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Have an unusual talent or ability? You might not want to go to school in D.C.

Have an unusual talent or ability? You might not want to go to school in D.C.

A Washington Post writer has stirred up a hornet's nest, reporting Monday that a 13-year-old Washington, D.C., piano prodigy was flushed out of the public school system and into homeschooling becau... » Read More
Nonprofit internships: Can you afford to work for free?

Nonprofit internships: Can you afford to work for free?

For recent college grads, sometimes doing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit is a nonoption. » Read More
Weeping wallets: Economic recovery has skipped most income groups

Weeping wallets: Economic recovery has skipped most income groups

Upper-income folks have experienced rich economic recovery, while low- and mid-income families continue to lag, and consumer confidence is weak, according to recent reports that highlight a post-re... » Read More
Life's a journey, not a destinationj

Life's a journey, not a destinationj

From the time she was a little girl, my mother dreamed of having a large family. When her friends back in the Roaring Twenties talked about not wanting children, or at most one or two, Mom would un... » Read More
How interfaith initiatives empower young people

How interfaith initiatives empower young people

In a crowded university auditorium, a young woman leaned over to her neighbor and asked, "Have you heard of this guy before?" » Read More
Aren't they grand: 64 million-plus and not the grandparents you've met in days gone by

Aren't they grand: 64 million-plus and not the grandparents you've met in days gone by

Most grandparenting research looks at grandparents who live with their grandchildren or the frail elderly who live in long-term care or assisted settings. That misses most of the 64 million-plus gr... » Read More
Colleges don't prepare students for real-life challenges, new book argues

Colleges don't prepare students for real-life challenges, new book argues

The authors of a stinging 2011 book castigating colleges for leaving students adrift on campus are back with a new book, based on a survey of 1,000 recent graduates, that finds they are doing littl... » Read More
Worst lies to tell your children

Worst lies to tell your children

It's easy to tell our kids little white lies to buoy them up when they are down. And sometimes that's a good thing. How they feel about themselves gives them a better attitude and helps them make i... » Read More
Criteria for Addiction Assessment

Criteria for Addiction Assessment

Many of us picture addicts as druggies in dark alleyways, and that kind of stereotyping is exactly why the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) released its latest revisions to the Diagnostic a... » Read More
Bill Murray gives cast suggestions for all-female Ghostbusters

Bill Murray gives cast suggestions for all-female Ghostbusters

GHOSTBUSTER LAND - "Ghostbusters" was recently re-released in theaters to celebrate its 30-year anniversary, and hype around the movie has been high lately. On top of the re-release we're also gett... » Read More
Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms

Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms

Mothers everywhere are relishing in a few quiet moments as their kids head back to school. For me, the start of preschool next week and school this week means I get to work during daylight hours in... » Read More
The Clean Cut: Ohio State marching band stuns again during halftime

The Clean Cut: Ohio State marching band stuns again during halftime

The Ohio State marching band celebrated its team's home opener with a nine-minute halftime-show tribute to classic TV series. » Read More
For the Sake of the Children: Five Ways to Be a Better Ex

For the Sake of the Children: Five Ways to Be a Better Ex

You don't want to think about it – but then it happens. Divorce. It can be ugly. It can be a relief. But when you've got kids the post-earthquake shocks can feel off the Richter. But it doesn... » Read More
So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report. » Read More
Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy served sandwiches with a side of faith

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy served sandwiches with a side of faith

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy's death at age 93 early Monday caused chicken sandwich fans and Christians alike to mourn the loss of a man whose faith was essential to the restaurant's business m... » Read More
Atlanta teacher cheating scandal a tragedy of teaching and learning

Atlanta teacher cheating scandal a tragedy of teaching and learning

The trial of Atlanta teachers accused of falsifying test scores to meet ambitious progress targets is now underway. Some teachers facing up to 35 years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports. » Read More
Why don't more men teach?

Why don't more men teach?

Boys will rarely if ever encounter a male teacher until they reach high school, a fact lamented by many both because teacher's serve as important role models and because the lack of gender diversit... » Read More
Air travel: To recline or not to recline

Air travel: To recline or not to recline

It's become a national crisis. There's a war in American airspace and something must be done about. » Read More
The top of my do-over list includes showing my ears a little love — or at least some respect

The top of my do-over list includes showing my ears a little love — or at least some respect

Sitting quietly beside my daughter on an old stump in a canyon where we'd gone rambling recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the water nearby. » Read More
Video: Rappelling into an active volcano

Video: Rappelling into an active volcano

VANUATU - Volcanoes are one of the most intriguing world wonders. Who hasn't dreamed of getting close to a volcano to see its beauty? » Read More
How you can change the world right now

How you can change the world right now

Question: » Read More
Have You Seen This? ‘Experience the power of a bookbook’

Have You Seen This? ‘Experience the power of a bookbook’

AN IKEA NEAR YOU - Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising. » Read More
Map reveals obesity rates for each state

Map reveals obesity rates for each state

Researchers used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to analyze obesity rates in each state and create a map. Mississippi and West Virginia had the highest rates of obesity, ti... » Read More
Moms steaming over pressure to prepare healthy, from-scratch dinners nightly

Moms steaming over pressure to prepare healthy, from-scratch dinners nightly

THE KITCHEN - Picture a happy family gathered around a table, feasting on a hot, organic, made-from-scratch meal as they laugh over the day's adventures. » Read More
Modern-day headlines for 9 popular biblical stories

