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Is Too Much Praise Bad for Children? [AUDIO]

If you are flooding your children with over-exaggerated flattery in an effort to boost low self-esteem, you could be hurting rather than helping. That's according to a new study which finds that children who lacked confidence shied away from tough tasks after receiving hyped praise from their parents

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Search Area Expanded For Missing Malaysian Airliner Carrying 239 Passengers
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What Happened to the Missing Plane’s Transponder?

As the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, a key unanswered question is what happened to the Boeing 777's transponder.

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President Obama Departs The White House En Route To New York
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White House Backing Off Surgeon General, for Now

The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for re-election who don't want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee.

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College Pays Students to Take Year Off

Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."

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Holder Testifies Before Senate Hearing On Reform Of Gov't Surveillance Programs
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Holder Endorses Proposed Drug Sentencing Changes

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.

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Denver Pot Job Fair Links Industry, Future Workers

When Tim Cullen was opening his first marijuana business four years ago, the high school biology teacher turned pot entrepreneur struggled to get resumes and references from job applicants.

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Police: Driver Kills 2 at South by Southwest Fest

A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.

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Senate Bill Would Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.

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The First Lady Hosts Women In Soul Music Workshop And Performance At White House
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Obama Tapes ‘Funny or Die’ Segment

Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication.

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Attitudes and Laws Against Pit Bulls Soften

For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog -- the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

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