Celebrate Mother’s Day with 5 Super Moms - May 09, 2010 08:00 AM
The world is full of super moms who do extraordinary things for their kids every day, often without recognition or fanfare. In celebration of super moms everywhere, we take a look at five women who made headlines by taking motherhood to new heights.
A Primer on Mother’s Day History and Traditions - May 08, 2010 08:00 AM
Mother’s Day originated in 1907 in the United States when Anna Jarvis created a day to honor mothers. Learn how the day has evolved over the years, how mothers are celebrated around the world and how you can honor your mom this Mother’s Day.
5 Great Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - May 07, 2010 08:00 AM
Mayday! Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day! Repeat: Sunday is Mother’s Day! Even if the holiday completely slipped your mind, there are plenty of gifts you can whip up for your mom at the last minute. Many of them even provide the illusion that you’ve prepared in advance, but all of them are guaranteed to show you care.
6 Sites for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo - May 05, 2010 08:00 AM
Cinco de Mayo—May 5—is a festive, lively Mexican celebration that has become increasingly popular in the United States. These six sites summarize the history of the holiday, highlight some contemporary celebrations and make suggestions as to how and where to enjoy Cinco de Mayo.
5 Sites for Giving Mom a Gift From the Heart - May 04, 2010 08:00 AM
When you were a child, you might have given your mom some handpicked flowers and a homemade card for Mother’s Day. Guess what? That’s probably just the sort of thing she’d like to get again this year.
Happy Birthday, Jerry Seinfeld, Comedian and Actor - April 29, 2010 09:00 AM
Jerry Seinfeld is most famous for playing himself on the hit TV show “Seinfeld,” as well as in the documentary “Comedian.” “Seinfeld” the show has been off the air since 1999, but it continues to play in syndication and is one of the most popular comedies on DVD. Seinfeld the comedian has continued doing stand-up.
Film Reveals an Emotionally Complex, Artistic Anne Frank - April 11, 2010 06:00 PM
PBS will air a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank on Holocaust Remembrance Day, and provides extensive classroom resources to accompany the film.
Suzanne Collins, Author of “The Hunger Games” and “The Underland Chronicles” - April 09, 2010 07:00 AM
In 2004, Suzanne Collins stole onto the children’s book scene with “The Underland Chronicles.” Her cult following expanded after the release of her second series, “The Hunger Games.”
The Downside of Reality TV Fame - April 08, 2010 05:00 PM
When the cameras stop rolling, sometimes fame can evaporate quickly, or leave a person with more problems than they had before.
Recession Forces Even "Extreme Makeover" to Downsize - April 07, 2010 02:00 PM
With many "Extreme Makeover" homeowners struggling financially, the show has responded by scaling back to better fit the current economic climate.
Brain Gyms - April 01, 2010 04:30 PM
Challenge and strengthen your brain with simple, free games and exercises on the Web.
Listening to Poetry: 5 Poems Read by Their Authors - April 01, 2010 02:00 PM
Most agree that poetry’s effect is at its fullest when read aloud. Though a poem’s meaning may seem cryptic on the page, when spoken, its meaning can become as clear as conversational prose. In honor of National Poetry month, here are five memorable poems read aloud by their authors.
With An Oscar for Best Documentary, Can “The Cove” Halt Japan’s Dolphin Slaughter? - March 08, 2010 12:21 AM
A documentary revealing Japan's annual dolphin slaughter wins an Oscar for Best Documentary, drawing further attention to a practice both traditional and disturbing.
Will Britain’s Genealogy Craze Catch On in the US? - March 05, 2010 12:24 PM
A new TV series follows celebrities as they trace their family histories, and could prompt greater interest in genealogy and DNA technologies among Americans, including students.
“Temple Grandin” Sheds New Light on Autistic Experience - February 06, 2010 05:00 PM
A new HBO film tells the story of Temple Grandin, an uncommonly determined autistic woman whose impact on agricultural techniques defied what experts expected from her life.
