How to make Thanksgiving cleanup suck less

How to make Thanksgiving cleanup suck less

My family has pretty much every dish covered for Thanksgiving dinner. Out of a need to feel responsible, I have assigned myself two critical jobs every Thanksgiving: baking two pumpkin pies strictly adherent to the Libby’s canned pumpkin recipe, and cleaning…

Record and Share Bedtime Stories for Your Kid Using Google Home

For most parents, sharing a nighttime story with their child is a precious and important time, but sometimes the tucking-in duties fall to baby sitters and other family members. The latest Google Home update adds a new “My Storytime” feature that lets parents…

Warn Your Parents About Gold and Silver Coin Scams

Here’s one more tricky topic to navigate with your family this holiday season: gold and silver retirement scams. An investigation by Quartz detailed these scams, which con seniors into moving their retirement funds to volatile precious metals investments. Gol…

I Give Thanks for the Matriarchs

The women in my family who came before me made it possible for me to face life’s hardships.

After 240 Years and 7 Generations, Forced to Sell the Family Farm

The aging owners of a Catskills farm say it “has to close so we can survive.”

Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide

Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide

An appeals court struck down a broad 1986 law under the First Amendment, saying it covers conversations between family members and legal advice.

How to introduce a new significant other to the family (without causing drama)

The holidays are stressful enough as it is. Add the variable of introducing a new significant other to the annual shit show, and you can end up feeling like the roast turkey everyone’s about to dig into. If you live far apart from your family, the holidays ca…

The Story of a Jewelry House and the Family That Built It

Francesca Cartier Brickell used her grandfather’s legacy of letters as the basis of a new book.

‘The Hare With Amber Eyes’ Comes Home

An exhibition in Vienna puts the figurine at the center of Edmund De Waal’s 2010 memoir on show, and tells the story of a family forced from their home by prejudice.

Apple releases holiday ad

Apple has released its annual holiday ad, just in time for Thanksgiving. Named “The Surprise,” the ad focuses on two young girls who spends a lot of time playing with an iPad. The ad focuses on a family that travels across the country to visit the mother’s fa…

‘Several’ Dead in Shooting in a Fresno Backyard, Police Say

‘Several’ Dead in Shooting in a Fresno Backyard, Police Say

The authorities said that they believed about nine people had been shot at a family gathering in California.

YouTube Aims to Match Advertisers with ‘Edgier’ Content

YouTube’s experimenting with matching subject-appropriate advertising with YouTubers whose videos may not fit the bill of “family friendly content” according to the platform’s moderation policies. Read more…

The Best Way to Break Awful News to a Kid, According to Reddit

Breaking bad news to our kids is awful. A divorce, a serious illness, the death of a pet, the death of a family member … there are all kinds of difficult things they will experience in their lives that we can’t fully shield them from. We have to tell them b…

This Japanese Hotel Charges $1—If You Live-Stream Your Stay

Last year, we wrote about the troubling problem of Airbnb rentals with hidden cameras, spying on guests. (Back in April, a family even found a hidden camera live-streaming their stay at an Airbnb in Ireland.) But in our latest edition of Hack or Wack, we ask …

What to Ask for If an Airline Changes Your Flight

If an airline involuntarily bumps you from a flight, chances are you can ask for a whole more than you think, like meal vouchers, a hotel stay or just cold, hard cash. But what are your rights if an airline suddenly decides to change your flight’s departure t…

Should You Grow Your Family Through Foster Care Adoption?

Should You Grow Your Family Through Foster Care Adoption?

For many parents, deciding if, when or how to grow your family can be difficult. And when other factors—such as infertility or the heightened needs of your other children—come into play, the decision-making can be that much harder. Here’s this week’s Parental…

Federal judge awards journalist Jason Rezaian and family $180 million

Federal Judge Richard Leon in Washington, DC, on Friday ordered Iran to pay Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his family $180 million for his 544 days in custody.

Myanmar Rohingya: Will Omar get justice for his murdered family?

