Erin Snowden

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Teachers: Your Job Just Got More Important

Every year, teachers tell me they receive new "mandates" from the top. They're asked to include new methods for teaching math, new standards for reading levels, new disciplinary measures and new procedures for advisement or study hall. One faculty member said to me, "Basically, our score card …

How I Learned to Be a Happier Mom

I didn't grow up in a very happy household. My parents saw the world as a menacing place, full of people out to screw you. "Life is a battle, you've gotta give it hell every day," was my mom's rough equivalent of, "God bless you" when leaving the house in the morning. Like many Americans, my …

Study: Siblings of Children with Autism Share Risk of the Disorder

Children who have a big brother or big sister with an autism spectrum disorder face an increased risk of developing such a disorder themselves, according to a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study, of more than 1.5 million children in Denmark, found that sibs of kids diagnosed with …

From One Autism Mom: There is Hope!

So, let me introduce myself. My name is Johmaalya Adelekan, mom of two. Today I hold the title of Special Needs Program Coordinator at Gateway Academy, a private, Christian, Pre-K through 8th Grade school where my kids attend. Six years ago, I was Johmaalya Adelekan, mom of two and actor, who had …

Photography Tips and Tricks

Color or black and white? Artsy or newsy? Doesn't matter: We love photography—and so do you! That's why all of our great photo stuff is now in one easy-to-find place.<p>Whether you're looking for videos, lighting tips, settings help, expert advice, or photos by kids like you, we've got what you need …

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Pacific Barreleye: Fish With a See-Through Head

Share<p>The Pacific barreleye fish has a see-through head! This deep-sea creature’s bright green, tube-shaped eyes are good for taking in light — and …

Pope Benedict resigned 'because God told me to do it'

A "mystical experience" during a dialogue with God convinced Pope Emeritus Benedict to resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church earlier this year, he has said.<p>"God told me to do it," the 86-year-old former pontiff told a friend, six months after his decision to step down shocked the world's 1.2 …

Beau Biden to Be Released From Hospital

College Republicans to Young Voters: Forget Social Issues. It’s the Economy.

Next week, Wayne State Uni­versity ju­ni­or Mi­chael Stroud will set up his table for Col­lege Re­pub­lic­ans, hand­ing out lit­er­at­ure, pens, …

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School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons

Tuesday's terrifying incident at an elementary school near Atlanta — in which a gunman with an assault rifle and other weapons entered the building — ended with no one being hurt after a school clerk apparently spent about an hour talking to the young man. She says she persuaded him to put down his …