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Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

What makes for a good life? We all strive for happiness, but does that do the trick?

Why Young Adults Can’t Get Off ADHD Drugs

Why Young Adults Can’t Get Off ADHD Drugs

What seemed like a quick fix for busy parents and teachers with energetic kids has now become a serious problem.

Is the Government Too Involved in Child-Rearing?

Is the Government Too Involved in Child-Rearing?

“I didn’t set out to be a radical, I just wanted my kids swaddled at day care.”

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

Never before in American history have so many men done absolutely nothing.

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

New research suggests it can thicken parts of your gray matter in some key areas.

6 Healthy Relationship Habits that are Often Mistaken as Unhealthy

6 Healthy Relationship Habits that are Often Mistaken as Unhealthy

John Gottman, a psychologist and relationship counselor, said these six things actually often are signs of a healthy relationship.

Neuroscientist: Some Vegetative Patients Can Communicate

Neuroscientist: Some Vegetative Patients Can Communicate

"Sometimes, the lights inside are still on. We must help these patients trapped in the prisons of their own bodies." 

Why There Are No Kids' Menus in Italy
How a Mother’s Voice Shapes Her Baby’s Developing Brain
Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

A huge study finds that users face higher risks to their mental health.

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

A new study shows that millennials love dropping ‘the occasional F bomb’ at work. 

Teacher: Stop Being Your Child’s Friend

Teacher: Stop Being Your Child’s Friend

Without clear boundaries for behavior, children will naturally try their luck.

Preschool CAN Help Kids—If it Includes This Element, Study Finds

Preschool CAN Help Kids—If it Includes This Element, Study Finds

Finally, a victory for universal preschool, right? Not so fast.

Does Watching TV Together Count as ‘Family Bonding’?

Does Watching TV Together Count as ‘Family Bonding’?

A new study found that is the most common activity used to ‘bring the whole family together.’

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

The best way “to raise emotional tyrants” is to “feed the beast.”

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

After the first presidential debate of 2016, CNN decided to see what the kids thought of the spectacle. The answer? Not much:

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Mall of America officials announced they will not participate in the Black Friday creep which has overtaken Thanksgiving.

10 Things Alexander Hamilton Said He Wanted in a Wife
Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Simple wisdom that's relevant for our time.

5 Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids

5 Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids

Are their reasons persuasive?

How Summer Camps and Scout Groups Turn Kids into Citizens

How Summer Camps and Scout Groups Turn Kids into Citizens

Boy Scouting and many residential summer camps teach essential life skills – such as a cooperative work ethic and active civic engagement.

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Here are the five things kids will remember of you.

Why the U.S. Education Secretary is Wrong on Homeschooling

Why the U.S. Education Secretary is Wrong on Homeschooling

Is it time we put to rest the idea that homeschoolers are social outcasts?

Mediocrity: The Force Driving Parents to Homeschool?

Mediocrity: The Force Driving Parents to Homeschool?

“Most public schools are good at doing what they’re intended to do – provide a uniform ‘education’ to the masses. If you want that, go for it."

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

The often ribald comedian shared some surprising reflections on the importance of marriage.

Doctor: Excusing Kids from Chores is “a Mistake”

Doctor: Excusing Kids from Chores is “a Mistake”

Eighty-two percent of today’s parents did chores as a child, but only 28 percent of them expect the same out of their own children.  

 15 Hilarious Comics That Illustrate the Struggles of Being a Parent

15 Hilarious Comics That Illustrate the Struggles of Being a Parent

Brian Gordon is one dad who understands this just as well as anyone.

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