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Fighting the Master Cult of Jihad

Ben Barber | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Ben Barber

The latest reports from Europe about ordinary, normal young men suddenly shifting to become jihadis -- throat cutters, suicide bombers, assassins of children and women -- reminds me of the way cultish holy men formed their slavish followings in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

The Shocking Truth About Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Jill Dahl | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Jill Dahl

I pride myself on being a relational and socially conscious woman in the workplace. I had no idea that these qualities made me a prime target for emotional abuse from a business colleague.

Why the Republicans Love the Abortion Issue

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

How many Americans fit this profile? They are inclined to view politics in moral terms, and it is important to them to be one of the good people and ...

Rick Berman Caught on Tape: Hear His 10 Tactics to Aid Dirty Energy Corps

Lisa Graves | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Lisa Graves

Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements, including on efforts to increase the minimum wage for workers.

Breaking the No Contact Rule

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

No contact is a rule and like other rules we use to take care of a problem, it creates a whole host of new problems. These issues take us away from connecting to ourselves, so we keep doing the same things over and over in each relationship with more pain each time.

The #1 Trick To Engaging With A Narcissist

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 11.08.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

If you are related to, married to, or divorced from a narcissist, then you know how difficult it is reason with them.

Yes, Bad Boys Are Bad For You. But Go Ahead, Find Out For Yourself -- At Least Once...

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 10.04.2014 | New York
Lia Petridis Maiello

New York City filmmaker and TV host Mike Sargent wants to get to the bottom of a phenomenon that is able to show so much about the way men and women relate, cross-cultural, cross-continental, global.

Liz Steketee: Truth, Intertwined and Manipulated

Jason Landry | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

San Francisco based photographer Liz Steketee uses her life as material for her work. And that's smart, because the way I see it, the more personal the project or series that a photographer creates, the better it comes across to the viewing public.

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

How to Raise Kids Who Actually Like You When They Grow Up

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Caroline Presno

How does the sweet baby you rocked to sleep at night turn into an adult who can't stand to be in the same room with you?

Getting Out Of A Manipulative Relationship, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist, joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she gave advice on how to escape a manipulative relationship. If you're in a situa...

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Cause a Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The word "stroke" conjures images of a bolt out of the blue. No one ever imagines that they will have a stroke, much less that it might happen as a result of a chiropractic treatment for neck pain -- but it does.

Negotiating With an Emotional Terrorist

Judith Acosta | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

I've known an inordinate number of people who have learned to seek refuge in being careful, who see being nice to people who are incapable of returning the kindness as a way of protecting themselves.

What Is it Like to be in an Abusive Relationship?

Quora | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User of Quora It is like not being able to breathe.That is my best description of it. M...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.23.2013 | Women
Yashar Ali

It's a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they don't refuse our burdens as easily. It's the ultimate cowardice.

Reform Congress/Save Ourselves-II

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

Introduction: I published this essay on 09-11-11. I received comments that helped clarify aspects of it. This is a revision. Thesis: We live in a ...

Know Any Takers?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I do my best to surround myself with givers, or at least reciprocators, and when I find them, I add them as people I intend to have a long-term, and in many cases lifelong, relationship with.

Good Fortune for Off-Broadway's Manipulation

Brendan McMahon | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Brendan McMahon

The newest developments in the run of Manipulation at the Cherry Lane Theatre include a magnificent performance by one of our talented understudies, a...

I Love My Job

Brendan McMahon | Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts
Brendan McMahon

Well, as we plunge into our third week performing the play "Manipulation" at the Cherry Lane Theatre, I, too, shall jump in belatedly to share some ob...

My Journey With Manipulation, the New Off-Broadway Play at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Saundra Santiago | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Saundra Santiago

It was one of the most painful, crazy, and yet inspirational experiences of my career to date. I call us the Spider-Man of Off-Broadway.

Beware the "Main Street Bubble" of Multi-Level Marketing groups without U.S. Government Protection

Steven Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Hassan

Quixtar, a former subsidiary of Amway, one of the largest multi-level marketing (MLM) companies in the world, has agreed to a $150 million class action settlement.

Turned Against Our Natures: When Good People Do Bad Things

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Does it matter that a person was seduced into evil? Does it excuse them? How far back do we take the issue of victimization as a defense for our own behavior?

Reinventing Photography: Hybrid Photographic Forms

Carrie Yury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carrie Yury

There is a renewed interest in manipulating photographs, defacing them, and using them as a media medium. And it seems that these hybrid forms are navigating a path toward reinventing photography.