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Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

How Breaking Up With My Ego Saved Me

Tanessa Holt | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tanessa Holt

In my previous life I was felt very associated with what I did for a living, I always felt that I was known for my employment rather than for who I was.

High Standards & the 'Dumbest Generation'

Katrina Boone | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Katrina Boone

Are Americans today the dumbest they've ever been? It's a question that had kept me up at night, and one that I recently posed to my 11th grade Englis...

Should You Lower Your Standards? Relationship Advice From a Spiritual Perspective

Diana Lang | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

In a relationship, congruous standards are important.

Powerful Ad Highlights Just How Racist Beauty Aisles Really Are

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.07.2016 | Black Voices

Shea Moisture released a powerful ad on Tuesday, which highlights the ways in which the beauty industry often neglects women of color. The commercial ...

The World I Want Our Children to Have: Designing for the Circular Economy

Lewis Perkins | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Lewis Perkins

What if we had a chance to live in a world where the carpets under our feet, rather than releasing toxic compounds, clean the air? Where carbon dioxid...

Common Core's Happy Days May Be Here Again

Patte Barth | Posted 02.22.2016 | Education
Patte Barth

Did a relationship ever sour so quickly as the Common Core and public opinion? Back in 2010 when the college- and career-ready standards were shiny an...

The New Path To Harvard And Other Top Colleges

Osman Rashid | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Osman Rashid

Starting with this new proposal from HGSE, colleges are finally stepping up and saying that it is quality -- not quantity -- that matters. If your child can put their full efforts and commitment in any or all of the fields they are interested in versus just one, good for them

"You've Heard About Mom Guilt, What About Dad Guilt?"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Dad guilt is a common struggle that is rarely talked about. Dads feel guilty today because it's hard to decide on priorities. Dads today are involved ...

Breaking the Code in Electronic Healthcare Data

Dr. Timothy Imler | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Dr. Timothy Imler

These challenges will lead us to a future discussions on the utilization of natural language processing (NLP) for electronic healthcare data and statistical modeling to create the best methods for accurately identifying a true disease.

Definitely Not Her Mama's Report Card ‎

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.22.2015 | Education
Laurie Levy

Recently, a parent in my community wrote about his delight in receiving a report card for his child on which the teacher actually wrote a few personal comments about his daughter. I remember receiving those kinds of reports cards when my children attended elementary school.

The Predicament of Beauty

Maria X. Liu | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

the most beautiful person is often the most fragile, because their sense of self worth is dependent on a fleeting notion requiring constant affirmation. Someone must judge the beautiful person to be beautiful and other people must agree, otherwise there exists no basis to determine that beauty.

Success Without College? Yes, With the Right Academic Preparation

Patte Barth | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Patte Barth

Ask new high school graduates what their plans are and chances are very good they will say college. Once a sign of privilege, going to college is now seen as almost a rite of passage. And little wonder.

In Case You Don't Know What Great Teaching Looks Like

Vicki Cobb | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Vicki Cobb

I recently attended the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference where the conversation encompassed all things nonfiction from writing it to publishing it to teaching it. What interested me most was what I knew least. How can gifted teachers use nonfiction in the classroom?

Build a Career (and Life!) That's Aligned With Your Values

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

We live in a world where it's easy to feel pushed into job duties that are not in alignment with our sense of right and wrong. Perhaps you've been ask...

7 Truths About Personal Power

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

It is your standards of happiness, love, values, personal development and responsibility that set your course in life. Have the courage to think as big as you can, expect nothing less than the best, and most importantly, be kind. Here are seven ways to exponentially elevate your quality of life.

Congress Warns World Bank Not to Dilute Safeguards

Nezir Sinani | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank is currently in the process of an unprecedented review of its social and environmental safeguard policies -- many of which were inspired by acts of Congress and U.S. government advocacy over the last few decades.

There's Strength in Softness: How Femininity Can Dictate the Rules in a Boy's Game

Maria X. Liu | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

We have to examine who's actually setting standards for what is an acceptable version of femininity. The patriarchy reaffirms this ideal of acceptable femininity to better conceptualize, understand, and control the fairer sex.

Democrat Candidates Lost, Democrat Issues Won

David Morris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Standards?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I suspect one of the reasons conversation about Common Core state standards has gotten so very confusing and inflammatory is because so few articles, commentaries, and discussions ever spell out what standards are.

Myth of the Month: Common Core Is Dumbing Down Education for the College-Bound

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

CCSS lays the groundwork for students to gain the foundational knowledge that they need to succeed after graduation.

Saving School Food: A Letter To My (Imaginary) BFF Michelle Obama

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Now that I know you're unafraid to get overtly political, I'm hoping that speech was just the start of a big public relations campaign to defend healthier school food.

'Standards Work Is Standards Work'

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Some people are inspired by heroic deeds in extraordinary circumstances; I'm inspired by the everyday competence and thoughtfulness of folks like Branch and the hardworking teachers I saw at Garfield.

Are You Meeting the Standards for Adult Patient Care?

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

We often discuss the importance of vaccines when it comes to children, but as health care providers, we should be devoting equal attention to vaccinating adult patients.

Why I Took the SAT When I Was 45-Years-Old

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Steve Belanger

This week's news about changes to the SAT format that will take place in 2016 reminded me of my own SAT experience just a few years ago. The Critical Reading and Sentence Completion sections were up first, and I was surprised that I actually did okay. Then came the math section.