California family claims child star murderer haunted their home 30 years later

A family that lives in a home where a child star was murdered 32 years ago believes the girl’s murderer has been haunting their house since they moved in.

The Bernal family moved into their home in Canoga Park, California, in 2001, not knowing anything about the home’s former residents until a neighbor told them.

In 1988, 10-year-old Judith Barsi — who starred in countless commercials and movies like “Jaws: The Revenge,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” and “The Land Before Time” — was murdered in her bed by her father, Jozsef Barsi, who went on to kill his wife Maria and then himself, according to an episode of Quibi’s “Murder House Flip.”

Soon after the Bernals moved into their home, they said they started experiencing strange phenomena.

AMERICANS SAY MOVING IS MORE STRESSFUL THAN DIVORCE, HAVING CHILDREN, SURVEY CLAIMS

“The house had a bad energy when we moved in,”

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Video gaming as a child related to improvements in memory

A new study exploring the link between video games and cognition finds that playing video games as a child can improve a person’s working memory years later on specific tasks.

Video games can be a contentious topic, particularly among parents or caregivers who may be concerned about the effects of spending hours in front of the console.

Yet, it seems that some video gaming could actually be beneficial. Recent studies have shown that playing video games could improve learning and may even protect against dementia in older adults.

The authors of a recent review of the evidence on video games concluded that gaming could have benefits for both cognitive and emotional skills.

In a new study, which features in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, researchers from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona trained volunteers to play “Super Mario 64” — a game that researchers have previously shown

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Editorial, 9/24: Child welfare system, YRTCs still in need of improvements | Editorial

Statewide, caseload compliance was at 80%, down from 92%, a troubling decline that needs to be reversed as high caseloads not only create burnout and turnover, but are directly correlated to poorer outcomes for children and families.

More troubling, the report found that too many youth in the system have attempted or committed suicide, along with ongoing complaints about placing children outside their homes.

Dealing with potentially suicidal youth is difficult for caseworkers, who often don’t know of suicidal tendencies. That makes mental health assessment and counseling critical elements for every child in the system.

A recently developed informational brochure for families, however, clearly outlines the process and expectations, addressing some of the complaints about outside-of-home placements.

In stark contrast to the Department of Correctional Services’ attempt to restrict information and access to its inspector general, the report commended HHS Children and Family Services Director Stephanie Beasley for open and

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The one thing every home with a child really needs

HGTV star Jasmine Roth and her husband, Brett, welcomed their first child, Hazel, in April. Roth deeply understands how a baby’s arrival requires some changes around the home — so it seems fitting that this topic is front and center in the latest episode of her new show, “Help! I Wrecked My House.”

In the episode “Four Weeks Until Baby,” Roth helps homeowners Jess and Rich fix up their Huntington Beach, CA, home in preparation for their first child, due in one month. True to the show’s premise, these parents-to-be had hoped to do the work themselves, but after a few muddled attempts, they decided they were in over their heads.

Roth is determined to help—but has only a $70,000 budget to fix up the nursery and completely redo their cramped kitchen and dining space.

So what does a home with a new baby really need? Find out as Roth

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