Save the Children has come out with its State of the World's Mothers Index, and the results are startling.
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Finland and other Nordic countries are ranked the best places to be a mother, according to a report from Save the Children, an organization that promotes children's rights.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the most dangerous place to give birth, the report finds, and if you are pregnant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, you have a one in 30 chance of not living through the birth.
One Oklahoma school district has decided to remove plaques of the Ten Commandments from classrooms in response to a student complaint.
After one student blew the whistle, an Oklahoma school district decided to permanently take down the Ten Commandments in all its classrooms.
The student, Gage Pulliam, reached out to the Freedom from Religion Foundation for support in getting the plaques removed from the school.
“I just want people to know I’m not attacking Christianity,” Pulliam told 4029tv.com. “I’m just trying to make everything equal for everyone.”
New book reveals how rich families hire handicapped “black-market Disney guides” to skip long lines.
If what social anthropologist Dr. Wednesday Martin claims is true, the world of the rich and privileged has officially lost its moral compass.
In her new book, "Primates of Park Avenue," Martin claims to expose a troubling trend: "Upper crust" moms using a "black market" connection to hire handicapped tour guides to walk them through Disney World so they can take advantage of the line-skipping auxiliary entrances for disabled patrons, reports Gawker.
Coming-of-age novel is removed from an Illinois junior high for frank descriptions of sex.
One Chicago-area school banned the book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” after two parents complained about sexual content and inappropriate language, reports WGNtv.com.
The book was part of a classroom collection at Hadley Junior High, which is part of Glen Ellyn School District 41. It was not required reading.
A Wisconsin 7-year-old receives an unexpected surprise from the vice president.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It might not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpectedly personal response.
The 7-year-old second-grade student at Downtown Montessori Academy wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden and other officials a few months ago with a simple idea for making the world safer.
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His teacher, Jenny Aicher, says his letter suggested that if guns shot chocolate bullets, no one would get hurt.
Forbes publishes list of world’s richest mothers.
Did you know that approximately 3,300 people in the world have a father who is a billionaire, but just 305 have a mom who ranks among the world’s super-rich? That news comes via Forbes, which just published an article on billionaire moms who manage children and careers.
Ismael Cruz is the newest addition to the cast of the popular children series.
NEW YORK (AP) — As a child in Puerto Rico, Ismael Cruz was delighted by the colorful characters in "Sesame Street," who not only entertained and educated him, but helped him learn "Inglés." He could not have imagined that two decades later he would be playing with them in front of the cameras.
Cruz is the newest Hispanic addition to the cast of the popular children series, playing Armando, or "Mando."
With no prior medical knowledge, a fellow captive was forced to help deliver the baby.
As details of the Cleveland kidnapping continue to unfold, the most shocking discovery yet may be of captive Amanda Berry’s birth story.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jocelyn, Berry's 6-year-old daughter, was born in a small inflatable swimming pool during the time Berry and two other women were held in captivity.