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Study Finds Habits in Children Take Root By Age 9 -- Here's What That Means for Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

A recent study out of Brown University has concluded that routines and habits in children, including household chores and responsibilities, are unlikely to vary after the age of 9.

What Happened to My Son's Memory?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

I'm mid-conversation with my 15-year-old, and he's filling me in on the happenings of his day. They chose pseudonyms in French class. His "French" nam...

Emily Kassie

Male Victims Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 02.02.2015 | College

Note: The following story contains descriptions of sexual assault that some readers might find upsetting. It was Andrew's sixth night of freshm...

What Happened to My Son's Memory? Science Explains Phenomena Affecting Digital Natives

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

As a parenting expert and author, I'm fortunate enough to work with some of the premiere universities and hospitals currently conducting research on this very subject. So shouldn't I be inoculated against this type of unwelcome infiltration in my own home? Um, hell no. No parent is.

Tyler Kingkade

Brown Blames Fraternity For Date-Rape Drug Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

Brown University has removed the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity from campus for at least four years for hosting an unregistered party where attendees said t...

Brown University Says 2 Fraternities 'Facilitated' Sexual Misconduct

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University officials on Monday announced that two fraternities on the Ivy League campus have been sanctioned for hosti...

Trouble Focusing? New Checklist Can Help Parents Make Evaluations

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Were you one of the many parents who ended 2014 feeling a little concerned about their child's attention span? You're not alone. These parents were looking to make a change in 2015, but didn't know where to begin.

The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

Making Education Our Cause

Michael Roth | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Education can be your cause when you believe in empowerment through learning. Education can be your cause when you believe that inquiry and communication can lead to positive change in the world. Let's make education, a broad and pragmatic liberal education, our cause in 2015.

Dreaming of the Ivy League? Hint: Ditch the Volunteerism

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.

Report Calls For Changes In Sexual Assault Cases At Brown

AP | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 12.17.2014 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University task force on sexual assault said Wednesday the school's current culture is unacceptable and must be chang...

How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.06.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.

Jaweed Kaleem

Contemplative Studies Grow At Brown University -- And Beyond

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion

Three times last week, between classes in neuropharmacology, neural systems and journalism, Brown University junior Henry Langton changed into sweatpa...

Cuban Dissident/Kitten Lover Reveals Hardline Strategy on Alan Gross

Sarah Stephens | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Sarah Stephens

"If you ever meet (Carlos Luis Pardo), you will probably see him lovingly carrying a newborn kitten in his hands, or taking care of one of his persecu...

Ivy League Student Reports Date-Rape Drugging, Sexual Assault At Frat

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University student reports she was sexually assaulted after she and a classmate drank an alcoholic punch they believe...

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

In The News Sorority, Sheila Weller Serves Up Substance and Dish About Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The News Sorority is a dish fest -- if you care what Katie and Diane and Christiane are really like, for God's sake do not start reading on a Friday night, because you'll miss Bill Maher and may just be finishing when John Oliver comes on.

Alexandra Svokos

Brown's 'Sex Power God' Event Canceled Because Of Students' Bad Behavior

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | College

The Brown University Queer Alliance (QA) announced this week that it is canceling the school's annual "Sex Power God" party, which in the past has bee...

Black University Student Leaders Push New Effort For Racial Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

The explosive wave of reactions to the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t lost its momentum just yet. Blac...

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked...

Tyler Kingkade

Another Ivy League School Under Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.21.2014 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights began investigating Brown University's handling of sexual assaults this month, bringing the...

Why Are Universities So Horrible at Responding to Sexual Violence?

Howard Schweber | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Universities' failures have been manifold. They assume authority and responsibility then fail to deliver the remedies they promise. Institutions that are supposed to act as storehouses of humanistic values seem to abandon those values and look with indifference on the destruction of the lives of their own students.

Brown Honors Graduates, Fails Survivors

Lena Sclove | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Lena Sclove

Brown failed me. Now, I want to make sure that it doesn't fail the next generation of students.