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Why Pumpkin Fest riots are not like Ferguson updated 9 hours 48 minutes ago

Keene's Pumpkin Fest violence isn't like Ferguson, experts say, but it still raised important points about racist double standards.

Judge scolds lawyer for bringing infant to court updated 11 hours 6 minutes ago

The case of an Atlanta judge who scolded a lawyer for bringing her infant to court shows a lack of compassion for working mothers, many women say.

Oscar de la Renta, legendary fashion designer, dies at 82 updated 11 hours 17 minutes ago

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

Mother wants 'Breaking Bad' figures removed from Toys R Us updated 14 hours 39 minutes ago

A Florida mother is upset about Toys R Us carrying action figure of "Breaking Bad's" Walter White.

Historian Deborah Harkness turns to fiction updated 1 days ago

Deborah Harkness found a productive way to cope with her mid-life crisis. The accomplished academic turned to fiction writing.

On the hunt for bun bo Hue updated 1 days ago

Venture into the stalls of Dong Ba Market in Hue, Vietnam, for a bowl of bún bò Huế, the city's legendary soup.

Why this man created a Comic Sans typewriter updated 3 days ago

The world's most reviled font has gone analog with the "Sincerity Machine," a typewriter that types in Comic Sans.

10-year-old shooter: 'I want to be an inspiration' updated 4 days ago

Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter, is out to prove children with guns don't always mean disaster.

Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety updated 5 days ago

Teens are suffering from social media anxiety, often caused by the quest for more and more likes and the fear of missing out or FOMO.

Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall updated 5 days ago

Why do you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall? The answer might surprise you. Learn about pumpkin panic and view tasty fall dessert recipes.

Imam: It's 'code red' for American Muslims updated 5 days ago

When even avowed liberals turn on Muslims, it's time to really worry, says Suhaib Webb, a popular Boston imam.

Behind the furor over #Gamergate updated 5 days ago

The threat of violence against feminist Anita Sarkeesian has refocused attention on the often-misunderstood #Gamergate debate.

Going purple for GLAAD's #SpiritDay updated 5 days ago

GLAAD has declared Thursday, October 16, #SpiritDay and is asking everyone to wear purple to protest bullying and show support for LGBT youth.

The photo of a lifetime updated 5 days ago

Many photographers have taken it upon themselves to document stillborn and terminal babies' precious moments after birth.

Swoon lets YA readers choose which books get published updated 6 days ago

Macmillan Publishing has decided to do "A Little Something Different" by crowd-sourcing and letting readers pick some of the books it will publish.

Dying boy donates Make-A-Wish gift updated 7 days ago

Fourteen-year-old Martin Romero asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to improve his local baseball fields.

Dying young: Why Brittany Maynard's story resonates updated 7 days ago

Why Brittany Maynard, 29, is an "extremely rare" patient under Oregon's "death with dignity" law.

Tricks, treats and THC fears in Colorado updated 7 days ago

Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: pot ending up in their kids' candy bags.

Mrs. Clooney took his name; would you? updated 7 days ago

After marriage, a name change can be a tricky decision. Here's what you should consider when deciding whether to change your name.

What teens will be reading next updated 7 days ago

These young adult trends influence which books publishers market toward teens. Here's a look ahead at 2015.

Pasta Bolognese that's (almost) better than your Nonna's updated 8 days ago

Good Bolognese is as homey as it gets: Comforting and warm, thick and smooth, and full of rich, complex flavor. Here's the best recipe for pasta bolognese.

Want a happy marriage? Have a big, cheap wedding updated 8 days ago

A new study found that couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages than those who splurge.

Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day updated 8 days ago

Columbus Day brings to mind the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. But some places would rather you think of the Sioux, the Suquamish and the Chippewa.

Dick's CEO apologizes to girl who blasted catalog updated 8 days ago

Dick's Sporting Goods 2014 basketball catalog didn't have enough female faces for McKenna Peterson's liking--so she write them a letter.

