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Conflict Resolution

How to Handle Your Haters

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

It seems like there is a lot of "hateration" in the air these days. All of us seem to be consumed by those pesky folks known as our "haters." This is an important topic to address because "hate" in any form is toxic to our mind, body, and souls.

Why an Immigrant Woman Could Be Your Next Boss

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

Thirteen percent of all women-owned firms are held by women born outside the U.S. This "quiet revolution" translates into income, jobs and tax revenues.

Same Millennium, New Goals: Why Peace, Security, Good Governance and the Rule of Law Must Be Included in the New MDGs

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Mary Robinson

In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals, but standing against the achievements of the last 12 years is a sobering finding: no fragile or conflict-affected low-income country has achieved a single MDG.

Does Washington Need a Real Code of Conduct?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Listening and talking are the only things that work when it comes to resolving disputes. That approach needs to be at the center of a real, useful Washington code of conduct.

7 Tips For Fighting Fair

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Argument and debate are going to happen, even in the best of partnerships, but it doesn't have to mean doomsday or that you're not compatible. In fact, I have found some conflict can actually be a stepping stone to a more honest, intimate place and can foster better communication.

3 Questions About Canada's New Office Of Religious Freedom

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

The ambitions of the Office of Religious Freedom tap into a growing global challenge -- one that some in the general public seem intent on dismissing by caricaturing religious devotees as inherently fanatical whose weak acquiescence to a ragbag of delusional self-therapy fables is intellectually offensive.

Calling All Professionals: Don't Tweet Whatever Is On Your Mind!

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 04.26.2013 | Media
Scott B. Piekarsky

What truly amazes me, or maybe amuses me, is the proclivity of licensed and regulated professionals to spill their guts on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere not considering what the ultimate consequences may be.

The real MIA in Sri Lanka: Basic Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Jack Healey

It always starts with James Franco, doesn't it? "Pineapple Express," a Franco and Seth Rogen vehicle that came out in 2008, used "Paper Planes" in a r...

What to Do When Conflict Happens

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The key to managing conflict is to first and foremost recognize that we are different from other people. We each have different values, priorities, and perspectives. Everyone is not going to see the world the same way we do.

WATCH: How To View Conflict In Life

OWN | Posted 02.13.2013 | OWN

Preacher and Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin says we can all look at life as if it's a movie, with God as our director. All great stories, he says, ...

Love Lessons: How to Form a Less-Perfect Union, the Kind That Lasts

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

The perfect gift this Valentine's Day may just be imperfection -- deciding to not fear it, together. Vow to each other that you'll hang in differently with a fight.

Relationship Advice: Less Fighting, More Often

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In my work with couples, they may tell me that they had a big fight, and when I ask what they were fighting about, they often can't remember. The reason for this is that it's rarely the issue itself, but how they are dealing with the issue that creates the most problems.

Overcoming Barriers To Peace

April L. Bogle | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
April L. Bogle

After missiles stopped soaring between the Gaza Strip and Israel, a group from Emory University ventured over to the Middle East on a mission to build educational, inter-religious and cultural relationships. How Israelis and Palestinians share land -- and ultimately learn to live in peace -- was the prevailing issue.

NASA Touches Down In Galilee For Mid-East Peace

Diana Bletter | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Diana Bletter

The head administrator of NASA made a surprise landing on Jan. 28 in an unusual place to promote the farfetched idea of bringing the Jewish and Arab communities of Israel together -- through research into outer space.

Freedom Of Religion And The Right To Be Respected

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 01.24.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

As President Obama reminded us in his recent proclamation of U.S. Religious Freedom Day, religious liberty is a universal human right to be protected as an essential part of human dignity. Without it our world cannot know lasting peace.

Dr. King's Dream Realized When We Embrace Others

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Dr. William J. Carroll

In designing us incomplete, God has forced us to find our completeness in others -- those who do not look or believe the same as us. As Abraham experienced so long ago, God comes to us in the stranger. He came to Jesus in the others and so to us in a similar way.

Beyond Gun Control

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, the gun control debate has been uncontrollably heating up all around us and that comes as no surprise. Wa...

"If I Could Get a Hold Of the Person Who Dreamed up Condos, I'd Give Them a Piece of My Mind!"

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business
Scott B. Piekarsky

These were the words of a Superior Court Judge in Cape May County in the Chancery Division several years ago. I was representing a local condo site th...

Relationship Advice: 5 Choices To Help You Stay In Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all know that being in love is one of the very best feelings in the world. When we fall in love, we often believe that our in-love feelings are going to last forever.

Relationship Advice: On Arguing Less

Noah Kass | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

There's nothing wrong with occasional fights between partners. However, relationship issues multiply when fighting becomes the the expected mode of communication. This familiar battling debilitates rather than promotes a couple's bond.

Conflict With Loved Ones: Do You Go Out or In?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships inevitably experience conflict, as this is a part of life. It's how you manage conflict that determines whether it leads to deeper intimacy with a loved one, or to distance and disconnection.

When We Stand Out From the Crowd

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I now understand that we mirror each other back and forth. All issues others may have with me or my opinions are about them. I'm mirroring something unbalanced in them, and the brighter my light shines the stronger I will mirror them back. How it all feels in me? That's my stuff to handle.

6 Ways To Fight Without Ruining Your Marriage

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most of all, don't lose sight of why you're bothering to fight in the first place. If it's worth the energy to make a change in your relationship or voice your opinion, it means you're invested in finding a resolution to the issue.

Thanksgiving Dinner: How to Maintain Closeness in a Politically Divided Family

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

In my wonderfully large, lively, mostly Republican family of Catholics, Baptists, a Muslim, two Hindus and some from other denominations as well, I'm pretty much in the minority, having voted for President Obama, and I know that despite Southern gentility, emotions may be raw.

Why BOTH Of You Should Plan The Wedding

madamenoire.com | Posted 11.09.2012 | Weddings

When my friend Lauren was planning her wedding, her mom was doing the most....