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To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

What parents seem to forget when they are divorcing or their relationship is ending, is that children are expensive.

The Politics of Shame and Pride

Olivia Wilson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Olivia Wilson

Shame. It governs our lives in more ways than we'd want it to. Any cringe, embarrassment, infraction of social norms; It is a learnt mechanism to pull us back into a narrative that we have been told our whole lives.

Remembering Jacintha Saldanha on the Second Anniversary of Her Suicide

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 02.01.2015 | Media
Nancy Graham Holm

Jacintha was the 46-year-old, mother-of-two who worked at King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes in London, England; a hardworking, devoted nurse; the particular nurse that just happened to answer the telephone on December 4, 2012.

5 Mom-Shaming Trends That Need To Stop Now

Mommy Nearest | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

As a first-time mom, I've come to this simple realization: If you are worried that you're not a good parent, trust me, that makes you an amazing parent. It's the parents who don't worry that we should be worried about.

The Fault in Our Feminism

Katie Hoffman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Katie Hoffman

This breed of finger-pointing feminism is what alienates people. It's the kind that gets trivialized. Blaming and shaming is not feminism; it's about understanding that you may not agree with decisions of other women, but you respect their ability to make their own choices.

50 Shades Of Shame-Worthy Behaviors Beyond Airline Passengers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty

"Modern Family" editor Ryan Case live-tweeted about being seated behind the world's worst passenger ever -- and the story went viral, proving again th...

Roommate Shaming Is A Thing We Needed

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy

Thank you, Reddit. You continue to do the lord's work. Roommate shaming is an idea whose time has come. Via Reddit...

YA and the Shame Game

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Pleasure begets pleasure. The unfettered enjoyment of YA fiction now experienced by both adults and teenagers -- age groups that used to be at odds -- has led to increased exchanges of ideas and recommendations, the revitalization of the Internet reading community.

High Schooler Is #SorryNotSorry For Wearing Leggings To School

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.06.2014 | Teen

When Chloee Britt's high school disciplined her for wearing leggings, she did not back down without a fight. Her teacher, Mrs. Rodgers, claimed tha...

Powerful Images Show A World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to acco...

Why Shaming Kids for Their Parents' Mistakes Is Wrong

Today's Mama | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Withholding food is something we don't do to even the worst of criminals locked up in prison, even though they're mature enough to be held responsible for their own actions. Why would anyone think it's OK to do this to kids?

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words.  As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Exec...

The Risk In Sharing Your Sexual Experiences

Audrey Bellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

So far so good. He makes you smile. He turns you on. The banter is flirty, playful and just enough to make you bite your lip in anticipation. Then he probes: "What do you like?" or "How do you like it?"

Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Shame survives in the darkest recesses of one's insecure, self-loathing and self-doubting mind. Shame needs fear and negativity to survive. These "dark" forces are no match for the "light" of love, acceptance, self-respect and, most of all, courage.

Short-Shaming: Fashion's Dirty Little Secret

Elizabeth Licorish | Posted 12.17.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Licorish

I've stood just a smidge over five feet since the seventh grade. And I've felt icky, simply being in the vicinity of tall, slim women for just as long.

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

Are Public Shaming and Cyberbullying the Same?

Russ Warner | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Let's suppose someone posts a picture of you with a nasty comment in an effort to ridicule, correct, or embarrass you... would you call that public shaming or cyberbullying?

Trivializing the Trauma of Rape

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

As someone who has devoted more than two decades to the understanding and therapeutic approach to emotional trauma, I was absolutely appalled by Todd ...

5 Parenting Decisions to Make From Your Gut

Liz Ryan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Here are five situations in which I wish I'd trusted my gut and not someone else's authority.

The Fight Against Obesity Starts With Respect!

Chris Reid | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Reid

Obese people are bullied and often treated with disrespect, even by people who are otherwise kind, considerate individuals. People like us.

"Death panel" shaming works, but too late?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Good news -- widespread denunciation of the euthanasia/"death panel" myth as false by the press is prompting conservative elites to distance themselve...