“A middle-aged woman who’s not preoccupied with handling herself or taking care of someone else is a dangerous, erratic being. What is she up to? And what’s the point of her being up to anything? She has no children, she has no family, the only thing she has is her own life and what good […]
Times have changed, and there are few areas of our lives that remind us of this fact more than with our children. Whether you’re a baby boomer or a millennial, there is a good chance that some of your childhood memories involve walking or biking around your neighborhood and playing with your friends – often... Show More Summary
Sword and Scale episode 67 discussed a horrifying case of a mother convicted for killing her own children, but many were left to wonder how these kids were able to
There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide--and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in "countries considered economically less developed." ButShow More Summary
“Here’s the secret: No one ever feels fully ready or qualified to take action.”
When I tell people I work on the protection of women and children in humanitarian and development settings, no one's first thought is of birth certificates. Most of us who are fortunate enough to have birth certificates keep them in overlooked drawers of paperwork collecting dust. Show More Summary
Get a first look at the unique characters from the "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" film adaptation.
Great strides have been made in bringing the shame of addiction out of the shadows and getting America and the world to believe in recovery. However, the biggest, little secret remains the countless kids who are being hurt each and every day who don't get talked about, funded, donated to or brought out of the shadows nearly enough. Show More Summary
Thanks to the readers who commented on the financial and family burdens they face while raising their children with special needs. In your own words, here are some of the visible and invisible costs we bear along with the rewards ofShow More Summary
It is all too easy to forget that a healthy childhood is not just about avoiding germs and preventing accidents. Many air and water pollutants are invisible to the naked eye, so small that we often overlook their role in our children's...Show More Summary
This holy season as Christians honor and celebrate the birth of the world’s most famous poor baby born in a manger, I hope we all will pause to remember the 15.5 million invisible poor babies and children in our rich country who need our help to survive and thrive and reach their God-given potential. Show More Summary
In early December 1948, Patricia Highsmith took a Christmas-season temp job as a shopgirl in the children’s toy department at Bloomingdale’s. Highsmith, a 27-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas, and a 1942 Barnard graduate, was a budding novelist who had been supporting herself for five years as a freelance action-comic-book writer,... More »
Trafficking in persons is a profitable international trade; it is the third source of income for organized crime after drugs and arms. The available figures confirm an alarming growing trend and the International Labour OrganizationShow More Summary
J.K. Rowling plans on writing another children’s book at some point in the future, so mark your invisible calendars. Read more...
We’re trying to keep this hush-hush, so don’t go around yelling about it, but Variety is reporting that ABC has canceled The Whispers, its spooky summer show about children befriending an invisible guy who likes to convince them to murder their parents. Show More Summary
Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, writes at The Huffington Post—It's Hard to Be What You Can't See: “When we think about what it is to be ‘connected,’ we think about memory. We think about history. We think about storytelling. Show More Summary
The Atlanta artist talks about working with fiber, her upcoming Invisible:VisAble exhibit at the Abernathy Arts Center, and the children's book she wrote and illustrated.
Daniel Brici?s art is very much influenced by people who struggle with everyday life matters. Several Romanian social components are harsh and tense and he decides to tackle some: children from socially difficult and vulnerable communities are neglected by the society and thus become ?invisible?. Show More Summary
Family caregivers are invisible. Those children, spouses, or other relatives who provide personal assistance to loved ones with physical or cognitive limitations are often taken for granted or even ignored. But without them, our system of long-term supports and services would collapse. Frail elders and younger people with disabilities would get [...]
Chuck Palahniuk has written some seriously twisted books over the years. I’ve read Fight Club, Choke, and Invisible Monsters. The thought of him writing a children’s book is simply… horrifying. I have to admit though that while horrifying it is also, at the same time undeniably intriguing. So when I saw this video of Palahniuk […]