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Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Commander Terry Virts, an astronaut who’s currently in space working at the International Space Station, just got a message from his daughter. » Read More
Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness resear... » Read More
What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

Apparently, no amount of touchdowns can protect a National Football League player from filing for bankruptcy soon after retirement. » Read More
This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' — and announced they're having a baby

This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' — and announced they're having a baby

In a popular online video, a married couple from Happy Valley, Oregon, announced they were having a child by rapping their own lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song. » Read More
New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

If there’s one thing to takeaway from the new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it’s that the force is strong in families. » Read More
Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Today’s college students simply can’t live without texting. » Read More
How parents can keep family screen time under control

How parents can keep family screen time under control

Technology consultant and parent blogger Janell Burley Hofmann is the first to say that parenting in the digital age isn’t easy — she has different policies for each of her five children, who range... » Read More
Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

DOGGONNIT TOWN — If you are a living creature, you probably use specific tactics to help you stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter. » Read More
Newspaper gives glimpse into ancestor's actions — but it's only a piece of the puzzle

Newspaper gives glimpse into ancestor's actions — but it's only a piece of the puzzle

I loved two things as a child: writing stories and looking in the mirror. » Read More
Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans. » Read More
3 renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficient

3 renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficient

A home remodeling project may have several goals. We want our finished project to be beautiful and functional, stylish and timeless, solve problems and fulfill dreams. One common remodeling goal fo... » Read More
Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks. » Read More
Drug blocks Alzheimer’s in mice, study says

Drug blocks Alzheimer’s in mice, study says

DURHAM, North Carolina — Blocking an immune cell in the brain could prevent memory loss related to Alzheimer’s, according to a study published Wednesday. » Read More
Laughing together can help you make new friends, study shows

Laughing together can help you make new friends, study shows

Sharing a laugh may help people get to know each other better, according to a new study published in the journal Human Nature. » Read More
The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online. » Read More
Longer car loans might wreck your finances

Longer car loans might wreck your finances

If you're in the market for a new car, you might be tempted to take out a longer loan for lower payments. » Read More
10 cities with the most amount of children

10 cities with the most amount of children

It’s 2015 — do you know where your children are? » Read More
Protecting our family in the age of the Internet

Protecting our family in the age of the Internet

The world poses some scary scenarios these days, and many of them are seen on the Internet and through other media sources. We live in a world of instant knowledge and awareness — some good, some bad. » Read More
Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the Un... » Read More
Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also cha... » Read More
6 words that will fix our catty culture

6 words that will fix our catty culture

I felt her glaring at me as I turned away and walked down the aisle. The tapping of her stiletto echoed after me as I wrestled a toddler on my hip, a baby on my shoulder and a shopping cart with an... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Vine impressionist captures Robin Williams

Have You Seen This? Vine impressionist captures Robin Williams

JUMANJI — Even before his death last year, Robin Williams was often copied in homage. His motormouth, nonstop style and his singular movements made him ripe for impressionist picking. » Read More
Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don’t blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom — they may not have much of a say. » Read More
Why women are more stressed than men

Why women are more stressed than men

Women are 11 percent more stressed and 16 percent more anxious than men, according to a recent study from Lantern, a company that uses clinical research to create web programs. » Read More
How to make your baby fall asleep in less than 60 seconds

How to make your baby fall asleep in less than 60 seconds

There’s more than one way to help your baby fall asleep. But one Australian father may have found one of the most unique techniques — swiping the baby’s head with a light piece of tissue paper. » Read More
Product review: 14 outdoor products for spring

Product review: 14 outdoor products for spring

In honor of the warmer days ahead, here is a look at several products that could possibly be of use on your next excursion. Big and small, they offer just a small glimpse into the constantly evolvi... » Read More
Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own. » Read More
Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity. » Read More
Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being. » Read More
Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health ins... » Read More
Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend. » Read More
How to protect your family from the 'silent killer'

How to protect your family from the 'silent killer'

Carbon monoxide might be termed the silent killer, but it certainly isn’t a silent problem. » Read More
Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a... » Read More
Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Do taxes help income inequality? These Legos hold the answer

Does the federal tax system help reduce income inequality? Yes, but only to a certain extent. » Read More
Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand. » Read More
Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend. » Read More
15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing. » Read More
What you should do when facing a tax audit

What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers. » Read More
How to pick the right person to train your kids to be independent

How to pick the right person to train your kids to be independent

Training our kids and teaching them the things they need to be able to do in order to be independent can be a wonderful experience. It can also be challenging. » Read More
Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

More consumers are using their smartphones during their trips to the grocery store. The right apps can save time and money, experts say. » Read More
Obesity in middle age reduces dementia risk, study finds

Obesity in middle age reduces dementia risk, study finds

Being overweight or obese in middle age reduces the risk of dementia in old age, according to a UK study published this month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. » Read More
For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was... » Read More
This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to. » Read More
10 things you should never say to singles. Ever.

10 things you should never say to singles. Ever.

Need a quick etiquette crash course in what you should or should not say to your "relationship-challenged" single friends? For the awkward situations that come up at dinner parties and dreaded fami... » Read More
Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world considers itself religious

Two-thirds of the world’s population considers itself to be religious, according to a new poll from WIN/Gallup International. » Read More
Pregnancy may make you age slower

Pregnancy may make you age slower

A new study from the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found that pregnancy may make women age slower. The study said women undergo a rejuvenating process during pregnancy, which slows down agin... » Read More
10 interesting facts about weddings that could help you plan your own

10 interesting facts about weddings that could help you plan your own

The Knot, an online resource for weddings, released its 2014 survey last month, which reported that American weddings continue to cost more and offer a new experience for guests, according to a pre... » Read More
4 ways for kids to master a task

4 ways for kids to master a task

We all want our children to grow up and be independent adults. Yet, figuring out how to get them there can be challenging. » Read More
College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence ed... » Read More
Treat your honey as if you'd never met and other ways to make love flourish

Treat your honey as if you'd never met and other ways to make love flourish

Research says folks are kinder to strangers than to the spouses they claim to adore. So perhaps the secret to a loving relationship is to treat your spouse a bit more like a stranger, author Elizab... » Read More


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