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  • Why Pam Bondi's efforts to block gay marriage in Florida are better spent elsewhere

     Why Pam Bondi's efforts to block gay marriage in Florida are better spent elsewhere
    The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to strike down Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's emergency appeal to block gay marriage. Bondi argues that same-sex marriage will "impose significant public harm" in her state, and wants the nation's top court to...
  • Lego reintroduces female scientist sets — and everybody wants one

     Lego reintroduces female scientist sets — and everybody wants one
    Dear Santa, I realize you received my kids' letters weeks ago and have, no doubt, already fulfilled their fondest wishes. My son wants the discontinued Batman Lego set that comes with a Batcave and Mr. Freeze and fetches $1,200 on eBay, remember?...
  • 3 hotels pack holiday fun for families

    3 hotels pack holiday fun for families
    Downtown Chicago hotels are stirring up holiday fun for families, no overnight stay required. Here are three that are decking their halls (and, in one case, an elevator) to offer families a festive respite during the holiday rush. Trump's Gingerbread...
  • An apology for my youthful eye rolls

     An apology for my youthful eye rolls
    I'd like to apologize for my behavior. I probably should have done this years ago, but I didn't really grasp the weight of my infractions until my kids started re-enacting them. Let's start with last Sunday, the day I set aside to fill the house...
  • 'Feminism Unfinished' looks at movement's diversity

     'Feminism Unfinished' looks at movement's diversity
    It's not Beyonce in front of blazing lights, but "Feminism Unfinished" (Liveright Publishing) should grab our attention. The new book, subtitled "A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements," is co-authored by three academics —...
  • Men pick younger wives second time around

     Men pick younger wives second time around
    A new Pew Research Center study finds that American men who remarry are more likely to choose spouses who are significantly younger. (Stars: They're just like us!) Remarriage, as we reported recently, is on the rise, with 40 percent of new marriages...
  • Hour of Code encourages kids to create, not just use, technology

    This week kids in more than 150 countries will try their hand at computer programming as part of the Hour of Code initiative, designed to introduce children as young as 4 to the fun of creating technology, not just using it. Whether your kids'...
  • Geraldo Rivera's 'be a better father' advice misplaced

     Geraldo Rivera's 'be a better father' advice misplaced
    I would love to see us retire the "be a better father" admonishment, most recently invoked by none other than Geraldo Rivera. Rivera was invited to speak on a Fox News "Race in America" panel Thursday night, during which he suggested that NBA phenom...
  • Move over, Elf on the Shelf; here comes Maccabee on the Mantel

    Move over, Elf on the Shelf; here comes Maccabee on the Mantel
    When the holiday season's hottest sensation became a toy elf who spies on children for Old Saint Nick, Abra Liberman-Garrett found herself in a pickle. As a Jewish woman in an interfaith marriage, Liberman-Garrett didn't feel the need to shield her son...
  • 'All Joy and No Fun' author Jennifer Senior talks modern parenting

     'All Joy and No Fun' author Jennifer Senior talks modern parenting
    Less than a week after "All Joy and No Fun" was named to Slate's Top 10 books of the year list, author and New York magazine editor Jennifer Senior trekked to Chicago's North Side to talk 21st-century parenting. A capacity crowd of just over 100...
  • Songs meant to empower girls can backfire on them

    Songs meant to empower girls can backfire on them
    What if she lets the wrong stuff go? This is my fear (one of them) for my daughter, who, like millions of other girls, absorbs daily doses of pop psychology via "Frozen's" "Let It Go" and Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off." I don't need to tell you how...