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The Expletive Explosion

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

In the social media world, we communicate briefly without full sentences and offer quick letter combos (LOL) that further discourage open dialogue with any complexity. In a world chock full of anger and anxiety, this rapid fire practice of communication could lead to widespread misinterpretations and deeply hurt feelings.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.

FCC Curse Word Policy Tossed By Federal Court

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single c...

Keeping Kids Clean

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

My son has printed out 20 Wikipedia pages on the definition of the F word. I'm proud of my son's industrious initiative, research tactics and dogged determination to learn.

"Million Problem Password"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jerry Zezima

Yes, it's true: Regis Philbin has no passwords. He has simplified his life the way I and millions of other people wish we could simplify ours, but can't.