Last week's Grammy performances were exceptional, but not enough to distract from the surprises and snubs. A few top artists of the year didn't even take home a Grammy despite being nominated in several categories.
Teens and young adults all over the United States are popping tabs to become rock stars, monsters or even red bulls with wings, hoping to perform at full throttle. This transformation comes in a can filled with a mysterious concoction, and you may be surprised by the ugly secrets poured out by researchers during the Mayo Clinic Proceedings last year.
Professor Amy Chua of Yale Law School is the author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." In the essay "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," Chua challenges Western parenting techniques, the aptitudes of its children and their work ethic. Chua points out that in Chinese culture, mothers also want the best for their children. However, they have a different concept of how to make their children the best.
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On Friday, in total non-defiance of both recent history and national expectations, Congress failed to come to an agreement to avert the latest unnecessary self-inflicted wound on the nation in the form of the so-called sequester.
Over the past four years, conservative activists have gone to desperate and often deranged lengths to implicate President Obama in some kind of scandal.