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What My Students Taught Me About Implicit Bias (Including My Own)

We all have implicit bias. My students awakened me to my own.

8 Compliments You Seriously Need to Stop Giving to Your Kids

You may think you're building up kids' self-esteem, but you may be unintentionally setting them up to struggle. Here's what...


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ABC Is Airing a “Disney Family Singalong” Featuring All Your Favorite Tunes

Put your glass slippers on, because ABC is bringing us The Disney Family Singalong with all kinds of classic songs.


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!


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10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine

While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Not Being Productive During Quarantine

Productivity? Productivity? There's no productivity in quarantine!


Why I Stopped Complaining About Quarantine—And You Should Too

Staying at home provided me with a golden opportunity to embrace mindfulness and gratitude.

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I’m an Extrovert—Here’s How I’m Surviving Quarantine

This "new normal" will never feel normal, but these five things are helping me feel a little more at peace...


Why Do Adult Siblings Stop Speaking? The Psychology Behind Family Estrangement and Sibling Rivalries

Brother and sister estrangement is a surprisingly common, and unspoken, occurrence. Why ties break down and how real families reconciled.


One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—and It’s Not About Guns

Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely.


What Is Mental Math? Tricks to Help You Ditch the Calculator

First of all, it doesn't mean doing trigonometry in your head.

8 Heartwarming Stories of Older Children Who Finally Found Their Forever Home

It's not just infants who need forever families. Grab a tissue: These adoption stories will make you cry—in the best...


7 Pieces of Advice to Take from Your Grandparents and 5 to Forget

Your grandparents are very right about some things…and very wrong about others. This handy guide sorts out the good advice...


One Teacher’s Genius Strategy for Addressing Students’ Mental Health

Nearly one in five school-aged kids in the United States have struggled with a mental health disorder and countless more...


Heartwarming Stories of Relatives Who Found Each Other Through DNA Tests

Millions of people have used commercial 
DNA tests to trace their family trees. For a few 
lucky folks, the results...


My Grandfather Left the Structure of His Old House to Rot in a Field. Here’s Why I’ll Never Tear it ...

The old farmhouse was abandoned and falling apart. But tearing it down 
would be like razing the author’s past.

25 Things Only Middle Children Understand

The oldest is the first, the youngest is the baby—but where does that leave the middle-borns? For National Middle Child...


25 Expert Answers to Life’s Toughest Questions

Professionals chime in on everything from "can love last forever?" to "where do traffic jams come from?"


What Your Birth Order Really Reveals About You

Birth order has a great influence on child development, specifically because parents tend to raise each sibling differently—which can be...


16 Explanations You Don’t Owe Anyone — Really

The choices we make define us, so we deserve to be confident in those decisions—No justification necessary. These are the...


Can You Pass This Controversial Second-Grade Test? (It’s Harder Than You Think!)

More importantly, do you think a second grader could pass it?


13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago

Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

Here’s a science-backed—and totally simple—way to remember more of what you read


18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.

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10 Silent Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

Experts share which behaviors are major red flags.


17 Secrets of the Happiest Families

Happy families share some habits that make for fulfilling conversation, productive housework, and more subdued arguments.


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...


Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive weekends in her book ‘What Successful People...


12 Things Middle Children Need to Watch Out For

Middle Child Day is August 12—here's what the middleborn have to be wary of if they want to lead a...


12 Definitive Traits of a Middle Child

Birth order doesn't automatically impact your personality. But there are some common traits that middle children share—beyond peacekeeping.