An increasing number of college admissions officers are turning to applicants' social media accounts for insights into the character of prospective students, adding new tension to the existing pressure-cooker process of applying for college.
Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson raises women's hackles by blaming women's bodies for the shortcomings of some Lululemon yoga pants. Apparently, Mr. Wilson never learned the cardinal rule - never blame mommy's thighs for anything, ever.
Expecting parents preparing for the arrival of a new baby may be shocked to learn that giving birth comes with a staggering price tag ranging from $20,000 to $100,000.
New batsuit: Comic guru Kevin Smith may think the new batsuit is 'awesome,' but some of the masked bat's youngest fans aren't convinced that it's the costume that makes the hero so super.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 129th birthday of psychiatrist and Freudian psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach. Mr. Rorschach is best known for the Rorschach test, a series of inkblot images used to diagnose schizophrenia.
Justin Bieber's antics in Brazil during his Latin American concert tour have provided great tabloid fodder, but left at least one 18-year-old enamored with Brazil fuming that Justin Bieber is squandering his Brazil trip.
Tithing and church giving in general has taken the most prolonged dip since the Great Depression. Is the economy to blame or perhaps a failure to teach that tithing and giving is an integral part of the spiritual life?
Could helicopter parents be the happiest kind of parents? A new study suggests that the 'child-centered' parenting style, which motivates many helicopter parents, may actually improve parents' sense of well-being.
Pledge of allegiance controversy: A Florida teacher was suspended for forcing a Jehovah's Witness student to pledge allegiance to the American flag, against religious doctrine. Was this a battle over the pledge of allegiance, or of allegiance to the teacher?
Satellite falling: Astronomers say debris from a spent satellite could plummet to Earth over the Veteran's Day weekend. At least one nine-year-old is hoping to find remnants of the satellite falling to Earth for his upcoming science fair.
Baby milestones are exciting events in the homes of new parents. Family and friends often pressure parents to document and share each and every baby milestone, but doing so can remove the parent from the actual experience.
The Monitor asked parents to submit their favorite books to read with their toddlers in an informal Facebook survey. Our survey revealed that many of the books that parents cherish most are those that they remember reading as children. Here are the top ten recommendations of stories that are sure to hold up through endless readings – we can't make any promises about the pages of the book, though.
Ms. Marvel: Marvel Comics new character Kamala Khan, a teen geek from a Pakistani family in New Jersey offers a great new role model. And, says this mom with Jersey roots: It's marvelous that Ms. Marvel presents an alternative to Snookie's representation of Garden State youth.
Raymond Loewy: Today's Google Doodle honors Raymond Loewy, the designer who created the sleek and streamlined Greyhound bus, the iconic Coca-Cola bottle, and the ground-shaking Pennsylvania Railroad S1 train.