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Marcia Liss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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'Jean Louise, Stand Up, Your Father's Passing'

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Bil Hitchcock

I was very lucky to have a father who I could put into a similar class of man as Atticus Finch. Unfailingly kind, unfailingly fair, unfailingly respectable, unfailingly loving. Most of my friends have fathers who either fall or fell into a similar class of man...and we are lucky children.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

Innamoratevi! Lessons on Ethical Leadership

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gaia Paradiso

I recently found in my bookshelf the script book of The Tiger and the Snow, one of Roberto Benigni's fairly recent movies (2005) where he plays the ro...

When Tourism and Sports Team Up for Development and Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

From an international tourist's perspective traveling for leisure purposes, the main reasons to travel to Brazil are 1. Sun & beach 65,9 % ; 2. Nature, 3. Eco-tourism and Adventure 19 %; 4. Culture 11, 4 %, 5. Sports 1, 8 %, 6. Night entertainment 0, 9%.

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

Fair Is Fair, But Not Everywhere

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?

Discussion of Utility, Fairness, and Risk With Medical Ethicist Nir Eyal

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Pretty Girls Are Pretty Dumb and Other Generalized Assumptions Debunked!

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

Most strangers believe that I've manipulated my way to, for and in every opportunity possible. I'm used to it now. I have adjusted by disarming them with self-deprecating humor and/or hiding behind a bun, glasses and clothes purchased a size too big. (At the advice of my father.)

Break Down the Echo Chambers

William S. Becker | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

This is the second of two posts on the media's role in the national conversation about global climate change and clean energy. The first post can be f...

The TIDAL Wave That Wouldn't Turn

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The Tidal story plays up an age-old lamento. Yet, real market opportunity comes from deficits in existing music market structure that are experientially real to music consumers, not just elite artists. Rhetoric alone doesn't make a powerful contender.

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

Andy and Opie Taught Us

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 04.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

Andy Griffith always had such a good show... especially in the early days of black-and-white television. I can remember watching it growing up here ...

What If I Don't Treat my Kids Equally?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

My husband assures me that they don't have to be treated equally, they just need to be loved equally. I know he is right, but because they are kids, I worry this must look as if everything is equal, always.

How Star Trek Deepend My Support for Women in Tech

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek.

MLK Day: Changed Attitudes, Mindsets and Practices for the Greater Good of Everyone

Gary Pieters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices
Gary Pieters

King believed that "intelligence plus character ... is the goal of true education." In this respect, King in both word and deed demonstrated many of the character attributes that are essential to building and sustaining great communities.

One Size Does Not Fit All In Parenting

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

It is impossible to make all efforts with your children equal. So stop trying. Give your children what they need, when they need it.

As in 2010, Dems Lost in 2014 Without an Economic Message Worth Fighting For

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

The 2014 election was just as disastrous as 2010. Many observers now agree that Democrats again lost big because they failed to offer a clear economic message to economically insecure voters -- and they once again failed to attack Republicans for sabotaging action to create jobs.

What Happens When the Child Support and Alimony Math Don't Add Up?

Cindy Capitani | Posted 01.11.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Capitani

The upside down numbers in this new math economy is felt everywhere, and we've all had to adjust accordingly. Keeping an ex-husband indentured to his ex-wife for life, tied to paying large percentages of a salary? How is that justice?

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Clean Potable Water a Human Right, Even in Detroit

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When children and adults are deprived of the basics to sustain life, their health suffers, which greatly impacts their educational and overall life opportunities. On issues of poverty and for the sake of humanity, we all must work on the same side.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

A Memo To My Kids From The Department of Fairness

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

Claim #7191: We find that there is no point in arguing over who received more Cheetos, as it has come to our attention that neither of you completed eating your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and apple slices in the first place.

What Makes Society Unfair?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’. But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice ...

Should Teammates Get Equal Pay?

Adam Grant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Adam Grant

Why is pay equality good in some settings but bad in others?