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Christian Minard

Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.

Child's eyes

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

XL Love How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life

'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person's annual medical bill was $1,429 higher than that of a normal-weight person.

groceries

March is National Nutrition Month as well as Parenting Month. For hungry kids, a refrigerator can offer a plethora of food choices -- but are your kids making the healthiest selections? Should you be steering theme towards certain foods? Find out by filling your plate from this interactive fridge.

Military family groceries won't be cut, for now

Military families can breathe a sigh of relief: their grocery stores are not going to be cut, for now.

You may kiss the bride

Millennials say no to marriage

When it comes to marriage, Millennials are saying "I don't."

Jada sex abuse victim

How a teen turned online abuse around

Jada, a Houston-area 16-year-old, was getting ready for finals week and looking forward to a summer hanging out with friends and finding a job.

On June 1, she went to a friend of a friend's house party. She recalls little of what went on that evening...

Wedding, marriage, bride, groom

How to elope without offending loved ones

Is the idea of a big bridal bash just not your thing?

Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

Utah wins delay in same-sex marriage case

Utah officials for the time being do not have to formally recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed last December and earlier this year, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted the state's request for a delay.

Whiskey, bourbon

Is drinking with your kids a good idea?

On this the 30th anniversary of the national drinking age being raised to 21, I'm asking myself the following question: Am I better off never letting my girls drink around me, at home or at family celebrations, until they reach the legal drinking age or does it make drinking less taboo and alluring if I let them start drinking at home, maybe with sips of wine and beer, during their teenage years?

Sofia Steffel

The sweet and sad story behind this photo

Gifts have been arriving at the Steffel home in Kalida, Ohio, every day. Blankets, photographs, paintings.

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