a book called "A Virgin's Guide to Everything," by Lauren McCutcheon.
It takes a lighthearted approach to help you through many types of "firsts," including going to the gynecologist for the first time, the first time you have to look for a therapist, the first time you entertain, the first time you invest your money, and several first-time dating scenarios.
To read an excerpt, click here.
To go to virginsguide.com, click here.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
When it's time for senior citizens to surrender their car keys because they can't drive safely any longer, that also means giving up a good deal of their independence. They're usually left to rely on others to get around, and they run the risk of becoming less active, as well as depressed and disconnected from their communities.
But a growing number of community-based programs provide alternative transportation options to help seniors stay mobile.
One of the most successful was developed by Katherine Freund, president and executive director of Independent Transportation Network America.
Other sources of help include:
The American Automobile Association (AAA)
The Beverly Foundation
The Ride Connection
Seniors' Resource Center
Daily Living Centers
HHS' Administration on Aging
Friday, Jan. 13, 2006
"Marley and Me" has become a publishing phenomenon, seemingly overnight. The touching and often hilarious story of a family and their difficult, crazy, but loveable dog, named Marley, has quietly found its way near the top of a number of best-seller lists. The true story is the first book for author John Grogan, who
To read excerpts of "Marley and Me," click here.
Monday, Jan. 9, 2006
To read an excerpt of "Memory Power," by Scott Hagwood, click here.
Friday, Jan. 6, 2006
Rachel Librett Marran was only three when she was abducted three years ago this week, allegedly by her mother, and her father has been searching for her ever since.
Rachel's case was
If you have any information on Rachel's possible whereabouts, call the Lower Merion, Pa. Police Dept. at (610) 649-1000.
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006
All those people who think they're too old for New Year's resolutions should think again. The start of a new year is the perfect time for everyone to tackle a new task or focus on living a healthy, balanced life. Dr. Michael Roizen, co-founder of RealAge.com, stopped by The Early Show Tuesday to discuss some resolutions for those who may not be young, but are young at heart.
To take a quiz to learn your "realage," click here.