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Study Discovers Wealthier Parents More Likely to Download Apps for Kids

A new study by the San Francisco-based non-profit group Common Sense Media found that affluent parents download apps specifically for their young children more than parents of lesser financial means do.

Deemed the “app gap,” researchers found almost half of families with incomes above $75,000 had downloaded such apps, compared with only one in eight families earning less than $30,000. Lower-income families were also more likely to have televisions in their kids’ bedrooms.

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This Day in History for October 29 – Great Depression Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday,” ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 29 – Richard Dreyfuss, Winona Ryder and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Richard Dreyfuss
Age: 64
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films such as ‘American Graffiti,’ ‘Jaws,’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ winning an Oscar for ‘The Goodbye Girl,’ and another nomination for ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’

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New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life

Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients.

The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from the device is sent to a smartphone and can be viewed in real-time for up to 150 hours on a single charge. Any abnormalities are sent to a doctor via text or email with a picture attachment.

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San Francisco, Boston Among Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Everyone thinks their neighborhood is the best for trick-or-treating. But the folks at real estate site Zillow have actually compiled a list of the best cities for scoring some ‘tricks or treats’ this Halloween.

In creating its third annual Trick-or-Treat Index, Zillow considered factors such as median home values, crime rates, population density and overall “walkability” when choosing the 20 best urban areas in which to gather candy on October 31.

So how does your city measure up?

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This Day in History for October 25 – Kamikaze Bombings Begin and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (More info)

1944 – The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (More info)

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Condoleezza Rice Says Painting Bush as a Racist After Hurricane Katrina Was ‘Unfair’

In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir ‘No Higher Honor,’ former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recounts the days after Hurricane Katrina, which decimated much of New Orleans and whose mishandling was later seen as a debacle for the Bush Administration.

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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 26 – Hillary Rodham Clinton, Keith Urban and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Age: 64
Occupation: Politician and Diplomat
Known For: Currently serving as the US Secretary of State, being a former US Senator from New York, serving as the First Lady when her husband Bill Clinton was President, and being one of the most forgiving wives in history

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