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Paid Sick Time - Crucial for Keeping Families Afloat, and Good for the Employers' Bottomline

MotherWoman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...

Impossible Decisions: Choosing Between the Job We Need and the Family We Love

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

By Jennifer Shiao Page Last year, I made a career change and I'm now working for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. But prior to that I had an...

When Your Parent Has Fallen Over the Right Wing Cliff

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Get people to face their own hypocrisies rather than tell them they're wrong. Hopefully that can lead to some sort of revelation. Hopefully that can lead to some sort of revelation. But usually -- well, the best I can do is say, "Here, let me give you a hug..." Hey, it works on trees.

Talking Politics (and Oxygen): How to Keep the Peace -- And Hell, Actually Communicate

Philip Galanes | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics
Philip Galanes

Until we find a rational way to stake out our differing positions -- without shouting, finger-pointing, or disrespectfully doctored GIFs of the president -- we will never build consensus or move toward the compromises that everyone knows we're desperate for.

Pass the Politics, Please: How to Handle a Bi-Partisan Thanksgiving

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

This Thanksgiving, you might not be able to control any one else at the table, but you can maintain your own civility, and sanity, and make it through a holiday in which feelings don't get hurt, slurs don't get thrown, and relatives aren't forced to intervene.

Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

What About the Kids' Vote?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

"I am not fully informed on the topics or the candidates, so I don't feel comfortable voting. I'm not sure I am going to vote," my young guest said. I felt the hair stand up on my arms. Not vote!

John Celock

Family Feud For Judgeship In Rural Town | John Celock | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Thanksgiving could be an interesting holiday in one western New York family, coming just after a grandson goes head-to-head with his grandfather in a ...

Sleeping with the Enemy

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

I was born a Democrat. Party affiliation was served along with the canned vegetables I was forced to eat for dinner. My first crush was on John Kennedy. But I am harboring a secret.

When Your Children Call Someone Else Mom

Daily Mail | SONIA POULTON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nicole Kidman has just received the mother of all Christmas gifts. Last week it was revealed her children have taken to calling another woman "Mum". ...