May 20, 1873, is considered the birthday of blue jeans. Readers shared their best and worst moments in denim to mark the occasion.
In the wake of its civil rights struggle, Birmingham canceled high school prom for many black teenagers. This weekend, the dance went on for the Class of 1963.
Georgia's Berry College took a risk and admitted refugees who'd fled war and persecution. The experiment worked..
Women spend every day juggling bosses and birthday parties, dates and diapers, but when was the last time you had a day to do what you want to do, obligation-free?
The Oasis Bike Workshop provides inner-city youth with the tools to fix and build bikes from the ground up.
A parent's Facebook newsfeed is a relations minefield. Think carefully before friending your kid's teacher, pediatrician or babysitter.
Critics and a growing number of fans call Richard Lange an up-and-coming name in crime fiction, but don't tell him that.
It's important to raise girls who know how to reach for what they want—without knocking others out of the way.
One mother has been waiting 17 months. The other, 25 years. The women found in Cleveland raise their hopes just ahead of Mother's Day.
One mother has been waiting 17 months. The other, 25 years. The women found in Cleveland raise their hopes.
It's National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week -- yes, our fuzzy overlords are so powerful, they now get simultaneous celebratory weeks.
Tattoos have had a variety of purposes over their 5,000-year history. In cultures from ancient Egyptian to Polynesian, they've served as medicine, rite of passage, good-luck charm, punishment, decoration, religious, political or status symbol, and, of course, tribute to a loved one.
When the Social Security Administration released its annual list of the most popular names on Thursday, all the usual winners were there: Jacob and Sophia win.
Russell Bailyn and Jay Gatsby have several things in common: They are both wealthy, live in Long Island, and know how to throw a great 1920s party.
Kat Kinsman knew she didn't want to have children. "A married woman who chooses not to have children is highly suspect to some," she writes.
Chloe's noticeable birthmark would also leave a bald spot on her scalp. Chloe had plastic surgery at two years.
I'm familiar with the aggression in youth sports, and I see the seeds of it in my children. I want to stop it.
With the weather warming up, a thrilling spring is in full swing for avid readers.
Mothers sacrifice morning rituals so they can get the household running each day, but should they have to?
When a racing or breeding career ends, thoroughbreds quickly lose value and may end up in a slaughterhouse.
Some parents say the Connecticut school shooting confirms the need to protect children and teach them to defend themselves using guns.
The collateral effects of life on the sex offender registry is the subject of a Human Rights Watch report that says children should be exempt from registration.
Recent events have made parents less shy about asking other families about guns in their homes.
What happens to your 'pet baby' when it comes time for a real child to join your family?
Students at Wilcox County High School in Georgia bucked 40 years of tradition by hosting their own racially integrated prom.
Unmarried 20-something mothers are treated like irresponsible teen moms, says Michelle Horton. Enough is enough.
Peggy Chenoweth woke up angry the first time she dreamed of herself as an amputee.
Boston Magazine cover shows city's heart. Staff says it's a symbol of strength and unity.
What does it take to be a great administrative assistant? Information, operations and personnel management.
What's clear: Katherine Russell claims she was completely in the dark about her husband's alleged plan to bomb the Boston Marathon on April 15.
Should you ever put your skin and hair at the mercy of your kitchen pantry? A dermatologist says: It depends.
People don't grow out of temper tantrums the way they do shoes or car seats. Here's how to defuse a fit of rage.
Children's author Mo Willems has written more than 40 books, and he's at it again.
It's not gardening the way most know it -- the people sifting through air plants, succulents and clumps of moss, often between glasses of wine.
There's something about growing up in a small town that is s uniquely American, but rapidly vanishing.
Some schools are banning leggings, but fashion blogger Lucie Zhang says there are OK ways to wear them.
Saint Augustine claimed patience is the companion of wisdom. Here's how to increase your store of both virtues.
Sharing images of sex assault is a double-edged sword: it re-traumatizes the victim but provides evidence that could be used in criminal prosecutions.
Those close to victims of any tragedy face a difficult task: finding words of solace for the incomprehensible.
How do you explain to children that scary events occur, while still making them feel safe?
Pet owners are pampering their animals like never before, with bakery visits, massages and pet psychics.
It all started with those Mickey Mouse ears.
Pediatric specialist Jane Aronson built her career caring for orphans. Now she shares their stories.
Author and runner Adharanand Finn experienced and cataloged the world-dominating running ability of Kenyans.
With more designers and brands adapting masculine styles for the female form, tomboy style is no longer a passing fad.
