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You're More Compassionate Than Resentful If You Faced Adversity in Childhood

Brian F. Martin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Experiencing adversity in your childhood home can make you more compassionate than most. It can make you a more compassionate adult, because if you e...

Domestic Violence Is Everyone's Issue

Tanya Morshed | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Tanya Morshed

During my career as a clinical social worker, I have seen domestic violence across all demographics and communities and have witnessed how it severely impacts people's ability to function daily, feel safe in the world, and connect with others.

Nurses: Crimefighters Without Capes

Davian Hoffman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Nurses contribute to the criminal justice system every day, but they rarely get recognized for it. A friend who is a nurse, remembering my story, used the Internet to help the police identify an unconscious Jane Doe who landed in her ICU, shaving hours off of notifying her family.

Let's Stop Using the National Anthem at Sporting Events

Alan Colmes | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Colmes

Jamie Foxx is being heavily criticized for his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Saturday night's fight. How about stopping this false display of patriotism altogether? What does two people beating the bejesus out of each other have to do with "the rockets red glare" and "bombs bursting in air"?

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part II

Mark Baer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Except for the years I was in Juvenile Dependency court, where mediation was available for each case set for trial (but not presently, because that court system does not now have the funds to do so), I can count on the fingers of one hand the times when opposing counsel suggested mediation.

Why The Mayweather Victory Doesn't Matter

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Jio F. Deslate

Fans of boxing deserve champions not only inside the ring, but also outside of it. Mayweather may have won this fight but it doesn't really matter. He could defeat 10 more Manny Pacquiao's but he will never be remembered the way Pacman will be -- as a true fighter. "Money" stands for nothing. He may be undefeated, but he is not a champion.

Helping Pets Before They're in Harm's Way

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The ASPCA's Cruelty Intervention Advocacy is a holistic intervention approach that takes into account how the societal challenges that pet owners often face -- including poverty, housing restrictions, lack of transportation, and limited resources -- profoundly affect the animals under their care. I'd like to share why this uncommon approach is so necessary to keep animals alive.

What My Pit Bull Rescue Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Jeanette Sampley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Divorce
Jeanette Sampley

Nahla, my beautiful pitbull rescue, has taught me more about love, happiness, and loyalty in the past year than my husband ever did. She is fiercely kind, comforting, and forgiving -- everything I could ever want in a spouse.

In a Culture of Rape, How Can We Not Insist That Women Learn Self-Defense?

Avital Zeisler | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Today's culture is arguably one where rape and sexual assault are supported by societal norms of male aggression and female weakness. For a very long ...

Don't Reward Floyd Mayweather's Abuse

Ron LeGrand | Posted 04.29.2015 | Sports
Ron LeGrand

Floyd Mayweather has a history of violence and brutality -- and not just inside the ring. I'm talking about a history of battering women that spans more than 12 years. It's time we all do our part to stop domestic violence. Let's face the issue and make a decision that will send a message.

Melissa Jeltsen

'Vagina Monologues' Production Reminds Female Inmates They Aren't Forgotten | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Elisia Dones, 59, gazed out the window of the bus as it passed Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York’s only maximum-s...

Keith Olbermann Calls For Boycott Of NFL Draft And Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports

Olbermann's take is not to be missed.

Dallas County To Start Confiscating Guns From Domestic Abusers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

Domestic abuse convicts in Texas are forbidden from possessing firearms under both federal and state law. But until now, there was no system in place ...

Elise Foley

Fear Of Deportation May Be Keeping Latino Victims Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault From Seeking Help | Elise Foley | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new study of the Latino community's views on domestic violence and sexual assault found that, as in surveys of the population as a wh...

5 Siblings On What It Was Like To Grow Up With Domestic Violence -- Including The Murder Of Their Mom

Posted 04.20.2015 | Dr. Phil

Nearly 15 years ago, police officer Brenda Sexton was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend, Sam Lupo, leaving five young children without their m...

Feeling Grey About Fifty Shades

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

The much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and its novel series precursor struck chords of concern among women's health advocates. While the book sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been heralded as an erotic romance novel that is sexually liberating, the nature of the protagonists' relationship is troubling because of its multiple aspects of domestic violence.

The Massive Global Cost Of Domestic Violence, By The Numbers

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

Violence holds a huge cost for our world. Globally the cost runs to more than 11% of the world's GDP. But this is not mostly about the highly visible violence that dominates TV and news.

A Personal Perspective on Increasing Support for Victims of Campus Assault

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

I am survivor of domestic violence. It has taken me many years to feel comfortable writing that. After finally finding the courage to face that truth, I now find I must face a new truth, a truth that I am still having difficulty coming to grips with, especially given my organization's focus on elevating college students.

Women in Parliaments Summit in Addis Ababa

Neven Mimica | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Neven Mimica

The inspirational workers that I met there provided me with an even sharper reminder of how far we still have to go to protect women and girls (and boys) from violence and to help empower them to live a life without discrimination.

When Divorce and Domestic Violence Collide

James McLaren | Posted 04.14.2015 | Divorce
James McLaren

Divorce can be a tough process that heightens emotions and tensions. Removing yourself completely from the threatening environment can often be the best course of action and always call the police if you do not feel safe. Then move ahead with consulting with the family law attorney.

#1 Thing To Know When Leaving A Relationship If It Becomes Abusive

Posted 04.13.2015 | Dr. Phil

Husband and wife Anthony and Melinda accuse each other of mental, verbal and physical abuse and say the chaos is tearing their family apart. Melinda c...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Food Truck Owner Changes Menu's Domestic Violence 'Joke' He Still Thinks Is Funny | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women

A Detroit food truck owner has removed a section of his menu that described mozzarella sticks as “battered, like your wife” after first defending ...

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.

Well Past Second Chances: The NFL Still Doesn't Get It on Domestic Violence

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Some might say, Hardy paid his debt. He was put on the commissioner's exempt list last year and was unable to play. What makes his situation unique, however, is he was paid throughout his period on that list.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.