Cliffhanger serials - from "The Perils of Pauline" to "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" - were once as much a movie-theater staple as double features, newsreels, Three Stooges shorts, Lowell Thomas travelogues and Mickey Mouse cartoons.
There will be no shortage of options facing parents who venture into the electronics department of a big-box store or search for video games at an online retailer.
When her daughter Google-searched "trains" expecting to find results about "Thomas the Tank Engine" but instead found Amtrak train information, Pavni Diwanji, vice president of engineering at Google, recognized a need. She is now on a mission to meet that need. Diwanji, a mother of two daughters, recently shared with USA Today Google's plans to launch new versions of some of its products specifically designed for kids ages 12 and younger.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Orion spacecraft may have been an unmanned mission, but with the help of photos, members of the public can feel as if they were along for the ride.
Have you ever focused on your phone instead of your romantic partner, even if they are right there with you?
Our perception of social media usually includes celebrities and selfies; however, there are many people out there using social media for pro-social purposes. Big causes - like the ALS ice bucket challenge of 2014 - gain major media attention, but we shouldn't forget about the countless people who work each day to make the internet a brighter place to spend time. These bloggers, writers, musicians and social media gurus do us all a major service by informing, educating and inspiring us daily.
The Department of Education wants to enforce some quality control on how teachers become teachers and has proposed new rules to make states monitor the effectiveness of teacher training programs as a condition of getting federal education grants.
One morning, my children were arguing about a scuffle that happened while I was in the other room. One of them definitely did something, and the other definitely responded, but from there the story got fuzzy and confusing as I tried to untangle the narrative to meet their need behind the justifications they were shouting. The mess of differing opinion draws attention to what we call controversy, the way my other children circled around the two arguing ones.
As a real estate agent, Nancy Lynn Jarvis was always on the lookout for that killer deal.
You don't have to give a million dollars to a homeless man or save a damsel in distress to be a hero. Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today is #GivingTuesday, and it's time to get out there and do something nice for somebody else.
In just one week, millions of Americans will be on their way to the first of what will be many holiday festivities filled with family, friends and, perhaps the most sought-after companions, food.
Women are often said to be more emotional than men, and a new study shows why that may be.
NEW YORK CITY - When science and music come together, it can be a beautiful sight.
NEW YORK - Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.
War is hell, but that's not the message most players would get from playing combat games like "Call of Duty."
Berlin is a terrific city out of which now comes an important trend: wiser use of food. For example, through a network of food-sharing centers, Berliners can now give leftover food to others who can use it as well as receive food that others donate. It's all free. Thousands of people in Berlin and other German cities are becoming volunteer "food savers" who regularly go to stores, restaurants and other locations to collect and help put to good use tons of food that otherwise would be thrown away.
"Is your job depressing?"
Thursday night saw the end of the one of the most popular comedy shows in modern times, "The Colbert Report." Host Stephen Colbert will take up the mantle of CBS' "The Late Show" this fall after current host David Letterman retires.
It was summer when Mom had first mentioned the idea of our going as a family to Disney World. We were ecstatic. Because we were a family of 12, trips that necessitated hotels and plane rides were extremely rare. This would be a first for many of us. Before we got too excited, Mom explained to us that the only way this trip would be possible was if each of us worked hard and saved up money to pay some of our own way. We weren't worried about that, though.
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.
What's it like to have strangers disappointed that you weren't eaten and potentially killed by an anaconda? Just ask Paul Rosolie, the host and (almost) snake snack on Discovery Channel's recent "Eaten Alive" special.
The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.
Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.
Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.
How generous are you? Do you find yourself justifying reasons why you can't help someone in need of your charity?
A class action lawsuit targeting how high schools handle football concussions has been filed in Illinois, the first of its kind. The lawyer behind the suit, Joseph Siprut, is the same as behind a similar suit at the college level, reaching a settlement that is currently under review by a judge.
The first Christmas gift Joana Wolfe ever received from her husband was in 2000, when she was 8, he was 7 and they lived a world apart.
The first gift under our Christmas tree is always a small, silver box with a red ribbon. Inside, we all write our gifts to Jesus on pieces of paper and close them up until the New Year.
Let's face it. Christmas can be a confusing time for kids. When children are little, they believe in Santa, the North Pole and the elves. They also believe in the Christ Child, the manger, the shepherds and the star.
So, have you noticed that more men are talking about work-life balance lately?
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