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Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

6 Illegal Cocktails Banned In The U.S. And UK | Posted 06.17.2015 | Taste

If you have a 2,000-square-foot house, you want 3,000. So why should it be any different when it comes to booze?

Of Squats, Near-Squats and After-Squats

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

When we met in May, members of a group were about to go to court for the third time. Mostly an activity and gathering place, this squat has chosen to focus on citizen organizations and nonprofits, although there are some artists in the building.

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Pachinko is basically a tricked-out version of pinball, with the game play area mounted vertically in front of the player (so that pachinko junkies can keep at it longer than if they were hunched over a horizontal machine).

That Credit Card 'Convenience Fee' May Be Illegal

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Money

When a small mom-and-pop shop slaps on a small "convenience fee" for an in-store purchase with a credit card, it is likely confusing the term for a surcharge. Under a 2012 ruling, merchants cannot impose a credit card surcharge of more than 4 percent of the transaction.

Abortion on the Rise in Iran

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Mehrnaz Samimi

The paradoxical nature of Iranian society more often than not results in people covertly performing the forbidden. As this nature dictates, delving into the root of such social issues can be tough in the absence of credible statistics.

When the Law Is Involved, Do Notions Of Fairness Matter?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When attorneys, mediators and others are involved in the process, their concepts of fairness may well differ from those of one or both of the parties and from those of the other professionals involved.

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Fire in Your House?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

If you live in Florida, like me, the following bit of info might be of help when choosing a home insurance for your new digs. A flagrant scandal has ...

Dropping the 'I' Word -- History, Humanity and Martians

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

In early April the Associated Press announced that it would no longer use the word "illegal" when referring to undocumented immigrants. The decision h...

Visualizing Which States Import the Most Cigarettes Illegally, Especially You New York | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime

According to a recent visual study on the matter, from 2006 through present day, cigarette tax rates have steadily been on the rise throughout the states.

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.

Unlikely Cute Animal of the Week: Sid the Baby Pangolin

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

2012-07-30-Screenshot20120730at9.08.29AM.jpg When under attack, this walking pine cone curls himself into a tight ball, protecting his soft underbelly with his scaly, razor-sharp armor.

Adventures With Mezcal In Cafe No Se

Karen Curley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Travel
Karen Curley

I knew instantly this was going to be my home away from home, especially since it had been described in one reviews as dark smoky places with surly bartenders, drunks who speak Latin, soulful musicians, oddballs and freaks.

Call Them 'Unauthorized'

Dan Kowalski | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

The only thing that matters is whether, and when, we enact meaningful, and comprehensive, immigration reform. Toward that end, let's use language that's helpful rather than harmful.

Shepard Fairey -- New Mural from the 'Leader' of Street Art

Gregory Linton | Posted 01.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

2011-11-15-pullquote1.jpgShepard Fairey recently completed a new mural in L.A. on the same building that he used to illegally 'bomb' with his art. Now the building owner invited and hired Shepard to come paint the walls.

Artist Displays Hard Drive Filled With $5 Million In Pirated Files

Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Artist Manuel Palou's new piece, '5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte straddles the line betweenart and piracy. The work is described on the gallery's w...

Thai Authorities Find Smuggled Meth Disguised As Art

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

BANGKOK -- Thai authorities have arrested an Iranian man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 50 million baht ($1.6 million) worth of crystal meth...

Craig Huey's Scam-dalous Past

Joe Trippi | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

It's no coincidence that the most insulting ad I've ever seen in politics was made in support of Craig Huey.

Florida: Could Photo of Pigpen Get You 30 Years in the State Pen?

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Senator Norman's misguided bill is yet another attempt to keep a tight, dark lid on the many, many wrongs being committed today by the factory farming industry.

U.S. Deports Santa

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

The AP reports the U.S. Department of Immigration apprehended Santa Claus attempting to illegally enter the United States.

Barely Legal Egg Salad & Bacon Wrap

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

This egg salad is awesome, and it makes great sandwiches even if you don't use the bacon.

Lead-Tainted Jewelry Found on Retailer's Shelves Despite State Warnings

Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanna Lin

As Americans consume more and more products from China and other countries with weaker consumer safety regulations, the case of Rainbow Apparel shows the persistence of lead contamination.