Focus On The Negative To Change The Status Quo

If you want people to change the status quo, first you have to get them to notice what’s wrong with it. That’s the idea behind a new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, which finds that people pay...

7 Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads

Whether you’re at a holiday party, a New Year’s Eve bash at a bar or reveling with friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to stay safe on the roads is to plan ahead and designate a...

Students Share Global Holiday Traditions on NewsHour Extra

NewsHour Extra, the education resource center of PBS NEWSHOUR, is showcasing holiday traditions  from countries all over the globe in the voices of the youth who live there. From Filipino Christmas masses in Dubai to Chinese New Year celebrations in South Korea, youth...

6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s so common to experience a little holiday weight gain, it’s almost expected. The problem is, very few of us ever take the holiday weight gain back off, and over several holiday seasons, it can add up to major health problems. Not to mention having to buy new...

Fighting the Flu

The scene is a familiar one. It is a late autumn day, and you wake up in the morning with a slight sore throat. Since it has been very cold outside, your forced air furnace has been running frequently through the night. Assuming the sore throat is just from the dry...