Education: Back to School 2008 Education
Bursting Backpacks
Show us your load for this year
First Day
Share your pictures of jitters, hugs and more

Americans often point to the schoolhouse as a scapegoat for the growing childhood obesity epidemic, but schools say the real problem comes from home.

Discussions

TRANSCRIPT: Aug. 15

Technology

Wired's Gadget Lab bloggers serve up their advice on ways to avoid the back-to-school technology blues.

TRANSCRIPT: Aug. 14

How Not to be a Helicopter Parent

Helen Johnson, author of "Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money," will offer advice about loosening your grip.

TRANSCRIPT: Aug. 13

School Styles

Laurel Pinson, online editor at Lucky Magazine takes your fashion questions.

TRANSCRIPT: Aug. 12

Dorm Decor on a Budget

Winner of season three of HGTV's Design Star, Jennifer Bertrand, will offer tips for decorating your dorm room on a budget.

TRANSCRIPT: Aug. 11

Making and Maintaining Relationships

Authors Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler talk about which friends are worth keeping.

Resources

Young Lives at Risk
Five-part series on our overweight children.
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Challenge Index
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