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What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

Two Shoes and a Red Nose

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

May 21st, Thursday, is the Inaugural Red Nose Day here in the United States. What is Red Nose Day? Simply put, it's the perfect opportunity to get involved, have fun, and raise money to end poverty.

Designing for a Human-Centered Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

I was recently blind for five minutes and felt as though my eyes had never been more open. I didn't have some freak accident or momentary medical issue; I was participating in a mini human-centered design challenge.

How an Unexpected Class Change Helped This Mom Reconnect With Her Teen

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I will always be grateful for the class that brought the two of us a little closer together at a time when it was so easy to grow apart.

How Safe Are You From People Who Spew Hatred?

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, 2010 We've all been there... it is OK to admit the memory to yourself. You begin your day with an open mind. You are p...

How Being a Stepmom Makes Me a Better Parent

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Noticing how differently I was behaving with my stepchildren was a giant wake-up call. I needed to be more supportive of Molly and Fiona without being intrusive, to make requests without being so bossy.

The Mother In Me Sees You

Rachael Clarke | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

This will never cease, this mother in me. I will always see the world as a mama. I will always think as a mama. I will always see others as someone's child. I will always admire other moms, other dads, anyone who cares for another life.

Helping Children Make Sense of the Earthquake In Nepal

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Our children are an integral part of our global community and future and we must continue to work tirelessly to cultivate the desire in them to step up when they can help, in any way they can.

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.

The Narcissism Debate: Is It Selfish to Love Yourself?

Lindsey Smith | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Just like on an airplane when the attendants say you must put your own oxygen mask on before you help others, it's kind of the same thing with self-love. The more you embrace self-love and carry the empathy that comes along with it, the more aware you become of both yourself and others

"Killing Jews Is Worship" -- the Anti-Muslim Anti-Jewish Ad

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

We cannot blame anti-Semites for being so, but we also cannot blame the Jews for being hated. It is no one's fault, but a situation inadvertently incurred upon us through our unfounded hatred. And yet, only we, Jews, can put an end to it.

Beta-Testing Empathy With TableTribes

Erica Schlaikjer | Posted 04.28.2015 | DC
Erica Schlaikjer

"If an entire city could share a single conversation, what would we talk about?" That's the premise of TableTribes, a mobile app that aims to bring...

Empathy

Kim Kalicky | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Kim Kalicky

It takes a willingness to listen to our kids emphatically, watch from afar, feel the pain of their mistakes made, but wait in the wings at a respectful distance and allow (and celebrate) their true selves.

Life's a Rush

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

In the throes of fighting for her life, Margolin revels in vivid memories of her youth, unscheduled raptures far from the enforced multitasking of today. And where she now finds herself is where she would have hoped to be.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Child With Autism Saved By Real-Life Superhero

Annie Fox | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

I know for a fact that heart-warming things still happen around the globe, but we don't hear much about them.

I'll Stop Saying 'Sorry' If You Do, Too

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

I have noticed how often I -- and my female friends -- apologize for things that are out of our control. This, of course, is different than saying, "I am sorry for being late," or "I'm sorry I picked a fight last night because I was really hungry and you were taking forever to figure out our plans."

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

Empathy and Compassion: The Awesome Sauce

Jason Powers | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Perhaps recent evidence that people are beginning to feel the pain of animals is a sign that increased compassion for other humans in need may not be far behind.

Giving Peace a Chance

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The growth of peaceful conflict resolution is something that people of all backgrounds, religious or not, must encourage if we wish to stop religious and ideological extremists from instigating violent reprisals, both individually and through government action.

The #1 Thing to Never Say to Your Teen

Joyce Linder | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Joyce Linder

When you dismiss their feelings as being unimportant, you lessen the likelihood they will ever come to you to talk about anything.

9 Signs You Will Be Exceptionally Successful

| Jeff Haden | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business

It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be incredibly successful. Yet we all hope to achieve exceptional success (something we all d...

My 5-Year-Old Is Ungrateful

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

A lot of parents nowadays are all into empathizing with and validating their kids, which is awesome, but don't forget that this doesn't mean you have to stop teaching them to be nice.

Sympathy Is for Corporate Wimps

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Empathy, often incorrectly used as a synonym for sympathy, may be the better response in corporate life, which increasingly calls for more authenticity. In fact, empathy is considered to be one of the most valuable things taught at acclaimed Harvard Business School these days.

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?