Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is selfie, which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."...
When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor immediately (he, of course, declined).
The terms "Helipcopter Parents" and "Hovering Parents" are relevant here. Important questions parents need to ask: "At what age do I pull back?" "What things can/should my child handle?" "How can I teach my child advocacy skills?"
The Hunger Games phenomenon is giving the ancient sport of archery a lift into the limelight ... and archery companies a huge boost in business.
"individual memberships in USA Archery, the sport’s national governing body, have soared 48 percent since the first Hunger Games movie came out last year, with youth participation in the national championships up by more than a third."
What brought a 16-year-old West Banker to such vicious depths as to murder the sleeping Israeli man-child in the adjoining seat on a bus on Wednesday? The drip-drip poison of incitement
This article is gut-wrenching. This excerpt says what needs to be done:
"But the insistent approach of the international community, as emblemized currently by the stance of Secretary of State John Kerry, is to focus almost exclusively on the imperative to tackle the problematics of the settlement enterprise, while doing next-to-nothing to tackle the carefully cultivated, pervasive negation of Israel’s legitimacy among Palestinians. And that approach constitutes an absolute guarantee that peace efforts will never succeed."