Parents welcome, say goodbye to baby for whom they created bucket list updated 8 days ago

"Baby Shane," whose parents created a bucket list for him, dies hours after birth.

The problem with 'thug' cuisine updated 11 days ago

Author and activist Bryant Terry talks about the complicated racial politics behind the Thug Kitchen website.

Five reasons Microsoft CEO's gender gaffe is worrisome for women updated 11 days ago

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sparks outrage when he suggests that women who don't ask for raises will receive "good karma."

Caught in grief's riptide updated 11 days ago

CNN's Jessica Dunne talks about the life-altering impact of the sudden death of a parent.

Photos imagine bright futures for preemies updated 11 days ago

A photo series "From the NICU to the Moon" imagines premature babies in future professions with a series of imaginative doodles.

Dr. Wendy Ross: Taking autistic kids out to a ball game updated 11 days ago

For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.

Lisa Ling: What I learned as an average student updated 12 days ago

What happens if you're a Chinese-American kid who struggles with school? Lisa Ling writes about how she found her own pathway to success.

Taste Paraguay's delicious mistake updated 12 days ago

Sopa paraguaya, which means Paraguayan soup, is not a soup; in fact, it's more like a cornbread.

Moms, stop all the judgment! updated 12 days ago

Connecticut Working Moms follows its "End the Mommy Wars" photo spread with a series of photos urging moms to stop judging each other.

Getting to school on a foot-powered bus updated 13 days ago

October 8 is International Walk to School Day, and some schools are celebrating with "walking school buses."

New link between coffee beans and human genes updated 14 days ago

A new study found six new genetic variants that might dictate coffee consumption.

How to cut your kids' cell phone addiction updated 14 days ago

Parents around the country offer some innovative ideas on how to deal with kids' addiction to cell phones.

Steering teen drivers out of harm's way updated 14 days ago

Teens text and drive with deadly consequences--how can parents impart the importance of road safety to young drivers?

The upside of selfies: Social media isn't all bad for kids updated 14 days ago

Social media positive for teens? It just might be, according to a recent report, which says it can build self-confidence and improve relationships.

'BatDad' and other parents: To post or not to post? updated 14 days ago

For parents, the decision on whether to post about their kids online is not easy. They must balance the desire to share with privacy and safety concerns.

Forget TV! iPhones and iPads dazzle babies updated 14 days ago

A new study says nearly 40 percent of kids under two have used a mobile device.

At some schools, 'Big Brother' is watching updated 14 days ago

Schools are asking themselves whether they should monitor students online to protect them from dangers such as bullying, drug use, violence and suicide.

Mom's sexy 'selfies' ban: Is there a different standard for girls? updated 14 days ago

A blog post by a mom, who said she would block sexy photos girls sent to her sons, goes viral. Is there a double standard for girls and boys online?

Who takes more selfies: Women or men? updated 14 days ago

While women, on average, take more selfies than men, after age 40 things begin to change, according to the Selfiecity research project.

SOS for stressed out teens updated 14 days ago

Teen stress is at a fever pitch, with the demands of school, sports and even leisure activities leaving them frazzled. Here's how parents can help.

Parents, beware of bullying on sites you've never seen updated 14 days ago

Parents might know about Facebook and Twitter but kids are now using new social apps like or Kik to torment each other online.

Post-pregnancy fitness selfies: Why do they make us crazy? updated 14 days ago

Why do Maria Kang and Caroline Berg Eriksen, the moms who shared post-pregnancy body selfies that went viral, get under our skin so much?

Awkward! The tough transition to middle school updated 14 days ago

The jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents and their parents.

Technology is feminism's friend and foe updated 14 days ago

Women and tech: It's heady to think about how technology is empowering women today, but some technological advances are still being used to hurt women.

Feeding people on Ebola's front lines updated 14 days ago

When an epidemic like Ebola occurs, getting basic necessities to those in need becomes an exercise in logistics.

