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I Can't Wait To Not Be Sexy Anymore

Anastasia Basil | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
Anastasia Basil

I've been tweezing, shaving, moisturizing, defrizzing, flat-ironing, bikini-waxing, gym-joining (notice I said gym-joining, not gym-going?) exfoliating and manicuring since 8th grade, all while sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce wrinkles. I'm ready to grow a beard and just RELAX.

Creating Personalized Practice for Students

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
Art Markman, Ph.D.

For a few decades now, educators have suggested that computers would vastly improve our ability to teach students. The assumption has been that with ...

Why The Decision To Raise My Son Vegetarian Was An Easy One

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

As he grows older, I hope that he will think critically about his food and understand that even dietary choices are moral decisions, and not simply made for health reasons or reasons of convenience.

Dear Family Whisperer: Help Me Cope!

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Try not to typecast your boys. View them through a family lens: Your firstborn had you and his dad all to himself for more than half his life. Your second child came home to an already-formed household.

5 Ways to Move From College Rejection to Acceptance

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

If you know any seniors and/or parents suffering from rejection-induced despair, here are five tips to help guide them through the month of April.

The 11 Most Annoying Kinds Of Parents On Facebook

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I have used every bit of scientific methodology and cutting-edge research available to mankind (or simply looked in the mirror while also observing many of you) to put this list together.

I Am THAT PARENT

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Marina Sbrochi

I've breastfed and I've formula fed and I double dog dare you to be correct when you tell me which child is which.

3 Lessons Learned In The First 5 Years Of Parenting

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

This predictably unpredictable life is exhilarating and terrifying. And as we muddle through each day, I have made a few discoveries about parenthood and motherhood through the eyes of my children.

What You SHOULD Say To A Special Needs Parent

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

Here's a shocking secret: We are just like you. Except we're different.

Planets Can Be Positively Perplexing

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Greg Schwem

I still remember the mnemonic as if it were 1972 and I was sitting in fourth grade science class. My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

18 Things I've Learned Now That My Son With Autism Is Turning 18

Hannah Brown | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.

Should Parents Be Allowed to Track Their Children?

Pat Kinsel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Pat Kinsel

Opening or locking doors, adjusting shower temperatures, and shutting off outlets are all in the realm of possibility. Technology has an incredible opportunity to improve my child's life at every turn. What concerns me is where all of this leads.

5 Ways To Take Control Of Your Smartphone Obsession

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Technology wasn't invented for technology's sake. It was invented to make your life easier. It's supposed to help you spend more time living your life and less time sustaining it. Use it that way.

How to Avoid Making Your Lawyer Rich or Damaging Your Children

Krista Barth | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

4. You can be the parent better at organizing schoolwork or coaching football, just like in an intact marriage, but you cannot "replace" the other parent for the child.

The End. I Am No Longer Mentoring the 8-Year-Old Who Told Me "I Hate Homos"

Robbie Romu | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

My duty to Sam was to keep him safe and to be a positive role model, both of which I did. I did not sign up to be abused or to tolerate homophobia.

Attention Parents: Your Kid Is Not a Canvas

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

The last time I checked, there were no children for sale in the aisles of an art supply store. Of course, anything to the contrary would be completely ridiculous, let alone abusive and flat out illegal. Why is it, then, that babies and toddlers have become such a hot prop in today's photographic arts?

When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.

8 Things I've Learned About Life In The PICU

Jessica Fein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Fein

What happened should have been a non-event; our daughter caught a cold. But when you have an underlying mitochondrial disease such as our daughter's, there's actually nothing common about a cold.

Gifted and Talented

Regina Porter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Regina Porter

It is our habit and our pleasure to read books every day, but sometimes, cultural capital comes outside a binder or a box. It ripples over the bubbles on standardized tests. Tests are a given--they will always exist. But higher learning takes on myriad forms and often reveals itself in people, places and situations we least expect.

5 Reasons I Might Want Another Baby

Jessica Pallay | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Pallay

With each pregnancy announcement, and every new baby Facebook post, I get the tiniest pang of jealousy. Because, isn't it true that more is more... is more... is more?

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

Why I'm Committed to Lent

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

In Fairhope, Alabama, I grew up in a family of six where giving up something for Lent was an expectation, not a choice. A few days before Ash Wednesday, the dinner conversation revolved around one question: 'What you are giving up for Lent?'

9 Common Parent-Teacher Conference Phrases, Decoded

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I have, just today, finally and once and for all, decoded the common phrases spoken by teachers at all elementary school parent-teacher conferences from coast to coast.

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.

The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents

Richie Frieman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Richie Frieman

I am constantly amazed to meet these nine worst playground offenders -- the parents who would rather do anything but play with their kids.