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Eddie Redmayne poses in the press room with the award for best actor in a leading role for The Theory of Everything at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Eddie Redmayne poses in the press room with the award for best actor in a leading role for The Theory of Everything at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Here's our daily list of articles from across the Web about faith and family-related topics as well as our other four areas of emphasis: education, causes, media and moneywise.

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How many kids grow up with their married mom and dad? — The Daily Signal

Strong parental bond helps protect shy babies from future anxiety — Psych Central

When kids think parents play favorites, it can spell trouble — NPR

He was ready to be a stepdad. Was I ready to let him? — The New York Times


The leadership crucible — Christianity Today

Are butterflies a new creation after all? — Christianity Today

A new era for Jesus culture — Relevant magazine

The power of belief: 6 ways being spiritual will improve you and your life — Elite Daily

Love religion, but hate intolerance? Try Buddhism — Pacific Standard magazine

Believing with our bodies — Patheos

The most ignored Commandment — Relevant magazine

A nation of ‘suspect thy neighbor’ — Christianity Today

Should we pray for the defeat of ISIS, or their conversion? — Russell Moore


How we talk about our teachers — NPR

If your teacher likes you, you might get a better grade — NPR

When pot goes from illegal to recreational, schools face a dilemma — NPR

Expelled in preschool — Hechinger Report

The myth of the Minecraft curriculum — The Atlantic

Virtual education: Genuine benefits or real-time demerits? — The Atlantic

Whose history? — Inside Higher Education

Schools weigh access to students' social-media passwords — Education Week

As Common-Core test season begins, teachers feel pressure — Education Week

Steps for applying design thinking to build and evolve schools — Mind/Shift

An online kingdom come — The Chronicle of Higher Education


Oscars 2015: Birdman v Boyhood - did the best film win? — BBC

... and the Oscar goes to: these kids! — HLN TV

Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage — The Los Angeles Times

J.K. Simmons urges people to call their moms in his Oscars speech — Business Insider

Patricia Arquette steals Oscars with rousing speech calling for wage equality in Hollywood, nation — CBS

7 inspiring and emotional Oscars quotes from backstage and onstage — Mashable

Oscar winners thank God a lot in acceptance speeches, but not as often as you'd think — HuffPost Religion

Don't worry, Julianne Moore's marriage is safe. The Oscar Curse is a myth. — The New Republic

McFarland, USA — Christianity Today

The woman behind Marvel's newest team of heroines — NPR

Western Muslims swipe right to find their match on ‘Minder’ — The Daily Beast

Pastor's big warning: Something many people do from the privacy of their cell phones and computers is fueling the 'cycle of sex slavery' — The Blaze


Nicholas Eberstadt: The global flight from the family — The Wall Street Journal

Minneapolis's white lie — The Atlantic

Do your income and debt levels affect the length of your life? This map suggests so. — The Daily Signal

We don’t have a wage gap problem, but Hollywood and the White House do — The Federalist

New app that simplifies food assistance, healthcare benefits to help millions of families in need — HuffPost Impact


Why you’re probably going to get a raise this year — Time magazine

The sound of intellect: Job seeker's voice reveals intelligence —

How to use LinkedIn to advance your career — Forbes

How to keep an office romance from sinking your career — Time money

How to tell if you’re a jerk at work — The Wall Street Journal

The smart way to create a transparent workplace — The Wall Street Journal

The real reason bonuses aren’t paid out fairly — BBC

Workday malaise? Take a walk — Scientific American

Americans are running out of office space — Time magazine

As office space shrinks, so does privacy for workers — The New York Times

How to work forever — if you want to — BBC

Retirement: When you should take Social Security — USA Today

Women are leaving the tech industry in droves — The Los Angeles Times

Why I am stepping out of the debate on women in technology — The Washington Post

No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis — CNN Money

Why flying stinks, and you're still paying more — CNN Money

Why does the gas station across the street have higher prices? — Pacific Standard magazine

3 ways to cut the fat from your budget—and save more — Time magazine

You're probably not saving enough. Here's how to change that. — Vox


Kids, allergies and a possible downside to squeaky clean dishes — NPR

Lots of seniors are overweight, but few use free counseling for it — NPR

People with disabilities can easily find accessible spots with this app — The Huffington Post

4 mistakes parents make at the pediatrician's office — The Huffington Post

WHO urges shift to single-use smart syringes — BBC

How long can we stay awake? — BBC

11 early signs of dementia — Everyday Health

Are you secretly an introvert? — Time magazine

Why eating late at night may be bad for your brain —

Health care open stable career path, taken mainly by women — NYT Now

Anti-vaxxers are wrong about why autism has increased—but don't tell them that — The New Republic

Why we didn’t vaccinate our child — Quartz

Does pacing back and forth actually help anxiety? — Mashable


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