Why Our Kids Don’t Have The Money Smarts To Live In The Real World

Financial illiteracy is an epidemic in the United States. Fortunately, after 30+ years of work to create content for children, parents and grandparents that teaches how to raise financially responsible children, we're finally getting there. As a pioneer of the "kids and money" topic in the 1980s, I saw the issue from 30,000 feet, when I searched for materials to teach my own children about money. It's time we all take an active part in teaching our children the money smarts they need for the real Read more [...]

Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don’t qualify for mental care

The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served: those forced out of the military for misconduct and those who enlisted but were quickly…
Nation – Los Angeles Times

Don’t Be A Retirement Saving ‘Dropout’

A new study points out a pretty scary statistic: Of middle-class kids who go to college, just 40% finish with a degree. If you’re a parent with young kids and saving for your own retirement, the reason why this happens matters to you. Think about it for a minute. Ten capable high-school graduates […]
Forbes – Personal Finance

Don’t Expect Streaming to Make Your TV Bill Cheaper

For years, cable TV companies had a powerful sales pitch: What the hell else you gonna do? You wanted ESPN, CNN, Disney Channel, you paid the price. Now, the cable box in your living room is suddenly under assault. Sony and Dish Network’s Sling have recently launched their own TV bundles, available over broadband. Apple reportedly plans one in the fall. In addition to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and CBS All Access, HBO is finally about to offer its service online without a cable subscription, just Read more [...]

William K. Howard’s Don’t Bet on Women

I’ve recently discovered a sassy feature that has been in the MoMA collection for more than 40 years. Don’t Bet on Women, a drawing-room comedy produced by the Fox Film Corp. in 1931, encompasses all of the risqué behaviors, modes of dress, suggestive situations, and freewheeling alcohol consumption that the Motion Picture Production Code hoped to curtail. Readers may be familiar with the term “pre-Code,” often referring to a simplification of the Motion Picture Production Code enacted by Read more [...]

Taylor Swift in InStyle November 2014: “I Don’t Know If I’ll Have Kids”

She’s been all over the magazines promoting her upcoming album 1989, and Taylor Swift's latest interview with InStyle is more personal than ever. In the November 2014 issue of the fashion spread, the 24-year-old singer reveals that having a family may not be in the cards for her future. “I don’t know if I’ll have kids,” Swift admits during her interview. “It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, Read more [...]

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Portraits of Paris: “I don’t detail you. I totalize you!”

Cover of the publication The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art, published by The Museum of Modern Art“The Moulin Rouge hired the most famous dancers to perform the quadrille naturaliste (cancan), which delighted spectators with its swish of petticoats and flashing flesh as legs flew high—knickers optional,” writes Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, in The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum Read more [...]