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5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Get Your Kid Ready for Kindergarten

With the arrival of August, many 5-year-olds are hearing a special question: "Are you excited about kindergarten?" For parents, a different question may come up: "Is my child ready?"<p><i>By August Deshais, Common Sense Media education blogger</i><p>With the arrival of August, many 5-year-olds are hearing a …

Digital Citizenship

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

This is, without a doubt, one of the simplest, prettiest, most delicious cakes you'll ever make. You can whip it up and have it in the oven in under 15 minutes, and it keeps well for days. What more could you ask for?<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black …

Recipes

When Cravings Call, What Are They Saying?

We all get cravings, but when they come in the form of high-sugar or high-fat, calorie-dense foods, it’s your waistline that suffers the …

Watch Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart Show Edward R. Murrow Around Hollywood Home

Plus, the late actress shows off a gift worth a whistle<p>As Hollywood mourned <b>Lauren Bacall</b> after the news of her death broke Tuesday night, CBS News …

Ethan Hawke on 'Boyhood' Children: "They Grow Up, and We Age"

"I remember I thought, 'Wow, I still look really good,' and then as the movie progresses, we go, 'Oh yeah, reality.' "<p><b>Ethan Hawke</b> stopped by <i>Live!</i> …

Five Restaurant Menu Tricks (and How to Avoid Falling for Them)

Restaurants can be risky business ventures — just look at how frequently they come and go. So to make sure their eatery isn't just another flash in …

At 18, Tavi Gevinson Is a Fashion Veteran—and a Broadway Rookie

<b>It has been</b> seven weeks since Tavi Gevinson graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School, and in that time she has moved from a tiny, …

GOP chases youth vote with Uber

Republicans love Uber. Young urban voters love Uber. And Republicans hope that means young voters can learn to love the GOP.<p>Car-hailing and ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others are wildly popular among wealthy, young, tech-savvy urbanites — precisely the kind of voters that the …

Recipe: Apricot Breakfast Smoothie with Oats and Yogurt

When apricots are ripe and at their peak, they have an irresistible tart, tangy and almost floral flavor. And because the flesh of an apricot is …

Kenneth Turan takes a critic's lonely stand on 'Boyhood'

If you do it right, film criticism is a lonely job. But some films make it lonelier than others. Films like "Boyhood."<p>For just about every other critic in America, "Boyhood" has been the opposite experience, a chance to join in an unprecedented chorus of shared exultation about a film written and …

Shhhh! How Do You Turn Off Emergency Mobile Alerts?

Best Water Theme Parks Near NYC for Families

You don't have to travel far for great soggy thrills. These family-friendly water parks are less than two hours away.

NBC's 'Today' to Air Live Musical, Written by Kathie Lee Gifford

"Peter Pan" won't be the only live musical airing on NBC this year.<p>Move over, <b>Allison Williams</b>. NBC’s <i>Today</i> show is getting into the live-musical game …

51 Dishes You Have To Make Before The End Of The Summer

Trust us, you're going to want to try each one.<p>August is here and another summer has flown by. But summer's not over yet! You still have ample time to indulge in all the wonders of summer cooking. From the bounty of vegetables at the farmer's market -- hello, zucchini and eggplant -- to the fresh …

Gaza myths and facts: what American Jewish leaders won't tell you

If you’ve been anywhere near the American Jewish community over the past few weeks, you’ve heard the following morality tale: Israel left the Gaza …

Chopped Teen Tournament: Meet the Competitors

Get to know the 16 teens competing for a culinary school scholarship in the Chopped Teen Tournament.<p>Introducing the Tournament's Teens<p>This first-ever …

Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert - Rookie

Once upon a time, Stephen Colbert, the lovely and hilarious host of our favorite political talk show, <i>The Colbert Report</i>, graciously invited our …

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Make Your Own Banana-Chocolate Protein Bar

One sure way to avoid the highly processed add-ins found in many protein bars is to turn out a batch using your own ingredients and a boost of …

23 Vegan Meals With Tons Of Protein

Yeah, that's right: 18 grams of protein and not a single animal product in sight.

Healthy Eating

NHLers trade sticks for paddles at Smashfest

Christine Simpson reports from Smashfest where NHLers trade their sticks for paddles for a good cause.

'Big Brother 16': Brittany Martinez on Landslide Eviction and Not Playing Aggressively

The fourth evicted houseguest talks to THR following her exit from the game.<p><b>[WARNING: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's live eviction episode of Big</b> …

The TCA press tour has our TV critics asking: Who can watch all these shows?

<b>Erik Adams:</b> There are plenty of places to read about the purpose of the Television Critics Association press tour. You can get TCA info in the …

Understanding Under the Dome’s Underwhelming Ratings

The residents of Chester’s Mill are still trapped <i>Under the Dome</i>, but the rest of us are finding it increasingly easy to escape the clutches of CBS’s …

How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.<p>There has been a lot of recent attention focused on the importance of executive function for successful learning. Many researchers …

Switched At Birth: “Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)”/The Fosters: “Mother”

<i>Switched At Birth</i>: “Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)”<br>If last week’s episode was the sadness, then this one was the chaos that fills up the …