8 Highly Successful Women on the Best Mother’s Day Gifts They’ve Ever Received

Actresses, authors, and businesswomen share the creative ways their kids have said “I love you.”

How a Patient Renewed My Faith in Medicine

What was your “a-ha!” moment? In the first runner-up of this year’s Life Lessons essay contest, a voice from the past reminds Yasmine S. Ali, MD, why she chose the increasingly difficult path of being a doctor.  

How a Pair of Contacts Changed More Than My Vision

Have you ever had a eureka moment? Sophia Tzeng, this year's Life Lessons Essay Contest winner, tells how a pair of contacts restored her vision, revealing a brave (and sometimes frightening) new world.

A Helpful Guide to Pinterest

Start here to learn how to use the social pinboard site. Plus, find great ideas, recipes, and tips to pin to your boards.

5 Ways to Change Someone's Mind

Few tasks feel more Sisyphean than trying to convince people to reexamine their beliefs. Here, five deft practitioners of the art of gentle persuasion explain how to make anyone think twice.

The Amazing Healing Powers of Mashed Potatoes

There are some things you never grow out of: Naps. Pixar movies. And a home-cooked
dinner, especially when Mom makes it. Jenny Rosenstrach recently learned how comfort food could soothe her tweens when words simply couldn’t.

6 Office Wardrobe Malfunctions to Avoid

A wardrobe fail doesn’t have be as spectacular as a popped zipper to affect how others view your work. Even loose threads can raise suspicions of loose ends on your report.

The One Who Changed Me

One summer more than 20 years ago, a handsome stranger fell in love with Alexander Chee's letters—and traveleled across the country to meet him.

7 Nonfiction Books for Kids That Are Cooler Than Fiction

True story: Nonfiction books can bring history, science, and nature to life right in your child’s room. Educators share favorite books published in 2013 or 2014.