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Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.

I Speak My Mind!

Bianca Jamotte | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Bianca Jamotte

Have you ever been in line at the grocery store and received a sideways stare from the cashier? Maybe he/she gave your extra absorbent pantyliners a smirk or your beer and condoms a second look.

10 Utterly Endearing Thoughts Husbands Have About Their Wives

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.31.2015 | Weddings

Even in a culture of oversharing, there are a whole lot of men (and women, too) who just don't feel comfortable gushing about their relation...

15 Thoughts That Go Through A Guy's Head Before He Proposes

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weddings

Getting down on bended knee to pop the question is one of the most nerve-racking things a person will ever do.  Understandably, the buildup to th...

Serving Life for a Lie?

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 10.08.2015 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

What happens when death is taken off the table? Last week, Missouri's Governor bravely and correctly decided not to execute Kimber Edwards, an autistic man sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 2002 for hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife.

5 Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 09.23.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

As a marriage expert, I sense that many people who have heard of me think I must be a perfect marriage partner. This is not true. I'm no hero.

Confessions Of A 67-Year-Old Daughter To Her 88-Year-Old Mother

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.15.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Dear Mom: You'd think by this time in my life, I would stop having secrets from you. Ha. You'd think by this time in my life -- having reached the empowered age of 67 -- that I'd stop withholding information from you. Ha. Though the reason has changed, the practice has not.

Sobering Lessons From the Lone Juror in the Etan Patz Case

Dan Simon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime
Dan Simon

The Hernandez case confirms the adage that "confession is the queen of evidence." Even without a shred of physical evidence, an almost unanimous jury voted for conviction based on a 33-year-old statement, given by a man suffering from a personality disorder and limited intelligence.

Confessions Of A Cruise Ship Butler

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We've always been impressed by the service on Crystal Cruises' pair of luxury ships. So, we wondered, what goes on behind the scenes to make it happen? We caught up with Executive Vice President Thomas Mazloum to find out.

Confessions of a Worn-Out Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Although it was difficult for me to master the new approaches, when I finally did our relationship blossomed again and life with him was much more peaceful and emotionally rewarding.

Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said

Joe Navarro | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime
Joe Navarro

I don't know if the statements made by Mr. Durst in the HBO documentary will be admitted in a future trial or even if they are needed. What I can say from experience is this: We should not be surprised when people make utterances that inculpate them in crimes.

25 Embarrassing Things Every Parent Has Done And Denied

Joe DeProspero | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Every parent, regardless of his or her values or disciplinary strategy, is guilty of pulling an occasional fast one, doing something a bit out of character in order to maintain their sanity throughout parenthood. And, I'm sorry to say, I'm about to expose you all -- or at least myself.

Alex Malarkey and the Death of American Innocence

Sam Johnson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Only a few short weeks ago it would have seemed impossible that such a vividly told account could have been made up. Who else but someone who had actually seen heaven with his own eyes would have been able to describe it so elegantly as "white," "shiny" and "perfect?"

Whole Foods Confessions: 21 Shoppers Admit Their Yuppiest Purchases

Thrillist | Posted 03.22.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

You can tell a lot about a person's character by the contents of their grocery cart.

Only My Kids Know

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

Only my kids have heard that bellow. Only they know the volume my voice can reach when I call upon every last ounce of me to carry out anger. When I've reached my limit and I want to be damned sure that everyone in earshot knows it, my children are the only ones around.

10 Confessions To My College-Bound Child

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

With only weeks until my firstborn child leaves for college, I struggled late into the night, taking notes on all the ground I wanted to cover before he left.

True Confessions Of A Smelly Girl

Katie Tandy | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

The men I dated loved that smell, the raw meatiness of it. They couldn't help it. I imagine it was one part tenderness for their smelly little girlfriend and two parts all instinctual, animal sex-beast-magic.

Confessions Of A Tired, Busy, Working Mom

CT Working Moms | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

I used to actually judge other moms who let their daughters out in public with messy hair. HA! Then I had a strong-willed, very opinionated daughter of my own.

Philly Finally Makes Good On a Promise to Record Interrogations and Confessions

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

The failure to record entire interrogations left police officers open to allegations of abuse, and over the years has led some Philly judges to toss out confessions and other juries to acquit potentially guilty defendants when defendants have claimed they were coerced.

25 Men And Women Confess Their Juiciest Wedding Secrets

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

If you could anonymously confess your juiciest wedding-related secret, would you do it? That's what users of Whisper, a free mobile app, do every d...

LOOK: New App Reveals Deepest LGBT Secrets

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

During a time when being active on social media can be just as much a part of everyday life as breathing, it can be easy to slip up and post questiona...

How I'm Seeking Love Online At Age 72

Judy Katz | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Judy Katz

Believe me, online dating is hard work at any age! I have a date tomorrow night. Last week, he met me fresh from both the hair and nail salon. I was dressed to thrill with perfect makeup and lots of positive energy. He told me I was gorgeous, a knockout. This week he is going to be far less knocked out.

How Much Stressful Secret-Keeping Is Worth the Trouble?

Ben Thomas | Posted 06.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

If the act of keeping a secret takes such a toll on our minds and bodies, and the act of revealing one is so freeing, is it truly healthy to keep secrets at all?

Cheaters Reveal Their Secret Regrets

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Divorce
Kevin A. Hansen

Nothing rocks a marriage likes infidelity, and quite often the result is divorce. But once the truth comes out, do the cheating spouses regret the affair -- or just regret getting caught?

You Should Tell a Girl You're Married... Before You Sleep With Her

Cameron Frye | Posted 05.27.2013 | Divorce
Cameron Frye

I slept with a married guy. I wish I could say this was a one-time thing, but it's not the first time I've been the other woman.