Eunice was just 9 years old when she was married off to a man older than her father.
One afternoon in a modest, hilltop home in West Hartford, Connecticut, Linda Pelletier, a sandy-blond mother of four, opened a greeting card from her 15-year-old daughter, Justina. To her surprise, a small, intricately folded piece of paper slipped out from inside. It was an origami fortune teller. Pelletier poked her thumbs and forefingers under the flaps, spread them apart, then unfolded the flap that faced her. A chill shot through her as she read the message, written as tiny as her daughter’s handwriting would allow: “I’m being tortured.”
What would we lose if immigrants could no longer come to America? Surprisingly, one of the most important things America would lose is the contributions made by their children.
Kaptain Kristian’s latest explainer video is a fun one: he explains how the anapestic tetrameter rhyming style of Dr. Seuss helped us better understand language as kids, all while rhyming in the video himself. It’s stupid catchy (obviously, because it’s done in the style of Dr. Seuss) and so easy to listen to, which is the point because that catchiness and fun is basically a trick Dr. Seuss books used to make us all want to read on our own.
WHEN YOUR KID wants to watch My Little Pony for the zillionth time, take a breath and substitute one of these brain-boosters instead.
At this point in history, I think we can all agree that clowns are straight nightmare fuel, from the creepy clowns in horror movies to the creepy clowns that lurk on street corners and in cemeteries across America. There may have been a time when clowns brought joy to the world with their clownish antics, but that is no longer a thing.
Five causes of death account for nearly half of all deaths in children and adolescents worldwide, a new report finds.
Globally, there were 7.7 million deaths among children and adolescents in 2013, according to the report. The vast majority of these deaths — 6.3 million — were in children under age 5. There were about 480,000 deaths among children ages 5 to 9, and 970,000 in children ages 10 to 19.