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Just Say No

Why You Should Join Me in Saying No to Fall

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

I have some news that may surprise you. The season we call fall is finished. Autumn is history. This is the year, you see, when about one quarter ...

Just Say 'No'!

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 04.08.2017 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Recently I was reminded of an important life lesson. It's the lesson of knowing it's ok to just say no and how to say it. A favor was asked of me; however I knew my response would be no. Sharing the situation with my best friend I asked, "How do I say it?" She immediately responded back and said, "Just say NO!"

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark at the GOP Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.

Nancy Reagan's Legacy Includes Support Of Abusive Drug Treatment For Teens

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Soon after the news broke that former first lady Nancy Reagan had died on Sunday, obituary writers and old White House staffers set abou...

Nancy Reagan's Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Tony Newman

While the press often talk about the Reagan's strength, love and optimism, I see two people who are most responsible for our country's mass incarceration and destruction of millions of people's lives.

The War on the War on Drugs

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Eventually, even the NFL wasn't "extreme" enough for our tastes, and someone created the XFL, where even the meager safety precautions put in place by the NFL were eliminated.

Say Yes to No

Susan Bodiker | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Susan Bodiker

Taylor Swift said "no" to Apple. Malala Yousafzai said "no" to the Taliban. Oncologists are saying "no" to Big Pharma. Blacks and whites together a...

How My Life Improved After 14 Days of Saying 'No'

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
M. Shannon Hernandez

If you are feeling stressed, overcommitted and worn down, I am going to encourage you to take a look at your schedule and, more importantly, how often you are saying "yes" to things out of obligation, guilt or fear.

What the F Is Wrong With Parents Who Buy Booze for Their Kids?

Allison Hudson | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Parents need to provide teens with guidance and the proper tools to make good decisions, not a six-pack.

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Ibrahim Balkhy

'The Scars Of Teen Drug Treatment' Reveals How Kids Were Once Abused | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

In the early 1970s, Art Barker, a failed nightclub comic and recovering alcoholic in Florida, seized on an idea that he thought could help win the war...

The Power of No

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 02.14.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

No. Nyet. Non. Nein. No matter you say it, the meaning is still the same, but this tiny word can be very hard to say. What is it about the word no that makes us feel uncomfortable?

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

'Just Say No' Turns 30

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

By 2001, D.A.R.E. was deemed by none other than the United States Surgeon General, "an ineffective primary prevention program," and lost 80 percent of its federal funding shortly thereafter. Yet D.A.R.E .has kept going.

The Drug War Is Over, and We Lost

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

What could possibly be the federal government's objection to letting the public know that about the health benefits of medical marijuana?

Trayvon Martin and the Myth of Black Inferiority

Ronnie Reese | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Ronnie Reese

As Trayvon Martin's death comes back into the national consciousness, we should be mindful of the devastating potential of centuries of brainwashing, especially when combined with gun violence.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 16: Say No To Fear! (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

What saying no to fear is really about is having the deep willingness to trust yourself. I know it's scary to do if you haven't been listening to yourself in a while. Yet, practicing trusting yourself is necessary.

Sustainability Marketing Needs 'Here's How' Not 'Just Say No'

John Friedman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Because balancing the issues around climate, health, wellness, societal 'good' and cost are interrelated, the question is far more complex than a simple Boolean (yes/no) choice.

I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say NO

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Why is it that we can't give ourselves permission to ever respectfully decline?

The Michelle Obama Weight Debate

Peter Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Gorman

If one really wants to look at a First Lady who pushed her own agenda, one need only look at Nancy Reagan and her Just Say No effort.

Levi and Bristol, Modern-Day Romeo and Juliet?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Stanton Peele

Like Romeo, Levi doesn't seem to have much to do besides be in love. How did Romeo make a living, anyhow? As for Levi -- how does he support himself, anyhow?

When 'No' Is Nice

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

For "yes" to mean yes, "no" has to mean no. To me, what's "nice" isn't a question of "yes" or "no." Nice is what's honest, skillful and said with integrity.

First Ladies And Their Causes: A Brief History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Being first lady often comes with the responsibility of picking an official White House cause to promote while one's husband is president. For Mic...

GOP Brings "Just Say No" Message to Health Care, Economic Stimulus, Sex Ed

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

For the Grand Old Party, "no" is the watchword on health care, the stimulus, deficit reduction and pretty much anything else proposed by the Obama administration.

The Art of Slow: Just Say No! | Christine Hohlbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Now, more than ever, we need to utilize the tiniest complete sentence the English language has to offer. Are you ready? Say it with me now: No!...