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Love my friend---not her problem child

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

QUESTION Hi, Irene. My husband and I are good friends with a couple and enjoy their company. However, they have a 5-year-old child who is completely...

WGA, AMPTP Reach New Three-Year Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The tentative pact, which is in line with deals reached by SAG, AFTRA and the DGA, provides for 2% annual wage increases but also keeps network primet...

Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so...

Why the Republicans Hate NPR

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Creamer

Yesterday, Republicans in the House passed a bill with no Democratic support to cut off funding for NPR altogether and to restrict local public radio stations from using federal funds from buying programing from NPR.

Toxic friendship? It takes two

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

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have read most of your posts about needy friends and overbearing friends and annoying friends. I am in a long-term friends...

Losing friends when you get divorced

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relations...

March 8, 2011: International Women's Day

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD) with events taking place all over the world. This global celebration honors women's ...

Trapped in a friendship: Try being honest

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a certain friend with whom I've grown very close over a relatively short period of time (a little over a year). She is an ...

Couple Wanted for Close Friendship, Especially on Holidays

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband and I moved across the country 10 years ago so he could pursue a job after finishing graduate school. After re-establi...

Infertility can derail friendships

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, Your recent post Expecting...and feeling let down by friends piqued my interest. My husband and I have been trying to get pregn...

7 Tips for saying NO to a friend

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

Saying NO can unravel a friendship but sometimes there's no way around it. Many of us have a hard time saying NO to a friend. When someone's a true f...

We Are All Part of the Labor Movement Now

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The battle of Wisconsin is about the principle of whether everyday people have the right to sit at a bargaining table and have a say about their wages, their working conditions, and their jobs.

Are Republicans Trying to Hurt the Economy for Political Reasons?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

A Goldman Sachs report warned that the spending cuts proposed by Republicans would slow the economy by 2 percent of GDP. Why would Republicans propose a policy that even Wall Street thinks would be suicidal for the economy?

Dealing with a friend who's a Drama Queen

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I'll call Carla and don't know how to handle it. She's noticed that I've been pul...

Why Americans Need Unions Now More Than Ever

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The last thirty years shows conclusively that the "competitive market" -- absent collective bargaining -- simply does not assure that everyday employees share in the fruits of increased productivity or economic growth.

No best friends but plenty of contacts

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

QUESTION Hi, I have grown up moving around a lot---five middle schools and six elementary schools to be exact. Always being the new kid conditioned ...

Attempts to Deny Wisconsin Workers the Right to Choose a Union -- Simply Un-American

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

At this moment the Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker is doing his best to strip teachers and other state workers of the right to choose a union to negotiate their wages and working conditions.

Yes, Virginia, friendships fade

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am in my late 50s and feel discouraged to discover that all of my friendships seem so fluid. I've had very good friends durin...

No Mr. Boehner, America is Not "Broke"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

All of the "America is broke", "just stop the spending" rhetoric sounds very appealing until you start looking at who is hurt by the cuts, and who benefits by not paying their fair share to finance government.

When you can't stand your teen's best friend

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, What should you tell a teen whose friend is nothing but trouble when she feels that the friend is her best friend in the who...

Did Republicans Cause Monster Snow Storm?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Creamer

Using the logic of some prominent Republicans, Democrats could contend that this monster snow storm was God's retribution for the election of the Republican majority in the House. Of course, that would be just plain dumb.

The etiquette of remaining friends with an ex-friend's mom

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I've been dealing with a painful friendship break-up but I'm actually happier now without my ex-friend. It was more of a one-si...

Another reason why cancer sucks

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I've been struggling with this problem for years, but it's finally taking a toll on me. I've had cancer for over 18 years. I ...

10 Top Tweeters for Travel News & Tips

Johnny Jet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Johnny Jet

Twitter has become the go-to place for travel news, deals and conversations between travel enthusiasts. Follow these 10 tweeters who dish the latest travel news before anyone else.

Ditched by a Best Friend

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I've had a great best friend for about 6 years now. We were always depending on each other, hanging out together practically ev...