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Four Letter Words

Is the Repellent Mockery of Others the New American Norm?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Why are most articles written with sentences in the declarative instead of the interrogative structure? Is it because people prefer to be told what to think instead of being asked to think? If yes, could this preference explain some of the seeming madness going on in America today?

The 6-Letter Word for LOVE (And the Only One That Matters)

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Whether you are "hooking up," breaking up, enthralled, betrothed, honeymooning, straying, mourning, or just "status quo-ing," take some time to think about how you want to express your love and how you want love to be expressed to you. The choices you make can make all the difference.

Dadmissions: Your Line in the Sand

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

We don't use swear words around the kids. Thank god the kids don't know the "c" word. It is synonymous with other c-words like crass and classless and was used by The Onion on Twitter to describe 9- year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

My Son's Very Unfortunate Mispronunciation

Caren Chesler | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

Friends had warned me if I didn't clean up my language, it was going to rub off on my son.

Women Who Curse and the Men Who Love Them

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Some men have a hard time hearing women curse. They don't mind choice words being used during foreplay and sex, but they don't appreciate those same words being said in public.

The Curse Of The Mother

Leah Ariniello | Posted 02.19.2012 | Parents
Leah Ariniello

The kindergarten teacher wrote in curly script that she had instructed my sweet boy that day to use "kind" words, when talking with other students. Not words like "shit."

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: 'Where's My F****ing Baba?'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents

Julie Merberg has a very short problem. It's only four letters, which is the length of the words spilling out of the mouth of her angel-faced three-ye...