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Archive: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

In Praise of Parents

Dr. Laura Schlessinger tells the "Today" show that her book, "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms" is not about slamming working moms. Instead, it's about praising, rather than demeaning, women who are able to and choose to spend their days as their children's primary caretaker. Writes Schlessinger: "There used to be...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

Tooting Your Own Horn: How Early is Too Early for Music?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Not long after we moved last summer, the family stopped by the local weekend-long arts festival and were immediately waylaid by a small tent packed to the gills with musical instruments. The local conservatory had pulled out violins and saxaphones and trombones and were letting kids...

By Brian Reid | April 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (15)

Jade Goody's Mission: Her Sons

Jade Goody with sons Bobby and Freddie in 2006. (Getty Images) Jade Goody captivated many on "Big Brother," a reality TV show in Britain, and in her battle with cervical cancer, which she eventually lost. On Saturday, her family -- and nation -- buried her. Jade's focus -- both...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

No-Pill Tolerance Rules

The scenario presented in The Washington Post over the weekend is fairly simple: Teenage girl takes a birth control pill at lunchtime in a Fairfax County High School. Girl gets caught. Girl gets a two-week suspension along with a recommendation for expulsion. Why such a harsh punishment for a prescribed...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (88)

College: How to Pay for It

The college decisions are mostly in and there's lots of good news for the high school class of '09: Many private colleges accepted more applicants than usual this year. The bad news is the reason why: the recession. Colleges this year are expecting the economy to affect the numbers of...

By Stacey Garfinkle | April 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (24)


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