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Why Stanford bans hard liquor on campus

Why Stanford bans hard liquor on campus

Stanford University has announced a new policy cracking down on booze on campus, NPR reports. Hard liquor will now be banned from most campus parties ... » Read More
Cookies for an after-school treat

Cookies for an after-school treat

Who doesn't love hot, freshly baked cookies and milk after a long day at school or work? Cookies are a great conversation starter with ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Tears for Fears and dulcimers

Have You Seen This? Tears for Fears and dulcimers

THE MUSIC ROOM — You may not know what a hammered dulcimer looks like, but if you watch popular TV and movies, it’s more than ... » Read More
As refugees from war torn countries surge in to U.S., group helps them build a new life

As refugees from war torn countries surge in to U.S., group helps them build a new life

For Sahar Aldurobi, the biggest struggle was getting the chance to start over. » Read More
Can money management be spiritual?

Can money management be spiritual?

Money is bad for your soul, wanting it is worse and having an abundance of financial resources is gravely unspiritual. That's a belief trap ... » Read More
Family closeness more important than friendships when it comes to staying alive for older folks

Family closeness more important than friendships when it comes to staying alive for older folks

For older people, having lots of relatives with whom they are close is a lifesaver, offering benefits not seen when one simply has a wide ... » Read More
The latest reason to get calcium from food, not pills

The latest reason to get calcium from food, not pills

If you take a calcium supplement to stave off osteoporosis, you might want to consider eating more yogurt and spinach instead. A new study out ... » Read More
Did I get my love of poetry from you, grandma?

Did I get my love of poetry from you, grandma?

My grandmother Fleeta had a poem hanging on her wall years ago that baffled my uncle. » Read More
True or false? The top 11 pregnancy myths debunked

True or false? The top 11 pregnancy myths debunked

When you announce you are expecting, you’re likely told all the tips, tricks, myths and old wives’ tales about pregnancy. Some are amusing while ... » Read More
Why opening a jar of pickles is a legitimate test of health

Why opening a jar of pickles is a legitimate test of health

On his late-night TV show, ABC host Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton to open a jar of pickles. She did, to applause, passing a legitimate ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Daredevil juggles, rides unicycle on top of 840-foot chimney

Have You Seen This? Daredevil juggles, rides unicycle on top of 840-foot chimney

Editor’s Note: We do not support or encourage readers to try the stunts shown in this video, as it is extremely dangerous. » Read More
Why I'm relishing the newborn chaos

Why I'm relishing the newborn chaos

Six years have passed between my last baby and the new baby boy we recently adopted. Six years seems like another lifetime as I adjust ... » Read More
15 things you should and shouldn’t say to a woman living with infertility

15 things you should and shouldn’t say to a woman living with infertility

Living in a culture where families are placed at high importance can make life very overwhelming for a woman who cannot have a child to ... » Read More
ACT now testing more students, but college readiness remains stuck

ACT now testing more students, but college readiness remains stuck

The ACT released its nationwide 2016 test results last week. The numbers are troubling but not necessarily surprising. » Read More
Want smarter kids? One study suggests video games

Want smarter kids? One study suggests video games

For parents concerned their children may spend too much time gaming, a new Australian study of 15-year-olds has found a potential link between video games ... » Read More
How college students can stay safe while studying abroad

How college students can stay safe while studying abroad

Jossalyn Jensen, a Juilliard School violist who won a Fulbright scholarship to study music in Paris for two years, is among the thousands of American ... » Read More
Why you should be using family sharing options on your phones

Why you should be using family sharing options on your phones

With all the fabulous technology in the world, there’s no reason to dread the busy school year. Android and iOS offer options to organize ... » Read More
This 3-year-old singing “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan is stealing everyone's heart

This 3-year-old singing “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan is stealing everyone's heart

On the surface, Claire Ryann Crosby appears to be no different than your average 3-year-old little girl. She has a contagious smile, loves princesses and ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: 12-year-old ukulele player gets standing ovation from 'America's Got Talent' judges

