“Poor doors” — the separate building entrance for low-income renters living in New York City’s high-income housing — are no more.
Since the Great Depression, the number of communities in concentrated poverty has doubled, and the public school funding system's reliance on property taxes is partly to blame, according to an education nonprofit.
The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house is to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent of shoe soles contain the bacteria C. difficile.
Many families take for granted that they can fix their water heater when it breaks, or take their child to a dentist if she has a toothache.
The post-recession housing crisis sent millions of American homes into foreclosure or made the loans underwater. Since then, many communities have bounced back — but that largely depends on where they are and who owns the homes in them.
Money is nice, but friends are better — or at least that's the findings from recent research on well-being and poverty.
Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A picture of a cop feeding a baby after her mom had gone into a seizure has captured the hearts of people around the world.
There's a lot of talk about the political reaction to Pope Francis' 192-page encyclical on climate change. But part of what's being missed, say Catholic leaders, is a message about better caring for communities and families — the "human ecosystems" that allow humans to thrive.
The Supreme Court rejected a bid to hear a case concerning a law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants living in Arizona charged with certain felonies.
Family immigrant detention centers, which serve as holding points for undocumented women and children caught crossing the border, have come under fire in recent weeks.
Presidential hopeful Ben Carson incited controversy last month when stating he "would not advocate" a Muslim becoming president, according to The Guardian.
A recent study indicated the age listed on people's birth certificates might not matter as much as another figure: the age of people's ...
People often say only God can judge them, when it all comes down to it.
In a push to pass legislation, 18 Florida lawmakers hope limiting their spending to $17 a day will show those on both sides of the ...
A new study suggests pregnant women diagnosed with cancer — a group having to make difficult decisions in regards to delivering children — don't need to ...
Low pay isn't the only aspect that makes experienced and new teachers alike question if they can stay in education.
What started as standard red-inked feedback in regards to a class assignment morphed into another rendition of the debate over cursive writing when a teacher ...
Consumers purchased 13 million of Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses since Friday, setting a record, according to Reuters.
With two workplace advancements going viral this week, there's a chance you could take a nap at your desk in the near future — or ...
SEATTLE — A Washington state real estate ad pitting working moms against child-free men is going viral.
What kids see in film and TV heavily influences them, and the top children's costumes for Halloween 2015 prove as much, according to Consumer ...
It wasn't too far different from other parent-child talks about etiquette in public places — except for one detail: the kid gave the lesson with ...
When it comes to smiling, babies expect a little something in return — especially from mom and dad, according to a new study.
Lewis Mandell got an allowance as a kid.
The United Nations is meeting this week to set new benchmarks on eradicating extreme poverty. Sub-Saharan Africa will, yet again, be a particular concern. While ...