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A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

Has Popular Music Entered a New Era of Social Politics?

James Stoddah | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
James Stoddah

The rallying cry of youth in the sixties and seventies was about us, about we, about our generation. A political statement of unity, and a desire to belong and be heard -- together.

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Parenting, Goodnight Guilt: How To Be A Better Parent Than You Have Ever Been

Margaret Hession | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Margaret Hession

To somehow yoke the term parenting with the concept of an obstacle course of terrors seems somewhat frightening, and honestly an unlikely partnership of sorts. And yet, ironically, this description actually comes close to describing the profound mystery of parenting Americans are faced almost every day.

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

Why Buddhist Meditation Can't Solve All Our Problems

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Our muddling is forever constant because the human condition is a predicament to be continually managed, not a problem to be fixed or solved.

"F&%# It!": Get the Attitude that Will Set You Free

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.07.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I introduced you to my notion of "mindblocks," a portmanteau that plays off of the psychological nature of these issues and the term ...

Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Worry has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on your happiness and enjoyment of life.

The Origin of Angst: How Ancient Herd Instincts Cause Modern Anxiety and Depression

Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Science
Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.

The five herd instincts are still there underneath. When they sense that we are not doing what they want, they complain and try to coax us back to that ancient herd. Those complaints are voiced to us through panic anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, atypical depression and melancholic depression.

Rx For Sisyphus: Take Two Tylenol...

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Both physical pain and the pain of rejection are ameliorated by a common everyday painkiller. Can this also be applied to existential dread?

What's Preventing You From Happiness?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we're asking the wrong questions about happiness. The most common one we ask is: What can I do to find happiness? But I think the real question we should ask is: What is preventing me from experiencing happiness?

When Friends Lose Their Mojo

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Your friend is suddenly scared of everything, and unsure of his or her value. It can happen after a job loss, or just after another tough quarter that leached away more juice than your friend had in his or her fuel tank.

An Ode to Men During the Financial Crisis

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Men often turn to their concern with making money ... and how their jobs (or lack of) and income affect how they view themselves as men, and potential partners.

Five Ways to Turn Angst into Bliss

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Whether you see the glass as half full or half empty, the amount of water stays the same. It never changes. The only thing that changes? Your perspective.

Rock Radio's Love Psychic to Meghan McCain: Creating Dating Drama Perpetuates The Drama

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

Meghan McCain: Do you realize that making your love life into an ongoing drama, such as writing about it in public domains like The Daily Beast, precludes having a solid, healthy love relationship in the near future?

Fashion's Remedy for the Recession

Susan Cernek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Susan Cernek

In fairness to the harbingers of gloomy grays and browns, it's not that designers forgot we're in a depression -- they just guessed wrong at how the fashion world would deal with the drama.