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The Most Important RSVP from Pope Francis

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I have seen examples of people ending a marriage only to realize later that they hadn't been so bad off after all. In the Church, discernment, listening to our hearts, and deep prayer and meditation, are all called for before entering into or ending such a union.

Helping High-Need Families Stay Housed and Together

Deborah De Santis | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Many communities have embraced supportive housing for their highest-need populations, including families facing homelessness or other forms of housing...

Can a Teen Die of Embarrassment?

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

How many teens actually die of embarrassment anyway? And you can't count the time I went to pick up the pizza in my pajama bottoms and his dad's winter boots. When you're 16 years old, the answer is every day, and every time, your mother is near you, living and breathing.

The Common Core Standards: A Matter of One Nation

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

'We the people... in order to form a more perfect union...' There have been statements made throughout the history of the United States of America...

Tens of Thousands Apply for Scarce Housing Vouchers

Barbara Sard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Barbara Sard

While the lottery approach has drawn some criticism, the problem isn't the lotteries -- it's the scarcity of vouchers.

Australia for All Types of Travelers

Travelzoo | Posted 10.30.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

I'm often fielding questions from friends and family back home on what part of my adoptive country would be best for them to visit as most don't know where to start.

October is Family History Month!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Minnesota Historical Society

October is Family History month! In honor of that, we thought we'd take a look at a sample of family photos over time. This is an early carte-de-vi...

Happy Halloween: Kicking Off the Holiday Season

Amber Sabathia | Posted 10.08.2014 | New York
Amber Sabathia

We Bergen families know the children have not had a true Halloween for two years, with snow one year and then Superstorm Sandy cancelling each trick-or-treating night so the kids could not go out and wear their costumes.

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated into our classrooms in ways that protect student privacy.

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

Fictional Families As Frustratingly Lovable As Your Own

Jandy Nelson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Books
Jandy Nelson

No one can make me laugh as hard as the people in my family can -- the fall-to-my-knees-crying, certain-I'm-about-to-suffocate-and-die kind of laughing -- and no one can make me as batshit angry as my kin can either.

What Love Looks Like

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Sunday, September 21, 2014 will go down in history: the world's largest march to fight global warming. It goes down in my heart as one of the most moving and powerful days of my life.

3 Data Protection Questions to Ask at Your Child's Back to School Night

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

By raising some of these important questions about data privacy, you will let them know that it's an issue that is a priority for you and should be for school administrators and teachers as well.

The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's about families trying to keep asthmatic children safe during heat waves and dirty air days. It's about families struggling to hold on to livelihoods in the midst of drought. It's about families draining nest eggs to rebuild homes after fire, floods, and storm surges.

'Big Bang' Budget Bad for Illinois

Emily J. Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

In a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal wrote a disastrous economic prescription for Illinois, one that calls for a "big bang" of the sort that has blown up Kansas' budget and turned that state into a poster child for reckless and short-sighted financial management.

Your Child's School Success? It's All in Your Head

Hilary Wilce | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Schools and teachers work hard to offer a good education to their students, and a cheerful, willing child who is able to meet them halfway and absorb what they have to offer will do well in their care.

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Why Asian Education Is Better, and Why It Is Not

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

Everywhere I go these days it seems I'm faced with the same question: what is wrong with America's education system? The query is usually followed with a defining statement that Asian students are 'kicking our butts' on the international exams. But are they correct?

The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take steps to protect their private information.

What Is the Best Legacy?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A legacy is something that one can leave behind to the people who come after them to "enrich" their lives and better enable the followers to remember ...

A Letter To Dad: Thank You For Everything I Never Saw

Jordan Gray | Posted 10.25.2014 | Good News
Jordan Gray

I want to thank you for the times that you let me see you cry, so I could understand that when my friends told me that "boys don't cry," they weren't telling the truth.

My Lifelong Journey With Depression

Heather Kerley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Kerley

The more fiercely I love, the brighter and more beautiful the world can appear. However, each time I feel that joy and connectedness, the more I fear and mourn its loss, even while I still have it. It is in that empty pause that depression is born.

Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

David Scott Clegg | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

I am an educator. This is true. Education has been where my passion has met with purpose for nearly a quarter century. I am an educator. And so are you.

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

What's Your Boomer EQ? Part 4

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Understanding others is basic to human interaction, especially when you desire to reduce stress and conflict in your life. The simplest example I can give follows.