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Refracted Love

Gail Konop Baker | Posted 01.21.2012 | Divorce
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Gail Konop Baker

And the ache in my side grew achier and deeper, and it occurred to me, I was feeling not only the ache for me, but the ache for my ex and my boyfriend, who'd both been left when they still had hope. And even more agonizingly, for my daughter who had witnessed both the accident and the divorce.

My Daughter, Chaz Bono And What Keith Ablow Is Really Afraid Of

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

"It would be hard to be one thing inside and one thing outside and not get to be the one you say you are." In less than 25 words, my six-year-old displayed a more firm command of the subject than Ablow with all his years of experience.

Trickle-Up Economics

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

It's all a dance, really. A Democratic president summons the gumption to call for higher taxes on the rich and Republicans cry like third graders having their ice cream taken away and given to the neighbor's dog.

Lori Hope: Cancer Loves Seth Rogen And Me

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Red Room

Though the humor in 50/50 will open our hearts, what will undoubtedly remain is the feeling that we share lots in common with both Will Reiser and Seth Rogen -- that it's easy to get lost in our own point of view.

Taking The Cruelty Out Of The Fall's Hottest Makeup Trends

Maya Gottfried | Posted 01.23.2012 | Style
Maya Gottfried

Shortly before I committed to a vegan lifestyle, I was surprised to learn how many makeup products not only tested on animals but also contained animal products.

Connect With Your Friends -- It Could Increase Your Resilience

Rita Schiano | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

How often do you find yourself thinking, "I need to give (fill in the name) a call" and then days, weeks, even months later you have the same thought because you never made the call?

Blueberries, Avocados ... And What Else To Eat For A Razor Sharp Brain

Holly B. Clegg | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly B. Clegg

Although our genes do play a role in if we acquire certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the brain is a powerful organ, and feeding it optimum fuel or "brain food" is proven to keep it performing at it's optimum level.

Joan Moran: An Autumn Meditation On Yoga

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

The essence of a yoga practice is its ability to change and reflect our feelings, emotions, desires and needs. It is ever-changing and ever-lasting.

We Are All Troy Davis

Ariel Gore | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Ariel Gore

When I was a kid, my mom worked as an art teacher on death row at California's San Quentin. We held vigil when her students were put to death.

Victoria Zackheim: Rats In San Francisco?

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | San Francisco
Red Room

With growth comes change -- tonier restaurants, a decidedly improved quality of espresso, and a few unwelcome guests forced out of their habitats by bulldozers. At the top of that list: Norwegian wharf rats.

Veronica Rhodes: Coming Out At School

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Red Room

My younger daughter started first grade this month and it wasn't pretty. Shrieking, crying, clinging and begging to go home. If that wasn't enough, she outed me to her teacher on day 2.

Anthea Anka: I Fear Motherhood Will Ruin My Relationship

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Red Room

After surviving the first year of motherhood it has occurred to me that having a child can take one's relationship to the brink of ruin, pour baby puke on it, and leave it as dead as the iPhone your toddler just threw in the bathtub.

5 (More) Shocking Side Effects Of Becoming A Dad

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

For a dad to do the same things as a mom requires a measurable aberration in his hormone levels, as his manly man juice takes a hit for the sake of the family. Pardon me, but I have eye-rolling to do.

3 Ways To Spiritually Celebrate Fall

Kala Ambrose | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Kala Ambrose

Enjoying the fall equinox with good friends and family can lead to empowering conversations, facilitating the opportunity for each guest to reflect upon the good in their lives.

Back-to-School Sleep Tips For The Whole Family

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

It's important to assess whether or not your child is getting enough sleep. Here are some tips on identifying whether or not your child is sleep-deprived and what you can do to help them get the sleep they need.

Hot Dog Time

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

Okay, so we're broke. Not "have to stretch to next payday" broke. Really broke. Our accounts are overdrawn, the credit cards are maxed out and if that's China on the phone, tell them we just stepped out. Yes, again.

The Man With The Long Black Hair

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Dori Hartley

As the years went by, I thought less and less about him. Until a few days ago, when he wrote me.

Donna Ballman: Potential Employees Beware: Some Employment Laws Hate Job Seekers

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Red Room

An ugly new trend is spreading in the workplace, and the courts say it's okay. If you're trying to get a job, employers can now discriminate against you in ways that current employers can't.

Like Being Hugged? Here's Why

Rhoda P. Curtis | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhoda P. Curtis

I've seen bumper stickers that ask, "Did you hug your child today?" I'd like to see a bumper sticker which reminds us to hug each other more than we would do a tree. Trees don't respond the way people do.

Richard A. Moran: How To Fire A CEO

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Red Room

They say there are two kinds of CEOs: those who have been fired and those who will be fired. A primer on how to fire a CEO doesn't exist, but here's where one might begin.

Remembering Too Well

Nina Burleigh | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Nina Burleigh

The Italian city of Otranto's obsession with its 600-year-old victimization presents a cautionary tale about what New York might be in six centuries if tragedy -- and not our glorious, universal spirit -- became the city's binding legend.

Out-Of-Body Experience Or Depersonalization Disorder?

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Depersonalization may occur occasionally in any individual, but if it continues as it did in Tony, then it is pathological and debilitating. Tony felt like he was in a dream all the time.

JD Schramm: In Kazakhstan, The Professor Becomes The Student

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Red Room

If doctors make the worst patients, what kind of students would a group of professors and administrators make? Twelve days in Kazakhstan revealed that we actually did pretty well as the recipients of experiential learning rather than the dispensers.

Red Meat Slam Dance

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

The 8 challengers for his mantle didn't just break the Gipper's 11th Commandment this week, "Thou shall not speak ill of other Republicans," they stomped on it with football cleats and shoved it down a sewer grate with a broken rake handle.

That Day.. That Day...

Tina Sloan | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Tina Sloan

That day is still so raw and so alive in our souls. We in fact will never forget.