Apparently there's been some misunderstanding about my column about Zoosk, the online matchmakers who harness the power of social networking to help people find love. Despite the fact that the headline says "Zoosk: a Horrifying Mix of Friending and Dating," I think Zoosk is a wonderful idea. In fact, I even say as much; So maybe Zoosk isn't such a bad idea for the young people.
What the von Brunn case can teach us about elderly criminals.
by Raina Kelley Do you remember being 16? If you were anything like me, you responded to the admonitions of your elders with eye-rolling, loud sighing and deep suspicion--if not an outright refusal to believe anything a grownup said that didn't directly correlate with your own core beliefs.
For anyone who's not a bank, the economy still looks bleak. That's why it's time to start demanding some reforms that help the rest of us.
It has occurred to me that I wasn't as clear as I should have been in my Mother's Day story on work/life balance. The column's commenters have been taking me to task for what they believe was a sexist presentation of gender roles.
Editor's note: You may know Raina Kelly from her very sensible breakdown of the Chris Brown/Rihanna discussion, or the powerful letter to her son written on election night, or any of the myriad other smart and funny pieces she's done online and in the pages of NEWSWEEK.
What does Barack Obama's election mean to you? It means many things. When you are older, we will talk about how African-American children, like their parents and grandparents, have struggled to overcome the feeling that no matter how hard they study and work and try, there are barriers—some visible, others hidden but still there—that block their way.
Researchers have now proven what many of us anecdotally knew to be true: Parents are less strict on their younger children.