The courage, poise, and wisdom of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has captured the hearts and minds of Westerners. While Western girls may take their education for granted, in the Muslim world, girls must cross cultural and religious barriers to attend school. Here are five snapshots of girls' education in the Muslim world. [Editor's note: The original headline and text incorrectly said "Arab world" instead of the Muslim world.]
Actress Heather Lochlear and Bon Jovi band member Richie Sambora divorced in 2007, but still get together regularly to make sure their daughter doesn't miss out on family time. A salute to the real-life families who achieve amicable divorce.
Between dirty diapers, splattered baby food, and runny noses, caring for babies is a messy proposition, but given the near constant wipe downs, how often to babies really need a bath?
School is in full swing with homework assignments flying and fall sports teams hitting the field, but it still feels like a new school year. How do you preserve that 'new car smell'?
Malala Yousafzai's US book tour drives home the power of education and in doing so reveals just how privileged Western children really are. Maybe we need to reinstitute bedtime stories for our teens and talk about this one tonight, together.
A disturbing new study reveals that 9 percent of youths aged 14 to 21 have coerced or forced someone into sexual contact and spells out a more complicated problem than 'no means no' rhetoric can address.
A Hampton University student claims school staff told her she would need 'proof' of her religion to wear her traditional head scarf in her ID photo. Why, in a nation founded on religious freedom, are Muslim women being asked to provide documentation to practice their faith?
Parents agree, child care is exhausting, despite the rewards, found a Pew Research Service study released this week. So why do we pay our child care workers so little?
Chicken nuggets are a kid staple, but a new study reveals that only half of each nugget contains actual meat. Will kids care?
Celebrities like Peyton Manning rake in big bucks for commercial endorsements, but recently Manning and other athletes have garnered criticism for pushing junk food. Could push-back from the public change the celebrity endorsement game?
Yom Kippur War: 40 years ago, an American teen kibbutz volunteer in Israel dived into a bunker as the three-week war erupted around her. Dizzy with fear but thrilled, in a voyeuristic way, to be at the center of world events, she didn't know that war would become a dominant theme of her future.
Reading aloud to kids helps children strengthen vocabulary and unpack complex issues while enhancing parent-child bonds. And while they may never admit it, even middle schoolers secretly like to be read to.
Jennifer Lawrence: Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence was once told that she'd be fired if she didn't lose weight. While girls and women have grown accustomed to being judged by their weight, men tend to be immune from such scrutiny.
Unfazed by the cancellation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's scheduled season opener at Carnegie Hall, the symphony throws open its doors for a free concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Teaching tolerance: Raising tolerant children requires a willingness to assess one's own internalized stereotypes about race and the time to explore the riches of diversity.