Megan Rucker

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The Best Vacation Is This $97, 30-Stop Train Trip And Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Different

You know that feeling you get when you walk into a Target on a warm August day and are confronted — I use this word because it is particularly aggressive — by a sea of signs proclaiming that school will be back in session before you know it? Even if you haven’t been in school for years, <i>decades</i>, you …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Trains

In Other Countries, You’re as Likely to Be Killed by a Falling Object as by a Gun

Two young campers were sleeping in Yosemite Valley this August when a tree branch snapped and fell on their tent, killing them both. “We don’t know what caused the limb to fall,” said the park’s spokeswoman, Jodi Bailey. “It seems like just a freak accident.”<p>Ms. Bailey was right: Being killed by a …

Guns

How juveniles end up charged as adults

Under current Illinois law, a defendant younger than 18 is automatically tried as an adult when charged with specific crimes. Legislation passed last month by the General Assembly, which is awaiting the governor's signature, would eliminate the automatic transfer of these defendants for all but the …

What Makes Some People Harass Others Online

An expert weighs in on what sets them off and why they can be so relentless.<p>The Internet is a magical place jam-packed with cat videos, perfect-for-any-situation gifs, and tweets from Kanye West. It's also, unfortunately, filled with online harassers waiting to threaten the next person who says or …

Largest-Ever Study On Catcalls Shows Street Harassment Starts For Women At Puberty

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> A lot of women know what it’s like to be harassed on the street, but it may surprise you to find out how young it often …

Nobel Peace Prize 2014: Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, Indian Kailash Satyarthi Honored For Fighting For Children's Rights

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and Indian Kailash Satyarthi for "their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."<p>"Children must go to school and not be financially exploited," The …

Brilliant cartoons perfectly illustrate exactly what sexual consent means in everyday terms

A beginners guide to… CONSENT.<p>The question of sexual consent has become a hot topic in recent years, which is kinda odd, because you’d have thought …

Comma Crusader Brings Good Grammar to Traffic Court and Wins

Grammar nerds are a committed league who often fight the good fight in the hope of seeing their victories spelled out on the page. But every once in …

3 Surprising Ways to Manage Wedding-Planning Stress

Wedding planning really can bring out the worst in people, you included! There's so much to get done, and on top of that, so many different opinions to take into consideration that it is almost impossible not to crack underneath all the pressure. You can't control the weather or the bad behavior of …