Why Alcohol Attracts Teenagers – The Science Parents Need to Understand


Dr. Bill Cloke explains the science behind teens making bad decisions, and how that can be dangerous.

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I’m an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don’t Violate My Human Rights.

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Larry Womack replies to the Washington Post editorial of a cop, who said, “if you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.”

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A Foster Care Success Story


In response to Deb Stone’s May 12 essay on foster care, Jaquel Pitts shares his successes after 14 years as a foster child.

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Conan O’Brien, Will Arnett and Andy Richter Pay Tribute to Their Fallen Brother

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Three comedians receive the news about Robin Williams’ passing, and try to process it the best they can.

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Raising Compassionate Boys: Discipline

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Kozo Hattori explores the intersection of compassion and discipline.

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The Cleverness of Pete Holmes and Realistic Mario Bros.

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These animated clips harken back to a simpler time–a 16 bit time. But the magical world has suddenly become very real for Mario & Luigi.

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Revenge of the Anchovies [Video]


The dark shapes in the water aren’t shadows. They are fish. Lots of fish.

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How Does a Christian Man Respond When Told His Battle Against the R*dskins Name Is Un-Christian?

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What happens when you ask a religious man to defend changing Washington’s racist team name? You get schooled in the most respectful, compassionate way possible.

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5 Ways For Your Child To Creatively Avoid The Summer Slide

5 Ways to Creatively Avoid Summer Slide

Unfortunately, one thing that awaits many students, especially inner-city students, once they begin their summer vacation is something that educators refer to as “summer slide”.

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What’s Awesome About This Guy In Britney Spears Videos


Dillan DiGiovanni thinks this guy who replaced himself in Britney Spears videos is really awesome!

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What’s Your Favourite WTF(!) Cover Song?


Sometimes–when the alchemy is just right–an artist you would NEVER expect can take an old classic and turn it into something utterly sublime.

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Grooms Aren’t the Only Ones Who Surprise Brides


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Human Rights Ignored in Prisons Around the World

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Men make up the vast majority of the global prison population and for many their human rights are violated under the name of “policy.”

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How Giant Pumpkins Rescued Me


When documentary filmmaker, Daria Matza, lost her mom to cancer, it was a subculture of giant pumpkin growers that brought her renewed hope.

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The Importance of Appearances: Man Dresses as Homeless Man to Prove Nobody Would Help Him (Video)


It’s no secret that people become desensitized to homelessness and poverty, but one social experiment shows just how easy it can be to block out those in need.

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Death Penalty Report Cites Value of Taping Interrogations


A report advocating death penalty reforms finds that false confessions in capital cases can be limited by recording the questioning of suspects.

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