• No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • Your Epidermis Is Showing

    Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to stash your sunblock with your beach towels. Skin cancer rates are rocketing, and sun protection is more important than ever. More than 3...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More

  • Remaking Federal Family Planning Policy

    Milk, diapers, babysitters, sneakers, school supplies, braces — children are expensive. In 2015 it was estimated that the average family spent $233,610 raising a child from birth to age 17. When those expenses, which take...   Read More

  • Watch Your Language

    Young Americans have sex for the first time around age 17, but don’t marry until their mid-20s. It is not surprising then that 95% of Americans have sex before marriage. Which makes sex education hugely...   Read More

  • The Money in Mary Jane

    Hooch. Broccoli. Bud. Mary Jane. Santa Semilla. If it is not there already, legalized marijuana is coming to your neighborhood. It won’t be in a nickel bag, but rather packaged as a sparkling cherry tonic,...   Read More

  • Food Fight

    There’s going to be a food fight in Congress this month. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is up for renewal, and Republicans and Democrats in the House have opposing...   Read More

  • Long-Term Care: You’re On Your Own

    Aging baby boomers are rocking family finances and shocking the healthcare system with unanticipated long-term care expenses that leave them and our government burdened by the financial realities of elder care. Current federal proposals to...   Read More

  • Mental Health in Schools

    Leave your gun in its holster. It’s time to reframe the discussion on mental health and school safety that began after the shooting of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Leaders have been...   Read More

  • Unmuzzle Gun Safety Research

    There are approximately 33,000 firearm deaths each year and 33,000 motor vehicle accident deaths. An estimated $2 million is spent annually on federal research for studying gun violence deaths while an estimated $33 million is...   Read More