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Shedding Shame

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

2016 is my year to shed shame! It's one of my top goals for the year because it's in my way, and I've got people to see and places to go. Shame is act...

Shedding Shame

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

2016 is my year to shed shame! It's one of my top goals for the year because it's in my way, and I've got people to see and places to go. Shame is act...

Positive Effects Can Result From Both a Cordial Welcome - and Even Adversity

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.12.2016 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Gerrod Lambrecht UCF Forum columnist This year is the beginning of the Scott Frost coaching era of UCF football. We have a new coaching staff, new...

Twenty Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen (August, 2016 Update)

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Daniel R. Schwarz

Introduction With millions of college students about to begin their freshman year within a few weeks, it is an appropriate time for entering students...

Support Our Troops By Supporting Their Family Building Options

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Fertility is a bi-partisan issue. I repeat: Fertility and family is a bi-partisan issue. There is no candidate that would ever say they are anti-family. There is also no candidate that would come out as saying that they don't support the rights and care of our Veterans.

What You Shouldn't Say To A Mom Who Is Struggling To Get Pregnant Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents

Lee Rubin Collins had her first baby in the mid 1990s, and the whole experience was such a joy, she says, she and her husband immediately said, "Let's...

Unfinished Thoughts

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Beth Whitley

In a way, these half-written blogs and unfinished reflections sum up the past six months pretty well: a collection of emotions and experiences with few clear ends or answers, with dangling ellipses and uncertain next chapters.

Breaking a Leg and Having Your Show Go On

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

I feel quite lucky to have slipped down the stairs, in my last act. I may not have had the story redevelop as it has, with out that break. The fall encouraged my awareness that the show must go on, with a proper script. We get to write, produce, direct and perform on this stage, this life, we have been cast for.

I Lost My Beautiful, And I'm Working Hard To Get It Back

Lorri Sulpizio | Posted 06.13.2015 | Divorce
Lorri Sulpizio

Every day continues to be marked by small steps forward, and a willingness to continue on with the (sometimes large) steps back. But moving forward I am. I am working hard to live in alignment with my values and actions, and trying to be a mom that encourages her kids to do the same.

What Do Bridges and Public Health Have in Common?

Brian Castrucci | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

We have major infrastructure needs in many sectors in the United States. The potential impact of a failing public health infrastructure should alarm us and drive action. We can't predict when the next outbreak, epidemic, or disaster will occur, but we can guarantee that it will take place. The question is whether we will work to fortify the public health infrastructure now or deal with the consequences later.

It's Uter-US: We're All in it Together

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

On May 7th, many people like myself will be volunteering their personal time in order to ask Congress to support legislation that will allow more people to afford IVF treatments.

The Boston Marathon: One Runnegade's Memory

Katharine Rust | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports
Katharine Rust

The Boston marathon is not easy, and it has hence become a testament to athletic prowess for anyone who finishes. But, moreover, it's a testament to New England and the folks who facilitate the massive sporting entity running through their streets and front lawns every year.

Real Life Lesson from Real Life DoGooders: Reject the Status Quo to Solve Critical Problems

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The underlying theme to America's central struggles over recent years is that they're problems created over time and ignored as they grew in size and scale.

Teach Yourself To Stick With A Fitness Program

Frank Sepe | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Frank Sepe

You can have the most expensive workout program in the world, personally written for you by the greatest fitness guru in the world, but it's not worth the paper it's written on if you are not properly motivated or mentally prepared to execute it.

Infertility can derail friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, Your recent post Expecting...and feeling let down by friends piqued my interest. My husband and I have been trying to get pregn...

An Olympic Hero Everyone Should Resolve to Be Like

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

To kick off the New Year, I wanted to share a story on a man that everyone should resolve to be like. Shortly after my retirement from aerial skiing,...

SWU Brazil: It Really Does Start With You

Anna Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anna Griffin

The Global Sustainability Symposium -- featuring Over 74 global musical acts, including Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Joss Stone, Incubus and Tiësto -- proved to be a powerful and inspiring event.

6 Tips For Sticking To Your Resolutions

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

What allows people to keep resolutions? How do you hold yourself accountable? Here are six strategies that may work for you.

Guest Post - Childlessness can divide friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

By Christina Gombar When I was growing up in the 70s, the progressive view held that a person could live a rich, rewarding life full of close bonds, ...

The God Question: Week 7 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I had to wonder if my lack of relationship with God, or spirit, or whatever I may ultimately decide to call it, is why I never break certain cycles in my life.

Goodbye/Hello 16 "Apart-isanship in Bickersville"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

Left, Right, Independent, Tea Party-ers, who cares for the sake of the country get it together. Apart-isanship is dragging America and the urgency of ...

Women's Labor and Infertility

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Released from old biological constraints, women have flooded the universities and climbed career ladders, redefining "women's work" by expanding it to include just about every field, and doubling our national talent pool.

Notes From These Pajamas: The Diary of a Freelance Writer

Josh Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Rosenblatt

Thinking about the beauty of the universe; about the fleeting preciousness of life; about the fact that I haven't been outside all day; about the fact I may not have gone outside yesterday either.

The Dirty Word in Clean

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Do common cleaners have toxic ingredients? They might. They might not. But until we know for certain -- who here cares to continue to experiment with the health of their children?