The Clean Cut: 12-year-old ukulele player gets standing ovation from 'America's Got Talent' judges

Referred to by Simon Cowell as “the next Taylor Swift,” 12-year-old ukulele player Grace VanderWaal, who captured hearts across America in her first televised audition ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Go-Pro takes viewers on Hot Wheels ride

Have You Seen This? Go-Pro takes viewers on Hot Wheels ride

HOT WHEELS HEAVEN— If you’ve ever wanted to experience riding along on a Hot Wheels car through a backyard, over a big hill and ... » Read More
The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

A wild-caught, fatty fish is one of the most healthy things people can eat, nutritionists say. The evidence on the briny wonders of fish-oil supplements ... » Read More
What Delta's tech troubles tell us about reliability of airline IT systems

What Delta's tech troubles tell us about reliability of airline IT systems

The massive outage that recently forced Delta to cancel hundreds of flights was proof of how exposed airlines' aging technological systems are to disruptions and ... » Read More
Nine back-to-school tips to help parents bridge the chasm between home and classroom

Nine back-to-school tips to help parents bridge the chasm between home and classroom

Whether its coming back after a long summer or starting kindergarten or preschool, children are often full of school-driven angst at the end of August. » Read More
Review: 7 outdoor products for late-summer fun

Review: 7 outdoor products for late-summer fun

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With summer vanishing before our very eyes, it’s time to plan at least a couple more adventures while the warm weather ... » Read More
Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,250 individuals in the United States alone will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year ... » Read More
Why I love the Olympics

Why I love the Olympics

In 1984, I was sitting in front of our television in Roseburg, Oregon, watching Mary Lou Retton vault her way into fame. » Read More
CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal

CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal

Issues of race are a huge factor in any U.S. presidential election, and they may be more noticeable in the 2016 election, where GOP ... » Read More
Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

There is an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policy makers to ... » Read More
Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse

Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse

BACKWARDSVILLE — Watching things in reverse can be mesmerizing. » Read More
Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

PASATIEMPO, Calif. — Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from ... » Read More
Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan

Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan

You may want to stare down the puppy dog eyes of a pleading son or daughter to cosign their student loan so they can get ... » Read More
Why bland entertainment is having a moment now

Why bland entertainment is having a moment now

When most people think of playing video games, they think of violent, high-speed first-person shooters or racing games. » Read More
The Clean Cut: Dick Van Dyke surprises a crowd at Denny’s with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ performance

The Clean Cut: Dick Van Dyke surprises a crowd at Denny’s with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ performance

Legend Dick Van Dyke doesn’t let his 90 years slow him down. » Read More
Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism

Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism

Olympic sports and athletes always become focal points for the media during the games, but this year some have pointed out flaws in the coverage ... » Read More
14 picture books tell stories about going to school

14 picture books tell stories about going to school

There’s a crop of new back-to-school books this year. Here are 14 picture books that teach about elements of starting a new school year ... » Read More
The Clean Cut: 9-year-old delivers 363 pizzas to Louisiana flood victims

The Clean Cut: 9-year-old delivers 363 pizzas to Louisiana flood victims

Pizza is a popular food for 9-year-olds to eat on their birthdays. However, one boy spent his birthday giving boxes of pizza away to those ... » Read More
Does homework help or hurt our kids?

Does homework help or hurt our kids?

As kids head back to school, that means homework is back in full swing, striking fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. » Read More
Parents putting off retirement to pay kids' college tab

Parents putting off retirement to pay kids' college tab

Amy O'Donnell laughs when she says she's working for her 21-year-old daughter Katherine. It strikes her funny because, while it's not literally ... » Read More
Five ultra young college students and where they went

Five ultra young college students and where they went

Child prodigies who begin college in their late childhood or early teens are uncommon but not unheard of. The latest case to get attention is ... » Read More
20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day ... » Read More


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