The UN Security Council reached a draft resolution on Syria's chemical weapons stockpile and Iran is showing new openness to discussing its controversial nuclear program.
Toys R Us has agreed to remove gender assignments to toys in its stores in the United Kingdom. Should toy stores eliminate the pink and blue aisles entirely?
Homework: When a dad tried doing his daughter's homework for a week to understand why she was up all night, he learns there may be no point. Has homework reached a tipping point?
The bombing is the largest attack against the Christian minority in Pakistan ever and raises concerns about the new prime minister's plan to talk to militants.
Lily Collins has been deemed the 'most dangerous' celebrity to search for by Internet security firm McAfee, because a query for 'Lily Collins' yields a high number of results laced with malware. Time to brush up on internet security.
An exchange of letters between President Rouhani and President Obama has raised hopes that Iran and the US can move toward a deal over Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Binge drinking: A new study of high school seniors' alcohol consumption finds evidence of extreme binge drinking growing among a few.
The postponement of President Dilma Rousseff's US state visit is a blow. But her domestic political standing may be as much a factor as anger over NSA spying.
Cursive letters' disappearance from US schools could be shortsighted; a University of Montreal study shows that learning cursive improves syntax and spelling.
Location services and apps like Foursquare let kids 'check in' on social media in a fun way to create a digital diary, interact with friends, and learn about new places to visit. However, broadcasting kids' locations to the world comes with some inherent risks.
The American modern family no longer resembles the old vision of a 'traditional family,' says a new study from Ohio State University; marriages are in decline, divorces on the rise, and adult kids are returning home bringing some big shifts in the makeup of US households.
Kid apps purporting to be educational have come under fire from the Federal Trade Commission and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, however as in so many childhood experiences, the inherent value of screen time depends heavily on parents' roles in providing context.
The National Wildlife Foundation's 11-city Hike and Seek turns the old-fashioned family hike into, well, a Disney marketing adventure -- at $25 a pop. Is good old-fashioned wholesome outdoor activity already an endangered species for family life?
Shana Tova, or Good New Year: Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a 10-day period of reflection and atonement for members of the Jewish faith, but non-Jews can find similar value in taking time out to assess the previous year.
Adopting a child comes with many joys and many unique challenges. A new report pushes for specialized training for mental health professionals who work with adoptive families.
A 9-year-old has developed his own app, 'Treehouse Wars,' with the help of his entrepreneur father, a game-creation website, and crowdsourced funding. Are mobile apps the new 'Tinker Toys?'
News that an 8-year-old Louisiana boy shot and killed his grandmother after playing a video game has reignited public discussion of the link between violence and video games.
America's young adults are increasingly living with their parents, Pew Research data shows.
Macklemore wants to tell his grandchildren he won an MTV video music award. Surprised he's already planning an extended family? Don't be. Rappers have always been fond of family.
Soda consumption in young kids, a study says, can increase behavior problems. Chalk it up as another argument against drinking the stuff. Still, our government continues to subsidize its production and consumption.