Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Here's how much you can expect to spend on gifts, and some expert advice on avoiding after-sale remorse
Published: Friday, November 28, 2014 1:22 am MST
A new Gallup poll says American adults expect to average about $720 spent on gifts this holiday season. Experts say that buyer's remorse is not hard to avoid if you follow some advice.
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:27 pm MST
When life in the family of birth isn't working out, foster can provide safety and more. But it often doesn't provide everything a child needs. That's where community comes in.
Published: Monday, November 24, 2014 3:55 pm MST
Parents worry about peer pressure and teen sexual activity. But while it's been shown to influence whether kids smoke or drink, it's not as clear how it impacts sexual behavior.
Published: Monday, November 24, 2014 9:54 am MST
Thanksgiving is one of the big holidays for gathering family together, but sometimes it's just not possible. Big-hearted gatherings of friends and even strangers fill a void and provide something else for which...
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:18 pm MST
It's just a little thing, a dad and his daughter enjoying a day at the movie. ... They're playing with each other by thumping the chair in front of them with their feet, whispering and giggling as they do it.
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:35 pm MST
Remarriage is common. In 40 percent of new marriages, one or both spouses has been married at least once before. Men are more likely to remarry than women who've been married before. It's also more common ...
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:20 am MST
Moms use more emotional language when they talk to their girls. Does it perpetuate gender stereotypes? Or does it help girls on their journey to recognizing accurately other people's emotions?
Published: Monday, November 17, 2014 1:37 pm MST
Once a way to preserve the ability to have children for women with cancer and other medical conditions, egg freezing is becoming a way to stop the biological clock. And on both coasts, the practice has develope...
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:17 am MST
What make some marriages last? Some experts believe it's a number game, while others identify a handful of factors that may provide a wedded-bliss edge.
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:44 pm MST
New Gallup poll findings say women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. They also see a greater increase in use of drugs and alcohol then, as well. The gender gap is widest among...