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4 Things Moms Are Tired of Hearing

My husband and I have four boys, ages 5 to 11. I'll let that sink in for a bit. It's a lot, I know. Four boys. Four. Boys. As you can imagine, we often cause quite a stir when we go out in public. And I do realize that by having such a large family, we've invited a lot of this attention on …

Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred of Schoolgirls

The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls’ education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won’t be …

Saudi Arabia Passes Domestic Abuse Ban For First Time

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia banned domestic abuse this week, outlawing any form of abuse at home or in the workplace.<p>The Council of Ministers' approval of the law Monday marks the first time the country has officially recognized domestic violence as a punishable crime. Offenders may face up to …

Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels

For years she was a symbol of a new country rising from the ashes of Taliban rule, as one of the women whose voices were finally being heard after a decade of brutal oppression in Afghanistan.<p>Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with …

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Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Incite Push for Russian Liquor, Food Boycott

A New York City bar and restaurant group is calling for a city-wide boycott of all Russian-made spirits, liquors and foods to protest recent anti-gay …

Costa Rica Will Do Away With Caged Animals At Its Zoos

Here's a bit of news that has been making the rounds in Costa Rica for more than a week but is just now picking up steam stateside: Saying it's time for a more natural experience, Costa Rica's minister for energy and environment said they would get rid of caged animals at the country's public zoos …

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

For Apple, Switching Suppliers Meant Chasing Cheaper Labor

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an almost too predictable pattern, Apple's brand new supplier, Pegatron, is committing some very …

Joseph Kony child soldier returns to terrorised boyhood village

When he was 13 Edward was kidnapped by Ugandan rebels and forced to become a soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. He survived the longest–running …

Anne-Marie Slaughter: 'I think we need a men's movement'

Anne-Marie Slaughter strides backstage after her latest TED talk, fast-talking and hungry – she hasn't had time for breakfast yet, and it's well past …

India's acid attack recommendations risk rubbing salt into survivors' wounds | KumKum Dasgupta

India's supreme court has announced a raft of orders to regulate the sale of acid in an attempt to curb attacks on women.<p>Last week it ruled that acid …

Syrian Sunnis fear Assad regime wants to 'ethnically cleanse' Alawite heartland

Sunni residents in the heartland of Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect say they are being repeatedly threatened and forced to flee their homes, amid …

Malala Yousafzai's story to be made into a documentary

The Oscar-winning director of Al Gore environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth is to bring the story of teenage Pakistani women's rights …

How to Spy on Your Child Online

Why you should monitor kids' computer and cell phone use, and when you shouldn't<p>It's a given that we generally know where our kids are each day, whom …

How To: Pretty Summer Hairstyles

Say goodbye to summertime frizzies! Learn how to do these 4 super-easy hairstyles<p>Fashion Plait<p><i>"Skinny turbans are a stylish way to keep hair off your face."</i> —Jeffrey Paul, celebrity hairstylist. <b>Step-by-Step</b>Spritz a texturizing spray onto clean, dry hair for texture and hold (try <b>Alterna Summer Hair</b> …

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Good Behavior Games for Preschoolers

Tired of nagging your child to do the right thing? Skip the lecture! Instead, add these super-fun ways to teach honesty, responsibility, compassion, patience, and more to your parenthood playbook. (We promise she won't even notice the lesson.)<p><b>How to play:</b> You'll need several cardboard boxes large …

Baby Bedtime Mistakes to Avoid

Most babies are ready to sleep through the night by 3 to 4 months -- if their parents let them. Learn how these common mom-and-dad errors can turn your baby into a poor sleeper.<p>If your baby cries when you put her down at night and you rush in to comfort her each time, she'll never learn to soothe …