In a country with little legal protection or psychosocial support, victims might be lucky to escape their abusers but not their past. Almost by default, prostitution has become a common fallback for many abused boys.
The World's Marco Werman wanted to get a taste of what the people who patrol our waters do, and what their job is like these days. So he joined the Coast Guard on patrol at their base, right here in Boston harbor.
Experts say the stigma that still surrounds domestic violence is a big problem. They hope to address that with new legislation that guarantees job security for victims of domestic abuse and requires employers to give them paid time off to deal with the consequences.
In 1950, singles were just 22 percent of the adult population. Now, they've taken over. More than half of American adults are single, and that may have some surprising benefits — from the way people join civic groups and socialize to how they take part in the lives of their hometowns.
Choose carefully. That's what a a Cornell gerontologist says elderly women want younger women to know about love and marriage. Listen to what your friends say, and, as old-fashioned as this sounds, ask yourself: Is your partner a good "provider?"
Danielle and Alexander Meitive of Silver Spring, Maryland, think their kids should be allowed to play in their neighborhood without being constantly watched. But the state of Maryland disagrees, and has threatened to take their children away — a threat that may be far more damaging than just the risks of playing alone.
Chinese people spend more time and money learning English than people in any other country in the world. More than 300 million people are learning English there. Put into perspective, that's roughly the population of the United States. And these aren't just children learning in school. More and more adults are hitting the English books in their spare time.