16 Polite Habits Teachers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead
Teachers love and appreciate any kind gesture from parents and students ... but there are some things they love and appreciate a little more
How to Write a Thank-You Note to a Teacher That Will Mean So Much
A well-crafted, heartfelt thank-you note to a teacher can become something they treasure for years
100 Sweet Baby Shower Wishes to Send Expectant Parents
Toys break and diapers end up in the trash, but these thoughtful baby shower wishes will be treasured forever
The Problem with Birthday Balloons No One Talks About
If you think that balloons are just a bit of harmless fun, think again. Find out the serious risks they...
8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist
Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....
5 Traits You Didn’t Know You Inherit from Mom (and 4 You Inherit from Dad)
Here's why men can't blame their mothers for their receding hairline anymore.
33 Middle School Vocabulary Words Adults Still Get Wrong
Think you have a strong vocabulary? See how many of these common 8th grade reading words you can recognize when...
This “Periodic Table” Shows How Each Element Plays a Part in Our Daily Lives
If you (or your kid) ever wondered why we need to learn about the periodic table, this is for you!
Should Schools Bring Back Cursive Handwriting?
A variety of educators and politicians across the country are pushing back against the death of cursive, resurrecting the rite...
12 Examples of Handwriting So Perfect It Could Be a Font
Browse through these stunning examples of penmanship that's so lovely you wish it could be a font.
How to Have Neat Handwriting
Improve your penmanship with these simple tips from a handwriting expert and professional calligrapher.
One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings
Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to identify and look out for the lonely kids.
15 National Geography Bee Questions Only Geniuses Will Get Right
How well do you know your world geography? Take a whack at these questions, culled from past National Geographic Bee...
This Is the Difference Between a College and a University
Should the distinction have a big impact on your choice of school?
9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch
There are some human errors that only humans can catch.
11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal
It's not about brains, or about the amount of time spent studying. Many of the highest-scoring students attribute their success...
7 Common Words That Mean the Exact Opposite of What You Think
"Outlaw," "scan," and "irregardless"... you're using them all wrong.
How to Help Prevent School Shootings: 7 Things That Will Make a Difference
Figuring out how to help prevent school shootings is essential to protecting kids and teachers, and these simple but...
Real Teachers Reveal What It’s Like Teaching a Genius
If you spend enough time teaching, you're bound to eventually encounter a student with truly unbelievable brainpower. Here's how 10...
14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket
Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...
8 Brilliant Ways Babies Are Way Smarter Than You Think
Chubby, cherubic, and drooly, sure. But babies are much more than lovable lumps, according to fascinating studies that reveal true...
10 Warning Signs Your Child Is a Bully
With one out of every four children getting bullied this year, it's a growing epidemic. But what if your child...
14 Old-School Tricks to Help You Remember These Everyday Facts
These simple rhymes and mnemonic devices can help you recall everything from the alphabet to the Wonders of the World.