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Can we really mate for life?

Tanessa Holt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Knowing that I desire a life different than the one I live creates a thinking space in my mind where I wonder if I am meant to be with this (or any) person for the rest of my life, or if possibly I am meant to be with many (or few) people at different times throughout my life.

Couple Disagreement Over What a Bed Is For

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Often partner disagreement about what a bed is for is rooted in the different family-of-origin experiences of the two partners.

diplomacy - Diplomacy - DIPLOMACY

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

diplomacy - Diplomacy - DIPLOMACY: the three different ways of writing this word illustrate three different ways in which diplomacy is perceived today.

Joe Biden For President

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

If the Democrats decide to run Joe Biden, it will be like a breath of fresh air in a very toxic campaign. They'll have a united party, Trump will be defeated and the world and we will be a much better place. I'm in with Biden.

No-Compromise: Why We (The People) Can't Take It Anymore

FIXCapitalism | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

Hilary and the "let's be practical and get things done in Washington" philosophy has been a disaster, time and time again. Compromise with Republicans means the interests of common people are compromised. This has happened for decades now.

Flying Below the Radar: Making Local Progress in Spite of National Dysfunction

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Nationally, we are utterly incapable of collaboration, compromise or making any progress on solving problems. Yet in cities big and small, where most people live and work, the ability of residents and officials to solve problems has not abated and may actually have picked up.

The Horrible, No-Good, Disgusting, Offensive, Traitorous, Indispensable Thing We Call a Compromise.

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Somewhere along the line in the last decade or so, our representatives got it into their heads that serving the American populace means spouting taglines and recording sound bytes while sternly waggling their finger at the other side. It takes up so much time, though, that no one is governing any longer.

School Food Fight: My Interview with Senator Debbie Stabenow

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, has consistently been a strong advocate for fed...

Busting This Myth Can Save Your Marriage

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Conflict exists in any marriage. Our challenge is to deal with differences constructively.

When Compromises Are Actually Deal Breakers in Disguise, You're Better Off Without Him

Jennifer Barrows | Posted 02.04.2016 | Divorce
Jennifer Barrows

It's been just about two years since I asked my ex to move out and life has changed for the better in so many ways. There were times during my marriage when I thought I would never be okay, that I would never be good enough, and that I was just a bad person who had failed at love.

Why Common Sense Gun Reform Fails

Garrett Jennings | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Garrett Jennings

Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.

The One Non-Negotiable Thing About Every Relationship

Heather Gray | Posted 01.06.2016 | Weddings
Heather Gray

We don't have to understand why someone needs something. We just have to respect that they do. If we want to be in a relationship with them, we have to respect their needs and be willing to meet them to the best of our ability.

Ignore Campaign Promises

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
John W. Traphagan

Both candidates and voters need to realize that "promises" are pointless. And members of the media need to stop describing the slogans and comments of candidates as promises.

Smart Spouses Dodge 3 Relationship Traps

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Road signs alert drivers to prepare for what's ahead: pedestrians crossing, a curve, or a hairpin turn. Signals also exist that warn us of possible relationship hazards that are easy to miss. So watch out for these three relationship traps.

My Gravy's Better Than Your Gravy

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 11.19.2015 | Taste
Lisa Smith Molinari

We do it every year. We cut out recipes. We make lists. We go to the commissary. We elbow each other out of the way to grab turkeys, cranberries, yams...

Authentically Powerful Without Makeup

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Like a lot of high school girls I wore makeup. Every morning before school I would pick out one of my bright-colored eye shadows and apply it. Then ...

The C-Word: Why Compromise Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word In Agriculture

Sophie Mendelson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Sophie Mendelson

It's not acceptable to fail to grow enough food to meet demand, but neither is it acceptable to cripple already stressed ecosystems and water sources with substances that are known to be harmful.

The Meaning of Compromise

Michael Jinkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

Maybe we are simply too arrogant and self-centered to believe that the questions we pose have lots of right answers instead of the ones we have come up with, that problems have lots of good solutions even if they cause us some other problems.

How Nelson Mandela Would Approach the Problem of Gun Violence in America

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If Nelson Mandela were alive, he would say that the problem of gun violence can only be resolved by bringing everyone to the table who has a stake in the game. We need to invite the other side to join us in the discussion; if they refuse, we need to invite them again and again.

12 Things No One Tells You About The First Year of Marriage

Glamour | Posted 09.30.2015 | Weddings

By Jillian Kramer, Glamour You think you're prepared for marriage--why wouldn't you be? You've discussed money, sex, whether you want children, and...

The Zax Are Back

Jim Moore | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

In a bit over a year, on election day, we will have the opportunity to build a highway of consensus over those stubborn Zax, and drive far beyond the Beltway of Prax. Just watch out for the Sneetches on your way.

Friday Talking Points -- New Job Vacancy: Chief GOP Cat-Herder

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner certainly picked an interesting time to step down. Before his announcement, we were facing the possibility of a government shutdown as early as next week. However, the Senate doesn't seem to be backing the "shut it down" caucus on this particular fracas.

The Sweden Democrats: How to Deal with a One-Issue Party

John Mirisch | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
John Mirisch

There may be numerous people who agree that there are more important issues in Sweden, but evidently there are enough Swedes who think that immigration should be the subject for discussion among all of the political parties.

Compromise Is Not a Dirty Word

Dave Spencer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Dave Spencer

When I was growing up, there was a term, "Rockefeller Republicanism" that defined a politician as being fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. I'm sad to say we're now an endangered species because even today's so-called moderate Republicans are far more conservative than they were back in the '70s and '80s, and much more extreme.

The Trump Surprise Is Not Surprising

Terry Newell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Terry Newell

The Trump phenomenon seems of most concern to establishment Republicans who desperately want to regain the White House. But Democrats who eye his rise with disdain, amusement and confidence in their own 2016 prospects miss something important.