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December 2010

Shedd Aquarium’s beluga celebrates first birthday with visitors

Shedd Aquarium's beluga, Nunavik, celebrated his first birthday Tuesday, ringing in his second year with cake and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" from guests.

The best of Indianapolis for free this weekend

Looking for a quick-get-out-of-town weekend trip before the holidays really leave you frazzled or breaking the budget? Indianapolis' best attractions, including The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and NCAA Hall of Champions, have teamed up to offer 12 free days of Christmas beginning this week.

Vote for Toy of the Year

The 11th Annual Toy of the Year Awards are underway, and for the first time in the awards' history, voting is open to the public.

Your teen wants cash for Christmas (what were the odds?)

Prepaid gift cards are flexible, secure and easy to reload, though there's no doubt they're a little lacking in the Christmas morning sentimentality department.

Babies immune to contagious yawning, new research shows

Next time the clock says bedtime, but your little one is wide awake, faking a yawn won’t do the trick: Babies and young children are immune to contagious yawning, new research shows.

Filling more than kids’ wish lists, Chicago web project helps charities meet holiday needs

This holiday season, an online service originally launched to help fill kids' holiday wish lists is helping Chicago charities fill their coffers.

Oak Park fourth-grader to debut in Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Dress rehearsals for 9-year-old Sarah Parton begin next week, but this isn't some tiny tot's school play. The Irving School fourth-grader will join three other youth from Oak Park and surrounding western suburbs performing in Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" this month in Chicago.

Pomegranate pink jade

Fresh pomegranate juice turns into a simple spritzer.

Have a sick-free holiday

The winter holidays mean a lot of things: hot spiced cider, gluttonous feasts, out-of-town family, insane holiday sales. But it can also mean...

Zucchini-carrot-apple bars with caramel date glaze

Talk about sneaking vegetables in the window.
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