The scout elf from "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" has made its way into more than 8 million homes, monitoring kids' behavior to report back at Santa's headquarters, garnering an impressive social media following.
Groans at the gas station pump might be less common than in the aisles of the grocery stores this holiday season.
After the sudden closure of more than 900 Los Angeles Unified School District campuses and 187 charter schools because of a bomb threat, thousands of parents were left figuring out what to do in regards to last-minute child care.
At Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Tampa, Florida, students know what's at stake based on their academic performance and conduct in the classroom: incentive cards that give them a better spot in the lunch line.
The 1993 Muppets book "For Every Child, a Better World" is meant to educate kids about the struggles the less fortunate face, but a school board member in Marshfield, Wisconsin, thinks it's too graphic for young children.
With all the Internet's counsel on surviving the holidays as a single adult, that demographic could probably spend most of Christmastime reading advice on how to do just that.
Throughout the Paris climate talks, India maintained a firm position that raising its vast population out of poverty was its top priority, according to the New York Times. That meant India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, would pursue policies that help its poorest people even if that increases its contribution to global warming.
The Federal Reserve announced it will begin to raise interest rates this week, a move that signals the institution that controls the country's monetary policy has confidence about the economic prospects of 2016.
Amazon might be in the planning stages of deploying drones for home delivery — but a recent trend documented in viral videos has drones replacing door knobs in an oft-feared part of growing up.
When Wikipedia's calls for donations show up on its entry pages that detail just about anything, one NBA rookie has a hard time ignoring them.
A new study found Facebook "feels" like an addiction — and that's why taking a break or flat-out abandoning the social media site proves so difficult.
The United States placed low on a ranking of how well nations help the poor despite spending $32 billion a year on international aid, more than any other country in the world.
The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in 30 years due to an El Niño weather pattern, according to the United Nations. More than 8 million people are in immediate need of food aid, and that number could rise to 15 million by early next year.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" will still be unavoidable if you find yourself in any public setting during December — but it's no longer the most-played holiday track.