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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Many think adversity fosters resilience -- that people who have been through a lot are actually tougher, and better able to handle the curveballs that life may throw at them. Are we wrong?

Stuttering Article Becomes Springboard for More Abuse

Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

The article was on the front page of the New York Times, chronicling the story of a young man with a stutter who was asked by his college professor not to participate in class discussion.

Alabama's Shame: Slavery By Another Name?

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The rest of the country can only look in shock and dismay, as once again, Alabama, a state renowned for its historical role in racism, segregation and slavery, leads the nation into another round of shame.

Are You Mad at Me?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Anger was the typical response I got from my ex when I was honest with him about my feelings. His anger left me emotionally "hand shy," inwardly wincing before each anticipated strike.

Why Power Without Status Leads To Abuse

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder why that clerk at the grocery store is giving you attitude? A new study showing the relationship between power and status may have the ans...

Lost, Abused and Neglected for a Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Why do we leave our immigration system in the hands of corporations? How many more people are suffering and lost in a system that values profit over justice?

Cops: Family Left 70-Year-Old Woman To Die After A Fall, Went Out For Pizza

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

After her 70-year-old sister fell, police allege that a Madison woman and her son left her on the floor without aid. When she died two days later as a...

Did Jaycee Dugard "Do Survival Right"? Did I? Did You?

Jane Devin | Posted 10.29.2011 | Women
Jane Devin

When it comes to survival and recovery, not even the popular saying, "Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes" goes far enough.

Lawsuit Alleging 'Bad Mothering' For Insufficient Homecoming Dress Budget, Curfew Dismissed

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

The dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a Barrington Hills mother by her two grown children who accused her of “bad mothering” was unanimously ...

10-Year-Old Suffocated Because She Took A Popsicle, Police Allege

Ben Muessig | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

The family of a 10-year-old found dead in a trunk outside an Arizona home initially claimed the child died while playing hide-and-seek. But investigat...

Senate Probes Small Business Administration on Billions in Fraud and Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In 2008, President Obama recognized the magnitude of the issue stating, "It is time to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants."

No, Rep. West, That's Not How We Speak in the Military

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

It shouldn't be any surprise to anyone that Rep. Allen West (R-FL) went on an unhinged tirade against Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz this week. The Congressman has a history of being little more than a bully.

Why One District Has No Instances Of Bullying, But Another Has 4,000

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

New anti-bullying legislation popping up around the country may need retooling, new reports show. The nationwide crackdown on bullying in the wake ...

Why Are We So Quick To Believe Nasty Claims Against Men?

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Gabriel Aubry is being a bad dad. Well, we don't know that for a fact; all we know is that actress Halle Berry, with whom the model had a daughter, no...

Caring For Our Caylees: A Call To Help Struggling Families

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

The real lesson is that more emphasis and spending must be put into child abuse prevention programs -- such as parenting education and home visiting efforts that support and teach parents.

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

World's Most Dangerous Nations For Women

Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

Afghanistan has the dubious distinction of being named the world's most dangerous country for women by an international poll of 213 gender experts fro...

The Parental Divorce Reduction Act - - Comments from a Divorce Practioner

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.15.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

I have been reading with interest some of the blogs regarding the Parental Divorce Reduction Act. Many of the ideas seem excellent; some of them I disagree with.

Department of Interior Sued for Refusing to Release Names of Individuals Involved in Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL maintains that contracting officers who intentionally misrepresent large businesses as small should be prosecuted, and held accountable for their actions.

Should You Get a Divorce?

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.14.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

"You need trust in any relationship, much less a marriage," Eva Longoria, discussing her divorce from Tony Parker on the Piers Morgan Show, on April 7...

Top 11 Reasons Why Your Marriage May Fail in 2011

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Over my many years specializing in family law, I have seen people marry and divorce for every possible logic...

Unearthly Voices: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

One of the persistent motifs of Beyond Black is the triviality that pervades the spirit world: the idea that the dead are just as preoccupied with the temporal as they were in life.

Is Abuse in 'Upscale' Marriages Really That Different?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.30.2011 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Never in a million years did I imagine I'd receive so many responses to my article about upscale abuse. I agree with everyone who pointed out abuse is...

Dark Days for Dating Violence Victims in Kentucky

Becky Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Becky Lee

For the second straight legislative term, a bill that would amend state statutes to extend the right for domestic violence victims to seek protective orders has once again been declined a hearing.

Are You Brave Enough to Leave an Abusive Marriage?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

It's hard to admit, and take action, when abuse happens in your marriage. My therapist was a saint, patiently listening to my story session after sess...