When Is a Border Just a Border? Almost Never

When Is a Border Just a Border? Almost Never

A migrant atop a border fence near Tijuana, Mexico, last month. His attempt to cross over with his family failed.

What Jerry Brown Means to California

Tracing the strands of the retiring governor and his family offered a way to make sense of the Golden State.

Paul Whelan: Family deny American arrested in Moscow is spy

The brother of a US citizen arrested for spying in Moscow says he was attending a wedding.

The Extravagant Life of Hector Xtravaganza

Like every American family, the one the House of Xtravaganza made together had tragedies and victories.

Vows: When Cultural Circles Are Expanded and Redrawn

Rabia Ahmad and Christopher Pattison exchanged vows Dec. 19 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, surround by a small group of friends and family.

What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

After ten years of working in big city emergency departments and ICUs, I traded night shifts and fast-paced intensity for a new challenge: school nursing. Because my children were in elementary school and night shifts no longer worked for our family, I figure…

How to Schedule Text Messages on Android

Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful …

How to Get Better-Sounding Audio on Spotify

Whether you’re a brand-new Spotify subscriber who was just gifted the service from a friend or family member, or you’re a longtime user who is always shocked by how much you’ve listened to when you get your annual recap, there’s one little setting in the Spot…

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Will Make Your New Year Better

I have always thought that black-eyed peas were bigger than New Year’s. In fact, until I moved out of Mississippi, I didn’t even know they were a New Year’s “thing.” (My family eats them pretty much all year round, usually as a simple side cooked with a littl…

Hola pozole, adios hangover

Pozole is a stew that leads two lives in Mexican culinary folklore. Like the angel on one shoulder, pozole can be an innocent winter warm-up to be enjoyed with family as a holiday meal. Or, like the devil on the other shoulder, a known hangover cure urging yo…

Cadillac will lead General Motors’ push into an electric future

Cadillac will lead General Motors’ push into an electric future

Cadillac will become the leading electric vehicle brand of General Motors, the company announced. The first model will feature GM’s all-new battery electric vehicle architecture, which will underpin a “family of profitable EVs.”

Police ID remains of fifth child of adoptive mother who drove family off California cliff

A fifth child from the Hart family, killed when their intoxicated adoptive mother drove the family off a California cliff last year, has been identified with the help of the girl’s biological mother, police say.

Family of slain 7-year-old calls for justice

A community in Houston came together mourning the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes and calling for justice. CNN’s Kaylee Hartung has the details.

‘Modern Family’ star: I was ‘very close’ to suicide

“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland talked to Ellen DeGeneres about her suicidal thoughts after her first kidney transplant failed.

Go to Church When You’re on Vacation

This is not a story about your religious obligations! Even my Bible-thumping parents never dragged the family to church if our vacation overlapped with Sunday morning. But there are two great reasons to attend a religious service while you travel, regardless …

The Christmas present that could tear your family apart

The Christmas present that could tear your family apart

Millions of people are giving DNA testing kits as presents, but sometimes finding out more than they bargained for.

Family says priest used teen’s funeral to condemn suicide

Parents of a teen who died by suicide say a Catholic priest used their son’s funeral to condemn suicide and suggested the teen may not gain entrance into heaven.

Florida sheriff’s deputy kills 3 family members and himself

A deputy came on the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office main radio line in Florida and confessed to harming three family members. He then killed himself outside a local high school, the sheriff says.

Family of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin speaks out

The family of Jakelin Caal Maquin, the Guatemalan child who died in US Border Patrol custody, told CNN that they can “barely take” the news of her death.

Family didn’t know mom was in jail until she died

A woman held on bond for five months died in a Texas jail, but 61-year-old Janice Dotson-Stephens family was unaware she had even been arrested until it was time for them to collect the body.

Qandeel Baloch: ‘Honour, Murder and her Selfies’

Qandeel Baloch: ‘Honour, Murder and her Selfies’

A family suffering. A family torn apart. This is the story of a girl who had dreams to be a star.

No Heat for 10 Years, and the City Is Their Landlord

Franklin Badia and his family say they haven’t had adequate heat since they moved into the three-bedroom public housing apartment eight years ago. The family makes do with electric space heaters, which increase their utility bills.

