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No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

As the House gets set this week to pass a long-overdue revision of No Child Left Behind, President Obama is vowing to veto the new legislation if it makes it to his desk. » Read More
The real secret to dealing with stress

The real secret to dealing with stress

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Have a favorite child? This is how it can affect your family

Have a favorite child? This is how it can affect your family

According to scientists who spoke to NPR’s Nancy Shute, nearly 80 percent of parents have a favorite child (others have said it’s closer to 1 in 12 parents, or closer to two-thirds). » Read More
Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?

Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?

In June 2013 Nik Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallenda circus family, walked 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on nothing more than a 2-inch steel cable. It took a little more than... » Read More
The Clean Cut: Disney's 'Frozen Fever' trailer released

The Clean Cut: Disney's 'Frozen Fever' trailer released

For children (and adults) who fell in love with “Frozen” in November 2013, Disney released a trailer last week promoting the seven-minute “Frozen Fever” film, which will debut with “Cinderella” on ... » Read More
Do superintendents matter?

Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him. » Read More
Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast. » Read More
In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education. » Read More
One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a new kidney. His elementary school teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one. » Read More
Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

BARKLEY SQUARE — When any creature is new to life, it takes awhile to sort things out, from basic getting around to communicating. » Read More
Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News. » Read More
How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

The top trending hashtags on Twitter Thursday night weren't about ISIS or Internet neutrality, but #thedress and #whiteandgold. » Read More
Peanut allergy could be avoided by indulging early in life, study suggests

Peanut allergy could be avoided by indulging early in life, study suggests

Mr. Peanut had better polish his monocle and shine his shoes. He has a whole new group of customers to entertain. » Read More
Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say. » Read More
Life-centered design improves lives through remodeling

Life-centered design improves lives through remodeling

Residential architecture is more than just making a house look pretty. Function is a critical feature of any home and must be given equal or even greater billing than aesthetics. » Read More
Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere. » Read More
Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Nava Brief-Fried is passionate about fashion and design, but most of all, she's passionate about helping women find modest clothing. That's why she created a modest marketplace for women around the... » Read More
Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

We were chatting with an acquaintance of ours who lives with his girlfriend and, during our discussion, we asked him if he was planning to get married. » Read More
Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarri... » Read More
Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her... » Read More
How the Internet is changing science

How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year. » Read More
The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

Wedding vows often touch the hearts of a couple's close friends and family, but a video of one man’s vows to his new stepdaughter has taken the Internet by storm. The video was posted on Feb. 12, 2... » Read More

Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read More

Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign turns 5, spurring videos, tweets, praise and criticism

February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration this week, with a video of the ... » Read More

High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino you... » Read More

For kids older than 2, nap may only benefit tired parents — and it may disrupt sleep

File this one under bad news for parents of young children: A new study from Australia says little guys older than 2 don't benefit from a nap. And it may prevent them from sleeping well at night. » Read More

The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, ... » Read More
Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women. » Read More
Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America'... » Read More
Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends. » Read More
YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and... » Read More
Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the rig... » Read More
15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a... » Read More
College is not for everyone

College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook. » Read More
3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your bod... » Read More
Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

The Glenn and Cara O'Neill family of Columbia, South Carolina, has raised enough money to launch a clinical trial in hopes of saving 5-year-old Eliza from a disease that will otherwise rewind her d... » Read More
'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, wher... » Read More
Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful. » Read More
American millennials rank low on global skills test

American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solvi... » Read More
Why being too nice is a problem

Why being too nice is a problem

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Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction. » Read More
Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes. » Read More
'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July. » Read More
Dear son: you are beautiful, too

Dear son: you are beautiful, too

When I became a daddy for the first time, it was to a little girl. As she grew up, she loved to play tea party, princess party and loved to be called cutie, sweetie and beautiful. In fact, she woul... » Read More
Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Despite advanced age, a group of senior citizens 80 and older called "SuperAgers" have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger. Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience say... » Read More
Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. ... » Read More
As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction." » Read More
Adding curb appeal to your house

Adding curb appeal to your house

Real estate professionals say it time and time again: Curb appeal (or the lack thereof) can make or break a deal. They say potential buyers form their opinions about a given property within the fir... » Read More
New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

PASADENA, Calif. — Researchers are closer than ever to seeing the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. » Read More
Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its ... » Read More


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