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Crib notes: McDonald's, nap time and a hellraiser on 'Sesame Street'

News items, blog posts and curious ephemera about parenting from around the Web.Just not lovin’ it? McDonald’s took a bit of public relations hit this week when lawmakers in San Francisco moved to ban free toys from the Happy Meals sold by the world’s largest chain of fast-food restaurants. Adding insult to injury, scientist Stephen Von Worley took steps to pinpoint the farthest spot – or
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News items, blog posts and curious ephemera about parenting from around the Web.

Just not lovin’ it? McDonald’s took a bit of public relations hit this week when lawmakers in San Francisco moved to ban free toys from the Happy Meals sold by the world’s largest chain of fast-food restaurants. Adding insult to injury, scientist Stephen Von Worley took steps to pinpoint the farthest spot – or McFarthest Spot, as he called it – in the continental United States from any McDonald’s restaurant (it’s in Nevada, if you’re curious).  Not to be outdone, John Robbins of The Huffington Post penned an exhaustive article published on Friday that delved into just how bad the food served at McDonald’s is for you. It was a tough week for the Golden Arches.

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