J.D. Salinger, Author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” Dies at 91 - January 28, 2010 04:50 PM
Salinger died Wednesday of natural causes in his home in Cornish, N.H., where he had lived for the past 50 years, removed from the public eye.
Consumers Demand More Realistic Images of Beauty - January 27, 2010 01:20 PM
Spain’s proposed ban on late night beauty ads coincides with fashion industry trends touting healthier, more realistic images of women.
“The Buried Life” Intends to Inspire Pursuit of Lifelong Dreams - January 18, 2010 06:00 PM
The new MTV series debuts tonight, signifying a new direction for the network and an example of Gen Y’s socially conscious leanings.
“When You Reach Me” Wins Newbery Medal, Affirming the Award’s Value - January 18, 2010 04:50 PM
Many consider Newbery Medal-winning books to be a “gold standard” for quality children’s literature. This year’s selection has met the expectations of many critics that last year questioned whether the award had lost its value.
Disney Film Raises Questions About African-American Identity - December 14, 2009 03:45 PM
Disney is being praised for featuring a black princess in the new animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” but some critics say the setting and characters reinforce stereotypes.
The Most Impressive Christmas Decorations in the US - December 12, 2009 09:45 AM
Amazing Christmas trees, brilliant light displays and lovely holiday decorations attract attention from scores of people across the country because of their beauty, and sometimes because of their excess. FindingDulcinea has located some of the most notable.
5 Movies for Your Inner Scrooge - December 11, 2009 09:45 AM
Have the incessant buzz of Christmas music and twinkling lights made you want to hit the eggnog? Find solace with these cinematic gems, sure to have you saying “Bah, humbug!” with glee.
Holiday Tipping Essentials: How Much to Give and Whom to Give It to - December 10, 2009 01:00 PM
During these difficult economic times, it’s tempting to forgo tipping. But it’s important to reward the people that provide valuable services year-round. Fortunately, there are a number of Web sites that help clarify the purpose and process of tipping at the holidays.
Holiday Train Travel Inspired by “Everybody’s Fine” - December 04, 2009 03:00 PM
"Everybody’s Fine” is a new Robert De Niro film that highlights the joys and challenges of train travel, particularly during the holiday season.
5 Must-Bookmark Music Sites - November 30, 2009 07:00 AM
Thousands of bands and singer-songwriters are making names for themselves with or without the help of labels. The Web is instrumental in spreading the word, and blogs, aggregators and multimedia sites are king. We spotlight five music sites that everyone should bookmark, and mention several more worthy contenders.
Wes Anderson Reemerges With “Fantastic Mr. Fox” - November 23, 2009 02:00 PM
Director Wes Anderson has garnered a cult-like following of fans taken with his unusual characters and storylines. But adapting Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” presented Anderson with the challenge of infusing, while not overwhelming, a beloved book with his own artistic sensibilities.
Teachers and Librarians Weigh in on “Twilight” - November 19, 2009 08:00 AM
“The Twilight Saga” of books and films has millions of teenage and preteen fans, but its controversial themes have sparked a debate over its place in the classroom.
Fun and Wacky Online Museums: Food, Technology, and Play - November 14, 2009 06:00 AM
Today we're going to take a look at some of the more unusual collections online that feature odd food, beloved advertising icons, computers, and more. From the one-man online operations to large budget real life museums. And although many of these museums are full of truthful facts about sometimes odd subjects, today's feature is purely for entertainment value.
Virtually Visiting Art, Photography, and Music Museums - November 13, 2009 08:00 AM
Some of the world's most famous pieces of art and photography hang on the walls of museums spread around the corners of the globe. Today, with the aid of a computer, you can virtually tour many of these museums without leaving your home. Check out these fabulous sites that feature the world's best art, photography, architecture, and music.
Visiting Children's Museums: Online and In Real Life - November 12, 2009 07:00 AM
Children's museums are places of learning and wonder, often with plenty of hands-on activities for the kids. In this feature we profile some of the outstanding children's museums that you can visit with your kids in person, or virtually explore online.