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What to Know About the 1952 Law Invoked by President Trump’s Immigration Order

On Monday, the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on whether to reinstate U.S. President Donald Trump’s …

My mother and grandmother are proof that talking openly about sex is a smart parenting tactic

When my grandmother died last summer at 97, my family asked me to write the eulogy. The only challenge was which stories to highlight from her long life: her stint during World War II as a Navy Wave, driving ambulances and delivering ship plans? The time she chased down a pickpocket on the subway, …

Parenting
CNN

No, My Kindergartner Will Not Be Doing Your Homework Assignment

<i>I embrace the role I have to play in my children’s education through reading, playing, and modeling good behavior. But I also embrace my role in</i> …

Wasting Precious Time

<i></i><i><br>The following reflection on homework at the elementary level comes from Allison, who teaches 5th grade here at #Cantiague Elementary. Her</i> …

CNN

8 signs Americans are slowly embracing a healthier diet

Soda consumption is down, and our aversion to sugar is expected to grow. Here are the trends to watch in 2016<p>Last summer, the right mix of rain and sun over Minnesota gave corn farmers in the Gopher State a bumper crop. Garrison Keillor, the redoubtable host of the public radio show "A Prairie Home …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

5 Things We Should Teach in Our Educational System But Don't

Every time I teach my interpersonal communication class, I give an introductory lecture that starts off by asking the students, "How many of you had a communication class in grade school or high school?" I usually have maybe one or two students raise their hands. Then I ask, "And what did you learn …

Many Child Refugees Travel All Alone. Here Are Their Stories.

LESBOS, Greece -- Among the flood of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece this year from war-torn countries in the Middle East are thousands of unaccompanied minors. These children made the difficult journey alone.<p>Some of the young refugees lost their families in war or on the way to Europe. …

Refugees

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>Those resolute voices in American public life that continue to deny the existence of a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy argue that “someone would have talked.” This line of …

This is America in the age of decay: How we became a civilization dominated by racism & rage

What America and the world now face isn’t a clash of civilizations. It’s a struggle against our darkest impulses<p>Cities are contradictions segregated by race and class, the spatial organization of a capitalist order that exploits difference to make a profit; they also foster diverse encounters and …

Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them<p>In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the …

Meet the family of 4 who travels the world living out of their van

Most people wouldn't want their family road trip to last forever, but Adam and Emily Harteau aren't most people.<p>The couple and their oldest daughter Collette have been on the road in their VW Westfalia van since 2012. In that time they've started a business, visited 14 different countries, and …

South America

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born son, Oliver, has …

Parenting

10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth (and What to Do About It)

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Once you figure this out, a whole lot of other things will start to make sense.<p>To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, …

‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine

Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time<p>For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of …

66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddo years and years after you've said them, so we should choose …

Find yourself saying ridiculous things to children? This Dad made a book about it

Image: Nathan Ripperger<p>Image: Nathan Ripperger<p>HAVE YOU EVER noticed yourself saying some very strange and hilarious things to your children?<p>Dad of …

Meet The Woman Who Helped Discover A New Species Of Human

Hannah Morris in South Africa's Rising Star Cave, where the bones and fossils of Homo naledi were discovered.<p>Imagine descending more than 39 feet …

Mind

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

The Brain

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

A Point of View: Is it ever right to try to create a superior human being?

<b>People have long dreamed of improving humanity through science, but what results might no longer be human, argues the philosopher John Gray.</b><p>More than 70 years ago, the Oxford linguist, writer of fantasy fiction and theologian CS Lewis wrote:<p><i>Man's conquest of nature, if the dreams of some scientific</i> …

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

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 I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

46 Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with</i> <i>our Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

Books

Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think

Right now our education system is doing more to indoctrinate our children than to <i>educate</i> them. In fact, that has been the case for quite some time. …

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …

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Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked the world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …