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How to fight the prom price war

How to fight the prom price war

Mary’s 17-year-old daughter is in the heart of prom season. » Read More
Your child may be talking to strangers, and you may not even know it

Your child may be talking to strangers, and you may not even know it

Parents often tell their children not to talk to strangers. But are children listening? » Read More
Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education O... » Read More
Retiring overseas: It's more than a matter of money

Retiring overseas: It's more than a matter of money

Jackie Lange is a Texan who now lives year-round in Panama. But hers is not a story of a fresh-faced kid seeking her fortune in a foreign land. » Read More
Parents say porn is scarier than terrorism for their kids

Parents say porn is scarier than terrorism for their kids

Pornography is the biggest concern among parents when it comes to their child’s Internet safety. » Read More
The perfect amount of homework for students

The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a ... » Read More
22 wedding proposals that will make you believe in love

22 wedding proposals that will make you believe in love

June and October are the most popular months for weddings, according to a recent report from The Knot, a marriage research company, which means it’s very likely you’ll be attending a friend’s weddi... » Read More
3 signs it's time to divorce

3 signs it's time to divorce

Is it ever right to divorce? Of course, divorce should be avoided whenever possible. It’s not a solution to marital problems. Just an escape hatch. If you don’t master the art of fair fighting, com... » Read More
Camping gear for your four-legged friend

Camping gear for your four-legged friend

Going on an adventure with your favorite four-legged buddy is always a great time. However, sometimes we don’t remember the little things when we’re having all that fun. Whether it’s during the car... » Read More
The little-known benefit to cleaning your home

The little-known benefit to cleaning your home

Have you been wanting to lose 15 or 20 pounds but don’t know where to begin? Well, start with your kitchen! No, don’t go there to eat — go there to clean. » Read More
Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer... » Read More
15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about ce... » Read More

Stepmoms navigate sometimes-tricky trail, but relationship rewards can be great

After Stephanie and Lance Webb married nearly a decade ago, she baked a cake and they threw a party to mark the birthday of his first wife, Amy, mother of his six kids. They invited her family over. » Read More
Your daughter is watching: another reason to stop the self-hate

Your daughter is watching: another reason to stop the self-hate

For whatever reason, we tend to be especially critical of ourselves. We are relentless with how we perceive our looks, talents or decisions. We beat ourselves up over short-comings and have higher ... » Read More
#clickbaitbooks nailed it 10 times with new book titles

#clickbaitbooks nailed it 10 times with new book titles

Rarely has clickbait ever been as entertaining as it became this week with the trending Twitter hashtage #clickbaitbooks, where users reimagined classic novels with clickbait titles. » Read More
Calling all dads — can you handle these 30 tasks that mothers do every day?

Calling all dads — can you handle these 30 tasks that mothers do every day?

A bunch of dads are about to find out what a mom goes through every day. » Read More
Millennials are driving less, and here's why

Millennials are driving less, and here's why

Teenagers are less likely to rush to get a driver license than their parents did when they were young. And teens and young adults are logging fewer miles once they do as well, sparking debate about... » Read More
Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24. » Read More
LA man builds small home for homeless lady

LA man builds small home for homeless lady

Elvis Summers was tired of seeing homeless people in his Los Angeles neighborhood hurting. So when a 60-year-old homeless woman nicknamed "Smokie" knocked on his door day after day, asking for recy... » Read More
How charities and others are reaching out in Nepal

How charities and others are reaching out in Nepal

Bishnu Adhikari and his family have been staying in the fields outside their home in Kathmandu, waiting out aftershocks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing at least 3,000 peo... » Read More
End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession. » Read More
Joint physical custody makes children less stressed, study says

Joint physical custody makes children less stressed, study says

Recent research suggests that two-parent, traditional families may be best for children — even after divorce. » Read More
LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as w... » Read More
How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused. » Read More
Why leaving your spouse out of your marriage is so vital

Why leaving your spouse out of your marriage is so vital

We’re all guilty of doing it. It happens so fast that most of us don’t even give it a second thought. Even the strongest marriages fall victim to this destructive tendency: the “if-then” game. » Read More
Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Living with your significant other before marriage isn’t a good idea for couples who want to stay together for the long term. A new study from the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowl... » Read More
How people on welfare spend their money

How people on welfare spend their money

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has found his state smack dab in the center of one of the most nuanced, and heated, debates concerning poverty. » Read More
Love at first sight may actually be true

