Most people enjoy listening to a parent tell the story of their child's first words — but the story behind how kids learn those words is intriguing too.
When psychologist and professor Peter Gray accepted an opportunity to discuss the declining number of resilient students at a major university, he said one tidbit talked about in particular was concerning: Emergency calls to the university's counseling department had more than doubled in five years.
Parents of children with food allergies understand that doubt over whether an unknown piece of candy could harm their kids can turn a normally fun activity like trick-or-treating into a stressful guessing game.
Advocates on homelessness have viewed Madison, Wisconsin, as a beacon of social justice for its compassionate approach to dealing with its most fragile population.
If you've ever been inspired by a fitness campaign only to later abandon it, researchers say you're not alone.
If a British futurologist's predictions indicate anything, it's that today's children have a lot of work — and different types of it — ahead.
For expecting couples, offers from older relatives of large sums of money in exchange for the right to name their newborn is made more complicated when considering what the young U.S. family is up against today, according to The New York Times.
Europe is learning how to deal with migrants, but the world is no closer to stopping the war in Syria that has created the largest refugee crisis since World War II.
After rain that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called "a storm of historic proportions," churches in the state have refused to wait the flooding out before bolstering relief, according to Vocativ.
Families in many states are forking over more money to their babysitters than landlords.
New University of Reading research indicates teachers might want to keep a bowl of blueberries handy in the classroom for when students daydream.
Parents struggling to help their children get some much-needed sleep are more frequently turning to melatonin.
U.S. immigrants are an ever-changing group, and a recent report shows that now they're the most educated they've ever been, according to the Pew Research Center.
Achieving impressive things takes knowledge, drive and perseverance, but "best-self activation" might trump all of those, according to a Harvard Business School working paper.
John King, current deputy U.S. Education Secretary, will replace Secretary of Education Arne Duncan when he steps down in December. According to The Huffington Post, King will serve in an acting capacity for the remainder of the Obama administration to forgo the traditional nomination process.
A recent report indicated only Santa himself, holiday parties and time off from school rival gift cards' prominence during Christmas.
"The Diary of Anne Frank" provides readers a glimpse into the experiences of a teen girl living in World War II-era Europe — but now it ...
The world's lone person still fluent in Wukchumni, Marie Wilcox's goal proves a bit difficult to put into words.
In a notable step in the government's decades-long "crackdown" on tobacco products, the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed Thursday a rule to ...
He faced loneliness, homelessness and hunger as a young adult overseas — and now the owner of a Michigan restaurant "pays it forward" at Thanksgiving, according ...
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced last week he's seeking an overhaul of his state's bail system, eliminating cash bails for those who are ...
Western Dubuque High School in Iowa had an interesting assembly Monday, according to The Telegraph Herald.
A mom-daughter duo has helped welcome 16 babies into the world over a three-year span with an organization aimed at supporting people facing fertility issues.
The so-called "ban the box" movement appears to be picking up momentum.
People receive praise when thinking outside the box, but according to Finnish parents, a strategy to keeping babies safe might be in it.
The force was strong with 32-year-old Daniel Fleetwood. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given mere months to live back in July, the ...
Actress Zooey Deschanel never identified with any particular faith — but a "grand gesture" to her husband-to-be changed that, according to Us Weekly.
A gift exchange making the rounds on social media since October boasts the chance of participants receiving up to 36 gifts just for purchasing one.
Photographer Thomas Stewart captures the once-in-a-lifetime moments during weddings brides and grooms won't want to forget.
In a tear-jerking PSA by UP TV, a girl waits at a bus stop and deals with what the video states 1 in 3 children ...