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Dispelling 5 Myths about Domestic Violence

Angela Perkey | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Angela Perkey

If you are experiencing domestic violence, know that it is not your fault. You might not understand why he's treating you like this, and that's ok. There are some things in life we will never understand. But you don't have to keep making excuses for your partner, and you don't have to continue living this way.

How Zika Could Affect Your Travel Plans

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The Zika virus continues to spread and is drastically affecting countries throughout Central and South America, as well as Mexico. At a press confer...

Note to Allegiant: Emergency Landings are Not the Problem

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Recently a friend asked me what airlines were the safest to fly. I get asked that question all the time. I find the question challenging in part because of the chasm between risk and perceived risk.

You Can Never Be Too Safe: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

It's never too late to think about arming yourself with some ways to protect yourself. Here are seven things you should think about to ensure your safety.

We Know the Cure to the Opioid Epidemic

Deborah Hersman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Hersman

These are good reasons to be thoughtful, if not outright resistant to using opioid painkillers. Opioids are killing more than 18,000 people every year, so asking your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about the alternative options for pain relief and whether opioids are necessary.

A Car, an Accident and a Loss

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Nearly every day I load my 11-month-old into the car and drive from point A to point B on some errand, my head filled with lists of what needs to get ...

No Tolerance for Gun Violence

Martin J. Walsh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Martin J. Walsh

I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Gun violence is not just a local problem or an inner-city problem --it's an American problem. 1.5 million Americans have been killed by gunfire on U.S soil since 1968.

The Surefire Way To Spot Bedbugs In Your Hotel Room

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Bedbugs are the ultimate travel nightmare, and you might not know you've brought them home with you until it's too late. Spare yourself the mental a...

Atlanta Motel Standoff Ends With Suspect Stabbing Himself

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.05.2016 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A standoff at a motel outside Atlanta that involved a number of children ended Tuesday morning with the suspect stabbing hi...

Our Right to Worship Safely

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

There is no magic formula to keep our communities, our homes, and ourselves one 100 percent safe. However, the more we educate our communities on their rights and responsibilities, the more they will contribute to the overall safety of their communities and our nation.

10 Things I Want for My Sons This Holiday That Aren't Wrapped Up in a Bow

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

I want for my sons and stepsons this holiday what I want for all of us: peace on earth, goodwill toward others, respectful tolerance of each other's differences. That said. In addition to those humble and noble things, I want some other things for them and from them.

Follow These Steps If Your Car Runs Out of Gas on a Road Trip

Map Happy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Get to the right lane immediately, put the car into cruise control, turn off the music, burn some sage and hope for the best. It's too late to stock...

The 10 Most Difficult New Year's Resolutions For Divorced Parents

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2015 | Divorce
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Divorced parents new to the ambiance of divorce situations would do well to learn from the mistakes of others. The resolutions below are offered to help create family situations that are truly in the best interest of the children involved.

Sports Culture Must Change to Reduce Head Injuries

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 12.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Based on our research, we know that prevention is possible. We've made youth sports concussion one of our focus areas, but we can't solve this issue alone. All of us play a role in creating a culture of concussion safety. Here's how we can prevent sports-related head injuries.

This Small But Powerful Company Grabbed AMC's Attention

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Andrew encourages other entrepreneurs to keep the passion and faith about what they do and what they believe in. In First My Family's case, one couple's passion for keeping families safe led to a fulfilling business and has created jobs for many hard-working people.

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

Falling... Falling... Down

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

Decades ago, I learned in physics class that objects fall at the rate of 32 feet per second per second, but I never imagined that might apply to me. ...

Can You Really Love Your Partner to Death?

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.15.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

There are a few things that are almost universally true in a marriage; 1) we want to avoid fighting with our spouse if possible, and 2) we try and avo...

Why Security Theater Isn't Keeping Us Safe

Samara Wolpe | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Samara Wolpe

If security theater makes you feel safe, that's completely fine. Even knowing all this, I still was grateful for the police's quick response. But for many, instead of creating a sense of safety, it instead promotes a fearful environment in which attacks are always on the horizon.

Holiday Hazards: Tips to Prevent House Fires

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Parker Beauchamp

As we head into the holiday season, shiny decorations and festive winter treats are likely to adorn your home. From Christmas trees and menorahs, to...

Making the Safest Ride to School Even Safer

Kate Carr | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

What's the safest way for kids to get to school? I'll give you one guess: it's big, bright yellow, structurally sound, has eight lights and a STOP arm...

The ROI of a Good Night's Sleep

Nancy H. Rothstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Nancy H. Rothstein

Research confirms that employee sleep is a critical asset that impacts employee productivity, performance, health, safety and the bottom line of your company. Far from being a time waster, sleep makes everyone more productive, healthier and safer.

A Mother Responds to the Local Sheriff's Call for Citizens to Arm Themselves

Karen Angel | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Karen Angel

It's a shame -- a shame that a mother fearful for her children's well-being can't voice her opinion without receiving hateful comments and threats -- ironically, taking a page from the way terrorists try to strike fear in our hearts with their threats of harm.

Amid Terror Threat, Can I Call Off My Trip to Europe?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.06.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Many travelers are faced with the same questions. Is it safe to travel, particularly to Europe? If I go, what should I know? If I cancel, what will I lose?

Why Young Americans Become Mass Murderers

René Zografos | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

Photo: René Zografos I have talked to many different people around the world about why young people become mass murderers in the USA. How suddenly,...