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8 Proven Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Ossa Fisher | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Ossa Fisher

Close cooperation between schools, parents, and the community is one of the keys to closing achievement gaps. Parent involvement has a strong, direct impact on student achievement.

What To Say To A Loved One With A Drug Abuse Problem | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas  Published: 10/23/2015 02:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Former NBA player Lamar Odom has emerged from a coma after being found u...

Resisting the Lure of Intervention

John Feffer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

Might it not have been better for the universe as a whole if the Enterprise had never left Earth in the first place and if Earth hadn't meddled in matters beyond its own solar system?

To Prevent Bullying, Focus On Early Childhood

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Deborah Temkin

Specifically, parents' use of harsh discipline and children's exposure to domestic violence are related to increases in bullying behavior, while parents' positive engagement in their children's lives, seems to be protective against bullying behavior.

How to Confront ISIS

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

The people of the region opposing and ready to fight ISIS and their allies, including the United States, must demonstrate a clear and consistent moral basis in all of their acts. We cannot fight ISIS while routinely killing civilians in the process.

From Teens in Jail to Teens Onstage: The Odyssey Project

Ming Holden | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Ming Holden

The Odyssey Project, now in its fifth year, is using the arts to combat recidivism for juvenile offenders in a completely unprecedented way: by creating an arts-based "intervention" at that critical point near the end of a juvenile offender's teen years, when, like Odysseus, they have life choices to make that will indelibly determine their future's path.

12 Impractical Ways to Break a Cell Phone Addiction

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.26.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Some people can't just watch one episode of OINTB - they need to see the whole series in one sitting. Others can't enjoy a slice of cake - they must eat the whole thing, and lick the icing off the plate.

Religious Stereotyping Is Bullying

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Fortunately, many good people of Phoenix -- Muslim and non-Muslim alike -- intervened against the stereotyping and the bullying perpetrated by Ritzheimer and his malevolent and misguided followers.

Why Kids Misbehave in Classrooms

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We've all met Johnny. He's the kid who simply won't behave in class. He can't seem to sit still and pay attention. While there are certainly many factors that contribute to student disruption and there is one core classroom management axiom that we would all be well served to remember.

Reading and Vision

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Vision is seen as a health problem, not the school's problem. Schools do not have resources for eyeglasses, so even though they are accountable for children's reading, and even though school leaders and teachers know full well that a lot of their kids just need glasses, they feel helpless in solving this simple problem.

Keep the U.S. Military Home: Washington Is a Bigger Threat to Mideast Stability Than Iran

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Obama administration's decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East.

Elements of a Public Policy Discussion Concerning the Treatment of Mental Illness

Brad Reid | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Brad Reid

It is time as a society to rethink our approach to mental illness. This comment begins with an explanation of "public policy," followed by a very brief general history of our society's approach to mental illness, and concludes with 15 of the many questions that should be studied and debated.

Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Let's play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and imagine that there's another superpower, great power, or even regional power somewhere that, between 2001 and 2003, launched two major wars in the Greater Middle East.

Intervention With Alcoholic Reality TV Star Suffering A Relapse

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

One year ago, Todd Herzog, winner of Survivor: China, entered a rehab program after his family, with help from Dr. Phil, attempted to save his life. A...

What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago?

Survivor Todd's Shocking Relapse: The Life or Death Intervention

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When he first appeared on Dr. Phil one year ago, Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog was battling an alcohol addiction so severe, his family feared he ...

Betrayal and Ambivalence: Syrian Activists Wrestle With ISIS, Intervention, and the Fate of Their Country

Danny Postel | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Danny Postel

The U.S. intervention in Syria (and Iraq) will kill many innocent civilians. It will also fulfill ISIS's wish to become the primary anti-American force in the region and thereby help the terrorist organization recruit more fighters.

What's a Financial Intervention?

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you know someone that is showing truly financially destructive behavior, try to approach the person and let them know that they are hurting themselves. If they resist, then it may be time for an intervention.

From Meth & Sex Addiction to Recovery: Chelsea in the Sober Hot Seat (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In addition to Nicholas Snow Live, I am honored to produce Intervention 911 with Ken Seeley, also featuring Chelsea Edwards, Steven Richitt and Eric McLaughlin with compelling guests. Their focus? Talking about addiction and recovery while dissecting the issues and creating solutions.

Reality TV Star Ken Seeley of A&E's Intervention Fame Launches Intervention 911 Podcast (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Unlike 12 step meetings, this show has cross talk, where the team calls each other out on their sh*t. Oh my!

Barack Obama: A Foreign Policy That Fails by Trying to Do Too Much

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The ultimate folly is the belief that people are infinitely malleable, that Americans have been anointed to shape and mold humanity against its will, and that there is nothing which cannot be achieved through a few bombing runs, an occasional invasion, and a thorough military occupation. Real leadership means being prepared not to get involved. Real leadership means not being flattered into war by other states proclaiming America's indispensability in solving their problems. Real leadership means allowing, indeed, expecting, others to take control of their own destinies. Foreign policy is a difficult business. In practice the administration has been foolish and feckless, often blundering along even when it has made the right decision, such as not to attack Syria. And its desperate desire to do something risks drawing it in by increments, a serious danger in Iraq today.

Is It Time for a 'Friendervention'?

Melanie Young | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

We're all too polite when it comes to telling people how we feel, or sharing our opinions. We don't want to hurt people's feelings or make them mad. But it's far more maddening when someone won't tell you to your face what people are saying behind your back.

Reinvention: The Ultimate Self-Intervention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

An intervention is a cry for reinvention. And a reinvention requires a significant self-intervention! This is so similar to the work we do when we're trying to reinvent our lives. This notion of self-intervention requires taking stock of the present and assessing the future.

The Three-War Doctrine

John Feffer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

If the War Party wins in 2016, all bets are off. We will prepare to fight in the Eurasian heartland, the South China Sea, and the resource-rich lands of Africa -- because if we don't fight them there, we'll have to fight them here. Just when it seemed like we were about to give peace a chance, the United States will suddenly revert to a three-war doctrine.

Washington's High Priests: Why Mainstream Pundits Who Are Generally Wrong on Foreign Policy Continue to Pontificate

Marwan Bishara | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Marwan Bishara

The pundits of the foreign policy establishment continuously poison public opinion and litter the public landscape with nonsense about a divine American mission in the world.