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What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video

NASA has released an awesome video showing what it looks like approaching Pluto. The video is made up of more than 100 high-resolution images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The images were taken over six months as the spacecraft flew by Pluto in July 2015. Pluto used to be considered the ninth plant from the sun, but it was later reclassified as a "dwarf planet." (Courtesy of NASA)

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Ask Mr. Dad: Turning chaos to order; or at least to less chaos

Dear Mr. Dad: My 13-year-old son is, to put it nicely, a disorganized pack rat and his room looks like a cyclone went through it. But that's not what worries me. The bigger problem is that he doesn't keep track of his school assignments and due dates. Consequently, he either waits 'til the last second to get things done, turns them in late, or doesn't do them at all. He's a smart kid, and despite all of this, he manages to get pretty good grades. But he's starting high school next year and I don't think there's any way he'll be able to maintain this level of chaos in his life and still do well enough to get into a good college. How can I get him more organized?

Family

Chris Erskine: Silly things that soothe

Tell me, what's the statute of limitations on Christmas pajamas? How many months can you wear the pair your daughter gave you because they mean a little extra? Silly and flannel, dopey little Santa faces everywhere. Warm as chowder.

Family

Ex-etiquette: Leave photos in kids' rooms or start packing

Q: I have been dating my guy for about a year. He has been divorced for two years and has two kids, ages 8 and 11, that he has half the time. A month ago he asked me to move in, and I was over the moon. Here's my problem: The kids have pictures of their mom in their rooms. It bugs me. It's my house now. Why do I have to look at pictures of my guy's ex? I've asked him to take them out of their rooms, but he has refused. What's good ex-etiquette?

Family

The importance of teaching kids to be kind to pets

The Kuerner brothers, John, 4, and Will, 6, had fun last summer gathering branches and leaves for bird nests, touching real bird feathers and gathering nuts and berries for wildlife - all as part of a Backyard Buddies program at PAWS in Seattle.

National

How to respond if you receive a robocall

Americans received an estimated 29.3 billion in unwanted telemarketing calls in 2016, according to a YouMail Robocall Index recently released. The Federal Trade Commission's Kati Daffin explains how to avoid these unwanted calls. (Federal Trade Commission/YouTube)

Health & Fitness

The Mediterranean diet and your brain

The word “Mediterranean” is Latin for “middle of the Earth.” The ancient Romans gave the sea this name because it was the center of the Earth as they knew it. We know the sea is not the center of the world, but there are ever more reasons for you to make the dietary habits of the region the center of your diet. You’ve probably heard that the so-called Mediterranean diet helps protect your heart and reduces your risk for cancer, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Well, now research shows that sticking to this diet can protect your brain as well.

Health & Fitness

Safety tips to avoid burns during winter

During cold-weather months, we tend to see specific preventable burn injuries as a result of people trying to stay warm. Fire is a major winter hazard that is often avoidable. For example, according to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters cause 40 percent of home heating fires as well as 84 percent of home heating fire deaths.

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What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video

NASA has released an awesome video showing what it looks like approaching Pluto. The video is made up of more than 100 high-resolution images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The images were taken over six months as the spacecraft flew by Pluto in July 2015. Pluto used to be considered the ninth plant from the sun, but it was later reclassified as a "dwarf planet." (Courtesy of NASA)
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What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video

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How to respond if you receive a robocall

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