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Interpersonal relationships are a vital part of everyday life. We know relationships aren’t perfect, but we can help guide you through advice on how to fix common issues, things you should and shouldn’t say to the people in your life, and, of course, roundups of funny cartoons and quotes to remind you that laughter can be the best medicine.

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Absolutely Brilliant Parenting Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

These smart tips use items you already have at home (cotton socks! sports bras!) to entertain kids and simplify your...


9 Weird Ways Pencils Changed the World

Why pencils are yellow, who drank graphite-infused wine, Hemingway's pointy little secret to great writing, and more.


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Key and Peele: What If Teachers Were Treated Just Like Pro Athletes?

Imagine a world in which educators are as respected and revered as professional athletes? Sketch comics Key and Peele did.


He Waited 39 Years to Apologize to the Teacher He Wronged. Too Late to Say Sorry?

Larry Israelson walked out on his favorite teacher's class with no explanation. Decades later, Larry mailed Mr. Atteberry a letter...


“I Wish My Teacher Knew”: One Teacher’s Brilliant Plan to Give Underprivileged Stu...

It's as simple as encouraging her students to write notes saying, "I wish my teacher knew..."


“Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College

The Emmy award-winning actor had no idea how hard it would be to send his favorite Patriots fan off to...


These 3 Teachers Gave Life Lessons You Can’t Find In a Textbook

Readers remember their most influential teachers who continue to impact their lives long after graduation.


A Catholic School Teacher Received IVF. Then She Was Fired For Being Immoral.

Can a Catholic school dismiss an educator for breaking church tenets by receiving IVF for infertility?

How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she created a viral post...


Mindy Kaling’s Advice to Teens: Please Don’t Peak in High School

Almost no one who was a big star in high school is a big star later in life, Mindy Kaling...


What Do All Babies Need, Yet Aren’t Getting Equally?

To break the cycle of poverty, young children need something that’s as free and abundant as air. An extraordinary program...


Judging Jack: When a Teacher Finally Understands a Student

I thought my student was ordinary. I came to learn he was just too busy being brilliant.


The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn

The lessons she taught went far beyond the three Rs.


The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer

From his students, the teacher learned his lessons slowly but well.


11 Adorable DIY Baby Shower Gifts

If your friends are expecting, shower them with these cool, unusual, adorable, easy, new-baby keepsakes.


How Bunker Roy and the Barefoot College Plan to Light Up the World

A social activist taps one of our planet’s greatest power sources: grandmothers.

Falling for Math

A scholar describes how humble numbers can beautifully illuminate our world.


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Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind.


Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs

Generations of mothers are connected by a simple gift.


The True Story of Two Men Who Found Fatherhood on the Subway

An abandoned baby and a judge with a hunch turned two New York men into parents.


Inspirational Stories: How 5 Extraordinary People Beat All Odds to Graduate

When these strong, powerful people set their minds on higher learning, they wouldn't let everyday challenges get in their way....

The Blithering Idiot’s Guide to Retaking the SAT…at Age 35

If you’ve ever considered doing something stupid like retaking the SAT when you didn’t have to, put down that No....


Why Do Top Students Cheat?

Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic.


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10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes

When packing up kids’ lunches, stick with food that’s easy-to-transport, wholesome, and full of fun flavors. Need ideas? Try these...


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How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field

Playing a sport is one of the best ways kids can keep healthy. But along with the benefits of regular


The Must-Have College Packing List

Sending kids off to college is stressful enough. Why let packing add to your anxiety? Use this list to make...


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10 Best End of the Year Gifts for Teachers

Though no teacher expects a gift from his or her students, as a parent it’s thoughtful to thank your child's...