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Doctors: Early school start times unhealthy for students

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.<p>A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning.<p>They say that …

Students Should Be Tested More, Not Less

When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer.<p>Testing is terrible for learning, destroys student and teacher morale, and impedes opportunities for productive, meaningful teaching. This oft-repeated axiom has become accepted as true without proof. Opposition to testing …

The Great American Gender Debates of 2013

From Supreme Court cases to blockbuster films, these are the narratives on sex and gender that dominated the news this year.<p>Some of the biggest stories and debates in the media in 2013 had to do with gender relations—LGBT rights, women in the workplace, parenting styles, and more. Same-sex marriage …

7 (Unexpected) Places Where Our Pain Hides

1. In Our Bones (Literally)<p>Once, at the end of a yoga class, I was resting in the final relaxation pose when a guy doing a headstand fell over and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

A Shit Writing Day

Self-medicating via self-indulgence<p>I don’t write to attain power. Writing <i>looks</i> like it can bring power, but for the most part power is in inverse …

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Why We Can't Help Ourselves from Caring About Things That Don't Matter

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One would think that with all the intense outrage over Yahoo's new logo that this is the most cared …

Letting Go, Kicking And Screaming

I released my daughter into the wild this weekend -- or at least, dropped her at a big-city college dorm with only a rice cooker, a credit card and nine suitemates to sustain her. She was nervous and excited, ready to fly but unsure of her ability to remain aloft. I was reassuring, outwardly calm …

Stanford Magazine - Article

<b>The patient looks around frantically.</b> She is sobbing, panicking, overwhelmed by anxiety. She says she can't breathe; her lungs are about to collapse; …

The six ways we talk about a teenage girl’s age

<b>Thora Birch and Mena Suvari in "American Beauty"</b><p>The idea that a teen can be “older than her chronological age” puts young girls in danger<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>September 4, 2013 8:25pm (UTC)<p>Last week, Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh declared a troubled, now dead, 16-year-old girl culpable for her own …

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How Believing in Yourself Can Save Your Life

It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.<p>It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Taken: The coldest case ever solved

A child vanishes<p>Reference<p>Chapter 1 — 1957: A child is taken<p>Maria Ridulph was 7 when she was kidnapped from a street corner in Sycamore, Illinois, on December 3, 1957. Her murder went unsolved for half a century.Photo: Family photo courtesy Chicago Sun-Times<p>Maria was the pretty one, slight and …

The Worst Words In The English Language

Can you make it through this video without feeling moist?

You Are Supermom and So Are You

People always tell me my hands are full.<p>Persuading two 5-year-olds to stay close with a toddler on my hip and a teenager talking my other ear off as I weave through Target brings out these sorts of comments, I guess. But they kind of bug me.<p>Maybe because I am already a little irritable when I'm …

6 Reasons You Are Secretly Excited To Be Back At School

Ugh. Back-to-school. The summer went by WAY too fast.<p>At least, that's what you've been telling your friends and family for the past week. But admit it: deep down, there are a few reasons you've actually been <i>excited</i> to start school again. Here are 6 of them.<p><b>1. The bizarre thrill that comes with</b> …

Why Poetry Makes Sense: An Interview With Stephen Burt

Poetry can be an excellent teacher. It educates readers on places we know well and those we've never been. It honors celebrated people and ordinary ones. Without pretension or over-analysis, poetry teaches the most practical lessons on love, friendship, romance and the loss of all these things.<p>The …

10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now

<i>Amazed by the abundance of high-quality first-time fiction, we share our instant favorites.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i> .

Why You Aren't Happy Right Now (And the Simple Fix)

Have you found yourself feeling like certain life circumstances outside your control are holding you back from truly being happy and having it all? If only you had a 9-5 job you would be happy, or if only you had a spouse, or could get pregnant, or made more money, or had more vacation time, THEN …

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The Rad New Words Added to the Dictionary in the '90s: Where Are They Now?

Will twerk and phablet go the way of e-tailing and palmtop, or endure like geek and LOL?<p>Poking fun at new words added to various dictionaries is a time-honored journalistic tradition, nearly as well-loved as writing about nomenclature after the Social Security Administration's annual release of the …

The 8 Types of People You Need in a Brainstorm

Summertime is slowly but surely giving way to fall and that means one thing: vacations are over and it is time to get back to work! Your team needs some inspiration and they need it now. The best way to do that is by gathering your team together to bounce ideas off of each other. I recently came …

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Facebook Is Giving Users More Ways to Express Themselves. And It’s Terrible.

Winston Ross on the social media giant's most horrific outrage to date.<p>The other day I was Facebook chatting with an old and dear friend of mine who …

What My First Kiss Taught Me About Love

Richard Bandler once wrote that the best thing about the past is that it's over, a statement which very neatly sums up my sentiments toward middle school. The acne, the braces, and the general assholery that permeates the early teenage years is enough to deter even the most deluded historical …

Miley Cyrus and the Disempowerment of Women

I hate to get in on the Miley Cyrus debate, and I wouldn't if it weren't for the comments her dad, Billy Ray, has made. He admonished us for being disgusted with his daughter and for our national cry to have her tone it down. He implored us to look at Syria and the tragedy unfolding there and to …

My Surprising Reaction to Bullies

I was painfully shy growing up.<p>I'm still introverted, but you can't realistically claim to be totally shy when you write stuff for a living and genuinely want people to read it. I love that part of writing -- hearing people's reactions, taking part in conversations, sharing ideas.<p>Okay, that might …