Striking photo shows all the bacteria on an 8-year-old's hand

Striking photo shows all the bacteria on an 8-year-old's hand

Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish.

'My SIL stole my baby name on the eve of my c-section'

'My SIL stole my baby name on the eve of my c-section'

I was not impressed that I was being told it was her name to use and not mine and most of all I was not impressed that Liz had decided to share this information the night before I was to have my daughter, not in conversation months, weeks or even days prior.

College Admission Scandal: When Parents Don't Trust In Kids

College Admission Scandal: When Parents Don't Trust In Kids

William Singer founded Edge College & Career Network, referred to as The Key, a college preparatory business through which he helped almost 800 families buy their kids’ way into top schools, typically without letting the kids know what was happening on their test scores.

'Your vagina must be a trainwreck'

'Your vagina must be a trainwreck'

I mean you just straight up started talking about my vagina openly so I feel like I can call you Mike. They would feel sorry for you, Mike. Krechelle is blessed with a beautiful family and loving husband.

Teacher's door decoration for Black History Month goes viral

Teacher's door decoration for Black History Month goes viral

I wanted to shift my students' mindset about slavery and the message has reached far more than I ever imagined." Bradshaw has been teaching at Magnolia Middle School in Moss Point Mississippi for six years, and said she created the door decoration last week.

Joanna Gaines wants moms to 'Know that you are doing enough. Own yourself'

Joanna Gaines wants moms to 'Know that you are doing enough. Own yourself'

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Joanna Gaines wants moms to 'Know that you are doing enough. Own yourself' Gaines knows two things about mom guilt: Everyone feels it at some point and it doesn’t do any good to dwell.

Here's how to send love, valentines cards, to sick children

Here's how to send love, valentines cards, to sick children

Lylah, an 8-year-old patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, holds up some of the sweet dinosaur-themed Valentine’s Day cards she and others will receive. One of three Valentine's Day cards you can send to a patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Kourtney Kardashian says her co-parenting style has a 'good message"

Kourtney Kardashian says her co-parenting style has a 'good message"

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Kourtney Kardashian says her co-parenting style has a 'good message" Kardashian discusses the positive aspects of traveling and co-parenting with her ex Scott Disick.

Mom praises transgender son's coming out with ultimate 'It's a boy' photo shoot

Mom praises transgender son's coming out with ultimate 'It's a boy' photo shoot

"When your child comes out as trans, the best thing to do is create a photo shoot to celebrate the fact that he silently and bravely stepped out of the race that he never wanted to be in, found his own lane and proceeded to win," Green said in a viral Facebook post.

Is That Medical Intervention Doing You Any Good?

Is That Medical Intervention Doing You Any Good?

Within the last year, researchers published systematic reviews detailing medical overuse in the JAMA Pediatrics and JAMA Internal Medicine . The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to encourage conversations between medical providers and patients about unnecessary tests and treatments.

How to tell kids the story of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How to tell kids the story of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Judging someone by their wrapping paper tells you nothing at all.” (“My kids will be re-enacting the Alabama Bus Boycott for their parents,” she added.) At Brandeis Marin School in San Rafael, Calif., Kindergarten teacher Marni Shapiro's kids will be re-enacting the Alabama Bus Boycott for their parents as part of learning the story of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Former 'Bachelorette' shares relatable postpartum selfie 4 days after giving birth

Former 'Bachelorette' shares relatable postpartum selfie 4 days after giving birth

Just four days after the former "Bachelorette" star and her husband, Chris Siegfried, welcomed their second child, son Zander, Desiree shared a candid selfie of her body on Instagram — along with a beautiful message for new moms.

Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death

Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death

As someone grieving the loss of my mother 2 months ago, this seems just right to me.” A father wrote: “My kids died five and a half years ago.

Dad creates app to ensure teens respond to parents' texts

Dad creates app to ensure teens respond to parents' texts

It's a familiar story: Nick Herbert, like many parents of teenagers, bought his son Ben a smart phone when he started secondary school near their home in Bromley, England, so that he could contact him, and vice versa.

Constance Hall's Facebook post about marriage goes viral

Constance Hall's Facebook post about marriage goes viral

And even people telling me that we are ‘couple goals,’” Constance Hall wrote in a message that has been reacted to 80,000 times. “I wear the baby every mf day, no one smiles or tells my husband how lucky he is.” Hall said she’s not man-bashing; she just needed to express her frustrations.

'I can do this': See Serena Williams' shoutout to all the parents who inspire her

'I can do this': See Serena Williams' shoutout to all the parents who inspire her

The tennis superstar expressed her thanks to all the inspiring, hardworking parents out there with a grateful message on Twitter alongside a photo of her stretching while she holds her daughter.

