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Even If We Have Free Speech, Should Cyber-Bullying Be Illegal?

Do rude comments about a high school student qualify as hate speech?


Good News: You Can Learn A New Language Without Even Thinking About It

Learning may be as simple as getting distracted.


12 Things Only Full-Fledged Bookworms Will Understand

Forgetting to eat, counting down the days until the next release, having a crush on a fictional character—it's all just...


How to Guarantee Your Teen Gets the Best College Tour

Checking out colleges in person is a pretty key part of the application process. Use these pro tips to get...


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10 Inspiring Books Every Teacher Needs to Read

Whether you're a rookie looking for advice or a seasoned educator seeking inspiration, this collection of books will help you...


The 6 Best Reading Apps for Budding Bookworms

Whether your child is showing an early interest in reading or you're looking for ways to encourage a hesitant reader,...


These High Schoolers Wrote Letters to Kurt Vonnegut. This Is What They Got in Response.

Your homework assignment from a famous novelist: Make art. Then destroy it.


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...

Building This Family Command Center Changed My Life. Here’s Why You Probably Need One Too.

If there was any shot of my family getting organized, this was it.


This 15-Second Read About a College Freshman Saying Goodbye to Her Mom Will Make Your Heart Melt

A mom recalls the heartbreaking moment of leaving her daughter at college.


Her Teacher Was Long Dead. Here’s Why This Student Wrote a Touching Thank-You Note Anyway.

This teacher not only taught his class about the periodic table, but also inspiration and curiosity.


21 Awesome School Supplies You’ll Want to Steal from Your Kid

Your kiddos don't need to have all the fun with back-to-school shopping.


10 Fun Lunch Box Notes to Make Your Kid’s Day

Pack a smile along with your child's lunch with these easy, creative note ideas.


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13 Things Homeschoolers Secretly Wish They Could Tell You

We asked parents why they chose to homeschool their kids, what it's like to be the teacher, and what they...



Fake Being Smart: These 9 Daily Habits Make You Look Intelligent

Simple habits that will help you project an air of intelligence, no matter who you're talking to.

Here It Is: The Greatest Graduation Speech of All Time

Dan Bergstein explains the art of writing the perfect graduation speech.


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...