Leah Hickman

Leah Hickman

Six Teens Run for the Office of Governor in Kansas

Ever wonder who’s reading the Kansas Constitution these days? According to recent news, apparently at least a handful of Kansas teens are, and it turns out they’ve found a loophole in the rules regarding running for public office.

Can the Olympics Bring Global Peace?

According to the Olympic Charter, one of the formal goals of the Olympic movement is to serve “the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society.”

Studies Show Marriage Brings More Long-Term Happiness Than Cohabitation

It turns out that marriage has a distinct benefit that the hookup culture and cohabitation frequently lack. That benefit is happiness.

For Families: The Key to Handling Technology in Seven Words

This week at NPR, Anya Kamenetz offered a refreshing perspective on how parents should approach technology in their homes.

150-Year-Old Wreck of America’s Last Slave Ship Discovered in Alabama

Low tides in Alabama have uncovered old wreckage that experts believe may be the remains of the Clotilda, “the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans into the United States.”

America is One of the Least Trusting Nations, Reports Show

Recent reports show that only one in three Americans trust that the government will do the right thing. According to The Atlantic, this is “a decline of 14 percentage points from last year.”

Want to Know What a Culture Values? Read a Children’s Book

Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat”? The same rule applies to the stuff that you mentally digest, which means it’s equally true to say, “You are what you read.”

Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Calls Giving Life to Christ the 'Best Moment of My Life'

On Sunday night, the Minnesota Vikings pulled off an unexpected touchdown in the final seconds of the game that allowed them to reclaim the lead and seal their victory over the New Orleans Saints.

New York Times Article Commends Lying in Children

Last week, The New York Times published an article that had the headline, “Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good.”

California Mudslides Kill at Least 17

On Tuesday, drought-ridden Southern California finally saw some rain, but the downpour came with disastrous results, causing mudslides that have wrecked homes and killed at least 17 people.