Kristi Pahr is a veteran freelance writer and editor and a mother of two who covers policy and government as they relate to parenting and families as well as health, lifestyle, and cannabis. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, InStyle, and many others. You can follow Kristi on Twitter at @kristipahr.
This Map Shows States Where Trans Kids Are Safest And Most At Risk
After the midterms, the landscape of states that might try to hurt trans kids — and states that might try to help them — has shifted.
Will There Be A Child Tax Credit For 2023? Democrat Senators Are Pushing For It
Before the end of 2022, a group of senators are trying to squeeze in a child tax credit plan.
Supreme Court Has Taken Up The Student Loan Forgiveness Plan — Here’s What To Know
As the Supreme Court agrees to hear whether Biden overstepped his authority in canceling student loans, here’s what that means for the rest of us.
Heart Disease Prevention: Study Finds Easy Way To Slash Heart Disease Risk By 20%
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for adults. But you can slash your risk with one small action.
Your Bedtime Routine Might Be Hurting Your Toddler's Development, Study Suggests
A new study found that there was a big difference between passive sleep techniques like reading a book and active ones like going for a spin around the block.
UK 4 Day Work Week: 100 Companies Make Permanent Shift
The shift to the 4 day work week is part of a global trend reorienting our relationship to work, and to the rest of our lives.
Rising Housing Costs Hurt Our Wallets And Our Health, Study Finds
When housing costs explode, preventable deaths rise. It doesn’t have to be this way.
How (And When) To Get Your Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits
The Inflation Reduction Act gives out $499 billion in spending and tax breaks for energy efficiency. Here’s how to get your slice of the pie.
Will Biden's Student Loan Pause Be Extended? 200+ Orgs Push Biden To Extend Pause
As Biden’s student loan cancellation plan gets locked up in courts, hundreds of organizations are urging Biden to extend the student loan payment pause.
Bill To Protect Same-Sex And Interracial Families Could Provide Critical Protection
The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ will likely become law. Here’s what you need to know.
The Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is In Legal Limbo. But Don’t Panic Just Yet
As Biden’s plan to cancel student loans hits a legal limbo, there are some programs that remain intact — and hope is on the horizon.
Deadline For 9 Million Americans To Get Late Stimulus Checks, Child Tax Credit Incoming
Millions of Americans who qualify for both stimulus checks and Child Tax Credit payments haven’t yet received them. The deadline to get them is approaching rapidly.
Heck Yeah! New Mexican Voters Just Made Child Care A Constitutional Right
They became the first state in the country to do so, and it won’t just be a right in theory.
Rent Costs Are Exploding. A New Bill Fighting “Wall Street Landlords” Might Help.
The “Stop Wall Street Landlords Act” could make it easier for first-time buyers who have been squeezed out of home ownership to enter the market.
Biden Will Finally Beef Up Mental Health Resources At Schools
Our kids are currently struggling with a mental health crisis.
Paid Your Loans During The Pandemic Pause? Refund Checks Are Coming
If you paid down your loans during the pandemic payment pause, you could get a check in the mail.
95% Of Plastic Waste Wasn't Recycled In 2021, Greenpeace Report Says
Plastic waste is meant to be recycled. A new report shows that most of it in the United States is not.
Do You Need To Rake The Leaves In Your Yard? "No Rake Fall" Says Not Really
Put down the trash bag full of leaves, and open yourself up to a world of possibility.
1 In 10 Americans Hold Over $5,000 In Medical Debt. Arizona’s Proposition 209 Could Help Them
A new ballot measure would cap interest on medical debt, and protect debtor’s assets from seizure. If the law passes.
Gas Stoves Leak Dangerous Benzene, Study Says, But You Can Reduce Your Exposure
And you don't have to spend thousands of dollars to do so — yet.