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Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

What's the Difference Between a Tax Credit, Tax Deduction, and Tax Exemption?

Confused? You're not alone.<p>Are you taking all the tax breaks you’re entitled to? Experts say you might be able to reduce your tax bill by taking …

Neo-Nazi 'Tyrone' exposed as US marine

Michael Chesny appears to have posted 1,000 messages in white supremacist chat room in lead up to deadly Virginia rally.<p><b>Washington, DC -</b> Just weeks before a white supremacist rally turned deadly last August after a neo-Nazi allegedly drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, several …

US military teams up with Silicon Valley to revolutionize the battlefield

The U.S. military is partnering with Silicon Valley to step up its game on the battlefield.<p>The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), which is part of the Department of Defense, is connecting the U.S. military with companies developing leading-edge technology that would help it carry out …

GIF of jump-roping pylons stumps the internet

The latest internet fad comes via a GIF of pylons that has people scratching their heads.<p>The animation, referred to as an “optical illusion for the ears,” was first posted by HappyToast in 2008 but it regained steam Saturday when Lisa DeBruine posted on Twitter, The Telegraph said.<p>She asked what …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

'Worst-Case Scenario' Discussions About Hurricane Irma May Show An Urban Bias

I am the director of an Atmospheric Sciences program at a major university and the former president of the American Meteorological Society. For this reason, I often get contacted by the media when major weather events happen. Hurricane Irma is no exception. One major point that keeps coming up is …

Rainfall

Aliens could learn about us from math on Voyager's Golden Record

The Voyager 1 probe, which launched 40 years ago today (Sept. 5), is humankind's most distant physical emissary, at almost 13 billion miles (21 billion kilometers) from Earth. Voyager 1 and its sister-spacecraft, Voyager 2, which launched two weeks earlier in 1977, gave scientists their first …

U.S. Army unprepared to deal with Russia in Europe

A self-assessment by the 173rd Airborne Brigade is called ‘a real eye-opener’ to how some critical capabilities to deter Russia have eroded.<p>The U.S. Army’s rapid reaction force in Europe is underequipped, undermanned and inadequately organized to confront military aggression from Russia or its …

The first response to Hurricane Harvey’s toll, through the eyes of cartoonists

<b>WE TRY</b> to fathom the toll.<p>Trillions of gallons of water, raining down in “biblical proportions.”<p>Thirty percent of Southeast Texas’s Harris County submerged.<p>Two flood-control reservoirs spilling over.<p>More than 20 lives lost.<p>As it turns toward Louisiana, Harvey has proved relentless in its record …

Ecstasy could be ‘breakthrough’ therapy for soldiers, others suffering from PTSD

For Jon Lubecky, the scars on his wrists are a reminder of the years he spent in mental purgatory.<p>He returned from an Army deployment in Iraq a broken man. He heard mortar shells and helicopters where there were none. He couldn’t sleep and drank until he passed out. He got every treatment offered …

Charlottesville: What happens if America's children lose our history?

As the school year kicks off in many places across the country it coincides with a very real and explosive situation taking place in America’s streets that speaks directly to the decline of history in this country. Following the terrible events in Charlottesville, we are now facing the very real …

Getting Over Rover: Why the Loss of a Dog Can Be Devastating

My wife and I recently went through one of the more excruciatingly sorrowful experiences of our long married life—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, …

Joshua Tree National Park: The Best of Family Hiking and Camping

America’s 59 national parks are breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly diverse, encompassing wild seashores, towering mountains, dark rainforests, …

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets [Updated]

The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in …

How a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter

Too-cool-for-school upper-class students at Santa Monica High scoffed when administrators in 2002 reinstated a daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance.<p>Most students in the liberal enclave slouched in their chairs and chatted over the morning ritual, which was widely viewed as a throwback to an …

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Standardized Testing

Science Continues Proving That People Who Swear Are The !@#$ing Best

Do you swear a lot? Great! Because here’s some excellent and important information that will make your day about ten !@#$ing times better: People who swear are the best. No, really. Studies have been done. Last year, we learned that people who swear are articulate and intelligent; then we learned …

Two reasons the red Solo Cup is a marvel of modern engineering

The red Solo Cup is an elegant piece of technology.<p>It's easy to forget when you find them strewn across the room, half-filled with leftover beer or crushed underfoot from parties the night before. But what many take for granted as simply a cheap, disposable beverage holder is the result of careful, …

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.<p>For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma …

7 simple life hacks to make you happier, stronger, and more productive in 2017

Now, we’d never, <i>ever</i>, try to stand between you and your first marathon, a major weight loss, or the job of your dreams. Thinking big—and having big …

Christmas Service Accidentally Prints Lyrics To Tupac’s “Hail Mary” Instead Of The Traditional Prayer

A Catholic Christmas music festival in Sri Lanka got the two confused.<p>What do Tupac's last single and a 15th century traditional Catholic prayer have …

Is Zion National Park Being Loved to Death?

I'm looking up at the final ascent to Angels Landing in Utah's Zion National Park, trying to work up my courage to scale the Dr. Seuss–like series of …

Meet Patton, the Goldendoodle who hopes to become the next 'First Dog'

Patton, a 9-week-old Goldendoodle and offspring of American military hero service dogs, likes to swim outside his Florida home, eat scrambled eggs and carry around a giant rawhide bone.<p>He's also poised to become the next "First Dog" to run the grounds of the White House, according to his owner.<p>Lois …

How one of Led Zeppelin's greatest hits was made

<i>Below is an excerpt from Marc Myers' new book "Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B, and Pop" (Grove Press), which you can buy on Amazon. In it, Myers talks to Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page and collaborators about the making of one of the band's hits that</i> …

How the Left Created Trump

Nov. 8 represented an explosion of anger on the right at years of smugness and disdain by liberals.<p>Well before Donald Trump declared he was running—to the amusement of the liberal media and Washington establishment, who didn’t stop laughing until Nov. 8—and long before Hillary Clinton dismissed …

Democratic Party