Because the children of immigrants often develop a command of English before their parents do, kids frequently serve as interpreters. That necessity can sometimes put young people in difficult situations.
Despite his many accomplishments, Colin Powell may be best known for a decision that helped spur U.S. military involvement in Iraq. Read about how he evaluated that choice at the time and what he has learned from it.
Check out this photo gallery of some of the most brilliant designs nature has to offer.
Ready to do some good? Of course you are! Read about We Day, which hopes to harness the good intentions of young people.
Anne Frank’s childhood friend—whose mother married Anne Frank’s father after the war—discusses her experiences during the Holocaust and their lifelong effects.
Man-made disasters are entirely preventable. Watch this video to find out why the warning signs of a deadly chain of events in 20th-century Italy were ignored.
It’s never too soon to start creating a resumé that you can add to as you gain experience with babysitting and volunteer work. Get more tips for landing that first part-time job from a career expert.
In this interview, a historian sets the record straight about Abraham Lincoln’s bold move.
A surprising quirk found across many languages makes it a little bit harder to express yourself.
You probably have good reasons for some of the things that scare you, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying life.
Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland is considered the first American horror novel. Read what one modern-day reviewer thinks of its twists and turns.
Learn about an Aztec legend by getting an up-close look at a terrifying statue.
Difficult choices make spellbinding memoirs. Get a sneak peek at 10 recent memoirs that you might want to check out for yourself.
In this interview, the poet who wrote “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” talks about what does frighten her—not much!
A college president reflects on ways in which cultural diversity strengthens our country.
Kids today have access to a form of expression their parents didn’t: developing digital games and apps. Hear from one young developer about how he accomplished his initial goal and what’s next.
How young is too young for a horror story? A parent and book reviewer shares his thoughts.
Vampire stories began way before Dracula. Find out about the real-life afflictions that made people believe frightening tales.
A diaspora is a scattering of people who all originally came from the same place. See some examples of how the lives of people scattered by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina have changed.
For many people your parents’ age and older, getting a driver’s license at age 16 was a rite of passage. Read about some reasons why today’s teenagers aren’t that interested in getting behind the wheel.