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Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Tall men marry earlier but are more likely to cheat and divorce. Short men are more likely to stay married, according to new research that indicates it's the height of ignorance to discount personal stature as a factor in one's life.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 9:46 PM

The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect.

Updated Aug 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

A dog named Oscar laments a sounding alarm clock that disturbs him from his slumber.

Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits for both kids and mothers.

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal sanctions for failing schools.

Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

A little boy named Dylan wanted to share his talents with his community by giving a free concert in his front yard, and the event soon went viral.

Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

"The Honorable Woman," a miniseries on BBC and the Sundance Channel, is set in the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, just as tensions erupt in the Holy Land.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Like 2003's "Saints and Soldiers" and its 2012 follow-up, "Saints and Soldiers: The Void" offers another intimate look at the soldiers who fought in World War II and the moral issues they faced.

Updated Aug 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Video games have no positive or negative effect on adolescents who play between one and three hours a day, according to a new study.

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Critics and audiences alike are raving about Marvel’s latest offering, "Guardians of the Galaxy." The movie is different, visual, funny and wildly entertaining, but should you take your kids?

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Celebrities have had the bite the bullet when it comes to divorce settlements. Here's a list of 10 celebrities who had to sacrifice some cash in their divorces.

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