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  • STEM Heroines: Math role models for girls

    Here's our list of female mathematicians through history who broke down barriers in their own lives to learn and live as experts in their field.  

  • Why Miss America found her niche at a conservative college

    The 2011 Miss American winner is now a sophomore at the small, conservative Patrick Henry College. Teresa Scanlan is setting her sights on Harvard Law School and the US presidency.

  • Homeward Bound

    The 'new domesticity' is persuading many mothers to stay home. But is that really the best answer for moms – or their children?

  • USA Update Mental evaluation set for suspect in Lone Star College stabbings

    Five of 14 people hurt during a knife attack at Lone Star College remain hospitalized in good condition Wednesday. Dylan Quick, a student, has been charged in Tuesday's stabbings.

  • Homeschooling: 5 stories from a mother who tried it

    From Quinn Cummings' book 'The Year of Learning Dangerously,' 5 stories from a mother trying to homeschool her kids for the first time.

  • Why New Hampshire lets parents have broad say over children's coursework

    A new law in New Hampshire lets parents object to school coursework and request that their children learn alternative material. It may readjust the balance between parents' rights and educators' judgment. 

  • Election 101: Where the GOP candidates stand on immigration, abortion and other social issues

    Election 101: Where the GOP candidates stand on immigration, abortion and other social issues

    Social policies are a defining issue in this, or any, Republican race. With the GOP electorate increasingly focused on social issues in recent decades, their leaders' views have shifted in kind. At stake: the support of the powerful evangelical conservatives, so-called values voters for whom social issues like abortion are deciding factors. While they have their differences, all the main candidates espouse conservative social values. Take a look at where each of them stands. 

  • 5 great books about friendship for tween readers

    5 great books about friendship for tween readers

    A Scrabble match. A new school. Pie recipes. A lost coat. The ballet. For young teens and preteens, life is generally eventful. But nothing matters as much as relationships. With the right friends, everything seems possible. And without them, well – no one wants to go there. This fall’s crop of books aimed at readers from age 8 into the early teens offers an absorbing range of adventures – but none greater than the adventure of finding a true friend.

  • Steve Jobs: what we can learn from how he lived

    Steve Jobs: what we can learn from how he lived

    Steve Jobs had vision and focus from an early age, and he took courses that piqued his interest – even if they seemed offbeat. Steve Jobs also had an innate sense of a new emerging generation.

  • In Pictures The Hermanator Experience

    Radio personality Herman Cain takes the stage to address the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, on Feb. 11. Mr. Cain is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather Pizza and hails from Atlanta. He briefly ran for President in 2000, and ran for Senate in 2004. In September, Cain won a surprise victory in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida, beating rival Rick Perry.