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Public Humiliation

Social Media: A Threat to Your Marriage?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

People need friends and community. They're lonely, either literally or shut off in their marriages or families. So many marriages become cold places, and people need to connect. They feel shut off from those around them, so they reach beyond.

WATCH: Foul-Mouthed Boy Gets Public Shaming

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

The sign, clutched by 12-year-old Dylan at a busy intersection in Spring, Texas, says it all: "I was suspended from school for cussing out my teacher....

Public Humiliation Is The Same As Bullying

Nile Cappello | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Nile Cappello

I come from a generation -- and more specifically, a family -- for which this "parenting method' is unheard of. I put "parenting method" in quotations because what these parents are doing isn't parenting at all. It's bullying.

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

The Shame of the Alcoholic

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

America has a long tradition of public humiliation, but does shame really motivate people to change? Two psychological scientists decided to see if alcoholics' feelings of shame about their addictions might actually interfere with their attempts to get sober.

WATCH: Teen Forced To Hold Sign Reading 'I Steal From My Family'

Posted 02.15.2012 | Parents

Last week, a North Carolina father shot his teenage daughter's laptop as punishment. Now, a Tennessee mother has made her 13-year-old daughter stand o...