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High Standards

You Can Try and Deny It, But Our Schools Need to Do Better Preparing Our Kids for College and Career

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

The following is a guest post from my colleague, Tracy Dell'Angela, a former Chicago Tribune journalist who has worked for a variety of education poli...

High Standards & the 'Dumbest Generation'

Katrina Boone | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Katrina Boone

Are Americans today the dumbest they've ever been? It's a question that had kept me up at night, and one that I recently posed to my 11th grade Englis...

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

RNC Wrong to Oppose Common Core Standards

Jonah Edelman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jonah Edelman

If we get this right, by the 2014-2015 school year the standards that kids are held accountable to in 46 states will finally align with what they actually need to know in college and in the real world.

I Don't Want a Man, Give Me a Prince

Kate Gale | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Kate Gale

We want a man who has the class, taste and style of a gay man, the masculinity and romantic idiocy of a Greek man who would fight for Troy and the charm, wit and panache of a prince.

5 Things You Should Stop Saying to Your Single Friends

Marielle Wakim | Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy
Marielle Wakim

Memo to grandparents, aunts, uncles, seventh cousins twice removed, overly-familiar doctors, creepy neighbors, long-lost college friends, recently found college friends and all married folk: just don't go there.

If You Want to Date Someone Great, Be Someone Great

Nico Lang | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Standards aren't the problem. Standards are great. When you have standards, it allows you to set goals in your life and hold yourself accountable. The problem is that people have the wrong standards -- ones they don't require of themselves.

My teen daughter doesn't have a single close friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I read another post on your blog regarding a daughter who felt like an outcast. My own daughter was in tears last night because...