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The dresser in question.

The Ikea Dresser Recall

. This week, Ikea made a sweeping recall of its 29,000,000 dressers sold in America and Canada: After the deaths of three toddlers, Ikea has agreed to immediately stop selling dressers that too easily tip over, and to offer full refunds to millions of customers who bought them. The recall applies to 29 million dressers, […]

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The little lawbreaker herself:

City Orders Sisters to Take Down Beloved Neighborhood Tree Swing

. This weekend, 11-year-old Reilly McMillan and her sister Gracie, 8, have a sad, government-mandated task ahead of them. They must take down the tree swing in front of their house — the one they made and put up with their dad. It could “chafe” the tree’s bark. The problem is that while the tree […]

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Welcome to summer science camp, kids!

High School Program or Sing Sing?

. My friend, neighbor, and inspiration, Dan Akst, showed me this column of his about a science program one of his twin sons attended two summers ago at a New York State university. Though the program was for high school juniors — kids about 16 or 17 — here’s what the brochure promised: Resident assistants […]

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