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AT THE MOVIES - Colorful 'Rio 2' a lively but overstuffed production

** 1/2 "Rio 2" A raucous, rainbow-hued jungle boogie primed for a younger set, Carlos Saldanha's "Rio 2" flings its feathered songbirds deep into the Amazon wilderness in a sequel defined by its... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Enjoy traditional English desserts this Easter

SMITHFIELD - Sharon Thompson was born in the center of London, England, to a single mom named Valerie. Valerie was the oldest of seven children and raised her daughter with the help of her "Mum" and... more

SMART MOVES - When buying, do your homework

Right now, there are more eager homebuyers than available properties in many neighborhoods. Even so, real estate experts advise buyers against lowering their standards in terms of the homes they... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Take their video games away

Q: Our 14-year-old son seems depressed--to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he's socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have... more