Writer Carmen Maria Machado wasn't totally surprised when her parents informed her, 31 years into their marriage, that they were planning to divorce. But the news did produce a wave of anxiety over her own upcoming wedding. She shares how…
By PBS NewsHour
The report measured poverty among students by the number of those that qualified for free and reduced lunch.
By Corinne Segal
According to a new Pew Research Center study, If you see a friend post something stressful about their life online, it can, in turn, make you stressed.
By Ruth Tam
For the first five years of my daughter’s life, I was frequently told that I should consider having more children. I was still in my early 30s, after all, and had no fertility issues holding me back. “Don’t you at…
By Wendy Thomas Russell
By PBS NewsHour
The holiday season is a time of joy, love and the occasional family brawl over politics. Steven Petrow of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how to make it through the big family dinner while staying on speaking…
By Laura Santhanam
More than one-quarter of married people in the United States lived in households that were religiously mixed. During the holidays, these interfaith families often either practice religious traditions according to their heritage or adopt more secular holiday observances.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide. Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week's lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in…
A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who…
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