Football safety in question after high school players' deaths updated 14 days ago

Could the deaths of three high school football players in one week lead parents to take their kids out of the game?

Parents growing anxious about enterovirus D68 updated 14 days ago

After the death of a New Jersey boy, the first death directly linked to enterovirus D68, parents are growing more concerned about their children's safety.

'Baby-Sitters Club' author Ann M. Martin's new book takes on autism updated 14 days ago

"The Baby-Sitters Club" author Ann M. Martin returns with "Rain Reign," the story of an autistic fifth-grader and her dog.

Inside Utah's struggle with drug abuse updated 15 days ago

Utah has seen a dramatic increase in pill-related deaths. Lisa Ling explores the issue on her new CNN show "This is Life with Lisa Ling."

It's a...quadruplets! IVF mom-to-be gets ultrasound shock updated 18 days ago

After years of struggling with infertility, this mom-to-be thought nothing could beat the news she was pregnant. Then, she had her ultrasound.

6 ways to embrace gender differences at school updated 18 days ago

Here's what some schools are doing to create welcoming environments for transgender and gender nonconforming children.

The dangerous seduction of the rich boyfriend updated 20 days ago

Lisa Ling describes herself as fiercely independent and a die-hard feminist. She opens up about the one time she was seduced by a much different lifestyle.

12 laundry mistakes you're probably making updated 20 days ago

Using too much detergent? Overloading the washer? That, plus more laundry mistakes you're probably making.

Michelin Guide reveals 2015 New York City restaurant ratings updated 21 days ago

The Michelin Guide revealed its 2015 star ratings for New York City restaurants. See the full list on Eatocracy.

In praise of punch updated 21 days ago

From crystal bowl to trash can, nothing says "party" like punch. Try these classic party punch recipes.

'Fear Street': R.L. Stine and the return of teen horror updated 21 days ago

Author R.L. Stine revives his famous "Fear Street" series at a time many consider to be a renaissance of young adult horror.

Schools preach 'enthusiastic' yes in sex consent education updated 22 days ago

California SB 967 requires students to seek "affirmative consent" from partners at each stage of sexual activity. How does "yes means yes" really work?

Boy, 15, pens viral letter about Emma Watson speech updated 22 days ago

A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson's United Nations speech.

Perfect your coffee pour-over updated 22 days ago

National Coffee Day: Perfect your pour-over technique and you'll never stand in line at the coffee shop again.

William Wegman: Why dogs are such a draw updated 22 days ago

William Wegman's latest picture book "Flo & Wendell Explore" features photos and paintings inspired by his pet Weimaraners.

You should drink a beer today updated 23 days ago

Beer's devoted fanbase has been bubbling up ever since its invention in ancient Egypt. The elixir of water, malt, hops and yeast was even made illegal briefly in the U.S. during Prohibition.

Soup dumplings amid skyscrapers in Shanghai updated 24 days ago

In the season premiere of "Parts Unknown," Anthony Bourdain travels to Shanghai to find soup dumplings and skyscrapers.

What to drink with a big ol' steak updated 25 days ago

A luscious, pan-seared steak deserves a mighty red wine. Here's what experts say you should drink.

Denver-area students accuse school board of censoring U.S. history updated 25 days ago

Hundreds of students staged a walk-out outside Denver, accusing the school board of trying to censor what they're taught about U.S. history.

Earthships, New Mexico: The sustainable, cozy homes made with old junk updated 25 days ago

Your home leftovers are creating new homes known as Earthships, in the mountains of New Mexico. The future of city living may not need the city at all.

A fat girl gets naked updated 25 days ago

CNN's Lisa France opens up about her lifelong struggle with weight and lightening its emotional burden.

Ink with meaning: What we can learn from the tattoos of our ancestors updated 25 days ago

From Maori to ancient Celtic designs, our forefathers REALLY knew how to do body art.

'Moms Helping Moms' provide for their babies updated 26 days ago

CNN Heroes: Bridget Cutler helps struggling mothers acquire the basic items to care for their children -- and with advice and support.

