University of Southern California

A Surprising Factor in Your Kids' Success: Whether You Own or Rent

There's a new study shows a surprising way parents can encourage their kids' success: Buy a house. The results suggest teenage children of homeowners are 2.6% less likely to drop out of school than teens whose parents rent their home, and are 5% less likely to get pregnant.

Economic Pain Is Keeping Us Away from the Dentist

When times get tough, teeth just aren't on the top of the "take care of this now" list. And that's nothing to smile about. About half of Americans lack dental insurance, and 77% of those have postponed seeing a dentist because of the cost -- a choice that can have serious long-term health consequences.