A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.
The arrest of Debra Harrell for allegedly leaving her 9-year-old alone at a park has sparked debate about how young is too young to leave kids on their own
Historians view the 1970s as a transitional era in the United States. By the time the summer of 1974 rolled around, America was ready for a break.
Jada, a Houston teen, becomes a heroine for speaking out after unfortunate photos of her passed out after an alleged rape were circulated online.
Bikinis might dominate beach bods, but style editors say the one-piece makes a bolder statement.
Emmy-nominated documentary "Brave Miss World" follows former Miss World Linor Abargil's journey from beauty queen to sexual violence activist.
Letting the kids drink is a tough subject for parents: To give a tipple or not?
Eloping? No matter the reason, here's how to say "I do" without hurting friends' and family's feelings.
CNN.com copy editor Katherine Dillinger talks about grammar, spelling and the worst mistakes she's run across.
A grieving father turns to Reddit for help remembering his 6-week-old daughter.
Fans of the FDNY's annual charity calendar featuring hunky firefighters will find a woman, Danae Mines, posing for the first time.
Some home buyers are seeking "time-capsule houses," especially those built in the middle of the 20th century, realtors say.
Hot car deaths -- should the government step in to prevent them?
Gianni Versace was killed on July 15, 1997.
Students create a small, experimental prototype community of tiny homes in an Atlanta parking deck.
There were two distinct groups of guys in high school back in the '60s: Those who had cars, and those who didn't.
Parent concierge services outsource the summer cooking, cleaning, and camp planning for kids. Here's how it works.
Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" celebrates its 54th anniversary on July 11, 2014, and is now available as an e-book.
At their magnificent 1,600-acre Crawford retreat, once known as the Western White House, Laura and George W. Bush live the green life.
Brazilian Carol Rossetti's illustrations about women's identities have gained a surprise global following.
Would you buy retail pot for recreational use if it were available in your areas?
Postpartum depression affects about 15% of new mothers. One mother, Katherine Stone, is crusading to increase awareness.
Two transgender women say they were called "it" and asked to remove their makeup, hair and jewelry at a West Virginia DMV.
She has been dreaming about this day for as long as I can remember.
Whatever your definition of "beach book" -- romance, mystery, gripping true-life-tale -- it's here.
What were the hallmarks of summer 1964? Beatlemania, "Mary Poppins," the monokini and the Schwinn Sting-Ray.
15 state flowers to plant this July 4th!
Maya Peterson, former student-body president of The Lawrenceville School, resigned after posting photos online mocking her fellow students.
A new ad by Always on why girls lose confidence after puberty goes viral and sparks a conversation on how to boost self-esteem during the teen years.
Despite the growing diversity of American youth, there is a lack of representation in young adult literature.
Living between two countries and two cultures was a challenge for CNN reporter Moni Basu. Here she explains why she finally pursued U.S. citizenship.
Let kids fail. Here's why.
Your be-all, end-all, modern authority on awkward interactions, stressful situations and elbows on the table.
The presence of transgender and gender nonconforming youth at NYC Pride March is latest effort to increase visibility of the transgender community.
He earned a college scholarship, he pays taxes and he even won a Pulitzer prize. And Jose Antonio Vargas did all this as an undocumented immigrant.
David Martinez grew up thinking he was American until he learned a secret his parents were keeping from him: he is an undocumented immigrant.
Wedding planning can send you and your beloved spinning off into another reality. Welcome to Wedding World.
Here's a dirty little secret about the civil rights movement:. A lot of Americans don't want to hear about it. Ans why should they?
A new ad by the hair care company Pantene asks why women apologize so much and raises the question whether women say 'sorry' more often than men.
Packing for a summer weekend trip? Here's what you need.
The American Academy of Pediatrics announced new guidelines for doctors encouraging parents to read out loud to their children beginning in infancy.
"Obvious Child" has all the story arcs for romantic-comedy gold, but one of the major through lines is a topic not often broached in theaters: Abortion.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta opens June 23, just one of many civil rights museums in the works around the United States.
As the White House convened a summit on working families, surveys dispel any notion that work-life balance is just a woman's issue. Men care about it too.
The cool kids in middle school were the ones who actually had bigger problems later in life, according to a new study in the journal Child Development.
For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.
Mattel says it hopes to inspire a generation of female entrepreneurs with Entrepreneur Barbie, but critics say the message is pink-washed.
The mother of the bride needs to remember these 10 wedding etiquette rules.
With 'mean girl' behavior a bigger problem than years ago and starting as young as elementary school, parents wonder what they can do to try not to raise one.
The caftan started as a war garment, worn beneath chainmail armor. It's come a long way and is now a timeless fashion staple.
