Before he whipped the White House press corps and its Twitter followers into a lather by only taking questions from female journalists, President Obama was doing his part to bust gender barriers for a distinctly younger set.
It happens to all of us - despite the non-stop "only-x-days-'til-Christmas" warnings, somehow the big day came, and we still didn't get presents for everyone. If this sounds familiar, here are some fun, easy-to-find, easy-on-the-wallet games for the whole family.
Kids in more than 150 countries - and President Obama - dabbled in computer programming as part of the recent weeklong Hour of Code (hourofcode.com) initiative, dreamed up to introduce anyone as young as 4 to the fun of creating technology, not just using it.
Mobile gaming has come a long way in recent years, especially when Tegra graphics technology is involved. Today, you can play games on your Android tablet, phone, or Shield device that were once exclusive to PCs and consoles. Here are the ten best games to go mobile.
Starting around when my father passed away when I was 13, I began to realize the importance of mentorship. In the years since, I've depended on mentors to help me grow, persevere, and develop into who I am today - I know firsthand how life-changing these individuals can be to a young person. From my mother to a retired local politician, amazing mentors have been teaching me what it means to pursue passion with action every step of the way. Without my realizing it, my mentors have been showing me what leaning in means since a young age.
Chicago's much-beloved Shedd Aquarium opened on May 30, 1930 as the first inland aquarium with both salt- and fresh-water habitats. Since then, the aquarium has expanded its offerings to include community outreach and education initiatives, and it functions as a vital landmark in the community, with nearly two million visitors from around the world each year.
As an 8-year-old, David Zhao was asked to describe the feeling he got from listening to and playing classical music on the piano. At the time, he had a love for candy and said the experience was as sweet as "a box of chocolates."
Across the room from a display outlining the booming mail-order bride business in the U.S., a gentleman with a beard made of flowers discusses the connection between facial hair and masculine identity throughout history.
BALTIMORE - When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb. She bent over and kissed him softly on the forehead and the cheek.
"Refuse to say cheese" is the motto of Me Ra Koh. Koh, a photographer, author, teacher and host of "Capture Your Story With Me Ra Koh" on Disney Junior, has written two books to help parents photograph the pivotal stages of development in their baby or young child.