Billie Lourd marks 2-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's death in beautiful way

Billie Lourd marks 2-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's death in beautiful way

"So I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me, but something we both loved to do together — sing." That text appeared alongside two videos that show the 26-year-old seated at a piano and breaking out into song — Jackson Browne's "These Days," first popularized by German singer Nico — in tribute to Fisher, who would have been 62 this year.

Bode and Morgan Miller send heartbreaking Christmas wishes to 'baby girl in heaven'

Bode and Morgan Miller send heartbreaking Christmas wishes to 'baby girl in heaven'

"We miss you so much!" The family endured the devastation of losing a child on June 10 when Emmy slipped through a back door of a neighbor's house in Orange County, California, and was discovered in a pool shortly later.

Is that permanent ink? Joanna Gaines' daughter scrawls sweet message to God on the sink

Is that permanent ink? Joanna Gaines' daughter scrawls sweet message to God on the sink

And then I took a moment and really read what she wrote and thought, 'Well that isn't the worst thing to be permanent.' Then I touched it and realized it was erasable." More: Chip and Joanna Gaines announce a new TV network with Discovery: 'We are excited to be back' View this post on Instagram Walked into Emmie's bathroom this morning and my heart stopped for a second when I thought she had sharpied all over her vanity.

Ali Fedotowsky's 6-month-old son is using an oxygen mask for breathing troubles

Ali Fedotowsky's 6-month-old son is using an oxygen mask for breathing troubles

The former "Bachelorette" and current "Home and Family" star shared a video of Riley wearing the mask on Instagram stories on Friday, writing that he is being "a brave boy" with his breathing treatments but still hasn't been sleeping well after receiving them.

One-Minute Parenting

One-Minute Parenting

“What could I possibly tell a parent to do that could take only one minute?” “And if a parent repeated that one minute often enough, who knows what miracles might occur?”

Gillian Brockell's open letter to tech companies goes viral

Gillian Brockell's open letter to tech companies goes viral

While that message had an unexpected benefit of people reaching out to her and sharing their experiences with pregnancy loss, the pregnancy, baby and maternity ads didn’t stop.

Sandy Hook shooting: Scarlett Lewis's road to healing

Sandy Hook shooting: Scarlett Lewis's road to healing

Scarlett Lewis speaks to students and educators around the country, spreading a message from her son Jesse that she wishes Adam Lanza had heard during his brief, unhappy life: The power of nurturing, healing love.

We Knows Parenting

We Knows Parenting

Eat. Candy. The family goes out to lunch with Grandma and Grandpa where Peter and Beth fight about whether to use YouTube to keep Bryn at the table or not. Also, a lot of candy is eaten.

Baby It's Hot in Here

Baby It's Hot in Here

Heard by the modern ear Baby it's Cold Outside is not a song about a woman exercising her sexual agency to spend time with a man she likes. Here is what I hear when I listen to Baby it’s Cold Outside.

Active shooter drill leaves students, teachers shaken

Active shooter drill leaves students, teachers shaken

Francis confirmed to TODAY Parents that the staff member who activated the Rave app message did not know that the Code Red lockdown was a drill, and believed there was an actual threat on campus — the drill was designed that way on purpose.

How to Leave a Long-Term Relationship

How to Leave a Long-Term Relationship

Like your why-message, if you are vague in order to avoid hurting the other person’s feelings, you are only giving hope where there is none, or leaving the other person confused and tempted to hear what she wants to hear rather than what you are saying.

The touching social experiment that will make you want a cuppa with Grandpa

The touching social experiment that will make you want a cuppa with Grandpa

What's more, while 82 percent of Aussies say spending quality time with friends and family brings them meaning in life, only 27 percent are interacting regularly with their loved ones in person.

Inspire loved ones with a gift from the new One Small Thing collection

Inspire loved ones with a gift from the new One Small Thing collection

1. TODAY One Small Thing Do Good IPhone Tough Case, $23, NBC 6. TODAY One Small Thing Positivity Is A Super Power Women's Racerback Tank Top, $23, NBC TODAY One Small Thing Positivity Is A Super Power Women's Racerback Tank Top $23.00 NBCStore

The new 'Baby Shark' has emerged. It's far less annoying and super adorable

The new 'Baby Shark' has emerged. It's far less annoying and super adorable

The creators of popular Irish children’s TV series, Pablo, have launched the new song and video, Do Your Best, to encourage children to celebrate their uniqueness. The video was created by the producers of Pablo, a show which highlights diversity and supports children on the autism spectrum.

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