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Mom’s guide to apps your teens are using

Mom’s guide to apps your teens are using

t's hard enough to keep up with the social lives of teenagers, but now parents need to keep track of their teens' digital lives too. New apps and social media platforms arise as quickly as fashion ... » Read More
Robust remodeling: Bigger isn’t always better

Robust remodeling: Bigger isn’t always better

When it comes to home remodeling, we stand by the saying: "Bigger isn't always better." » Read More
Pizza Hut brings back Book It program, enticing more adults to read

Pizza Hut brings back Book It program, enticing more adults to read

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza. » Read More
How to get ready for flu season

How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops-flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it... » Read More
Trimming the bite off of college costs

Trimming the bite off of college costs

Liza Jeswald took awhile finding her stride in college. » Read More
Why America is waiting to get married (Hint: It's not because we don't value relationships.)

Why America is waiting to get married (Hint: It's not because we don't value relationships.)

American families aren't as prominent as they used to be, according to Michael Wear of The Atlantic, who says the amount of families, as well as the importance of them in the American mindset, has ... » Read More
Get your kids to say sorry—and really mean it!

Get your kids to say sorry—and really mean it!

How many times have you uttered the words, "Say you're sorry!" only to get a lame "Yeah... sorry... whatever" in response? Telling our kids to apologize to their siblings, friends and to us often f... » Read More
3 reasons college-educated women are embracing marriage and family

3 reasons college-educated women are embracing marriage and family

Highly educated, more economically successful families are prioritizing and committing themselves to marriage and parenting more than ever before, even as society as a whole seems to be turning awa... » Read More
Social media sites offer safety tips for parents

Social media sites offer safety tips for parents

Before social media hit the scene, most teens used to spend time every day talking to their friends on the phone. With the rise of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, kids and teens now have a host of... » Read More
Why you should be skeptical about the government's national unemployment rate

Why you should be skeptical about the government's national unemployment rate

As of Sept. 30, the unemployment rate in the United States was 5.9 percent - the lowest since 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. » Read More
Every Jesus has a Shamgar: 5 biblical figures who deserve more credit

Every Jesus has a Shamgar: 5 biblical figures who deserve more credit

According to Religion News Service, about one in five people read the Bible on a regular basis, and 77 percent of Americans see the work, and the lives of popular biblical figures, such as Jesus, P... » Read More
Knowing how and when to ask for help

Knowing how and when to ask for help

When thirty-year-old Emily and her husband divorced, leaving Emily with full-custody of their two preschool children, she didn't know if she'd make it through the day let alone through the weeks an... » Read More
In faith-based communities, college completion may be uniquely emphasized

In faith-based communities, college completion may be uniquely emphasized

Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1960s and '70s, Odell Clevelandleveraged his basketball skills to land a college scholarship. The 6-foot-3 Cleveland would go on to earn a place in ... » Read More
5-year-old watercolor genius shines light on art therapy, autism

5-year-old watercolor genius shines light on art therapy, autism

A 5-year-old English girl is turning heads and opening wallets with stunning watercolor paintings that have drawn comparisons to Claude Monet, the French 19th century impressionist. In the process,... » Read More
 The untold story in the ongoing minimum wage debate

The untold story in the ongoing minimum wage debate

Like many small business owners, Scott Huish believes he has a special role in his community of Tukwila, Wash. His Family Fun Center largely employs local teenagers, offering them the minimum wage ... » Read More
US Postal Service reveals new Forever Batman stamps

US Postal Service reveals new Forever Batman stamps

Mailing a letter became more fun last week when the U.S. Postal Service, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment dedicated the Limited Edition Forever Batman Stamps in honor of Batman's... » Read More
6-acre face looks out from National Mall

6-acre face looks out from National Mall

WASHINGTON - A new face has appeared on the National Mall. » Read More
3 powerful reasons why your kids should take music lessons

3 powerful reasons why your kids should take music lessons

Learning to play an instrument or singing in a chorus can be significantly important in your children's lives in more ways than you may have imagined. Review the following reasons, and see how your... » Read More
Best marriage market for women is where men are working, according to study

Best marriage market for women is where men are working, according to study

Ask women what they're looking for in a potential spouse and a top answer is "employed." Now the Pew Research Center has crunched data gathered for a recent report to discover the best - and the wo... » Read More
Blind girl finds freedom on gymnastics floor

Blind girl finds freedom on gymnastics floor

HOUSTON - One of the toughest competitors in youth gymnastics catches the eyes of everyone in the room - a beautiful thing, because she herself cannot see. » Read More
5 ways being a bad mom can make you a great mom

5 ways being a bad mom can make you a great mom

We've all seen it - the judging that goes on with various types of moms. The healthy eaters judge the Mcdonald's lovers, the exercise moms judge the iPod moms, the crafty moms judge the Walmart bir... » Read More
5 ways to respond to victims of domestic violence

5 ways to respond to victims of domestic violence

Recently, there has been a lot of attention focused toward domestic violence. If you are in a position of witnessing or hearing about domestic violence, here are some ways to react to help protect ... » Read More
Military spouses can use challenges to get a leg up in job hunt

Military spouses can use challenges to get a leg up in job hunt

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work. » Read More
Tons of new Star Wars canon coming before 'Episode VII'

Tons of new Star Wars canon coming before 'Episode VII'

