Town giant mushroom: Kennet Sation, Pa.'s town giant mushroom will be the star of local New Year's Eve celebration. Several towns have adopted similarly quirky New Year's traditions.
Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Toymaker GoldiBlox's 'Princess Machine' video challenges the status quo for girls' toys that tend to foster stereotypical gender roles steeped in princess culture.
Lion kills lioness: The shocking death of a captive lioness at the jaws of a male lion that shared her enclosure leaves parents with the difficult choice of teaching their kids about animal instincts or becoming authors of a brand new fairytale.
In recent years, virtual schools have gone from a science-fiction hypothesis to a thriving, growing method of education for millions of students in the United States. The increased participation in distance education has resulted in a new need for distance counseling.
Justin Lookadoo's 'R. U. Dateable' quiz and lectures encourage girls to be silent, needy, and sexy while favoring boys who are wild, insensitive, and dangerous, prompting two psychology professors to issue an open letter imploring Mr. Lookadoo to stop fostering gender stereotypes.
C.S. Lewis: His death on the same day as John F. Kennedy's assassination may have been overshadowed, but his literature continues to shine, selling in the millions 50 years later.
Zero-tolerance policies have become commonplace in American schools, however some, including the Pennsylvania ACLU, say that schools are taking zero tolerance too far.
Child-centered parenting frequently means supporting children through every endeavor, cushioning every fall, and helping them navigate every conflict. Does such helicopter parenting leave room for kids to develop their own coping and problem solving skills?
The Internet offers a wealth of birthday party themes, craft ideas, and elaborate treats to mark babies' first birthdays, and designed to impress family and friends. Do babies really need or appreciate all that fuss?
Lululemon Athletica founder issued an apology to workers for fallout from his putting his foot in his mouth on Bloomberg TV this month. However, his comment that women whose thighs rub together "don't work" for Lululemon pants damages more than the company's reputation.