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5 Problems Associated With Caring for a Mid- to Late-Stage Alzheimer's Patient at Home

Marie Marley | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Placing a loved one in a nursing facility is a highly controversial issue. Many people would rather die than do it. But in some -- not all -- cases, such placement may actually be the best solution for the patient.

Is Recess Still on the SATs?

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.07.2014 | Education
Galanty Miller

As a society, I wish we would do more to celebrate the boring stuff. The boring stuff is important. Math is important. History is important. English is important.

I Support Slashing Our Schools' Gym Class Budget

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I've been told by people involved in physical education that gym class has changed since when I was a kid in the 1980s. Now it's about individual achievement and exercise programs. It wasn't like that when I was a kid.

Why People Help Strangers and Risk Their Lives for Strangers?

Ervin Staub | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ervin Staub

Already a day or two after birth infants show a primitive form of empathy; when they hear crying by another infant they begin to cry, but not when they hear a noise of the same intensity.

An Empathic Musical Orchestra -- A String of New Relationships

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Claudia is a music therapist who works with children with disabilities. She guides them in the knowledge of musical instruments by teaching them to play together in an orchestra, creating a perfect harmony of sounds and putting together a marvelous sequence of chords.

Why Connecting With Non-Hispanics Boosts Latino Mental Health

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic teens who learn the English language well enough to engage in friendships with English-speaking non-Hispanics, have improved psychological he...

The Inner Vow of Silence

William Horden | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Not many of us live in monasteries today and modern life seldom permits us to suddenly stop speaking to those around us. But that doesn't mean we can...

The Hollywood Effect: R-rated Films, Violent Video Games Tied to Lower Religious Practices for Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

A steady diet of watching movies such as Ted and Saw through Saw VI may keep young people out of the pews, suggests a new study of R-rated films and religiosity.

Be Who You Are, No Matter What Anyone Else Thinks

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

What I'm seeing in my youngest son is both sad and predictable: His growing consciousness of social rules is turning into a growing self-consciousness, and I wish I could stop it. I know I can't, but at least maybe I can give them some tools to help.

Examining Media's Socialization of Gender Roles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Do the media create, or maintain, or reflect the gender-based roles that saturate our environment? If you picked "All the Above," you and I would have filled in the same oval on our imaginary multiple-choice bubble answer sheets.

Are You Staying Socially Connected?

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Unfortunately, staying socially connected isn't as easy as just scheduling time. Even if you happen to have a lot of flexibility, your friends or family may not.

The Question We Should Be Asking When It Comes To Female Leadership

Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I don't buy into a "biological difference" that cannot be scientifically proven. But how could I reconcile my perspective with the mounds of research indicating that women do in fact lead differently?

9 Life Skills We Learn From Having Siblings

GalTime | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents

Sibling relationships provide your child with their first lessons about how to handle the more difficult aspects of long-term, intimate relationships. Here are some ideas about how to help your kid get the most out of these lessons.

So You're Becoming a College Student: A Study in Socialization

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 12.12.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

Socialization entails learning to be a member of a group. True, we are all individuals who bring our unique selves into any social interaction, but part of entering a new group involves learning its norms, rituals, routines, and rules.

The Big Question Everyone Asks About Homeschooling

Quinn Cummings | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Quinn Cummings

I worked all day homeschooling my kid and I worked all evening muscling deadbeat fee payers. Alice's positive learning experience was making me very negative.

Routine And Ritual: Two Pillars As We Age

Rhoda P. Curtis | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhoda P. Curtis

Rituals demand attention to process as well as to affect. When we participate in a ritual, like going to a place of worship on a particular day, we make a commitment to join other people in a rite of passage.

5 Ideas For A Brainier Thanksgiving

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Empowering your own mind, sharing new ideas and promoting brain-boosting activities are the best gifts you can bring to the table.

Would You Send A Pink Toy To A Baby Boy?

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Kramer Bussel

At one month, I highly doubt my friend's son will even notice this toy, so it wasn't about him per se, as the reaction of those around him. Would a pink toy be laughed at?

The Socialization Question

Michael Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Horn

A question I am asked frequently about online learning is: "Schools aren't just responsible for learning. They are responsible for doing a socialization job. Won't online learning hurt that?"

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': The Building Blocks Of Connection, Part 2

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Healthy development and attachment security flourish when resonant, competent, attuned, loving, and consistent parental behaviors mark the initial months of a baby's life.

'Empathic Civilization' Excerpt: Homo-Empathicus, The Big Story That Historians Missed

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following is an excerpt from the HuffPost book club pick for February, Jeremy Rifkin's "The Empathic Civilization". Historians, by and large, wri...