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Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans Of New York

Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans Of New York

Avi Sholkoff  02.24.2015
HONY transcends barriers. Few pages on Facebook have such a diverse array of "likes" among my Facebook friends. Whether you consider yourself...
'Dad, Stop Posting Pictures of Me on Facebook!'

'Dad, Stop Posting Pictures of Me on Facebook!'

Susan Stiffelman  02.23.2015
For years, one of the best ways to humiliate a teen would have been to sit down with her friends and go through the family photo album....
Why Teenagers Don't Talk to Their Parents

Why Teenagers Don't Talk to Their Parents

Kate Russell  02.23.2015
In my time as a health and physical education teacher, I have been privileged to teach, mentor and guide students through their teen years...
Why Accuracy in Nonfiction Films Matters

Why Accuracy in Nonfiction Films Matters

Stephan Kozub  02.23.2015
There is a system of trust between my generation and the Hollywood directors that in movies based on historical events, especially ones...
The Secret to Raising Charitable Children

The Secret to Raising Charitable Children

Todd Kestin  02.20.2015
Volunteerism, in a sense, is the easy way out. You merely need to open the door. After that, the act of giving takes over and can't help...
My Growing Boy

My Growing Boy

Mary Hickey  02.19.2015
Nobody prepares you or teaches you how to celebrate the journey into adulthood when your child has a disability and the future doesn't...
Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

Emily K. Genser  02.19.2015
Today, I was out of patience. All day, while teaching, my mind was on my son. I did that horrible thing that we sometimes have to do,...
5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg  02.19.2015
Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively...

Nobody Cancelled

Genevieve Piturro  02.19.2015
The joy our volunteers know awaits them is motivation to keep their promise to be here. Despite the meteorologist's urging, "Severe weather...
12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

Rebecca Grainger  02.19.2015
When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys,...

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw  02.18.2015
Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades...
High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

Leigh Weingus  02.13.2015
"Survivor" may be in its 30th season, but a high school just put a whole new spin on it. On Jan. 29, Oregon City High School kicked off...
To My Stepson: Chivalry Is Not Dead

To My Stepson: Chivalry Is Not Dead

Kim Schenkelberg  02.13.2015
There is one thing I want to be sure to impart to you before you go. I know that I do not actually need to tell you this, though. You...
My Kids Used to Think I Hung the Moon...

My Kids Used to Think I Hung the Moon...

Susan Stiffelman  02.10.2015
I remember the days when I was the oxygen my son could hardly do without. Reunions were dramatic; after being away an hour or two he would...