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Anxiety-Ridden Bird Plucks Her Feathers Off Till Rescuers Arrive

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.31.2015 | Green

Her former owners named her as they thought of her: Hobby....

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While it is impossible to prevent stale moments from occurring, it is possible to strengthen the substance of a relationship in a way that minimizes their impact and diminishes their frequency to a significant degree.

Don't Rush to the Divorce Lawyers at the First Sign of Infidelity

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 08.26.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

If you look deeply at yourself and you really try to feel for your partner, it may be that compassion will let you forgive. And if you can, if you can love each other enough to take it as part of the waft and weave of your marriage, then you've got something pretty strong.

Dead Toddler's Father Pleads Insanity To Corpse Abuse

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Crime

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- A man charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his young daughter's decomposed body in a crib pleaded not guilty...

(W)right It Out

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I always knew I had a story to tell, but just didn't know when I could tell it without severe consequences.

The Making of a Murderer

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime
Lisa Firestone

If we are serious about preventing violence, we have to be serious about early intervention. We have to work together to prevent child abuse and build better mental health screening and services for younger people.

The Positivity of Givers and Takers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...

How Institutional Neglect Affects Kids' Brains

Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:28pm EST (Reuters Health) – Kids who were raised in a Romanian institution for abandoned children have s...

Couple Charged With First-Degree Murder In Infant's Starvation Death

Reuters | Letitia Stein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - The parents of a 22-day-old baby found starved to death in Florida have been charged with first-degree murder, police said on Tuesday, acc...

Letting My Heart Break

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Elisabeth Corey

I have to prepare my heart to feel and to be inevitably broken, not just because there will be loss, but because there will be love. And with true love comes the pain of letting go, of never knowing what happens next.

Don't Neglect the Signs of Neglect in Young Children

Dr. Ann Mastergeorge | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
Dr. Ann Mastergeorge

More children suffer from neglect in the United States than from physical and sexual abuse combined, although neglect receives significantly less attention.

A Cure For FOMO

LinkedIn | Tim Otis | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means - there will be acute cases of FOMO due to the over-share of Caribbean vacations, patio networkin...

From Hardship to Hope

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

Preventing Animal Suffering Reaches Many Lives

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

Preventing unwanted litters is not just important for the animals destined for a life of neglect and suffering, it is also important for the people who live around them -- it is important for our greater community of humanity.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

A Christmas Prayer: O God of All Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

As millions of Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas and their belief that God entered human history as a poor tiny baby, let us remember all the poor babies and children who struggle to live and realize their God given potential in our own rich land and all around the world today.

Disability and the Invisible American 'Gulag Archipelago'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

The escape, earlier this year, of three women from a home in Cleveland where they were held captive for roughly a decade elicited intense interest her...

Oranges and Sunshine

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

The British government had taken the children, boys and girls, from shelter homes to send them thousands of miles away, to other orphanages, for the simple reason that it was cheaper to care for them overseas than in England.

Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So much worry goes into your child's well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptoms of depression, she shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to seek help.

A Child Without Dreams

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

How many millions of children who were hurt or neglected themselves grow up hopeless, hate-filled, and continue the cycle of hurting others? All children deserve to be allowed and encouraged to dream by the adults around them in their homes, schools, and communities.

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's profoundly difficult predicting the developmental trajectory of any single individual, new research suggests we can influence the odds that people will retreat within themselves or unleash the fundamentally human drive to explore and create.

A Thanksgiving Prayer to Stand for Children and Our Nation's Future

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.