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Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pump... » Read More
How to use humor to avoid an argument

How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a "condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling." In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt t... » Read More
Bionic eye lets blind see light

Bionic eye lets blind see light

DURHAM, N.C. - A video of a man seeing light for the first time in 30 years is bringing tears to the eyes of many. » Read More
Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Prices at the pump have dropped to four-year lows, saving consumers cash but making economists uneasy. » Read More
Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind. » Read More
Churches have important role to play in boosting breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

Churches have important role to play in boosting breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services. » Read More
8 tips for a smooth family morning routine

8 tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to ge... » Read More
How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. By the time she turned 23, she was a record executive leading the way in entertainment. » Read More
Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit

Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit

Resiliency is a fascinating subject of study pertinent to parenting. Children who are able to rebound from adversities are healthier psychologically and show better outcomes academically and social... » Read More
Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before... » Read More
10 powerful mantras to help you when you're down

10 powerful mantras to help you when you're down

Ultimately, each of us is responsible for our own happiness. Sometimes it's easy to be happy, but the challenges of life often make happiness seem elusive. One way to keep going even when things ar... » Read More
Mom calls out Toys R Us for selling fake drugs with 'Breaking Bad' action figures

Mom calls out Toys R Us for selling fake drugs with 'Breaking Bad' action figures

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys R Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad." » Read More
Ask a therapist: How to find a good counselor

Ask a therapist: How to find a good counselor

As a therapist and as owner of The Marriage and Family Clinic in Denver, CO, I get a lot of calls from people who want to set up appointments. Sometimes, people call just to set up an appointment a... » Read More
Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you dri... » Read More
Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Arousing a person's curiosity lights up the brain in ways that appear to enhance both learning and memory, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis, offering help to parent... » Read More
3 reasons why “because I said so” is the wrong answer

3 reasons why “because I said so” is the wrong answer

As a parent, it can be exasperating when your kids question your authority. You have a set of rules and you expect them to be followed, but there's no avoiding the inevitable question, "why?" In fa... » Read More
How to deal with a coach who bullies

How to deal with a coach who bullies

Some coaches are loving and caring, and very aware of the young and impressionable children we are entrusting to them. They take their jobs seriously and can make a deep and long-lasting impression... » Read More
Poor, and middle-class give most to charity, wealthy pull back

Poor, and middle-class give most to charity, wealthy pull back

As the recession has lifted, middle-class and poor Americans have given even more to charity, while wealthy Americans have held back. » Read More
10 things nobody told you about being married

10 things nobody told you about being married

You've heard that marriage isn't easy, that there are going to be trials, surprises and changes of plans along the way. People also tell you it's a blast and the best decision they've ever made. Bu... » Read More
Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle the question

Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle the question

According to new poll data from Scholastic, teachers are overall positive about Common Core, are more positive than they were last year, and are much more positive the more thoroughly it has been i... » Read More
Expensive wedding ring results in higher divorce rate, study says

Expensive wedding ring results in higher divorce rate, study says

ATLANTA - They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they may not be a marriage's friend. Spending a large amount of money on a wedding ring or ceremony is linked to a higher divorce rate, acc... » Read More
Are you wasting your money?

Are you wasting your money?

Ever since I was a child, I have been tight with money. I learned from an early age to work hard for my living, and I became very cautious about what I spent my hard-earned money on. I would drive ... » Read More
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


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