14 of the biggest royal family moments from 2018

What a year it’s been for the royal family! While 2018 has been a mean old year for us mere mortals, those whose blood runs blue have had a festive year with not one but two weddings and some pretty major announcements. Now that the year is coming to an end, …

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

The Modern Family actress says her kidney dysplasia made her depressed and suicidal.

Future Family secures a $100M credit line to help more families with fertility care

Future Family is a startup (and a Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum!) that helps families more easily afford fertility services like IVF and egg freezing. They work with fertility clinics to get the often unpredictable costs set in stone, then cover said costs…

Samsung updates Family Hub smart fridge with new UI

Samsung updates Family Hub smart fridge with new UI

Samsung is adding more features to its Family Hub smart refrigerator, and the company claims its latest version is more intelligent than any other. Family Hub 2019 includes a redesigned screen experience and Samsung says users will be able to ask difficult qu…

Samsung updates Family Hub for connected fridges

If your dream home involves a big screen on your fridge, then Family Hub is for you. Samsung has been developing some custom features to turn the fridge into a functional, shared display for all the family. And the company is announcing at CES an update to Fa…

What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 24, 2018

There is only one thing to get excited about on Netflix this week and if it’s not your cup of tea, may I suggest Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video? Like the best Christmas present a streaming video service could ever give you, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War …

From Tree to Ski at the Fischer Family Factory

Many of the 480 workers have spent their entire careers at the factory.

Iran Has Held U.S. Navy Veteran Since July, Family Says

Michael R. White of Imperial Beach, Calif., was seized in late July while visiting an Iranian woman whom his mother described as his girlfriend.

Suicide, Quarterbacks and the Hilinski Family

Suicide, Quarterbacks and the Hilinski Family

Ryan Hilinski, a heavily recruited quarterback at Orange Lutheran High School in California, before a game in October. He sobbed after throwing his first touchdown pass this season, months after his brother’s unexpected death.

How to Set Up and Use Family Link, Google’s Parental Controls App

Google has rolled out screen time and app management features to the Chrome OS version of its parental supervision app, Family Link, so now you can remotely manage and monitor your child’s activity on laptops and tablets running the OS, as well as on any Andr…

Use the Holidays to Explain Online Privacy and Security Settings to Your Family

This weekend The Wall Street Journal ran a story running down a number of different ways you can fix your family’s tech problems for free this holidays season. There are a ton of good ideas on the list, but one section that caught my attention was the section…

Here’s the Last Day You Can Ship Packages and Have Them Arrive By Christmas

If you’re planning to ship gifts to friends and family this holiday season it probably won’t surprise you that you have a limited time left to do so and actually get those gifts to their final destination. Read more…

Why the Trump family is under scrutiny

CNN’s Don Lemon examines the intense public scrutiny facing individual members of the Trump family.

You Should Write a Year-End Family Newsletter Even if You Don't Have a Family

You Should Write a Year-End Family Newsletter Even if You Don’t Have a Family

When I hear “holiday newsletter,” I think, “Here are the life milestones that each of my seven children reached this year!” That’s what the Times uses as their example of a good year-end newsletter. But end-of-year newsletters are for everyone. Especially if …

The Best Family Memoirs I Read This Year

I am something of a memoir junkie. I don’t exclusively read parenting memoirs (if you haven’t read The Shepherd’s Life or The Night of the Gun yet, I’m sad for you), but 2018 seems to have been The Year of the Parenting/Family Memoir for me. Read more…

Before You Have a Second Child, Consider Your Mental Health

There are many factors that go into the decision about whether—or when or how—to try for a second child. The size you want your family to be, your age, your fertility, your proximity to family, the amount of other demands in your life. Read more…

How to Get Your Workaholic Spouse Back

There are many demands on our time, especially after we’re partnered, with kids, or other family obligations. In a perfect world, it would be easy to prioritize our relationships. For many, getting away from work to be with family is not just difficult; work …

Gift Guide: 6 rugged gifts for outdoorsy friends and family

Shopping for someone who prefers hiking and camping to the great indoors can be tricky. Not only are outdoor enthusiasts usually less impressed by traditional gifts (clothes, games, etc.) but their preferred realm of technical gear is vast and confusing. If y…