How one eco-project in Malmo changed the future of industrial wastelands updated 26 days ago

In the Swedish city of Malmoe, an old shipyard has been converted from industrial wasteland to eco-district, setting an example for sustainable living.

What do these uploaded videos say about society? updated 26 days ago

For his latest book, artist Doug Rickard snatches frame grabs from videos uploaded to YouTube. He says he found "an inversion of the American dream."

Gray skies are no match for the world's largest solar bridge updated 27 days ago

Blackfriars bridge in the City of London is the largest solar-powered bridge in the world.

Wesleyan orders fraternities to be co-ed updated 28 days ago

Wesleyan University in Connecticut announces residential fraternities will be required to be co-ed.

An orientation to asexuality updated 28 days ago

Asexual orientation means feeling little or no sexual attraction to other people. To the asexual community, that's A-OK.

Drinking sewage: solving Singapore's water problem updated 28 days ago

Could sewage be recycled to provide water that's cleaner than what comes out of your tap? Singapore says yes.

'Captain Underpants' tops list of most challenged books in 2013 updated 29 days ago

Find out which titles made the American Library Association's list of most challenged books, which comes out each year during Banned Books Week.

Brazil's idea for future mobility: the good old bus updated 29 days ago

Meet Curitiba's Bus Rapid Transit system, paving a new way for mobility with traditional means.

How to be polite to women without annoying them updated 29 days ago

Modern manners for men: Don't listen to the naysayers. Chivalry isn't dead -- it just needs an update.

Shared space, where the streets have no rules updated 29 days ago

The future of urban mobility may be one where motorists, pedestrians and cyclists act as one.

Clemson under fire for asking students about sex lives updated 31 days ago

Backlash prompts Clemson University to suspend mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives, drinking and drug use.

Victims of domestic abuse speak out updated 32 days ago

A wife, a husband and a daughter shared their raw and powerful stories of domestic abuse.

Banana bread to boast about updated 32 days ago

America's Test Kitchen's banana bread recipe is moist, delicious and never too heavy.

Facebook 'real name' policy stirs questions around identity updated 33 days ago

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz's cousin! Really! updated 33 days ago

Bestselling author A.J. Jacobs is trying to build a family tree of the entire world and hold a Global Family Reunion next year.

Teen told to change out of 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt updated 34 days ago

A junior high student was asked to change out of a T-shirt that read "Virginity Rocks" last week. Her mother says she should be free to express her beliefs.

Best oyster bars in America updated 34 days ago

From the Gulf Coast to the Pacific, the freshest bivalves are being shucked at the best oyster bars in America.

Meredith Vieira explains #WhyIStayed updated 34 days ago

Talk show host Meredith Vieira is the latest public figure to share her story of domestic violence inspired by the social media movement #WhyIStayed.

40 new titles to feed your YA book addiction updated 34 days ago

Fall brings a wave of new young adult books, including Carl Hiaasen's first teen novel and the latest from "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shephard.

Can Ray Rice ultimately be forgiven? updated 34 days ago

Athletes from Michael Vick to Tiger Woods were ultimately forgiven by fans. Could Ray Rice also get a second chance? Kelly Wallace asks.

Microbrew sales boom at Ohio nudie bar updated 34 days ago

An in-house microbrewery puts this strip club ahead of the curve.

The cultural, regional and generational roots of spanking updated 35 days ago

The indictment of Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has revealed sharp differences in cultural, regional and generational attitudes toward spanking.

What it means to be a 21st century dad updated 35 days ago

When faced with family dysfunction, we had no problem asserting our role as godparents, living up to the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child.

What's it like to feed the most powerful man in the world? updated 35 days ago

Exclusive interview with White House chef Cristeta Comerford.

'Mockingjay' and other YA books on film updated 36 days ago

'Mockingjay Part 1' trailer has Hunger Games fans excited. Here are more YA books turned movies.

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