'Well-behaved kids' discount? Yes, $4 was taken off the bill of a family in Washington State after a meal at a local restaurant. Should families get a discount for well-behaved kids? Here are some tips for taking children to restaurants.
Wonderfully whimsical and simplistically Southern, 'The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook' is full of recipes that feel like they've been in the family awhile.
'Star Wars' will already be getting at least three new films for a new trilogy that's planned for 2015. Which beloved characters from the original trilogy may get their own spin-off movies?
After news spread about a nanny caught on camera striking a child and North Carolina schools just now considering a stand against paddling in the classroom, a question needs to be asked: Who has the right to hit our children? No one. Not the nanny caught on camera, not N.C. teachers.
Persimmons are a rare in-season fruit in winter. They can be sliced and added to salads and side dishes, or puréed and used in quick breads and muffins.
New Monopoly token: The iron, forced upon young girl Monopoly players everywhere, has been ousted by the Internet generation. Here's to that new Monopoly token, a cat, clawing away at old gender roles.
Mary Leakey 100th birthday: Her son, Philip Leakey, who learned to walk at a dig site, discusses the scientist's adventuresome parenting style. A bio about Mary Leakey might tell modern moms as much as any parenting advice book.
These unusual cupcakes would make a thoughtful offering for a friend's birthday or sweet treat for another special occasion.
When a former secretary of State describes the US and China as 'frenemies,' she reminds the Monitor's language columnist that diplomatic lingo isn't all euphemism.
Facebook after death: A Canadian girl who committed suicide after being bullied still has an active Facebook page where those who bullied her in life continue to bully her in death. New Hampshire lawmakers are considering legislation giving social media account information to the executor of the deceased person's estate.