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15 Ways to Beat Back-to-School Stress

Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family—arm yourself with these tips to have the smoothest back-to-school...


One Father’s Battle Between Working and Giving Attention to His Daughter

In this award-winning story, originally published in Reader's Digest in 1969, a father learns to embrace the chaos of his...


12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius

Do you long to be the funniest pompous twit in the room? Memorize these!


15 Cringe-Worthy Stories About the Worst Roommates Ever

And you thought it was bad when your roommates forgot to clean their dishes.


How My Neighbor Became My Fairy Godmother When My Toddler Had Cancer

"There was no, 'let me know what I can do,' from Betsy; she just did it."


10 Secrets of Working Parents Who Cook Dinner Every Night

If you're staring at an empty fridge again and reaching for the take-out menus, use these insider tips to make...


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The Third Royal Baby Is Finally Here!

Prince William and Kate Middleton have just welcomed their third child. Here's everything we know so far.


10 Trending Baby Names You’ll See Everywhere in 2022

The experts at Names.org are tracking the most popular baby names for 2022. This year's list of trending names is...

8 Things College Kids Say They Couldn’t Live Without

College students heading off to school have to outfit an entire dorm room or apartment. These items will make the...


11 Stories That Prove the Life-Changing Impact of Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Visiting a parent at work can open up all sorts of career possibilities. To find out just how powerful this...


13 Things Your Kid’s Sports Coach Is Secretly Thinking

These insider tips from high school coaches across the country are guaranteed to improve your game watching experience and give...


21 Things Parents Really Wish They Knew Before Having Kids

With all the books and blogs and parenting columns, it's easy to think you know everything there is to know...


9 Bizarre Facts About Newborn Babies That Doctors Don’t Tell You

Babies can't taste salt, don't shed actual tears, and are missing kneecaps! Here, more weird facts about our littlest humans....


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...


Note from Our Editor-in-Chief

Why Glennon Doyle Melton's beautiful article—about a teacher's who uses "love and belonging" to change the world—resonates so with us...


7 Funny Test Answers From Kids Who Didn’t Have a Clue

Think your kids are acing school? Well, check out some of their test answers.

10 Money-Saving Habits of People Who Didn’t Take Loans for Their Kids’ College

College is expensive, but taking steps when your kids are young can help you save up by the time they're...


This Is the Most Popular Time of Day for Babies to Be Born

Hint: it has to do more with the moms than the babies.


10 Funniest Celebrity Baby Names of 2017

Did these people ever consider classroom attendance roll call? Or playground bullies? We're guessing not.


Your Favorite Carnival Games Are Rigged—Here’s How

Sorry, but you probably won't be bringing that giant stuffed animal home.


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...

11 Teacher-Approved Tricks for Helping Your Child Get Ahead This School Year

You have the loose-leaf paper and the pencils—but is your child really ready to hit the books? Teachers shared their...


18 Things Tutoring Centers Won’t Tell You

People spend $5 billion on tutors per year – about one fifth of the amount spent on school supplies –...


Americans Have $1.4 Trillion in Student Loan Debt—But Who Gets All That Money?

That’s more than the annual salaries of everyone who lives in Australia combined.


15 Family Bonding Activities You Can Do Instead of Black Friday Shopping

Do you really want to deal with those crowds? Didn't think so.


10 Adorable Baby Gifts That Are Actually Seriously Unsafe

That sweet shower gift from grandma or your best friend could actually put your baby in danger. See which baby...


4 First, Humble Jobs of CEOs That Will Remind You Anything Is Possible

When we encounter top industry leaders it seems as though they were always successful. The truth is everyone has to...