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How Parents Tell Their Kids They Have No Value

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Growing up I heard countless adults say: "children are to be seen and not heard."

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

Yes, My Little Brother Steals My Beauty Products

Justine Kay | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

Christian is just fortunate enough to be my curious, needy, bothersome little brother. But I'll be honest, I also love having him as my lab rat.

The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

What did it mean that there were no handbooks for me? That people asked me to be strong in the face of the biggest loss I'd ever experienced or imagined? At times I felt like I didn't deserve to feel so shattered, especially in the shadow of my parents' immense loss.

Girl Tries To Sell 12-Year-Old Brother On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money

Many kids joke about selling their little siblings. But one Alabama girl took the threat a bit too far. "12-year-old joyfull [sic] little boy (rea...

Happy 50th Birthday to a Brother Who Died Long Ago

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Linda K. Wertheimer

In 23 years, Kevin did a lot of living. Since he would have been 50, here are 50 things I remember about my brother.

Is It Time To Start Spending?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners who have been hoarding cash as a hedge against the uncertain economy are loosening their purse strings a bit, a new survey from ...

Undocumented Teen Commits Suicide, Consequences of Failed DREAM Act Continue

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

How much more bloodshed do we need to see before the system is fixed? May the suicide of Joaquin Luna not go in vain.

Rick Perry's Remarks During GOP Debate Spark Controversy

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry caused a bit of a stir while addressing fellow contender Herman Cain during Tuesday night's Republican president...

Penelope Expecting Again, This Time A Younger Brother

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Latino Voices Just a few months ago, actors Penelope Cruz and her husband, Javier Bardem, welcomed their first child with the birth of their son...

Pimp Turned Politician: Thai Ex-Brothel Owner Seeks Parliament Seat

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

BANGKOK — As the super-pimp who once ran Thailand's biggest brothel empire and then exposed the police kickbacks he had to pay for it to flouris...

Brother and The Dig Wow Mercury Lounge

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Seven songs, 30 minutes, a performance that we will be talking about for years to come. When we look back years from now on the music of this day and ...

Reflections On Governor Bentley's Sister-Brother Act

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The response to Governor Bentley's comments was appropriate and necessary. Rather than add to the chorus, I'd like to use the occasion to make some broader observations.

The Writer's Workbench: The Windows 7 Column, Part Two

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

In this month's installment, we check out peripherals to go along with Windows 7, with an eye towards updating your home office.

Prisoner, Marathoner

Alexandra Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Paul

My brother will come out of federal prison still the passionate animal rights activist I admire so much, but he will also have added marathon runner to his life resume.

Timothy Willgruber: Police Say Man Accused Of Accidentally Killing Identical Twin Has Killed Himself

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man accused of killing his identical twin brother in a parallel parking accident has ...