Writer Samantha Cole weighs the pros and cons of staying in your comfort zone, the premise of Meghan Daums’s book, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion.
Read the story of Allen Martin, who coaches long-distance runners to succeed not only in the sport, but in life.
Looking for an outlet to be heard, people have increasingly gone to Yelp to offer satirical and straight-forward critiques of business owners who have made political statements.
Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792, advocated for the education of women.
In 1865, former slave Jourdon Anderson was asked to return to the farm where he had been held captive for 32 years. Read this article to learn more about Anderson’s witty, sarcastic response and to read excerpts from his letter.
The negative effects of Macbeth’s overpowering ambition are obvious, but striving for success at all costs can be detrimental in smaller ways to all of us.
Snakes and spiders top lists of things people fear, even though accidents and diseases are deadlier. The reason why harks back to the experiences of our early ancestors.
Matt Moniz was named “Adventurer of the Year” in 2010 by National Geographic when he was just 12! At 17 years old he realized his dream to climb Mount Everest but was also caught up in a deadly avalanche.
The artist Julian Beever uses perspective to create amazing sidewalk art that looks three-dimensional—as long as you look at it from the right angle.
For teens thinking about forging their own career paths, the technology sector can be both alluring and intimidating. At a recent conference in California, tech professionals and teens met to discuss some of the truths and misconceptions surrounding today’s tech careers.
Although she died in a concentration camp when she was 15, Anne Frank’s thoughts and feelings are alive and influence many writers today. Learn about the contemporary play and the novels that are part of Anne’s legacy.
Quinceañeras are traditional Latino celebrations that symbolize the transition from childhood to adulthood for 15-year-old girls. This video and accompanying article give a bit of background on the quinceañera and look at one family’s story as an example of modern quinceañeras in the United States.
Teens may be more immersed in the digital world than their parents, and that’s a good thing for their brains. This article explores how technology is making teens’ brains more flexible and better able to adapt to change.
Most people think of armies of men fighting each other during the Civil War, but women also served in various ways. Read about six female spies who worked for the Union or Confederacy.
Every teen is in the process of establishing a unique identity, but things are more complicated for identical twins. This blog written by a twin discusses the challenges he and other identical twins face in differentiating themselves from the person closest to them.
Children and teenagers can be targeted for identity theft and other “cybercrimes.” Read to learn about risky online behaviors and to get tips on how to avoid identity theft.
Jefferson Davis never asked for a pardon for leading the government of the Confederacy in its rebellion against the United States. Statues of the Confederate president have become increasingly controversial in recent years, including one that was removed from the campus of the University of Texas in 2015.
Learn how certain kinds of writing can help after a romantic breakup.
Often mixed with the relief and joy of surviving a catastrophe or war is guilt. Survivors may feel that they didn’t do enough to save others or that they bear responsibility for preventable deaths.
World War I is remembered as the first modern war, a devastating conflict that forced people to abandon sentimentality. But early in that conflict, an amazing thing happened: soldiers on opposing sides of battlefields across Europe spontaneously set down their weapons to celebrate Christmas together.