J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" is without question one of the most highly anticipated movies of next year, if not all time. » Read More
What to do when your adult children move in with you

What to do when your adult children move in with you

It's becoming more and more common that adult children are moving back in with their parents. Even though the economy is improving and the job market is starting to gain traction again, wages are d... » Read More
A 29-year-old bride says she's chosen to die soon, but a fellow cancer victim says that's wrong

A 29-year-old bride says she's chosen to die soon, but a fellow cancer victim says that's wrong

Early this year, however, Maynard was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. After less than 18 months of marriage, she was told she had six months to live. Now, Maynard, husband Dan Diaz and he... » Read More
When food becomes the enemy (and how to become friends again)

When food becomes the enemy (and how to become friends again)

The early days of a relationship are exciting. They're filled with uncertainty. They're highlighted with exploration. They're maxed with hyper-focus. And strangely, our relationship with food isn't... » Read More
6 secrets to a long and happy life

6 secrets to a long and happy life

Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to l... » Read More
3 better ways to compliment your child

3 better ways to compliment your child

Educator and author Kumar Sathy discusses several examples of compliments that may sound encouraging, but are actually counterproductive. » Read More
Gender bias in movies: breaking down stereotypes of female characters

Gender bias in movies: breaking down stereotypes of female characters

HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN - On Sept. 21, Emma Watson delivered a powerful speech as a UN goodwill ambassador on feminism, urging men to become active participants in creating gender equality worldwide. Her... » Read More
Cost-cutting apps that can help recoup the cost of your smartphone or tablet

Cost-cutting apps that can help recoup the cost of your smartphone or tablet

A smartphone or tablet can cost hundreds of dollars, but the money saved by using frugal friendly mobile apps can more than pay back that cost. » Read More
Important lessons for your children: Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can

Important lessons for your children: Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe » Read More
The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

Fables are an interesting thing. » Read More
The Golden Rule: Treat others how you want to be treated

The Golden Rule: Treat others how you want to be treated

Remember The Golden Rule? » Read More
Dad makes creative pancakes for his kids, videos go viral

Dad makes creative pancakes for his kids, videos go viral

Nathan Shields isn't a professional cook, but he has quickly become well-known online for his ability to make breakfast time fun. » Read More
Coping with a new normal when the kids leave the nest

Coping with a new normal when the kids leave the nest

The rite of passage that is moving away from home and going to college or out into the world is like the start to a new, exciting, much anticipated journey. Most young adults are seething with exci... » Read More
Diseases making comeback as parents shun vaccinations

Diseases making comeback as parents shun vaccinations

Whooping cough, measles and other preventable illnesses are making a comeback, thanks to an anti-vaccine movement whose members might surprise you. » Read More
The relationship between health and religion

The relationship between health and religion

Making predictions about a person's physical and mental well-being may be as simple as asking them where they were on the Sabbath. » Read More
What my husband has taught me about parenting

What my husband has taught me about parenting

I watched my husband dangle our 7-year-old daughter from her ankles the other day, her head inches away from the sidewalk as she completed a backflip against his body and landed triumphantly on the... » Read More
4 eccentric billionaire spending habits

4 eccentric billionaire spending habits

Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and now one of the world's leading philanthropists, may want to use technology to help people live healthier, but he isn't strapping on a "smart watch" h... » Read More
Why I make my own Halloween costumes

Why I make my own Halloween costumes

It is that time of year when the leaves start to change, the weather gets cooler and you can smell that fall is in the air. My thoughts often turn to Halloween and the impending question of what to... » Read More
7 ways to help your loved one when they've lost their job

7 ways to help your loved one when they've lost their job

Your loved one lost their job. » Read More
Can’t commit to a relationship? 5 reasons you are afraid

Can’t commit to a relationship? 5 reasons you are afraid

Committing to a relationship may sound overwhelming to you. You are afraid of failing or getting hurt. You believe once you commit to a person, you will lose who you are as an individual. Though yo... » Read More
10 things your child's teacher wants to say to you

10 things your child's teacher wants to say to you

Teachers can be a misunderstood breed. A lot of times we find ourselves taking the blame for anything and everything. Your child failed a test? Blame the teacher. Your child got pushed down on the ... » Read More
Video: Stingray jumps onto ramp to get food from tourists

Video: Stingray jumps onto ramp to get food from tourists

MALDIVES - A group of tourists had an unforgettable experience when a large stingray propelled itself onto a ramp to get some food. » Read More
Shopping, fast and slow: How the fashion industry drives consumer behavior

Shopping, fast and slow: How the fashion industry drives consumer behavior

Ash Bruxvoort recently ended a complicated relationship, but it wasn't with a man, it was with her wardrobe. » Read More
Let's 'Betend': Facilitating children's playtime and events

Let's 'Betend': Facilitating children's playtime and events

Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everyth... » Read More
Here's how you and your spouse can avoid arguing over faith and God

Here's how you and your spouse can avoid arguing over faith and God

A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day. » Read More
Think tanks should think, not act as fundraisers

Think tanks should think, not act as fundraisers

A recent front-page article in the New York Times revealed that many foreign governments now make large donations to U.S. think tanks, which in turn help those governments gain access to U.S. polic... » Read More
4 things you don't want your boss to know

4 things you don't want your boss to know

There are some things you might want your boss to know about, like scientific research sayingmanagers who have better relationships with their employees are less stressed. But there are some things... » Read More


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