Photoset
Photo
The world goes on vacation: The new face of global travel
Graphic: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor

The world goes on vacation: The new face of global travel

Graphic: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor

Text

America’s 4 parenting cultures: Which one is yours?

To really understand childrearing in the United States, researchers with the University of Virginia say, take a look at the country’s “Four Family Cultures.” These different groups, which scholars detailed as part of the Culture of American Families Project (an initiative of the university’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture) are more than parenting styles. They are moral ecosystems; whole belief structures that shape parents’ aspirations for their children and influence what parents teach as good and bad. 

Text

Why Iran’s iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West. 

(Source: csmonitor.com)

Photo
"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation. Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you have made me a better president.” ~ President Obamahttp://ow.ly/f5KoU Photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation. Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you have made me a better president.” ~ President Obama
http://ow.ly/f5KoU 

Photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

Photo
#Vote
Text

Paul Ryan: bold, risky pick for Romney VP

In choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt #Romney has gone bold – and risky.

Congressman #Ryan of Wisconsin is more than just the young, articulate chairman of the House Budget Committee. He is the author of a controversial budget proposal that would reduce taxes, cut government spending, and limit the growth of entitlements. Most controversially, he would turn Medicare, the government’s health-insurance program for seniors, into a voucher-like system, and Medicaid, health care for the poor, into block grants to the states.

http://ow.ly/cU1H1 

Photo
How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs.
http://ow.ly/cLBJd

How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs.

http://ow.ly/cLBJd

Link

US secretaries of state usually devote their visits to the region shuttling between the Israelis and Palestinians, but as Hillary Clinton began her one-day stopover today, the focus is on two countries needing US mediation: Israel and Egypt.

Photo
A graphic from our feature, "Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official," this week’s cover story.

A graphic from our feature, "Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official," this week’s cover story.