Book tip: "A Noise Downstairs" by Linwood Barclay

Book tip A Noise Downstairs Linwood Barclay Barclay's a justified big star most associated with Harlan Coben for his magician's ability to roll out seemingly endless plot twists. In "Noise," professor Paul Davis discovers a friend/colleague is a murderer —...

Park the helicopter, parents. Here's how (and why) to teach kids to be self-advocates.

"Being able to face an adult when you're intimidated is one of the most important skills we can teach kids."

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"Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me." — Johann Gottlieb Fichte I recently saw an episode of "Queer Eye," an updated version, with a new cast, of the iconic "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" program that ran...

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