Love at first sight may actually be true

The love of your life may be near you. All you have to do is look. » Read More
Feeling detached? 4 ways to become more connected in your relationships and life

Feeling detached? 4 ways to become more connected in your relationships and life

Have you ever found yourself feeling foggy, not able to think or focus, or caught yourself feeling spacey? Or perhaps found that your thoughts are racing, making you anxious and distracting you fro... » Read More
A different view of the parable of the talents

A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to an... » Read More
When Google is gospel: Teaching kids to see through Internet deception

When Google is gospel: Teaching kids to see through Internet deception

It was a common question for a 4-year-old to ask: Where is heaven? » Read More
Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State University is vocally committed to putting college education within reach of young people who currently find it outside their grasp, a commitment that made national headlines again la... » Read More
The most trusted business is...

The most trusted business is...

Good news for families that run a business — you’re one of the most successful and trusted business types out there, according to a new report from Ernst & Young, a business management company. » Read More
When everything comes together, life is in balance

When everything comes together, life is in balance

As I've grown older and the hair in my beard has changed from auburn to gray and white, I've learned that things in life often don't work out the way you hope they will. » Read More
89-year-old WWII vet scores touchdown in alumni football game

89-year-old WWII vet scores touchdown in alumni football game

Bryan Sperry’s still got it. » Read More
19 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms with infants and toddlers

19 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms with infants and toddlers

Mother’s Day is about two weeks away, but Americans are already out shopping. » Read More
The health risks of being single

The health risks of being single

The decline in marriage rates has been shown to have possible negative economic implications, as The Deseret News National has reported several times. But according to medical researcher Angelo E. ... » Read More
One thing that is needlessly holding some students back from making more money

One thing that is needlessly holding some students back from making more money

More and more, researchers are finding the impact of college has been misconstrued. While the mass media narrative has trended away from the importance of a degree, studies are finding that a colle... » Read More
As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not... » Read More
Top 15 Christian leaders in America

Top 15 Christian leaders in America

Newsmax released its annual list of the top 100 Christian leaders in America this week. The list shows people in America who spread Christian values most often. » Read More
7-year-old boy discovers ‘platypus’ of dinosaurs

7-year-old boy discovers ‘platypus’ of dinosaurs

BIRMINGHAM, England — A recently discovered dinosaur appears to be an “evolutionary jigsaw puzzle,” researchers said. » Read More
How Facebook is good and bad for friendship

How Facebook is good and bad for friendship

When California writer Sharael Kolberg and her family decided to cut back on social media and cellphone use, she expected there to be some challenges keeping up with family and friends. » Read More
Have You Seen This? Hiker catches volcano eruption on camera

Have You Seen This? Hiker catches volcano eruption on camera

THE VOLCANO — Last week, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted not once but twice in just 24 hours. » Read More
Learning through video games: Department of Education seeks to harness technology for teaching

Learning through video games: Department of Education seeks to harness technology for teaching

The Department of Education hosted a Games for Learning Summit in New York City this month, reports Tech Times, bringing together educators, student and parents as well as video game producers and ... » Read More
Robots are changing the economy even more than you think

Robots are changing the economy even more than you think

How are we supposed to feel about robots? Not the kind that infiltrate governments and threaten to obliterate mankind, but the kind that are revolutionizing the labor market in the 21st century. » Read More
Half of Ph.D. students are depressed, new study says

Half of Ph.D. students are depressed, new study says

While it’s easy to think that Ph.D. students have it pretty good — after all, people with doctoral degrees are likely to earn an average of $3.4 million throughout their professional life — recent ... » Read More
Want your kids to eat healthy? Make their meals like McDonald's

Want your kids to eat healthy? Make their meals like McDonald's

Maybe McDonald’s has been doing it right all along. » Read More
Dad watches his daughter walk to school — with a drone

Dad watches his daughter walk to school — with a drone

You’ve heard of helicopter parenting, where parents figuratively hover over their child and watch every move their youngsters make. » Read More
Is being a fantastic parent secretly destroying your family?

Is being a fantastic parent secretly destroying your family?

Your children are the most important thing to you. And for good reason. There's just something special about them, something that fills a whole deep inside. Plus, they can't really take care of the... » Read More
The 10 best cities to start a business

The 10 best cities to start a business

You can turn your hobby into a full-time job. It just takes consistent work and effort. » Read More


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