Hometown Glory: How where you grow up shapes who you become

I grew up with hay fever in the grass seed capital of the world. It’s a $256 million industry dedicated to giving people across the world beautiful lawns and to giving me watery eyes, swollen sinuses and a new section of my budget dedicated to Claritin and Kleenex. For months each year, the air over … More Hometown Glory: How where you grow up shapes who you become

Mission Maybe Impossible: Becoming a Morning Person

It’s the end of a long day. You sit down on the couch and kick off your shoes, because you’ve finally completed your long to-do list. Well, you’ve almost completed your to-do list. Okay, fine—you hardly got anything crossed off, despite rushing around like a maniac all day. Certainly, there can only be one explanation: … More Mission Maybe Impossible: Becoming a Morning Person

How High School Graduation is Becoming a Battleground for Free Speech

Picture this: A woman wrestled out of a meeting by police officers for speaking up. A girl forced to pay a fine for wearing a small cultural symbol. Another girl pressured by authorities to apologize after using an unfavorable word. A man ordered to perform community service because a family member broke strict rules of … More How High School Graduation is Becoming a Battleground for Free Speech