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Stand for something, stand for yourself

Stand for something, stand for yourself

Our parents, teachers and leaders admonish us to stand for something. We are supposed to be vertical for our values, our flag and our school fight song. Politicians tell us every couple of years wh... » Read More
Fitness app lets charities cash in on your daily workout

Fitness app lets charities cash in on your daily workout

Gene Gurkoff started running marathons to raise money for Parkinson's disease when his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease. He ran a lot - eventually he would complete over 30 marathons. And... » Read More
Why you should allow your kids to make mistakes

Why you should allow your kids to make mistakes

Children commit various levels of mistakes – tying their shoelaces wrong, hurting a friend's feelings, cheating on an exam, lying to parents or physically putting themselves in danger. » Read More
How 'The Hunger Games' prepares kids to deal with terrorism

How 'The Hunger Games' prepares kids to deal with terrorism

Since she volunteered as tribute in Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" in 2008, Katniss Everdeen has been called many things. » Read More
When low-income housing is converted into luxury apartments

When low-income housing is converted into luxury apartments

A high-rise near Wrigley Field in Chicago had tiny rooms with peeling paint, but it offered a home to those who were too poor to pass a credit check, save up first and last month's rent, or make th... » Read More
Stunning video pits science against music

Stunning video pits science against music

NEW YORK CITY - When science and music come together, it can be a beautiful sight. » Read More
3 things the Pope is saying about your family

3 things the Pope is saying about your family

Over 350 religious leaders, scholars and thinkers gathered at the Vatican in November for an interfaith conference emphasizing the importance of families to global societies. » Read More
 'Normal Barbie' comes with cellulite, acne and stretch marks

'Normal Barbie' comes with cellulite, acne and stretch marks

PITTSBURGH - The "Normal Barbie" is now available for purchase, and children can soon add stretch marks, acne and a touch of cellulite to their dolls. » Read More
The making of a peace activist: What psychology can tell us about solving the Israel-Palestine confl

The making of a peace activist: What psychology can tell us about solving the Israel-Palestine confl

On a recent fall afternoon, a crowd of Arabs and Jews gathered in front of the concrete wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories, holding signs reading, "Revenge is not a political... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Paint-covered brothers are adorable and hilarious

Have You Seen This? Paint-covered brothers are adorable and hilarious

CURIOSITY TOWN - Kids are curious, which is how it should be. Curiosity helps kids as they're learning to negotiate the world around them. » Read More
 'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts on Netflix Nov. 26

'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts on Netflix Nov. 26

After 21 years, Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are leaving the kitchen counter to explore the rest of the house in the spin-off series » Read More
Simple gratitude leads to big changes

Simple gratitude leads to big changes

It's been said that gratitude is the beginning of all virtues, and there's a reason. With a grateful heart we open our souls to what is and what can be, and embrace the best of what has been. But s... » Read More
Why nervous laughter and happy tears are good for you

Why nervous laughter and happy tears are good for you

Riders on life's emotional roller coaster, rejoice. There's a scientific explanation for confusing shifts between emotional extremes. » Read More
Robots will replace 50% of today's occupations by 2025

Robots will replace 50% of today's occupations by 2025

Advances in artificial intelligence (also known as robots) taking over the workplace will make 50 percent of occupations redundant by 2025, according to a new report by the real estate consulting f... » Read More
8 things to know about budgeting for a big family

8 things to know about budgeting for a big family

Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without. » Read More
The importance of a father figure’s example in a man’s life

The importance of a father figure’s example in a man’s life

When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and ... » Read More
15 banned children's books with moral messages

15 banned children's books with moral messages

We walk a fine line trying to protect our children. In no arena is this more evident than reviewing banned books. States have a long history of banning potentially offensive books from school curri... » Read More
Expressing emotion: Why women are more emotional than men

Expressing emotion: Why women are more emotional than men

Women are often said to be more emotional than men, and a new study shows why that may be. » Read More
The #Elfie is such a 2014 way to end 2014

The #Elfie is such a 2014 way to end 2014

Yes, the new year is in sight. But #2014 wouldn't end #2014 if it didn't end on a totally #2014 note. » Read More
5 reasons you're drawn to toxic people and don't realize it

5 reasons you're drawn to toxic people and don't realize it

There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may jus... » Read More
Boston man seeks to promote chivalry as way to encourage self-worth

Boston man seeks to promote chivalry as way to encourage self-worth

A Boston-based consultant and writer has launched the "New Chivalry Movement" as a way to develop self-worth and respect in relationships. » Read More
Excessive testing angers parents, but supporters see it as necessary

Excessive testing angers parents, but supporters see it as necessary

The well-intentioned movement for school and teacher accountability has begun to feed on itself, The New York Times reported, and many parents are rebelling against a high-stress testing regime tha... » Read More
Amazing kindergartner wins school spelling bee

Amazing kindergartner wins school spelling bee

While most kindergartners are learning sounds, Kazim Ali is spelling words - hard words. In fact, he spells at a 7th grade level! Recently, Kazim took the title at his school's spelling bee, beatin... » Read More
Millennials are quitting their jobs and are more satisfied

Millennials are quitting their jobs and are more satisfied

For millennials, the job market is a laboratory and each job is an experiment that gets one closer to discovering the "best fit" career. » Read More
The Clean Cut: Holiday commercial reenacts real WWI Christmas Day truce

The Clean Cut: Holiday commercial reenacts real WWI Christmas Day truce

It was a cold Christmas Eve in 1914 when British and German soldiers participated in a truce that has been remembered ever since. Now, Sainsbury, a large supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, ha... » Read More
The A to ZZZ's of sleep schedules

The A to ZZZ's of sleep schedules

Early birds and night owls should prepare to welcome a few new birds to the sleep schedule flock, according to a group of Russian scientists. » Read More
Digital wallets still a work in progress

