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No Etiquette for Saying Goodbye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

In middle age, we might have the mistaken notion that we'll be better at breaking up, more mature about it, able to face it and do it well.

The Singapore Diaries... Part I

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

My earliest memories of Singapore date back to the early '90s when I took my first trip there with my parents. I still have the (scary) memory of the cab driver warning us about littering or jaywalking.

Candy and Junk Food in the Classroom: the Other 'Competitive Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Kids spend the vast majority of their waking life at school and the food they encounter there does matter. It matters on a purely nutritional level, of course, but it also matters on an educational level.

Journeying From Evil To Heroism

Dr. Philip Zimbardo | Posted 03.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

2013-03-08-PhilipZimbardo_2008stageshot1.jpgWhy did some kids give in and start down that slippery slope of evil, while others resisted and stayed on the right side of that line separating good from evil?

Strategic Design Statements and Their Unquestioned Paradigms

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Since so many assets now seem intangible and imbedded in goodwill, brand values and intellectual property, what are some meaningful strategic statements that can guide "design thinking" in this new virtual world?

Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of Living

Billie Kell | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Billie Kell

What if we took the 18 Rules of Living and applied them to business -- what could we learn? Here goes.

Filibuster Reform: Why the McCain-Levin Proposal Won't Fix the Senate

David Dayen | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
David Dayen

A close reading of the McCain-Levin reform proposal shows it would actually do nothing, if not actively harm the ability of the Senate to do its business. The progressive group CREDO asked me to take a look at McCain-Levin, and here's what I found.

5 Out-of-the-Box New Year's Resolutions for Parents of Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's do something a little less boring and a little more fun this year with and for our teens. How about instead of resolving to scream less, to have more patience and to talk less negatively about their dads, we instead make resolutions that sound like fun?

The Rules They Want You to Break

Ruby Love | Posted 01.15.2013 | Teen
Ruby Love

Although many of them won't ever change (don't lie, don't steal, don't cheat, always say please and thank you), the teenage years come with unique rules, some of which seem to be broken daily by the adults around us.

Until Women Are Equal, Who Should Pay for First Dates?

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

If we're stuck, for now at least, with some measure of inequality, then shouldn't we expect some disparity in courtship roles? Shouldn't it be OK, in other words, that I want a guy I'm dating to buy me a meal?

5 Things My Dog Made Me Learn the Hard Way

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure When I was 21 years old, I made a list of reasons why I can and...

How Difficult Is It to Learn an NFL Playbook?

Quora | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Brendan Darby, Played briefly in the NFL It's really f***ing hard. I'm not sure many pla...

Tending The Fire Of Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

This is a fire of devotion, connection, awareness. The flames bring light that helps us see where we are and who we are meant to be. We tend this fire through practice, through mitzvot: acts of connection and love.

7 Things Divorced Dads NEED To Know About Dating Again

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

Many of my divorced guy friends are frustrated because they go on first dates, but the second date eludes them.

9 Rules Every Woman Should Break

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

Excerpted from It's My Pleasure, a book by Maria and Maya Rodale Women should be seen and not heard. John Adams once laughed at his wife Abigail imp...

Crossing Meaningless Boundaries: Not All Rules Are Created Equal

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

Here's my problem, and it's one for both leaders in the workplace and parents in the airport: We need rules. And yet, we don't want to teach people to follow every rule and obey every rule, regulation, and boundary condition regardless of who set it out or how appropriate it is.

Instagram: The Now-Written Rules

Steven Nereo | Posted 04.04.2012 | Technology
Steven Nereo

Let's just face facts: Instagram rules. Just show me a picture, that's all. Nothing more, nothing less.

GOP Bill Seeks To Shift Power On Crucial Regulations

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP cal...

Bring on a Stripy, Dotty South Pole

Juliet Linley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Creativity shouldn't be piloted; it shouldn't be channeled. It needs to simply flow. That's the true beauty of childhood, seeing as we spend the rest of our lives following rules and instructions.

LA's Mural Moratorium -- More Art! Less Red Tape!

Gregory Linton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Los Angeles made a name for itself as the mural capital of the world between 1986-2002, when murals were encouraged and celebrated in the city. But in 2002 the city instituted a city-wide moratorium on murals.

Endurance: Take a Victory Lap

Amy Russell | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Russell

When "hills" come in life; don't stop and stare at it; that will just make you anxious. Don't stop in the middle, you'll have a much harder time starting again. And don't quit just after, do a victory lap; keep going. Because the top of the hill wasn't the end. The journey continues.

As Computers Get Smart, We're Getting Dumb

Stephen Baker | Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

Rules are dumb. We all know it. Each of us has a magnificent brain, the most intricately engineered known artifact in the universe, and yet in a world of rules, we're not trusted to exercise our judgment.

Breaking "The Rules" of Marriage, One Party At a Time

Steph Thompson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Women
Steph Thompson

A few years back, my new friend from a writing class invited me out for a drink. Before long, she let on about her passionate pastime: her inclination to stray in plain sight of her husband.

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Park Service Releases 2,400 Pages Of Dog Walking Rules | January 26, 2011 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama promised to streamline government, reorganize agencies and eliminate unnecessary rules to get bureaucracy out...