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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
How one persistent midwife got the UK to change its birth process guidelines

How one persistent midwife got the UK to change its birth process guidelines

Britain has changed its guidelines for cutting the umbilical cord following birth. The move by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence follows 10 years of lobbying by midwife Amanda B... » Read More
Have You Seen This? 2 bicycle kicks, 1 goal

Have You Seen This? 2 bicycle kicks, 1 goal

DOUBLE TAKE TOWN — Whether or not you’re a fan of any sport, there’s always something compelling about seeing clips of incredible feats of skill and/or strength. » Read More
Best credit cards for recent college grads

Best credit cards for recent college grads

There’s been somewhat of a debate in recent years about whether college students should own a credit card. » Read More
The importance of helping your baby learn

The importance of helping your baby learn

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff suggested in his column that education reformers should shift their efforts toward early childhood education — the time when children are too young to hea... » Read More
The president of the United States just joined Twitter...again

The president of the United States just joined Twitter...again

"Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States." » Read More
Yoga at work might help you control stress

Yoga at work might help you control stress

If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week. » Read More
Unity between parents could lead to good childhood behavior

Unity between parents could lead to good childhood behavior

Moms, are your children constantly acting out? Their less-than-stellar behavior could be a direct result of you being unsupportive of their father’s parenting style. » Read More
What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing th... » Read More
How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation. » Read More
McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts. » Read More
My best friend has never said a word to me

My best friend has never said a word to me

I’ve known Daisy for five years, and she has taught me lessons about loyalty, happiness, friendship and love that I’ll never forget. » Read More


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