Digital wallets still a work in progress

Customers who love the idea of paying with their smartphones might have to put that thought on hold. » Read More
Dirty contacts linked to millions of eye infections

Dirty contacts linked to millions of eye infections

Cutting the corners on cleaning your contacts can lead to serious eye infections and, in extreme cases, even blindness, researchers said Thursday. » Read More
Men's navigation skills evolved from seeking mates, study shows

Men's navigation skills evolved from seeking mates, study shows

It's no secret that men don't like to ask for directions, and apparently, they don't necessarily need to. » Read More
4 steps for teaching girls to combat negative media

4 steps for teaching girls to combat negative media

If you worry about the negative influence of media on your daughter's beliefs and behaviors, you're not alone. Educate your child to be aware of media messages, know how to respond, and find ways t... » Read More
Stores opening earlier than ever for Black Friday

Stores opening earlier than ever for Black Friday

Black Friday seems to begin earlier each year, making its name almost irrelevant. » Read More
How one 27-year-old saved his way to $1 million

How one 27-year-old saved his way to $1 million

Anton Ivanov is a 27-year-old Russian immigrant. His family was not wealthy, and he's not a celebrity, investment banker or the next Mark Zuckerberg. He's just a normal guy. … He's just also... » Read More
How to make the right purchase for home, the road and beyond

How to make the right purchase for home, the road and beyond

Coupon clipping is all well and good, but it's usually the big purchases that make the biggest financial dent in the long run. So what expensive things are you purchasing poorly? Well, maybe none. » Read More
How to get more gratitude in your Thanksgiving

How to get more gratitude in your Thanksgiving

Of all the holidays in the holiday season, Thanksgiving is our best opportunity for bettering our families. It's the one day each year dedicated to expressing gratitude, counting blessings, and ext... » Read More
91 percent of Americans say consumers have 'lost control' of online privacy

91 percent of Americans say consumers have 'lost control' of online privacy

For Internet users who have ever felt uneasy filling out personal information online or wondered how advertisers know what they're shopping for, senior researcher Mary Madden has a message: You are... » Read More
Finances, guilt keep most working moms from asking for help, survey shows

Finances, guilt keep most working moms from asking for help, survey shows

A recent survey found that while working mothers take on most of the chores and child care at home, two-thirds of them don't hire outside help because they find it too expensive or they feel guilt... » Read More
 5 thoughtless remarks that will cause a girl fight

5 thoughtless remarks that will cause a girl fight

Women need other women in their lives. We need friends, confidantes and shoulders to cry on. While men are wonderful companions, there is nothing quite like a best girlfriend. Girlfriends can relat... » Read More
One-in-five share faith online, opening door to face-to-face evangelism

One-in-five share faith online, opening door to face-to-face evangelism

One out of every five Americans shares something about their faith online, the Pew Research Center reported this week, and 46 percent of Americans saw a faith-related posting online. » Read More
Commuting and living at home creates challenges for students

Commuting and living at home creates challenges for students

Recently commuter students across the nation have been speaking out about the benefits and unforseen costs of living at home and commuting to class. » Read More
5 secrets to a happy home

5 secrets to a happy home

Home should be your heaven on earth, but does it feel that way? Chances are good with kids running around, many days feel more like a circus than heaven, but that doesn't mean you can't make your h... » Read More
Child psychologist offers 7 tips to help teens overcome shyness

Child psychologist offers 7 tips to help teens overcome shyness

What do you do when your teenager is having a hard time making friends? Maybe you encourage her to reach out, but she tells you that you just don't get it. You ask her if she would like to throw a ... » Read More
Getting lost in a book: The science behind the Harry Potter reading addiction

Getting lost in a book: The science behind the Harry Potter reading addiction

BERLIN - When a reader's tangible world shifts to that of fantasy, it is often called getting "lost in a book", and a new study shows that phrase to be more than a metaphor. » Read More
Boston Marathon survivor’s ‘breakup’ letter before amputation goes viral

Boston Marathon survivor’s ‘breakup’ letter before amputation goes viral

HOUSTON - A woman injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has gained national attention after posting a "breakup" letter to her leg she decided to amputate. » Read More
Man finds wife's lost ring 15 years later, proposes again

Man finds wife's lost ring 15 years later, proposes again

SALT LAKE CITY - A woman who lost her wedding ring over 15 years ago was shocked when her husband of 38 years proposed to her again with the lost ring. And her priceless reaction was caught on vide... » Read More
Having a pet benefits your children in these 4 aspects

Having a pet benefits your children in these 4 aspects

Think back on your childhood for a moment. Who was your first best friend? Your first confidante? Your first playmate? For some people it was a sibling, a neighbor or someone from school, but many ... » Read More
20 things to do when you need a smile

20 things to do when you need a smile

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Need to put on your positive pants? Some days just don't turn out the way we may have planned. Whatever the case may be, here is a list of things you can do wh... » Read More
The growing popularity of gluten-free food: Will it last?

The growing popularity of gluten-free food: Will it last?

Separate toasters and separate butter tubs. Those are just two things a family has to worry about when one of its members is diagnosed with gluten intolerance. » Read More
Gossip might actually be good for us

Gossip might actually be good for us

Did you hear? Gossiping can be good for your health. » Read More
New Star Wars film officially titled 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens'

New Star Wars film officially titled 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens'

ENDOR - Walt Disney Studios and LucasFilm made a big announcement Thursday. The highly anticipated seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise has an official title. » Read More
10 quotes from 'Sesame Street' we can all identify with

10 quotes from 'Sesame Street' we can all identify with

In less than a week, "Sesame Street" can say it's owned the block for 45 years. » Read More


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