With "Mad Men" starting back up, we wanted to know -- was all that glamour real, or is it just the magic of TV?
One alumna says parts of Susan Patton's letter are out of whack with the realities of college today.
In July 2000, Bill Elliott and his wife, Muriel, were woken up by a knock on the door at 4 a.m.
Researchers find that living together before marriage is leading to marriage and children with greater frequency.
If it makes practical sense for you, consider going "car-free" -- even if just occasionally. Think of the simplicity of not paying a car note, insurance or gas.
A good coach can be an amazing mentor. But a bad coach—like the fired Rutgers basketball coach—can be damaging.
Do you dare to overshare your kids' exploits on social media? Perhaps you'll find yourself on STFU, Parents.
World Autism Awareness Day is Tuesday, April 2, and in commemoration, many landmarks will be bathed in blue light to draw attention to the cause
A generation of emerging Native American designers show that modern Native fashion goes beyond buckskin, headdresses and what's for sale at Urban Outfitters.
Stigma, isolation and grief are a few emotions felt by family members of mass murderers
Learn about Easter traditions by the numbers.
The Tumblr "What Ali Wore" is both the story of a dapper elderly man and his friendship with the photographer.
Wish you could play video games at work? How about a happy hour with free drinks every week? Or exercise breaks during the day?
Solutions to life's little disasters. Like when your cat pees on your houseplants.
Embracing natural hair sounds like it should be the easiest thing in the world, but for some it's a huge challenge.
What does being a mother mean when your baby is dying? How do you parent a child with no future? Emily Rapp knows.
Nia Vardalos talks to CNN's Jack Gray about infertility, her new book and revisiting "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
Learn how people have cleaned since Babylonian times.
Adam Christopher's new novel, "The Age Atomic," incorporates elements across the sci-fi and fantasy spectrum.
Fashion Week in New York and London have passed in a flash of turtlenecks and thigh-high boots. But what about Charleston, Nashville, Austin or Cleveland?
A basic cotton T-shirt is perhaps the simplest piece of clothing in most of our closets. But from influencing others to making a fashion statement, a T-shirt can tell a lot about who we are. Or, in some cases, who we were or want to be.
Chirping birds, blooming flowers and misty mornings are signs that spring has arrived. But for many around the country, spring looks more like winter.
It's difficult to accept our children as possible perpetrators of rape or abuse or even as heedless bystanders.
CNN readers say it's detrimental that children are penned in by too much structure and don't play outside enough..
In book "Top Dog," Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explain what it takes to raise a child who succeeds.
Can women -- or for that matter, anyone -- be high-fliers at home and work? Families share their successes and struggles at balancing work and family.
A working mother and student describes how she multitasks and leans on her family to lean in professionally, as Sheryl Sandberg recommends.
On the prairies of Illinois, Quen Cultra labored in his barnyard on another absurdity: building a boat to sail around the world.
Fun facts about St. Patrick's Day's origins and traditions.
New wedding photo book aims to provide alternatives for same-sex couples when the traditional poses don't work.
A principal who was loved and adored by all told me she was leaving the profession because " I just can't deal with parents anymore; they are killing us."
With new language in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, gay domestic violence victims will have access to the same victim services as heterosexuals.
Ron Clark's status as a leader in his field didn't fully explain why his story captivated readers, so CNN revisited the idea with Facebook users.
Here are the layman-level strategies you need to achieve pro-level success when decorating a living room.
Don't use kids as an excuse to work from home. There are other equally valid reasons.
Working women sometimes sabotage themselves out of higher pay and more respect on the job, say some professional women. It's time to stop.
Is Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, who earns more than $30 million a year, the best person to advise other working moms on how to advance their careers?
Are we, as a nation, making childhood too stressful for millions of kids?
They met as enemies over the war-torn skies of Europe during but reunited years later as brothers.
Everybody loves a good snow day -- even President Obama.
Bobbi Brown says women are pretty without makeup, but just a touch can help them feel confident and powerful.
Mobile retail trucks bring fashion to you and allow entrepreneurs to start businesses without the high costs of a brick and mortar store.
We catch up with The Honest Toddler writer Bunmi Laditan, who has a new book coming out.
Lexington Tattoo Project: Almost 250 people will tattoo a poem on their bodies for this ode to the city.
Undereye circles: Your plan of attack depends on the color of your circles.
Minnesota's Makers Coalition creates cutting and sewing class to meet needs of business and industry for skilled workforce.