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Mr. Heckles Wants to be Your Friend on Facebook

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Mance

This chat with Larry Hankin renewed my appreciation for the phenomenon of "Second City", a legendary performing arts school which teaches its students to "play the reality, not the joke."

Crashing the Gates of the Status Quo

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If we succeed in winning health insurance reform we will have breached the gates of the status quo. We will demonstrate that fundamental change is possible.

Resisting the Urge to Gossip

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Managers need to find ways to promote informal communication while minimizing destructive gossip and knife-in-the-back criticism that impairs relationships, lowers morale, and decreases productivity.

Why Breaking Up Is So Hard to Do

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Women have an extraordinarily difficult time ending their friendships, even very toxic ones. It's not surprising. Like divorce, the potential losses can be staggering, extending well beyond the friendship per se.

James Ray Death Lodge

Christine Whelan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Whelan

The obvious question is: Why did these men and women stay in such a hostile environment, even as their lungs burned from the heat and they felt themselves slipping into unconsciousness?

Lieberman Betrayal Illustrates Why Senate Filibuster Rules Must Change

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Lieberman's success in eliminating the public option from the Senate health reform bill makes one thing perfectly clear: to pass progressive reform, the Senate must change its filibuster rules.

Obama, Progressives and Afghanistan

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Progressives must not lose sight of the fact that, although we may disagree with President Obama's decision on Afghanistan, he shares a progressive vision of American foreign policy.

Kansas City Chiefs Cut Larry Johnson

Khai Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Khai Gordon

Johnson came under fire following remarks he made questioning head coach Todd Haley's credentials as well as gay slurs he used via his Twitter account.

Sweat Lodge Deaths & Self-Help Gurus: A Question of Accountability

Jonathan Ellerby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Ellerby

A Tragic Call To Attention The recent and tragic events that involved three deaths and more than 19 injured and emotionally traumatized at a James Ra...

The Irrelevancy of Network News

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Ellis

Arianna was right to question the networks about their "balloon boy" coverage. Does anybody really wonder why old media is becoming more irrelevant, while new media continues to pave a new path?

Chile Earthquake Causes Strong Aftershocks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Strong aftershocks from a powerful earthquake hit northern Chile on Thursday as the government erected a working military hospital and promised hundre...

Growing Momentum for Public Option

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

With just 2 votes short of passage Tuesday, the odds are now very high that some form of public health insurance option will be included on the final reform bill.

Could You Be a Toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you're finding that you're having frequent conflicts, you have to consider whether there's something you are doing or saying that's sabotaging your own friendships.

Don't Americans Deserve a Health Care System as Good as the One In France?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

We spend $7,290 per person on health care and end up in 37th place. They spend only $3,601 and they are number one. That's just not right.

Time to Get Real About the ACORN "Controversy"--and Republican Double Standards

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Right wing has always hated ACORN. Partially that's because the organization has been so effective at allowing poor people to vote. The Right hates it when poor people vote.

Time to Just Say No to Giant Corporate "Parasites" -- and Recognize Them for What They Are

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The corporate parasites are the loudest defenders of "free markets" and the most vociferous opponents of "government takeovers," when in fact they exist by feeding off the taxpayers.

BFFs Until They Grew Apart

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

In Western culture, women are often judged by their ability to make and keep friends, so the demise of a friendship is experienced as a failure.

Wilson Is the Poster "Child" for the New Republican Party

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The other night, Joe Wilson etched his political legacy into the wall of American history. He will forever be the poster child that symbolizes the new Republican Party.

Speed-Friending: Helping Busy Women to Connect

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sad but true: The large majority of female friendships come to an end. So women need to replenish their inventory from time to time.

The Health Care Question Should Be About the Insurance Industry Stranglehold, Not a "Government Takeover"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The battle is on. Remind your Members of Congress that none of them took an oath to protect the profits of private insurance companies.

Am I My Friend's Keeper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Over the past six months I've been friends with a 25-year-old girl, and I'm a 37-year-old woman. She is where I used to be: bingeing, playing the victim role, can't find love, affection, or the attention she needs.

Crossing Washington Square: A Chick Lit Author Hits Her Stride

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square. This is intelligent chick lit, an engaging story beautifully told.

Why Health Insurance Reform Will Pass This Fall -- It's the High Political Ground

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

You have to wonder if there shouldn't be a penalty for pundits who make self-assured predictions that are regularly wrong, and yet continue to be treated as if they know what they're talking about.

Take That! Moms in Capes Bust Healthcare Myths Across the Nation

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

SuperMoms dressed in red capes are distributing powerful truth flyers to passersby to educate them about what health care reform will really do and how it will help.

The Uninsured Has a Black Face -- White Ambivalence Is Obama's Struggle

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Yale professor, John Dovidio, does not feel the ongoing protests, name calling and Hitler labels by white protesters are hate, but a fight by whites struggling to defend and maintain their position and status.