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10 Tips for Healthy Arguments

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

So many quarrels are out of control quickly escalating to make things worse. Whatever the subject matter is, it's soon forgotten and all kinds of stuff are dredged up to squabble over. But people need to speak about what upsets them so they can find solutions. How do they do it in a way that brings resolution in a healthy way?

The Good, the Perfect, and the Bern

Robert C. Hockett | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Robert C. Hockett

A familiar adage has it that we mustn't 'make the perfect the enemy of the good.' The idea is that when we are too uncompromising about that which we...

Confession: I Have Nothing In Common With My Husband

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings
Holly Robinson

That's what marriage is: A complex dance where you and your partner don't just mirror each other's moves, but embrace the challenge of making up new steps as you go along.

Mean People Don't Necessarily Suck: The Rosetta Stone for 'Knowing Thy Enemy'

Pam Grout | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

When people start spouting unhappiness, inanities and misinformation, I know they're simply replaying old tapes and need my love more than ever.

Memo to Marissa Mayer

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Martha Nelson

Don't believe the well-intentioned enthusiasts when they say you can have it all. You simply cannot. We take our life in our hands, make our choices and have what we have -- just not all.

What Will Happen To Uncle Bob? Dealing With New Family Traditions

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Whether we like it or not, when a new family holiday tradition begins, another one fades away. But new ones must begin. The question is when the family nucleus shifts and which household becomes its vortex.

Hacking the Stimulus to Death

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

It's almost as if we may be screwed no matter what happens: no spending or lots of spending. We are screwed if we sit on the sidelines and let others dominate a debate that belongs in the past.