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The day the chase ended

The day the chase ended

So what? Every boy in the fifth grade had a crush on her. Why should I be any different? » Read More
One little girl learns the true meaning of delete

One little girl learns the true meaning of delete

For little children, it is the small things in life that can completely destroy their day. When one little girl deletes a picture on the camera, tears quickly come. It can break our heart to see ch... » Read More
An experiment proves one secret to a happy family

An experiment proves one secret to a happy family

It is no secret that parenting is hard. No matter whether your children are young, teenagers or even adults, your children need and deserve a parent who cares. Spending time with your children is i... » Read More
When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

It was a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte. » Read More
Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Did your child not get the "right" teacher this year?

Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart: » Read More
Teaching your daughter about body image

Teaching your daughter about body image

Question: » Read More
Wearable robot boosts human strength

Wearable robot boosts human strength

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A soft, wearable robot that mimics leg muscles could soon help soldiers and people with physical disabilities. » Read More
Is the 3-D experience worth the cost?

Is the 3-D experience worth the cost?

One doesn't have to wear 3-D glasses to see how big 3-D has gotten. » Read More
10 things parents and kids should know about the SnapChat app

10 things parents and kids should know about the SnapChat app

As more parents and grandparents embrace Facebook, teens seem to gravitate towards newer forms of social media. They are weary of mom posting old photos of them and telling family stories, no matte... » Read More
How to survive as a widow

How to survive as a widow

There has been much written about single parents in recent weeks. But what does it take to survive as a widow, who is not a single parent by choice but by the cruel hands of fate? » Read More
'Good Cheap Eats' contains great recipes that can be made on a budget

'Good Cheap Eats' contains great recipes that can be made on a budget

"GOOD CHEAP EATS: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less," by Jessica Fisher, Harvard Common Press, $16.95, 320 pages » Read More
3 practices for more mindful living

3 practices for more mindful living

Despite the frantic pace of life, we can feel fulfilled and even rejuvenated by consciously choosing to do small and simple mindful practices. » Read More
5 movie gadgets we wish were real

5 movie gadgets we wish were real

TECH CITY - With the announcement of the next iPhone and the Apple Watch, we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the best high-tech gadgets from the movies. » Read More
Low stakes undermine mediocre 'Dolphin Tale' sequel

Low stakes undermine mediocre 'Dolphin Tale' sequel

"Dolphin Tale 2" is a harmless, family-friendly film that offers a few nice moments but lacks the follow-through to make you remember it a week after you watch it. In other words, it's a telling ex... » Read More
A Day at the Library of Congress: Tips to get the most out of the tour

A Day at the Library of Congress: Tips to get the most out of the tour

The Library of Congress is a bibliophile's dream, but most people simply walk through the lobby, see the Great Reading Room from a glassed veranda, and leave. There is a better way. » Read More
Leonard Maltin’s newly published ‘2015 Movie Guide’ is his last

Leonard Maltin’s newly published ‘2015 Movie Guide’ is his last

The news has apparently been floating around the Internet for a week or two, but I didn't realize until I opened Leonard Maltin's newly published "2015 Movie Guide" and read his introduction that t... » Read More
Kids in wealthier families more apt to misbehave if parents split up

Kids in wealthier families more apt to misbehave if parents split up

Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development. » Read More
15 places named after religious figures

15 places named after religious figures

Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger. » Read More
10 signs your emotional life may need a tune-up

10 signs your emotional life may need a tune-up

Being emotionally healthy is like owning a well-running car. If your vehicle is taken care of, you can get through construction zones, traffic and bumpy dirt roads with no trouble. If your car i... » Read More
Napoleon Dynamite returns for 12-year-old leukemia patient

Napoleon Dynamite returns for 12-year-old leukemia patient

It's been 10 years since the world first saw Jon Heder play the role of Napoleon Dynamite, but the actor recently proved he hasn't lost his ability to slip into the awkward yet endearing role. » Read More
Financially failing: 4 things millennials are bad at

Financially failing: 4 things millennials are bad at

Millennials may have their elders beat on the computer, but they have a few things to learn about finances. Here are four areas where millennials fall short economically. » Read More
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 destination

Life's a journey, not a destination

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


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