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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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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...


This Is Why Grandparents Day Was Never Meant to Be a Commercial Holiday

The holiday falls on Sunday, September 13 this year. Read this before you rush out to buy a cheesy card.


15 Funny Things Only First-Time Grandparents Can Relate To

It's okay to admit that you might sympathize a little too much with your daughter's growing belly.


34 Fun Things to Bake at Home with Bored Kids

Bring on the sprinkles, rainbows and fun-sized treats! Whip up these adorable baking recipes with the kids this weekend.


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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.


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


The Heartwarming Story of a Five-Year-Old Girl Who Asked Her Neighbors to Be Her Grandparents

Bill and Arlene were the most amazing neighbors ever. I’ve got a certificate on my wall to prove it.


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Back-to-School Shopping in 2020: How to Save Amid Uncertainty

Finally, some good news about the upcoming school year: You don’t have to spend a fortune to get everything your...

14 Crazy Facts About Earth You Never Learned in School

The planet is almost 25,000 miles around and 4.54 billion years old, and humans are still discovering some of the...


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Back to School 2020: Navigating the New Normal

Parents, teachers, and school districts are grappling with the risks of various learning scenarios. Here are some things to think...


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12 Tech Tools Kids Can’t Learn Without This Fall

Tech and education experts share the tools and must-have gear that will help kids thrive in the coming school year.


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13 Most Famous Sister Rivalries in History

Sisters always share a deep bond—and sometimes, they share an even deeper rivalry.


22 Moving Photos That Show the Power of Family

This year, we asked readers 
a question: “When you think of ‘family,’ what’s the image you see?” The submissions, and...


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...


8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents...


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...

I’m a White Teacher—And Here’s What I Wish I Could Have Taught My White Students About R...

Kids ignorance isn't their fault—it's ours. And it's up to us to fix it.


My Immigrant Family Took on White-Sounding Names—and Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Is an Anglicized name key to a successful life in America? The issue is complex.


Why I May Not Send My Son Back to School This Fall

Parents have some tough decisions when it comes to weighing the pros and cons of sending kids back to the...


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What It’s Like to Work at Disney World’s Most Exclusive Restaurant

All of that seemingly effortless Disney magic takes a lot of time, thought, and hard work.


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16 Habits Polite People Have in Common

True politeness is about so much more than holding open doors.

Worst Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Find out about the worst words and phrases you can say to your kids, why they're so damaging, and what...


The Heartbreaking Reality of a Brother and Sister Split Apart By Racism

These girls were kicked out of their apartment because of their racist neighbors. But that was the least of it.


5 Ways I’m Talking to My Daughter About Racism

It’s easier than you might think to have tough conversations.


16 Craziest Family Secrets People Learned After Someone Died

You may think you know someone, but these families found out otherwise after their loved ones died.


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11 Dog Breeds That Can Be Left Alone

Not all dogs are clingy. In fact, these pups are perfectly content to have a little time to themselves.