Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?
You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?
If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep
Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.
Should Kids Be Rewarded with Prizes Just for Going to School?
Laying the groundwork for a successful future should be reason enough for children to go to school — but for some districts with poor attendance rates, they’ve had to sweeten the pot.
What Are the Most Stolen Cars in the US? [VIDEO]
Flashy sports cars may be objects of envy, but when it comes to the most stolen vehicles in America, they can’t hold a candle to plain old sedans.
Where Are the Best Small Towns in America?
Big city living isn’t for everyone — the noise, crowds and crime are a lot to deal with. So if you’ve got your heart set on something a bit less chaotic, you may want to check out this year’s list of America’s best small cities.
What Makes Some College Kids Drink So Much?
Binge drinking is a real problem on many college campuses, and new research could reveal why: students who chug-a-lug enjoy a higher social status among their peers.
What Are the World’s Most Livable Cities?
The US has some beautiful places, but if you want to root yourself in the world’s most livable city, you’ll need to head Down Under because Melbourne, Australia has again been ranked at the top of the list.
What’s the Biggest Way to Waste Time at Work?
Telecommuters may have some creative ways to while away the day, but at least they’re not shooting the breeze with colleagues — something a new survey finds is the biggest time-waster at work.
Get Ready — Forecasters Predict a Brutal Winter Ahead
This summer has been unusually hot, with record-breaking temperatures all over the country. But in a few months, we may be wishing for a little of that heat — forecasters are warning we should brace for a particularly harsh winter.
This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, later the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info) 1920 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 18 – Robert Redford, Denis Leary and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Robert Redford Age: 76 Occupation: Actor, Director and Environmentalist Known For: Starring in films such as ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ and ‘All the President’s Men,’ winning an Academy Award for directing ‘Ordinary People,’ and founding the Sundance Film Festival
Google Is the Best Place to Work — What Else Made the List?
Working at Google is often considered the Holy Grail of employment, and no wonder — for the second time in three years, the company has been named the happiest place to work.