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#LikeMyPost: The Addiction to Internet Popularity

(40) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Social media has hijacked our family vacations for the last few years. This reached a pinnacle of irritation for me on our family holiday last week. During the six days of sand and sun, the primary focus of our two daughters was an intense effort to build their "brand." You...

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We Need to Load Up on Mental Health Detection and Shoot for a Safer Society

(10) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 10:25 PM

After the tragic and horrific consequences of yet another school massacre, it is crystal clear that we need to take immediate action to control the sale of guns, but this is only part of the solution. How about taking the long overdue action needed to evaluate mental illness and psychopathic...

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To Have It All or Not Have It All

(15) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 7:56 AM

The myth of having it all needs some serious debunking, especially as related to motherhood and the work force. Being a working mother sometimes reminds me of those circus acrobats who spin plates on top of a pole. They run around like crazy trying to keep them all spinning, while...

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Why Aren't Girls Dating?

(325) Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | 4:34 PM

Five years ago, my daughter came home from her middle school social psychology class and informed me that every generation has a name. Hers was dubbed "the hook-up generation." Although I was not aware of the label, I had been noticing some "signs." Relationships were scarcer, dating a rarity, and...

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Texting Is for Boys: Warn Your Daughters to Just Say No!

(121) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 2:13 PM

Superior verbal skills give girls the home court advantage on the relationship front, yet they yield to the monosyllabic communication of texting, which boys love. Why are girls willing to put up with a few clipped and abbreviated words and symbols on a screen, when what they really want to...

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Are You Buying Toys That Stunt Your Child's Brain?

(128) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 8:42 AM

I recently watched Terrence Malick's Tree of Life. The film is centered on a family with three young boys growing up in Waco, Texas during the late 1940s. It chronicles their childhood, the ups and downs of their family life and the long, languorous days that seem to stretch on...

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