Category Archive


Making the walls speak: Tracking down your house’s hidden offbeat history

Have you always wondered who built your house, or heard anecdotes from neighbors about past owners that intrigued you? Regardless of whether your house is a midcentury ranch or a two-hundred-year-old relic, your house has a story waiting to be discovered. Here are some tips and tricks to get your search for your home’s history started!

Get your teen back into reading (and get to know them better in the process!)

So, apparently something happens when kids hit thirteen: they no longer like reading. In 2007, the National Endowment for the Arts published a report on reading that found, among other things, “Teens and young adults read less often and for shorter amounts of time when compared with other age groups and with Americans of the past” and “reading is declining as an activity among teenagers.”

Are parents happy?

In what seems like a surprising or at least dishonest turn, parents self-report seems to be that they are happy … these studies measured happiness moment-to-moment, a definition that makes sense in a culture that tends to be about the moment-to-moment with focus on products that provide quick fixes and instant pleasures.

Thoughts on the 0% abuse rate in American lesbian families

Huffington Post recently released an article entitled Child Abuse Rate at Zero Percent in Lesbian Households. Lynzie asks: “Why is this not surprising?”

Are children of Lesbians better behaved?

Researchers just reported that “children in lesbian homes scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence.” Why’s that?

Can babies tell right from wrong?

The Infant Cognition Center at Yale University is attempting to uncover whether or not babies can tell right from wrong.