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When Kids Lie: 3 Steps to Strengthening Family

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

All kids dabble in stretching the truth or outright lying, and of course it's to their benefit to learn that lies have consequences. To be clear, all kids lie at one point or another. I know you may be thinking yours has never lied to you, but if so you're in La-la-land. Once you've come to grips with this truth keep reading.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 2)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The pope provides a moving and profound view on the deep connection between environmental and social issues, between humans and animals, and between spiritual and practical. He also hits head-on the contentious issue of man's "dominion" over nature: Many have interpreted the Bible to indicate that man should conquer nature, but the pope explains how wrong that reading is.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 1)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.

Treat People as You Want to Be Treated

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Dr. Roger H. Hull

A leader of a college or university (or any non-profit, for that matter) should do what one can for those who work at the institution. One thing one can do at no cost is simply to be appreciative of hard work and to thank people for their work. Doing so goes a long way, a very long way.

A Few Confederate Flags Down, But Thousands of Trappings Remain

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

No portrait in any house had ever shocked me more. I recently drove through Mississippi, and stopped in a town known for its extensive pre-Civil War architecture.

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

There's No Place Like a Full(er) House

Katharine Rose | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

Faced with various milestones, situations and challenges we can all relate to -- such as fear of failure, insecurities and wanting to belong -- each episode left the viewer with a clearly defined message or "takeaway" which, more often than not, came down to one simple principle: Always try to do the right thing.

Stealing From Yourself

Wendy Reese | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

When I was 6 years old, I was in the checkout lane at the grocery with my mom. She was busy loading groceries from the cart onto the conveyor belt while I was busy checking out all the tempting candy, all of which was at eye level for me. I wanted the gum.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

The New Cinderella Movie Still Makes me Cry

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

My granddaughters have been exposed to many modern princesses who have courage and decide their own fate: Merida from Brave, Rapunzel from Tangled and Elsa from Frozen. They have plenty of courage. But kindness? Not so much.

Looking Like That, She Was Asking For It. Right?

Iliza Shlesinger | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Iliza Shlesinger

It comes down to this: A man found the shape of a woman's body unacceptable so she was publicly humiliated. This is not a new concept to our society. Looking like that, she was asking for it... Sound like a familiar phrase, anyone?

Colleges of the Future Must Go Back to the Future

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.30.2015 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

Higher education must educate young people for jobs that do not yet exist, to solve problems that have yet to be identified. Upon graduation, they must be fully capable of adapting to change and reinventing themselves throughout their professional careers.

Are We Teaching Millennials to Be Amoral?

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Christopher B. Nelson

This is why I don't believe McBrayer has it right. The Common Core standards get almost everything wrong when it comes to educational policy, but not because they inculcate moral relativism.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

Unexpected Cost of Ethical Behavior

S. L. Young | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

In pursuit of my college degrees, work at Fortune 500 companies, and memberships in professional organizations, I was directed and trained to ensure ethical compliance --- as it's a personal, organizational, and company responsibility.

Lost and (Surprisingly) Found: 75% Of Lost Cash Returned To Owners in Tokyo

Charli James | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Charli James

What's behind this Japanese propensity to turn things in instead of keeping them for themselves? Is Japan just an intrinsically moral country?

Leaders: Legal, Ethical or Right?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

When people decide to disregard their moral compass as the official business handbook, they begin to make up the rules as they go. Anything can happen, and the situation frequently proves to be a source of conflict.

STEM Alone Is Not Enough

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

If one does a general Google search for STEM, there will be more than 60 million results. If you narrow the search to STEM education news, more than 70,000 articles will appear for the past year alone.

How We Treat Others

Tom Morris | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

How we treat others is really in the end how we treat ourselves. Our outer conduct always has inner results. In a great little passage from Shakesp...

Tell It to Grandma

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A long bunch of years ago a young, cocky, and recently rich entrepreneur had been flying so high he had begun to believe he was out of reach of ground...

Do Religious People Really Have Better Morals?

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Dale Hansen

If Kevin Sorbo believes being a Christian makes him a better person, I imagine even Bill Maher would be happy for him. But belittling Bill Maher or Detroiters for having a different worldview certainly doesn't suggest that Kevin Sorbo occupies the moral high ground he believes his faith creates.

Obama's Changing Moral Compass on Iraq

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

In his speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama refuted Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of U.S. citizens regard as a major U.S. foreign policy disaster.

Kevin Sorbo Has No Faith in Bill Maher

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

What data are Kevin Sorbo looking at to make such a bold declaration? What time period was the peak of morality? When slavery ended? When interracial marriage was deemed legal? After releasing Japanese Americans from Internment Camps?

Appreciation: One Small Action with a Big Effect

Birute Regine | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Birute Regine

Expressing appreciation is one small change that each one of us can make. One small change that can make a big difference in the workplace.

Faith Communities Stress Moral Dimension of Carbon Pollution at EPA

Peter Adriance | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Peter Adriance

What drove me and more than fifteen representatives of other faith communities to deliver compelling testimonies at a hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency last week? The need for robust carbon standards for new power plants in the United States.