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It's 'survival of the richest' in urban areas as U.S. loses ground in mom, kid well-being

When it comes to child mortality rates in urban areas, it's often a "tale of two cities," with massive differences in survival for the rich and for the poor. » Read More
Beards could be just as dirty as toilets

Beards could be just as dirty as toilets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Beards and bathrooms. You wouldn’t think the two had much in common, but a new study revealed some facial hair is just as dirty as a toilet seat. » Read More
Children accidentally shoot someone every 36 hours, new study finds

Children accidentally shoot someone every 36 hours, new study finds

Just last month, 1-year-old Braylon Robinson was playing with his friends in a Cleveland home when one friend got a hold of a loaded gun and shot and killed him. » Read More
Daughter's love grows as she cares for elderly mom

Daughter's love grows as she cares for elderly mom

“Can you try eating some of your yummy eggs? They have cheese in them.” » Read More
What the recession did to declining birth rates

What the recession did to declining birth rates

A new report by The Urban Institute has found that the Great Recession played an important role in accelerating declining birth rates in America. » Read More
Closing education, marriage and wage gaps key to creating opportunity for young Americans

Closing education, marriage and wage gaps key to creating opportunity for young Americans

A half-century after America launched its "War on Poverty," millions of families are unstable and have few prospects for achieving sound economic footing, according to experts participating in a Wa... » Read More
Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research. » Read More
Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to lose weight? In my younger years, dropping a few pounds simply meant drinking more water and running an extra 10 minutes each day for a couple of weeks. No... » Read More
3 reasons why you really need to learn how to bake cake like your mom

3 reasons why you really need to learn how to bake cake like your mom

We all want a treat every once in a while. I happen to want them very often. The problem with treats is their cheapness and availability these days. Cake, pie, and sugar bonbons can all be purchase... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Pie Face, a game we can all get behind

Have You Seen This? Pie Face, a game we can all get behind

GAMESVILLE — The words “fun and games” exist as a phrase for a reason. There’s a lot of fun to be had playing all sorts of games. » Read More
What's to blame for low-income divorce rates?

What's to blame for low-income divorce rates?

Is it too much to ask for an ideal marriage? » Read More
6 reasons you might consider changing your financial adviser

6 reasons you might consider changing your financial adviser

A classic song warns breaking up is hard to do. » Read More
5-year-old boy uses unique superpower to save his mom from death

5-year-old boy uses unique superpower to save his mom from death

Aydhun Byars has got a superpower — love. » Read More
How widows can find happiness in love after a spouse passes away

How widows can find happiness in love after a spouse passes away

The death of a spouse is one of the top stresses a person can experience next to finding a job and moving, according to Widow’s Hope, a resource organization for widows. » Read More
Here's how grocery prices have changed in the past decade

Here's how grocery prices have changed in the past decade

Ever feel as if a trip to the grocery store just keeps getting more costly? » Read More
Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack. » Read More
The crisis of black men — and what that means for society

The crisis of black men — and what that means for society

Chaos erupted in the suburban town of Ferguson, Missouri, last year after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a local police officer. Racial tensions flared in the... » Read More
This chart shows your heart rate during a marriage proposal

This chart shows your heart rate during a marriage proposal

What can make your heart jump from 110 to 140 beats per minute? » Read More
3 'takeaways' from accomplishing a dream

3 'takeaways' from accomplishing a dream

Over the past two weeks, I fulfilled a life dream with my mother of traveling to Europe. This started in earnest a year ago with an opportunity (my mother’s phone call of, “I want to take you back ... » Read More
11 reasons being a young mom rocks

11 reasons being a young mom rocks

If you’re a young mom, you might feel like a frazzled mess. You may wish to fast forward to a time when your kids are more independent and you actually have time to pluck your eyebrows. » Read More
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


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