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Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere. » Read More
Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Nava Brief-Fried is passionate about fashion and design, but most of all, she's passionate about helping women find modest clothing. That's why she created a modest marketplace for women around the... » Read More
Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

We were chatting with an acquaintance of ours who lives with his girlfriend and, during our discussion, we asked him if he was planning to get married. » Read More
Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarri... » Read More
Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her... » Read More
How the Internet is changing science

How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year. » Read More
The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

Wedding vows often touch the hearts of a couple's close friends and family, but a video of one man’s vows to his new stepdaughter has taken the Internet by storm. The video was posted on Feb. 12, 2... » Read More

Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read More

Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign turns 5, spurring videos, tweets, praise and criticism

February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration this week, with a video of the ... » Read More

High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino you... » Read More

For kids older than 2, nap may only benefit tired parents — and it may disrupt sleep

File this one under bad news for parents of young children: A new study from Australia says little guys older than 2 don't benefit from a nap. And it may prevent them from sleeping well at night. » Read More

The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, ... » Read More
Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women. » Read More
Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America'... » Read More
Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends. » Read More
YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and... » Read More
Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the rig... » Read More
15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a... » Read More
College is not for everyone

College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook. » Read More
3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your bod... » Read More
Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

The Glenn and Cara O'Neill family of Columbia, South Carolina, has raised enough money to launch a clinical trial in hopes of saving 5-year-old Eliza from a disease that will otherwise rewind her d... » Read More
'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, wher... » Read More
Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful. » Read More
American millennials rank low on global skills test

American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solvi... » Read More
Why being too nice is a problem

Why being too nice is a problem

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Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction. » Read More
Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes. » Read More
'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July. » Read More
Dear son: you are beautiful, too

Dear son: you are beautiful, too

When I became a daddy for the first time, it was to a little girl. As she grew up, she loved to play tea party, princess party and loved to be called cutie, sweetie and beautiful. In fact, she woul... » Read More
Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Despite advanced age, a group of senior citizens 80 and older called "SuperAgers" have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger. Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience say... » Read More
Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. ... » Read More
As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction." » Read More
Adding curb appeal to your house

Adding curb appeal to your house

Real estate professionals say it time and time again: Curb appeal (or the lack thereof) can make or break a deal. They say potential buyers form their opinions about a given property within the fir... » Read More
New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

PASADENA, Calif. — Researchers are closer than ever to seeing the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. » Read More
Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its ... » Read More
Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights. » Read More
Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

TOUGH TOWN — It’s that time of year again. The time where news articles, blogs and social media start asking you if you’ve already slacked on your New Year's fitness resolutions. » Read More
‘Fireball’ meteor lights up Pittsburgh sky in video

‘Fireball’ meteor lights up Pittsburgh sky in video

PITTSBURGH — A 500-pound meteor put on a show early Tuesday morning. » Read More
Viral video allegedly shows Bigfoot in Yellowstone

Viral video allegedly shows Bigfoot in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN — Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. As part of his job, he often addresses issues relating to grizzly bears and bison. But he recently added a new topic to the list: Big... » Read More

How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." » Read More
Disney characters surprise mall shoppers

Disney characters surprise mall shoppers

Shoppers visiting a Long Island, New York, mall got quite the surprise recently when Disney characters helped them discover their "Disney Side." The video also reveals that Mickey Mouse has some pr... » Read More
Mysterious haze on Mars puzzles scientists

Mysterious haze on Mars puzzles scientists

The discovery of an unusually large, hazy plume on Mars by amateur astronomers is now puzzling the experts. » Read More
Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you... » Read More
As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating. » Read More
Have you seen this? Basketball game pro amazes

Have you seen this? Basketball game pro amazes

HOOP DREAMSVILLE - More than enough people spend hours perfecting a seemingly useless skill simply to gain a bit of Internet fame. » Read More
Many Catholics take up Facebook fast for Lent

Many Catholics take up Facebook fast for Lent

Forget the popular Lenten sacrifices like chocolate or soda. These days, Christians observing Lent give up a major daily vice: technology. » Read More
The right way to caress your partner

The right way to caress your partner

Caressing your partner, whether it’s his or her hands, arms or back, is a romantic and intimate gesture. And author David J. Linden has a few tips to help you do it right. » Read More
Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers. » Read More
What really makes you fall in love

What really makes you fall in love

According to a new study from researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, your brain falls in love — not your heart. » Read More
The dollar is strong; time for Europe

The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation: » Read More


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