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Why Not Talking About Over-Eating Might Be the Healthiest Option For Your Family

Lola Reed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

One of the simplest things we can do at any age to avoid overeating is to slow down so that there's time for our brains and stomachs to signal that we're full. Wolfing down our dinners in a pit stop mindset or mindlessly munching our way through our favorite show are doing us a disservice on so many levels.

The Attack on Planned Parenthood Is an Attack on the Impoverished

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Matt Hartman

Defunding the largest organization providing education and pregnancy prevention services will only increase the percentage of young people relegated into poverty, not only in this generation but also for generations to come.

Facebook Censored Breastfeeding. Sadly, I Wasn't Surprised.

Clint Edwards | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

As a father, I can think of few things more beautiful than my wife feeding our children. I am in awe that her body can grow human life. Give birth to it. And then, sustain it. It's remarkable and makes my body seem about as useful as an artificial plant.

10 Sure Things to Do to Stop Your Baby From Crying

Regan Long | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

So we've all been there and if you haven't been there just yet, you'll soon know what I'm talking about when you're in that spot and the panic button gets.... pushed.

How to Get the Most Out of Back-To-School Shopping

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Hannah Helsabeck

By focusing on buying reusable items, especially when it comes to lunch supplies, you can save serious money and cut down on the amount of disposable items your family throws away.

3 Ways to Be an Awesome Mom (Plus Have Fun at It)

Natasha R. Smith | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Natasha R. Smith

I kept thinking that once I got ONE more thing off my list, I'd have more time to spend with my boy. WRONG. All it brought me was guilt. Besides, I wasn't being that productive any way. How could I be? Trying to work while ignoring my precious boy's pleads for attention? Impossible.

Doing Service: It Opens the Heart and Fills the Soul

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A client of mine told me that she had been making food for a friend of hers who was very ill. "I find that my heart opens and I feel so happy when I a...

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

The Unsolicited Advice That First Time Parents Should Hear

Regan Long | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I just had a few moments alone with my 4th baby who just turned 10 months old. We were playing on my bed and as she used the wall to brace herself, she turned around and waved to me.

With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

Sometimes, Separation Is Necessary--- Even the Pope Says So

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.09.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Men, women and kids whose lives are turned upside down by unfortunate family circumstances need to be embraced and supported -- not blamed or isolated -- when separation and/or divorce happens. Pope Frances said as much.

Money Management for the 'Boomerang' Household

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Jason Alderman

Combined households sharing living expenses, childcare, eldercare and maintenance duties made life more affordable in the '50s. Due to recent economic realities, multi-generational living has been on the rise for many families.

Will Inside the O'Briens Do for Huntington's Disease What Still Alice Did for Alzheimer's?

Carolyn Bass | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Carolyn Bass

Inside the O'Briens, the new novel by Still Alice author Lisa Genova, promises to do for Huntington's disease, what Still Alice did for Alzheimer's.

New Ways Innkeepers Give You a Unique Local Experience, Part 1

BnBFinder.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Travel industry buzz and trends point to immersion in innovative local experiences. Apparently what bed and breakfasts have done for years - offering ...

The Early Bird Gets the Sperm ... to the Egg

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.12.2015 | Science
Rob Brooks

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Before morning has broken, and some time before blackbird has spoken, songbirds rise for sex. And a clever new experiment reveals just how important it is for male songbirds not to sleep in.

I Wish My Father Was Alive

Tom Morris | Posted 06.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

I wish my father was alive. I lost him decades ago, when he was only about six years older than I am now. As Father's Day approaches later this month,...

9 Signs That You're a Badass Parent

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Dr. Shelley Prevost

Badass parents have an unusual ability to identify their needs and then find a way to meet them -- without whining or playing the victim card. They take responsibility for their choices -- to work (or not), to cook (or not), to take a vacation or stay at home and even their choice to have children.

Hillary Clinton 3; Media 0

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The media has a responsibility to inform. That includes writing and reporting on the issues surrounding each candidate and the policies and platforms proposed by them. They will and should write and talk about both the good and the bad. But they have an overriding responsibility to the public to get it right.

The Case for Paid Sick Days in Los Angeles

Jenya Cassidy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Jenya Cassidy

Many Los Angeles workers with no paid sick days are front-line service workers, often low-paid, who are in close contact with the public. Because they cannot afford to lose pay or risk being fired for taking time off when they or a family member is sick, many go to work when they should be home resting.

Saving a Generation Within a Generation

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

We have learned that political leadership, from heads of state and government, heads of regional and international organizations, to local and community leaders, is key to keeping development issues high enough on agendas to attract enough resources that can make a difference.

Second Day of Summit

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The CSH Summit: Supportive Housing Innovations is in its second day here in Chicago and the intensity surrounding the discussions has taken our learning and sharing to a whole new level.

Technology's Adverse Effect on Romantic Relationships

Steven Petite | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Steven Petite

The more we mistreat people online, the more disconnected we become with our fellow humans. We often times use technology as a crutch to mask our own insecurities, but by playing into that idea, we create even more insecurities for others.

10 Ways To Salvage A Bad Morning Before Parting Ways

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

When a situation is quickly deteriorating, give yourself a three-second preview of what an angry, critical, or sarcastic response will do. Will it make the situation better or worse? A three-second pause can save a morning, spare some pain, and prevent regret.

20 Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer McGaha

There are a million different ways to cook potatoes, all of them good. Vinegar will clean pretty much anything.

Let Them Eat Cake, In Memory of Mike

Mindy Trotta | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

It wouldn't really be fair to judge someone's character based upon the number of people who show up at their funeral, but if a line of mourners forms at 4:00 p.m. and you can't see the end until 8:00 p.m., it's hard not to believe that whomever they're there for was a pretty special person.