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Keep Up the Good Work (To Keep Up the Good Outcomes)

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I just read an outstanding study that contains a hard but crucially important lesson. The study, by Woodbridge et al. (2014), evaluated a behavior man...

Americans Should Follow Brexit With Amexit To Escape Washington's Brutal Embrace

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Americans should follow the British in reconsidering the wisdom of living under a centralized Leviathan in a distant capital, that is, Washington.

The Politics Of War: Is Donald Trump Helping The Cause for Peace?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Trump criticized the Iraq and Libya interventions, opposed confrontation with Russia, and, even more strikingly, denounced "war and aggression" in his recent foreign policy address. He also criticized multiple alliances which seem only to serve as conduits for U.S. aid to populous and prosperous states.

The First and Only National Text Message Crisis Line

Oliver Leung | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Oliver Leung

In desperate times, verbally articulating our feelings can difficult. Our voice can expose our innermost thoughts to prying ears. On the other hand, texting has become an extension of our thoughts and evolved to help us through our darkest hour.

'America First' - A History Lesson

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's first serious foreign policy speech made clear that his approach will be based on the idea ...

"Pray" for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance

Jason Saul | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.

Intervention: When Your To-Do List Is Running You

Ashley Stahl | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Who doesn't love a girls' night every now and then? It's an opportunity to escape reality for a few hours, feeling rejuvenated by laughter and heart-t...

ADVICE 08: My Husband's an Alcoholic

Brent Stoller | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** ...

Using Research to Help Stop Youth Violence

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Catherine Y. Spong

In recognition of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 4-8, I join others in raising awareness about this important issue facing our nation's young people and the parents, educators, and health care providers who care for them.

WATCH: How A New York Nurse Became An 'Addiction Angel'

HooplaHa | Posted 03.18.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

There are angels all around us, like Alicia Reddy. This selfless woman, also known as Addiction Angel, wants nothing more than to help those strugglin...

Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

How Will God Interview Parents?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Seth Adam Smith

What do you say to a parent who is struggling to help a wayward--perhaps even rebellious--teenager? Early in 2015, I had the opportunity to interview Nathan Mitchell, the Clinical Director of the ANASAZI Foundation.

Foreign Liberals Shouldn't Be Liberal With American Lives and Money

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.

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

LiveScience.com | 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 unconsc...

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 07.24.2016 | 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 06.03.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.14.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.