Forget about Who's your daddy? Actor Jason Patric is engaged in an L.A. court fight that raises an even thornier question: What is a daddy?
How young is too young to pierce a baby's ears? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby sparks a debate on social media.
Recent visibility of Native Americans in mainstream news is significant because they are typically left out of the American conversation, Simon Moya-Smith says.
Selling a family home is a life event that raises questions about identity.
Barack Obama, Sean Combs, Bill Nye, Shonda Rhimes and Condoleezza Rice are among high profile speakers at college commencement ceremonies in 2014.
A hitchhiking feline in Florida has a 50-year-old truck owner to thank for her unusual rescue.
Dads don't get the same respect in society as moms, but modern fathers have certainly come a long way, says CNN's Kelly Wallace.
Want perfect wedding pictures? Try these 8 simple tricks.
Could you live off 10 articles of clothing for a year? Here's how some people make minimalist fashion fit their lifestyles.
The women of "Black Women Do Breastfeed" say a picture shared from their page of mother breast-feeding at graduation sends a positive message to black mothers.
Peggy Drexler: Fat women are acknowledging their weight, then dismissing its significance. Melissa McCarthy leads the way.
After another mass tragedy, parents are deciding how and what to tell their kids.
With "Mad Men" starting back up, we wanted to know -- was all that glamour real, or is it just the magic of TV?
Matt Logelin, author of "Two Kisses for Maddy," talks about the trials and triumphs of single fatherhood to his 6-year-old daughter, Madeleine.
Pinball is experiencing a wave of popularity -- and a big increase in the number of competitive players.
Here's why adults SHOULD read young adult literature.
Simon Moya-Smith writes that without the use of the once-discouraged Navajo language, the U.S. military could have lost a distinct advantage.
The good ole days of the 1960s, when life was more innocent, families were happier and children behaved better. Or maybe not?
Two recent cases of bounce houses getting swept away by wind gusts have parents wondering what they can do to keep their children safe.
The case of the girls accused of stabbing their friend to impress a fictitious Internet bogeyman named Slenderman raises many questions for parents.
Wedding planners can't tell their clients they're acting like a bridezilla, but they can tell us!
More women and people of color are appearing in Google Doodles worldwide. Here's why.
When several health setbacks sapped my 77-year-old dad's zest for life, I had to do something.
Nearly half of U.S. women of childbearing age don't have kids. And yet they feel misunderstood and nearly invisible to Madison Avenue, many women say.
Why Native American designers are not OK with fashion headdresses in pop culture.
Hate mingling? Dread public speaking? Try these confidence-boosting strategies to overcome shyness.
New library learning labs envisioned as spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it.
While digging through a box that belonged to his father, Robert Ondrovic uncovered a collection of vintage photos that brought him back to the 1964 World's Fair.
Jacob Williamson captured our h-e-a-r-t-s at the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals this week in Maryland.
If you want to teach at a Catholic school in Cincinnati's Archdiocese, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a more detailed morality clause.
Emma Donoghue, Joshua Ferris and other best-selling authors offer up their favorite beach reads of all time -- and their picks for this summer.
Poet Nikki Giovanni knew Maya Angelou over the years, and says that part of her appeal was that she spoke "to everyone in the same voice."
Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe correctly spelled so many words Thursday that the Scripps National Spelling Bee had to declare them both winners.
A photo spread called "End the Mommy Wars" encourages moms to love more and judge less. CNN's Kelly Wallace likes their message.
Best man and maid of honor wedding toasts are full of potential pitfalls. Don't screw it up.
LeVar Burton launched a $1 million Kickstarter campaign to create a web-based version of "Reading Rainbow."
Molly Schuyler recently ate a 72-ounce steak, baked potato, salad, shrimp cocktail and a roll in record time.
Psychologist Susan Bodnar uses every opportunity to teach her children that "diversity" doesn't simply mean "not white."
1986 National Spelling Bee winner Jon Pennington gives his thoughts on the contest.
California killer Elliot Rodger's rants inspired the #YesAllWomen Twitter hashtag movement that draws attention to violence against women.
A Georgia teen planned to build a tiny house for a school project, but the lessons changed after her father's death.
Karla Miller and I met as competitors in the 1986 National Spelling Bee, where I wilted in the third round on "phyllophorous."
There are just certain people we love to hate. Rather than harbor ill will, what if you could flip those relationships from enemy to friend?
Here's a sobering statistic: Memorial Day signals the beginning of a period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.
Kid entrepreneurs around the United States are launching small businesses and getting an early education in money management, success and failure.
Terminally ill partners can still marry. These couples said 'I do' with a future very much in doubt.
Coverage of New York City first lady Chirlane McCray's candid talk about motherhood raises the question of why we are so quick to label a woman a bad mother.