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Why spend time with your kids?

Why spend time with your kids?

For years, sociologists, governments and parents have tried to determine whether the amount of time a parent spends with their child actually matters. » Read More
Census Bureau will keep marriage questions after all

Census Bureau will keep marriage questions after all

The U.S. Census Bureau has reversed itself on a plan to drop questions about marriage, death of a spouse and divorce from its American Community Survey. Academics and others had protested the propo... » Read More
California university equates U.S. history with anthropology, sparks dispute

California university equates U.S. history with anthropology, sparks dispute

A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exch... » Read More
One infographic that will help parents conquer their fears of new parenthood

One infographic that will help parents conquer their fears of new parenthood

Some new parents experience anxiety when they have a child for the first time because they feel unprepared to raise a child. This anxiety can make parents stressed and lead to postpartum depression... » Read More
Like mother like son: Family similarities appear in surprising ways

Like mother like son: Family similarities appear in surprising ways

I stood at the end of my driveway, watching as the water rushed down the road and swirled into a puddle right by my toes. » Read More
Why Facebook made this domestic abuse victim’s ‘skin crawl’

Why Facebook made this domestic abuse victim’s ‘skin crawl’

Facebook has drawn criticism in recent days from domestic abuse victims who claim the social network’s policy against anonymity has led victims to have unwarranted interactions with their attackers... » Read More
Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters p... » Read More
I felt embarrassed, dumb and ashamed

I felt embarrassed, dumb and ashamed

Ellie shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about her first semester at college. It wasn’t going well; she was failing in her stats class, but then a stranger came to her aid. » Read More
Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives. » Read More
‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — For the first time, white dwarf stars have been photographed during the beginning stages of their 40-million-year migration, according to astronomers. » Read More
Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage. » Read More
Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage. » Read More
One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be f... » Read More
6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

As the curtain falls on another of AMC's most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men," fans may struggle to find shows that fill the void the show leaves behind. But in our modern culture of cable an... » Read More
The 6 species of breakups

The 6 species of breakups

“We broke up.” » Read More
Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectivenes... » Read More
Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports. » Read More
Majority of Americans don't use sunscreen, study reveals

Majority of Americans don't use sunscreen, study reveals

Just under 10,000 Americans will die of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — this year alone. But the majority of people in the U.S. still don’t use sunscreen, according to a new study. » Read More
Viral video shows wife announcing pregnancy after 5 years of infertility

Viral video shows wife announcing pregnancy after 5 years of infertility

Grab the tissues. A YouTube video of a woman announcing to her husband that she is pregnant after five years of infertility has gone viral and will hit you right in the feelers. » Read More
Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world. » Read More
‘Batkid Begins’ trailer brings back little boy who captivated millions

‘Batkid Begins’ trailer brings back little boy who captivated millions

SAN FRANCISCO — The boy who donned a cape and fought his way into the hearts of spectators across the world almost two years ago is back, and with a bang. » Read More
There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life. » Read More
Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities. » Read More
10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especia... » Read More
Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

Last week we started our discussion about home remodeling to positively impact home values and appraisals. We discussed how an appraiser and the bank look at the nuts and bolts of your house and ho... » Read More
Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal. » Read More
U.S. marriage rate hits new low, may continue to decline

U.S. marriage rate hits new low, may continue to decline

The marriage rate in America has hit a record low and is expected to drop even further next year, according to a company that specializes in wedding and fertility trend forecasts. But some experts ... » Read More

100 deadly days of summer: What you must do to keep your kids safe

Boaters at American Falls Reservoir in Idaho on Memorial Day will pass by a giant rock and a stand filled with life jackets. They’re free to borrow, but as the message carved on the stone face note... » Read More
Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again. » Read More
How to win a text argument with a loved one, according to Google

How to win a text argument with a loved one, according to Google

You’ve been there. We all have. You and a friend, significant other or family member are discussing where to head for dinner or what to wear for your night out. And for one reason or another, you b... » Read More
Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives. » Read More
Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully in... » Read More
Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the min... » Read More
Pros and cons of a cashless society

Pros and cons of a cashless society

This week, Denmark made some giant steps towards becoming a "cashless" society. The government there wants new laws allowing clothing stores, gas stations, restaurants and other retailers to go cas... » Read More

Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

Certain life events can crack a marriage, from illness to job changes, infidelity to childbirth. And when babies grow up and leave the nest, it creates another stress-inducing shock to marriage, ac... » Read More

4 reasons you need to start acting like a child

Being a good parent is serious business. » Read More
To avoid debt, student dumps all 8 Ivy League colleges in favor of Alabama

To avoid debt, student dumps all 8 Ivy League colleges in favor of Alabama

A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, Univ... » Read More

Have You Seen This? BMXer’s bike-to-bike transfer

RAMPINGTON — It’s one thing to master a trick as a BMXer, it’s quite another to master a trick in a few tries just because you were on a ramp and you felt like it. » Read More

Top 25 cities for your family’s Memorial Day vacation

Long work hours and hectic schedules often leave families without time to bond, but a recent survey may have the solution: go on vacation. » Read More

Why Busy Kids Aren't Happier Kids

Sibling squabbles and meltdowns are a part of parenting, but is your child the only factor to blame? Busy schedules full of sports and music lessons help cause those tears. Just like you, children ... » Read More

Prepare for hike in interest rates, experts say

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record lows for over six years, but financial analysts warn that's finally going to have to end, and if you're not prepared, it could cost you. » Read More
With smoking declining on screen, experts turn attention to alcohol

With smoking declining on screen, experts turn attention to alcohol

As a kid growing up in the sixties, Robin Koval made a school art project for her parents: A handmade ceramic ashtray. » Read More
1 in 3 parents with young children worried about their food budgets

1 in 3 parents with young children worried about their food budgets

Many families with young children are concerned they won't have enough food to feed their kids through the end of the school week, according to a new report from Kellogg's. » Read More
Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequ... » Read More
What children can gain from listening to music

What children can gain from listening to music

Prin Dumas loves music. Her husband, a former DJ, does too. » Read More
Bin Laden death story might not be true, legendary investigative journalist argues

Bin Laden death story might not be true, legendary investigative journalist argues

A veteran investigative journalist has published an article claiming that the Obama administration's narrative about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden was largely fabricated. » Read More
What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by... » Read More
The one thing you’re not giving your husband that may be hurting your child

The one thing you’re not giving your husband that may be hurting your child

Dads may be the reason children are on their worst behavior, but it’s not because they can't be good parents. » Read More
What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common

What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common

As Deseret News National reported last week, birth rates in America have dipped fairly low, but that's not the case everywhere. African countries are beating everyone else in terms of fertility rates. » Read More
When students stand up for their janitors

When students stand up for their janitors

Tufts University's possible decision to cut 35 janitors has been anything but clean. » Read More


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