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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/14
  • Teach your kids about money: 9 dos and don’ts

    Most Americans don’t have a rainy day fund, haven’t saved enough for retirement, and aren’t prepared to fund their children’s college education, according to a 2009 survey from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. How can we prevent future generations from making the same mistakes? Teach kids about money. The US Department of Education has teamed up with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and National Credit Union Administration to promote financial literacy in schools across the country. Parents have a role, too. Here are nine do’s and don’ts to get your children started
    12/11/2010 01:41 pm

  • Five mistakes to avoid on your college application

    College application deadlines are looming for millions of high school seniors, and younger students are already thinking ahead. The Monitor checked in with counselors and admissions officers to get their take on some of the most common mistakes students make when preparing for and applying to college.
    12/10/2010 05:55 pm

  • Amanda Knox parents hope appeal will lead to her release from Italian jail

    Amanda Knox is appealing her murder conviction by an Italian court. The parents of Amanda Knox hope defense attorneys can poke holes in the prosecution's theory of motive.
    11/24/2010 12:13 pm

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/22
  • Math and reading test scores: Massachusetts excels, West Virginia lags

    Eleven states volunteered to have their 12th-graders’ test scores itemized in the latest NAEP report. Nationally, 26 percent of high school seniors scored at or above the 'proficient' level in math.
    11/18/2010 06:11 pm

  • The New Economy Between rich and poor, a marriage gap

    Richer, better educated people are more likely to marry than poor, less-educated ones, a Pew study finds.
    11/18/2010 04:16 pm

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/18
  • Royal engagement: Who is Kate Middleton?

    The fount of information about Kate Middleton, Prince William's fiance, will be unending from now until the wedding in spring or summer 2011. She has been one of the most searched items on the Internet since the engagement announcement Tuesday. There is far more about her available online than can be condensed into one article – but here are some highlights about Kate (Catherine Elizabeth) Middleton and her engagement.
    11/17/2010 01:16 pm

  • Four Loko: Can it avoid an FDA ban?

    Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic drink, said Tuesday it would remove the caffeine from its beverage. The FDA may announce a ban on the blend today.
    11/17/2010 09:03 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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