Modern-day headlines for 9 popular biblical stories

The King James Version of the Bible is the best-selling book of all time. With stories from more than 3,000 years ago, the text is a guiding light for many of America's faithful believers and has b... » Read More
Things you should absolutely NOT say to stay-at-home moms

Things you should absolutely NOT say to stay-at-home moms

Moms. » Read More
What makes a great school? Data from charter lotteries offers clues

What makes a great school? Data from charter lotteries offers clues

Exceptional schools can dramatically improve test score results, a new study published in the journal Psychological Science notes, but so far there is limited evidence that the schools have done mu... » Read More
5 classic films even kids will like

5 classic films even kids will like

CLASSICTON - To some young movie lovers, the phrase, "Let's watch a classic movie," has become synonymous with the term, "Not until you finish your vegetables." » Read More
Are you in your 20s and feeling old? That's fine — 20 is the new 40

Are you in your 20s and feeling old? That's fine — 20 is the new 40

Don't fret about how old you feel - 20 is so the new 40. » Read More
Family structure: For kids, no 'average' is the new norm

Family structure: For kids, no 'average' is the new norm

There's no such thing as an average American family in 2014, at least in the details of family structure. Nor does a "typical" mom exist, according to new research released Thursday by the Council ... » Read More
Federal judge upholds Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban

Federal judge upholds Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge upheld Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday, delivering a victory to traditional marriage supporters after more than two dozen losses in both federal and state courts in t... » Read More
Life lessons about popularity

Life lessons about popularity

Sometime this fall millions of schools began a new year for kids with high hopes to be liked and accepted. Students enter the year not only carrying a bag of books, but also the emotional baggage t... » Read More
7 deadly sins that will destroy your marriage

7 deadly sins that will destroy your marriage

In their book, Fighting for Your Marriage, Dr. Markman and Dr. Stanley identify what they call the 4 warning signs that reflect the deterioration of a relationship: escalation of negativity, invali... » Read More
10 Steps To Overcome Writer's Block

10 Steps To Overcome Writer's Block

So okay, you're a writer and you have a deadline looming over you, breathing down your neck like Bela Lugosi ready to nip – and you can't think of a single, solitary thing to write. You ha... » Read More
Unusual resemblance: -You look just like your car — and it looks like your dog

Unusual resemblance: -You look just like your car — and it looks like your dog

Here's a twist on family resemblance: A Swiss study says it's possible to match people with their cars, because they look alike. And the resemblance carries through to the family dog, too. » Read More
10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S.

10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S.

Looks like American girls are better off in the North. » Read More
11 family friendly cars

11 family friendly cars

There's been somewhat of a decline in the number of American drivers in recent years. » Read More
Why you should tell your kids their artwork stinks

Why you should tell your kids their artwork stinks

Okay, I know. Telling your kids their artwork stinks sounds horrible. I wouldn't quite say it like that, and I would keep in mind how young the kids are. But if you "ooh" and "aah" at every scribbl... » Read More
The hard consequences of Facebook's war on click-bait

The hard consequences of Facebook's war on click-bait

Facebook announced this week it plans to weed out click-bait - posts that sensationalize facts to get users to click for the "whole story," which often doesn't deliver. » Read More
8 creative ideas to stop the bullying in your home

8 creative ideas to stop the bullying in your home

I decided on the spot that I had to put an end to the out-of-control fighting in our home. I gathered my (ferocious) ducklings around me and we sat criss-cross applesauce on the front room floor. » Read More
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an undeniably good thing

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an undeniably good thing

So I, like just about everyone else, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. » Read More
10 jobs you can get right now

10 jobs you can get right now

The United States' middle class is still struggling » Read More
7 Vitamins That You Don't Know About

7 Vitamins That You Don't Know About

Vitamins are organic compounds necessary for the maintenance of health in the human organism. Ever since their discovery in 1910, scientists, doctors, nutritionists, and just about everybody else a... » Read More
12 things that are totally worth waiting for

12 things that are totally worth waiting for

We love to wait. » Read More
You've Been Breathing All Wrong

You've Been Breathing All Wrong

Poor breathing practices affect nearly 90% of the world's population. You may be saying to yourself "Pshaw! This dimwit is talking through his diaphragm; everybody knows how to breathe, we start... » Read More
Despite all the unhappiness, Americans are still ... happy

Despite all the unhappiness, Americans are still ... happy

The mood of America is the best it's been since the economic crisis a few years back. » Read More
Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale. » Read More
Doctors urge college students to check vaccines

Doctors urge college students to check vaccines

Outbreaks of measles, mumps and meningitis showed up at college campuses across the country this year. Preventive medicine doctors say as students return to campus, perhaps it's time for one last t... » Read More
Parents: Stop pushing your children to be the best

Parents: Stop pushing your children to be the best

I received a horrifying email from a test prep company today that basically told me that my children are destined to be unemployed slobs if I don't buy an academic enrichment program immediately. » Read More
Why being desperately poor was the best thing for my childhood

Why being desperately poor was the best thing for my childhood

I don't need to look at a socio-economic graph or statistics about the 1970's poverty rate to know that my family was poor. There were a lot of us: 5 kids and 2 parents living in tight quarters. In... » Read More


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