Why People Take Shortcuts

Why People Take Shortcuts

Parents who committed bribery were able to take shortcuts of their own and likely circumvented many years of beneficial study sessions and support activities with their children. While it is obvious that neither parents nor university admission departments should ever reinforce cheating, that is not the bigger issue here.

Suze Orman: How to prepare for retirement

Suze Orman: How to prepare for retirement

Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that many people don’t realistically plan for their future financial needs. “Most likely you will spend more when you’re retired,” Orman told TODAY. “The less money you have," said Orman, "the more you need it." This article was originally published Sept.

How Single People Are Shortchanged in the Health Care System

How Single People Are Shortchanged in the Health Care System

What is especially remarkable, and rarely recognized, is that single people are doing so well despite the “ singlism ” in the health care system, as unmarried patients face pervasive stereotyping, stigmatization, marginalization, and discrimination .

Media Coverage of Pet Therapy Research Often Gets It Wrong

Media Coverage of Pet Therapy Research Often Gets It Wrong

Source: Photo by Cathy Yeulet (123RF) The headline of the Augusta Chronicle proclaimed, “National Study Shows Therapy Dogs Can Aid Kids Undergoing Cancer Treatment.” The article described a new study on the impact of therapy dog visits on the well-being of children with cancer and on their parents.

The Rise of Fake Sexperts

The Rise of Fake Sexperts

By Jennings’ account, and his remarkable investigative journalism, Sendler appears to have simply created a very slick website, dubbed himself an expert, granted himself various titles of a fictional organization, and started sending out articles to both the academic and mainstream publishing world.

How Can We Help Victims of Clergy Abuse?

How Can We Help Victims of Clergy Abuse?

Despite countless new stories about abuse by clergy not to mention the various movie and television dramatizations of different scandals that have come to light, actual research into the impact of this kind of abuse on victims has been surprisingly scarce up to now.

9 Signs You May Be a Cognitive Miser

9 Signs You May Be a Cognitive Miser

An article in Scholastic revealed the following statistic: While almost nine in 10 parents of children ages 6–17 (86 percent) say it is extremely or very important for their child to read books for fun, less than half of kids (46 percent) say the same.

No, Don't Be a Helicopter Parent. But Be Involved.

No, Don't Be a Helicopter Parent. But Be Involved.

There are countless parenting books and research articles in which positive child outcomes are associated with an authoritative parenting style. In a very real way, to get into the same colleges, parents need to be more involved in their kids' academics than parents of 20-30 years ago.

Bristol Palin Laughs at Parents Who ‘Don’t Vaccinate’ Children

Bristol Palin Laughs at Parents Who ‘Don’t Vaccinate’ Children

Bristol Palin had a good laugh on her Instagram Story when a fan joked about parents who “don’t vaccinate their children,” two weeks after Kailyn Lowry admitted that she hasn’t immunized her 1-year-old son, Lux. It all started when an Instagram user bashed the Teen Mom OG star, 28, for “forcing” her pro-life beliefs on her social media followers, which led the mother of three to share her thoughts on her Thursday, February 7, Instagram Story.

Child's intelligence comes from their mums, science says

Child's intelligence comes from their mums, science says

Delgado also pointed to numerous studies which focus on the role a mother plays in a child's intellectual development "through physical and emotional contact." "In fact, some studies suggest that a secure bond is intimately tied to intelligence." Certainly the researchers at the University of Washington seem to think so.

5 Skills to Add to Your Emotional Toolbox

5 Skills to Add to Your Emotional Toolbox

Not only does this help us express our emotions, needs, and desires in a healthy and clear way; but it also has rippling positive effects in our relationships, at home, and work.

A Better Way to Teach Reading

A Better Way to Teach Reading

Perhaps the most compelling reason for teaching sight words to beginning readers is that many of the most commonly occurring words in English, like of, one, two, the, was, were and so on simply do not follow any conceivable rule, and so they must be learned as units anyway.

Avoid raising an entitled child: 5 strategies that really work

Avoid raising an entitled child: 5 strategies that really work

It’s a big problem, because kids who feel entitled to call the shots all the time are unable to handle it when things don’t go their way (like here in the real world).

Let the Kids Sleep, Part III

Let the Kids Sleep, Part III

Bottom line: teens need more sleep (think exhausting brain recalibration) and different schedules (more nocturnal than diurnal). Science teacher A.J. Kataeoff reported, “‘There was lots of yawning’ when school started at 7:50 a.m. Students had a hard time engaging in the work or in brief discussions ...

How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Science

How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Science

Many people think that the Results section of an academic article is the best way to tell if the work is important. Here are some questions that you could expect the Methods section of a clinical trial study to answer.

How Does Misinformation Spread Online?

How Does Misinformation Spread Online?

The problem is that information on social media doesn’t have to be vetted, investigated, or confirmed in order to spread, and this leads to misinformation and unsubstantiated rumor spreading like wildfire online.

Teen Transgender Identity: a Response to Critics

Teen Transgender Identity: a Response to Critics

Regardless of their political views on this topic prior to, during, or after their children expressed the desire to transition, the parents in Littman’s study all share personal stories about doing their best to deal with a challenging situation for them and their children.

Study finds toddlers should stay in their cot until age three

Study finds toddlers should stay in their cot until age three

A study has revealed that if you want your toddlers to sleep better, you should be keeping them into their cots until their third birthday. The article reported that, "deferring the crib-to-bed transition until age three years may benefit toddlers' sleep in Western contexts".

Care for an Uncircumcised Penis

Care for an Uncircumcised Penis

In the first several years your son's foreskin will separate from the tip of the penis. Once this happens, the foreskin can be pulled back away from the tip of the penis. Step 3: Pull the foreskin back over the penis

Addicted to Speed? (Not The Drug)

Addicted to Speed? (Not The Drug)

The story asserted: “It’s been confirmed: company car drivers are addicted to speeding…they are more likely to exceed the 70mph motorway speed limit than private motorists. With respect to dependence, 23 percent of individuals who use heroin develop opioid addiction and about 20 percent of motorists enjoy the feeling associated with driving fast.