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American Families

Triple Canopy Hosts An Epic Reading of Gertrude Stein

T.J. Carlin | Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts
T.J. Carlin

Recently Triple Canopy, Light Industry and the Public School re-opened their doors in North Brooklyn at 155 Freeman, ending a hiatus in the programs o...

Hardship in America, Part 1: Majority of Poor Children Live in Households With Major Hardships

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Poverty rates rose in 2010 under a variety of poverty measures, as the economic downturn continued and long-term unemployment hit record highs.

Peter S. Goodman

"Everyone Is Hurting:" In American Suburbs, Poverty Soars | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

EDGEWATER, Colo. -- Before the unraveling, Selena Blanco and her family felt secure in their hold on middle class life in this bedroom community just ...

New Record Poverty? Make Kids' Brains "Too Big to Fail"

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Even short-term poverty driven by recession can scar families and hurt the future employment prospects and health outcomes of children.

Shirt of Change

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael DeJong

Obama's brilliant photo of him in a crisp white shirt sans jacket will come to symbolize a new presidential power.

The Truth About Financial Stress... With Your Kids

Keith Ablow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Ablow

Talk to your kids about what's happening with the economy; it can keep them from feeling an exaggerated sense of fear or personal responsibility to keep themselves and other family members safe.