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Secret Productivity Killer: Too Many Rules in the Workplace

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

What would the world be like without rules and regulations? We'd experience chaos on the roadways, anarchy in our schools, a criminal justice system r...

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

The One Conversation Which Can Save Your Relationship

Moushumi Ghose, MFT | Posted 11.04.2016 | Divorce
Moushumi Ghose, MFT

Assuming monogamy can be a detrimental way to start off your relationship. In my experience, the first thing we should remember and commit to underst...

Why Do Some People Love Sad Music?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Greater Good Science Center

By Tuomas Eerola Tear-jerkers such as Adele's Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart'...

6 Smart Ways To Set Long Term Structures For Posterity In Your Family

Laiza King | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Laiza King

Now, if you have lots of young people in the family, vacations are easy to go on. The children readily agree, even if it's a trip to the backyard. They are young and impressionable. However, they won't be kids forever.

Do You Feel Fulfilled?

Terri Britt | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

Most of us were taught to shut down our passions when we were young. There are many reasons why. See if you recognize yourself in any of these four rules that I've seen to be key reasons why you might be shut down to living a fulfilled life.

Excuse Me While I Lather My Child In This Toxic Death Cream

Sarah Kallies | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Sarah Kallies

I've had it. Please, and I mean this from the bottom of my overly exhausted heart, take your scientific pie chart and shove it.

Rules Based or Principles Based

Robert Rubinstein | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Robert Rubinstein

Didn't anyone hear about common sense. Principles based approach is values driven and sensible. What will work in the most effective way in avoiding problems. being cost effective, dealing with needs and avoiding litigation. Don't worry, Donald Game of Thrones Trump will build the wall.

Kids Who Don't Need Curfews. Do They Exist?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How many battles have you had with your teens about curfews? They usually go something like this: Mother: "I want you home at 11." Kid: "Are you kiddi...

A Time to Follow Rules, and a Time to Refrain from Following Rules: Reflections on Occupy Wall Street and the United Methodist Church

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

By Rev. Vicki Flippin and Rev. Nathan Bledsoe We serve a God who once chided the religious authorities, "The sabbath was made for humankind, not huma...

How Much Worry is Too Much Worry in a Child?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

We want our children to be polite, follow expectations, be rule followers, but not to the point where they're always afraid they'll make a mistake or hurt someone's feelings. Then they're anxiety ridden and may need our help to let them just be themselves with flaws and errors along the way.

PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

How Should a Mom Behave?

Melissa Bowers | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Melissa Bowers

Last weekend, something unthinkable happened: I left the kids at home with my husband and took a girls' trip to Napa. Overnight. Usually, "vacation...

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

11 Rules You Should Know If You Ever Move To 'Zootopia'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment

So you're moving to "Zootopia." Great choice. Unlike, Officer Judy Hopps' parents, you clearly don't want to settle. Plus, animals are dope. But, like...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: 10 Food Theorems

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.10.2017 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Here are my food theorems, in no particular order, inspired by some well-known theorems of Mathematics. They are presented light-heartedly and without proof because unlike Mathematics, when it comes to food, one person's proof is another's counterexample.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 37. How to Not Go Insane in 3 Simple Steps.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

A happy baby is a baby who knows there are rules. This is one of the great ironies of becoming a parent and it takes a while to figure out: Although babies bring chaos into your life, they don't actually like chaos. Even though they make a huge mess, they actually prefer a nice tidy world, one in which they can depend on simple routines and reliable outcomes.

Rewrite Your Rules and Live Your Best Life

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business
Cailen Ascher

Did you ever have an ah-ha moment so profound that it felt like your hold world was suddenly snapped into focus? As if before you were looking at the...

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

The Ten Commandments of Being A Good Airbnb Guest

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.24.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Though Airbnb's user reviews empower travelers to make educated decisions, what's not often considered is that your hosts can also review you. But the feedback you get on your Airbnb page is important. Here's what you need to know.

What Are Your Sleep Rules?

David Cunnington | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Flynt via Bigstockphoto Do you have a very careful pre-sleep routine? One of the first things people do when they're not sleeping well is to in...

Should Your Dog Go to Work?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Ellen Rohr

A dog downgrades your life on many levels. They chew, throw up, shed, harbor pestilence, track mud and poop, skid their butts across carpets and bark loudly during your webinars. You should bring your dog to work with you anyway.

Street Photography Rules Are Dumb

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Copyright (c) Jonathan Higbee, 2015 One of the unfortunate side effects of the street photography craze is the plethora of people trying to mak...

H&M Makes Recycling Look Pretty Badass In New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style

If you ever needed concrete proof that fashion "rules" are made to be broken, H&M just made it pretty clear. The brand released its new "Close the Loo...

All The Times I Said 'No' To My 4-Year-Old Today

Amy Wruble | Posted 09.03.2016 | Parents
Amy Wruble

No, I will not paint your nails right before you eat popcorn. That is just pointless.