It's not exactly breaking news that many kids are drinking alcohol before their 21st birthdays. But now they're getting inventive about their illicit drinking.
Teens aren’t just singing “red solo cup, I fill you up,” and drinking their alcohol anymore; they’re seeking out new and terrifying methods of getting inebriated. (As a disclaimer, these trends aren't really that new. In fact, some of them have been in and out of the news for the past decade or so.)
A fun day at the beach ended in tragedy for one New Jersey family, when a 12-year-old boy died after the tunnel he was digging in the sand collapsed on him.
The boy and his brother were playing in the sand at a beach in Long Branch when a sand tunnel caved in and trapped him, according to police and witnesses. The weight of the sand crushed his chest and prevented him from breathing.
Sometimes, you’re just in the right place at the right time. NYC bus driver Stephen St. Bernard certainly was, anyway.
He was walking home from work in Brooklyn, NY when he saw a 7-year-old girl standing on top of an air-conditioning unit sticking out of a third floor apartment window. He yelled to the girl to go back inside, but she slipped and fell off the unit.
In that moment, the 52-year old father of four’s paternal instincts set in and he caught the falling girl, very likely saving her life.
Few things are more terrifying than losing track of your baby. It's every parent's nightmare - you take your eyes of your child for one moment and suddenly they're gone.
That's what happened in the case of three-year-old Alice Falk, of Farmersville, California, who wandered off and fell into a canal near her apartment complex. But in an amazing twist, when Alice’s mother called the local police department’s dispatch center to report the child as missing, officers realized that Alice had already been found.
The following is a guest post by Rick Console.
As personal injury attorneys in South Jersey, our firm is dedicated to preventing serious injury to children. You may think that your home is the safest place for your child, but it's not.
You’re staring death in the eye - do you choose fight or flight?
When he was attacked by an alligator, a 17-year-old from Florida kept his cool and actually managed to do both.
Kaleb Langdale was swimming with friends in the Caloosahatchee River near Moore Haven, Florida when an alligator lunged at him and clamped down on his arm.
In this record-breaking hot summer, a number of young children have died due to adults “forgetting” about them in the car.
The news, debates, and commentary about Jerry Sandusky and the child abuse cases against him are slowly fading from our daily newsfeed. Most likely, people have had enough of thinking about the horrible abuses against all those children. That's what scares me.
You’ve done everything in your power to make the house safe for baby.
You’ve plugged the power sockets, cordoned off the staircases with safety gates, and stuck putty on all of the sharpest corners, but have you ever snake-proofed your house?
Most new parents don't have "warding against scaly danger" on their to-do list!
In Matoon, Illinois, Devin Winans heard his one-year-old son William making noise, so he went to check on him. He reached into the crib without first turning on the light and felt something slimy.
It’s summer time, and that means the temperature is rising. It can get hot, hot, hot!
But fear not! With a little planning (and maybe some ice cubes) you can stay cool even when the temperature rises. Here are five ways to beat the heat this summer:
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