American parents take largely the same route when it comes to raising their kids, with the exception of two very big areas: tolerance and religious faith. That's the takeaway from a new survey by the Pew Research Center, which polled 3,243 adults online and by mail on the approaches they favored most for child-rearing.
The news: Daily news of turmoil in global hotspots often paints a picture of a world in shambles. But according to a new UNICEF report, quality of life around the world is gradually improving. Not only is global poverty on the decline, the improvements in child welfare have been dramatic.
This is 2014, the Internet is booming, and you can find anything on Reddit if you want, which in most cases isn’t the best thing.
Source: WLWTJust because a slogan rhymes that doesn't make it clever — or keep it from being horribly offensive.
If there's one area other than brown liquor where the Scots have an advantage over the U.S., it's ballot design: Source: LEON NEAL/Getty ImagesPoor ballot design continues to mar elections across the United States, despite the total electoral disaster that culminated in Bush v.
America, we have a problem: You don't need a medical degree to realize how badly the U.S. government is failing when it comes to women's health. Just this year we've suffered huge setbacks in access to key services and resources, from the Supreme Court's disastrous Hobby Lobby decision to its elimination of "buffer zones" at abortion clinics.
Binge-watching television shows has become a national pastime, but it is certainly not the healthiest way to spend an hour, or 12.
Every holiday season, the Angels of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show gallantly spread their wings on the runway for a national TV audience.
The news: The Islamic State (IS) released a new video Thursday featuring captured British journalist John Cantlie.
The news: The latest official polls show that independence might not be in the cards for Scotland, but one man wanted to find out for himself.
Looking for a job in Utah? You might check out the listings for truck drivers, the top occupation in demand in that state.
Days after Australia raised its terror level alert to high, security officials have carried out the largest counterterrorism operation in the nation's history.
The news: We've all heard of the half-plus-seven rule: Divide your age by half and add seven years to get the minimum acceptable age for your romantic partner.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve President Obama's plan to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Scotland and England were first bound together in 1707, when, after centuries of war, the two nations were united in an Acts of Union.
There are a handful of things most people out there can agree on. The terrible, jaw-dropping and enraging behavior of inconsiderate airplane travelers is one of them. Enter Shawn Kathleen, a flight attendant and the glorious mastermind behind Passenger Shaming, a collection of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts dedicated to bringing us an intimate look at the worst passengers known to man. Kathleen solicits submissions from anonymous, disgruntled passengers and other flight attendants. "Don't end up here," she warns on the account's various pages.
America's super-rich now have their own private Facebook-type site named Netropolitan, which charges a $9,000 registration fee and labels itself "the online country club for people with more money than time." Launched Tuesday, Netropolitan is "inaccessible from the public Internet," completely encrypted, ad-free and boasts features like staff moderators, cloud storage and total anonymity.
The news: The recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" — a no-strings attached, five-year, $625,000 award given to individuals who show "exceptional creativity in their work" — were announced Wednesday and among them was a true star: Alison Bechdel. Bechdel, 54, is a well-known cartoonist whose comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" achieved cult status for its honest and hilarious representation of queer culture.
French police performing a routine search of a Vatican car found something more than a little unexpected: four kilos of cocaine and a significant amount of marijuana.
This gives a whole new meaning to the idea of eternal love. Archaeologists say they've uncovered two centuries-old skeletons holding hands in the ruins of a "lost" chapel in central England. University of Leicester Archaeological ServicesSource: University of Leicester Archaeological ServicesThe remains of a man and woman were found at the Chapel of St.