As students flood the campuses of the country's elite colleges this fall, those schools remain, mostly, enclaves of privilege. This persists despite the fact that there are many high schoolers from low-income families that make top grades and test scores in numbers that are twice the percentage in the general population as at prestigious universities.
Every semester since 2006, Kevin Blair has taught an introductory course on poverty at Niagara University. And every semester, he finds a business student who is only enrolled in the class to fulfill a social science elective, or simply needed three more credits to graduate - not because the student is interested in poverty.
How happy a woman believes her marriage is has a direct impact on the quality of her husband's life, according to research in the Journal of Marriage and Family. And that holds "no matter how he feels about their nuptials."
I recently flew across the U.S. from Oregon to Massachusetts via California. Spending several hours traveling allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes - people watching. And while you might think a cross-country overnight flight would bring out the worst in people, the opposite was true. I observed several moments that proved to me the world is inherently good, and I can be a part of it. Let me tell you about 6 brief experiences that inspired me.
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 children cry over the smallest details but do we often find ourselves doing the same thing? Has your mood ever quickly changed because your favorite pair of pants are too tight and you're mad at yourself for putting on a few extra pounds? Do you find that you quickly lose patience when your child constantly whines? Or, do the tears start to come ...
So what? Every boy in the fifth grade had a crush on her. Why should I be any different?
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.
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 important but it isn't just the amount of time you spend that matters, it is the quality of time. By making an effort to truly be present in your child's life, your relationship will grow and parenting may seem just a tad easier.
Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart:
One doesn't have to wear 3-D glasses to see how big 3-D has gotten.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A soft, wearable robot that mimics leg muscles could soon help soldiers and people with physical disabilities.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.
Riders on life's emotional roller coaster, rejoice. There's a scientific explanation for confusing shifts between emotional extremes.
Advances in artificial intelligence (also known as robots) taking over the workplace will make 50 percent of occupations redundant by 2025, according to a new report by the real estate consulting firm CBRE.
Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.
When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and landings. While my father watched the show, my thoughts revolved around the importance of his presence beside me. Furthermore, the gentle manner in which he treated my mother was a great example to me of how I should treat her. His smile and his respectful and friendly demeanor were my model of how I should treat others. Whenever we made mistakes or ...
Plans for a mammoth movie studio project have passed another test, after the Coastal Regional Commission approved Moon River Studios' development of regional impact application.
We walk a fine line trying to protect our children. In no arena is this more evident than reviewing banned books. States have a long history of banning potentially offensive books from school curriculum, but what happens when a vocal minority forces censorship on the masses? Many books that model socially proactive behavior face the chopping block every year, dividing parents, educators, and lawmakers into contentious factions. Here are 15 examples of banned books with merit.
Women are often said to be more emotional than men, and a new study shows why that may be.
Yes, the new year is in sight. But #2014 wouldn't end #2014 if it didn't end on a totally #2014 note.
There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may just have an honest disagreement with you. That doesn't make them toxic. There are, however, people who are toxic. Those people should be avoided, if possible.
A private investment firm, Caravels, LLC, announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Rincon-based EFACEC Power Transformer, a manufacturer of large power transformers.Delete-Merge Upbodycopy
A Boston-based consultant and writer has launched the "New Chivalry Movement" as a way to develop self-worth and respect in relationships.
The well-intentioned movement for school and teacher accountability has begun to feed on itself, The New York Times reported, and many parents are rebelling against a high-stress testing regime that, in some schools, apparently has kids taking tests for 60 to 80 days out of a 180-day school year.
While most kindergartners are learning sounds, Kazim Ali is spelling words - hard words. In fact, he spells at a 7th grade level! Recently, Kazim took the title at his school's spelling bee, beating out a 3rd grader when he spelled the word "sapphire" correctly.
For millennials, the job market is a laboratory and each job is an experiment that gets one closer to discovering the "best fit" career.
South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.