Three legal developments offer hope to those who say Myanmar’s Rohingya were victims of genocide.

The Best Thanksgiving Movies That Aren’t About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, which, for those of us who avoid family during the holidays, means it’s a day dedicated to staring at your television or laptop’s screen for hours at a time. If you aren’t in the holiday spirit, perhaps because you’re spending …

The Best and Worst Moments From Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Capping off a long day of impeachment hearing testimonies, last night’s Democratic debate featured 10 presidential hopefuls debating over issues of sufficient paid family leave, women’s reproductive rights and Roe v. Wade, and the U.S.’ role in ongoing protes…

13-year-old boy walked for 6 hours to get help after the attack

13-year-old boy walked for 6 hours to get help after the attack

After his mother was shot in an ambush near the US-Mexico border, a 13-year-old boy hid his siblings and walked for about six hours to get help, his family said.

‘Win a baby’ contest has heartwarming ending

When Krista and Anthony Rivera had problems conceiving their first child, they turned to a radio contest that promised free IVF. Now they are a family of three. CNN’s Anderson Cooper reports. Watch “Full Circle” weeknights at 5 p.m. ET.

U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia

The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement.

Spotify launches a kid-friendly app for Premium Family subscribers

Rolling out first to subscribers in Ireland as part of a beta program. What you need to know Spotify is launching a new app specifically for children ages three-years-old and up called Spotify Kids. It will feature handpicked content curated by editors and gi…

James Wiseman, Memphis Standout, Fights Ineligibility Ruling

The university says the family of the favorite to be the top pick in the N.B.A. draft next summer took money before he was with the team to move to Memphis. A judge said late Friday that the star could play his team’s next game.

Broadway pays tributes to Laurel Griggs, 13, who dies of asthma attack

Broadway pays tributes to Laurel Griggs, 13, who dies of asthma attack

Lights were dimmed for the 13-year-old, who her family says died from a “massive asthma attack”.

Making Impeachment Sexy Again Is Not a Concern, Late Night Says

“You know, impeachment is like a family reunion,” Trevor Noah said on Thursday. “If it’s sexy, something has gone horribly wrong.”

Finished ‘The Crown’? More dishy royal family stories (mostly about Princess Margaret)

Portrayed by Vanessa Kirby in The Crown ‘s first two seasons, and now by Helena Bonham Carter in the show’s just-premiered third season, the real-life Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, has an infamous legacy that includes numerous romances, shenanigans wit…

Sign up to a Fire for Kids Unlimited family plan for a £10 reward

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to the Fire for Kids Unlimited family plan is on sale for £47, saving you 41% on list price. (And for Prime members, it’s just £29.) We’re not for a second suggesting that your children aren’t complete angels, but the Christmas …

Donald Trump Jr. Airs Family Grievances (One Book at a Time)

The president’s eldest son is using a newfound platform as an author to recast the story of the 2016 election — and every political battle that came after.

How to Set Boundaries When Your Family Is Bad With Money

How to Set Boundaries When Your Family Is Bad With Money

When I asked recently about bad money habits you learned from your parents, you chimed in with stories of debt, despair, and the bumpy roads you’ve taken to financial stability. But just because you (eventually) learned not to make the same mistakes your pare…

This family lives in a glass house

Watch how a family living in a glass house in upstate New York still finds privacy surrounded by 360 degree views.

Veteran: Trump family tone deaf to military

Veteran Paul Rieckhoff explains why he is boycotting President Donald Trump’s participation in the 2019 New York City Veterans’ Day Parade.

Sri Lanka’s Powerful Rajapaksa Family Set to Win Presidential Election

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a polarizing wartime defense chief, vowed to bring stability to a country still reeling from deadly attacks on Easter Sunday.

How to Get an Airline Gate Pass

We recently wrote about three airports (DTW, PIT, and TPA) that issue TSA-approved passes that allow individuals without tickets to go through security and visit the airport’s stores and restaurants. Though these passes may have been designed to promote “term…