Paige Ann Cavaness

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The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

I am now the parent of two beautiful girls. One of my vows when they were born was to pass my father's soul-building gift of listening on to them.<p>A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much …

Handsfree

My husband was laid off. Here’s what happened to our parenting.

By Natalie Singer-Velush<p>The day my husband, along with thousands of other employees, was laid off from his job at a large technology company near our hometown of Seattle, I raced in our minivan to pick him up from the curb. As he slumped in the passenger seat, we both looked at each other, …

New Investigation Exposes Glam Life Of Vladimir Putin's Bling Ring

"I think it shows that they are so certain about how they control media and the legal system that they understand there will be no formal consequences," Navalny told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview. "They control everything, 100%. They aren't afraid of the opinion of the public at large …

Russia

Atheism in the U.S.: Is It Really That Bad?

One of the more common questions I see atheists who live outside the U.S. asking those of us who live in the U.S. is, "Is it really that bad there?" …

Children don’t live in a vacuum: why US education is not the 'great equalizer'

In I Stand Here Ironing, a story by the American writer and labor organizer Tillie Olsen, an unnamed poor mother addresses her child ’s judgmental teacher – who has called that day to schedule a conference – in a tormented internal monologue:<p>Even if I came, what good would it do? You think because …

Sam Smith Recalls Being A Victim Of Anti-Gay Bullying When He Was Growing Up

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith opened up about his adolescent experiences with anti-gay bullying in a new interview.<p>“A bunch of boys from a rival school would shout insults at me as I walked from my home to the train station,” Smith, who came out in 2014 prior to the release of his …

Sam Smith

Greek official slammed for saying ‘victims become bullies’ in Holocaust speech

Wiesenthal Center calls speech “inversion of the Holocaust."<p>><br>• ><br>• ><p>Star of David. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are …

Israel

Good Guy or Not, David Ortiz Doesn't Belong in the Hall of Fame

Let me preface this article by saying that if I had a Hall of Fame vote, I would definitely vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza. When the time comes, I'd gladly put Alex Rodriguez in as well.<p>I grew up during the steroid era. I was playing Little League when some of the game's …