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4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship.

After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

How do External Variables and Customer Service Affect Brand Experience?

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

The airline and travel industries have been vocal about a renewed focus on the Customer, as more and more come to realize that creating an experience ...

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

How To Stay Resilient After A Tragedy

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living

While tragedies happen every day, events like the Orlando shooting are acutely frightening. Terrorism rattles our sense of security and orderliness. It unsettles us all the more because we can't distinguish ourselves from those affected: they were simply going about their daily lives.

The xoJane Article That Called A Woman's Death A "Blessing" Was About My Best Friend

Holly Leber | Posted 06.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Holly Leber

I read the infamous xoJane essay "My Former Friend's Death Was a Blessing" with a different variety of stunned than most others probably did. You see, "Leah" was my best friend. Saying that "Leah's" death wasn't a tragedy sounds horrible to say because it is horrible to say. And it's wrong.

Helpers: What You Can Do in a Time of Crisis

Joe Baker | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Baker

When tragedy strikes, we know all too well how to pray for victims, hold moments of silence and express sympathy. What we're less adept at is taking appropriate action in response to that tragedy.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years.

To The Newly Bereaved Parent: You Are Not Alone

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

It's a club no one wants to join, yet so many people are part of. We are all brought together by one common event; one that many of us would consider to be the worst day of our lives. And while it may seem like your world is caving in, this club is living proof that you will survive.

A Thank You Note to the Terrible Thing That Happened

Melissa Palmer | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Melissa Palmer

Because without you I'd never know that I am capable of coming back from the worst darkness I could ever imagine. And I don't just survive, I come back stronger. You helped me realize the greatest thing I'll ever know.

To The Stanford Survivor We Are All Standing Up For -- Thank You

Christine Carter | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Christine Carter

I want you to know that we hear you. Millions of women have echoed your voice out to the world. Your voice that was stifled and dismissed by the people who needed to hear it most. But WE hear it. And in the past few days, we have echoed it loud and clear.

The 5 Benefits of Community

Jonathan Chan | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Jonathan Chan

For some reason, a lot of entrepreneurs just love the idea of being "self-made." We love getting swept up in the romance of being the kind of people w...

Veterans in transition...same amazing skills, just a different look...

Dwayne Paro | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

Assimilating between two distinctly different environments is difficult to accomplish under the best of conditions. For those of us who are Veterans ...

When You Can't Love What Happens to You, You Have to Trust What Happens to You: Divorce Is a Detour

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 06.08.2016 | Divorce
Amy Oestreicher

You may not know where your detour is headed, and the road may be terrifying at times, but that's OK. Part of being a "Detourist" means just showing up and staying open to where the path may lead.

My Amazing 'Job' Doula

Lauren Derrett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Lauren Derrett

This morning I visited a new mum and dad. The sun was shining, the french doors opening onto the garden and a brand new beautiful baby girl dosing in ...

What Adolescents Really Need From Parents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

As a parent of adolescents, I've often worried about their health and happiness. They seem to be under a lot of social and academic pressure, suggesting they need more guidance from me to help them get through. But how can I support their independence and autonomy while making sure they don't fall through the cracks or become depressed or anxious?

7 Initiatives By Students and Teachers That Are Making Waves Outside The Classroom

Posted 05.24.2016 | Education

Some 6 million students attend California’s 10,000-plus public schools -- the largest state school system in the country. Across districts large and...

Why Agile Release Planning is Critical for Product Management

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A product release is the launch of a new product or a combination of features that will provide value to customers or users. Digging deeper, a release...

Bill of Rights for Grieving Mamas

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Melanie DeSimone

Navigating the death of a child is a treacherous journey. I understand that those who have not travelled this path may not think about how hard it is and some of the little things that can make it easier or harder.

7 Ways to Be the Most Supportive Partner When Your Spouse Has Postpartum Depression

Anya Hollis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Anya Hollis

Giving birth is an awesome life changing event that may leave the mother feeling a bit overwhelmed. It is during this time that the mother needs her partner more than ever to help balance the chaos that is taking place within her. Dealing with the PPD does not have to be terrible for the mother or her partner, it just takes a bit of patience and understanding from both people.

Why Continuity of Care in Birth Matters

Lauren Derrett | Posted 05.15.2016 | Parents
Lauren Derrett

When pregnant, it's a good idea to really think about who you would be happy to see you at your most vulnerable, who makes you feel safe when you're that scared child looking for comfort, who understands the process of birth.

Forget About Obama Care... We Need Veteran Care...

Dwayne Paro | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Dwayne Paro

God love our Veterans Administration....because that is not the common feeling among Veterans. They are experiencing such a list of issues to get the proper support that it astonishes most people.

Motherhood Shouldn't Be a Competitive Sport

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When I first became a mother, I hoped to find a supportive community among the sisterhood of other moms. Instead, I found myself on a battlefield. Knowingly or unknowingly, mothers get drawn into a competitive landscape -- and it's one that offers no trophies or awards.

Active Listening to Improve... Everything

Susie Wolbe | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

How often do you listen to the woes of a friend of family member, and do only that: just listen? While many of us want to try to offer a solution and help solve problems for others, active listening may just be the biggest gift you can offer to someone else.

The Power of Friendship and Why You Need Your Girlfriends

Tamara Grant | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Tamara Grant

As women, we wear so many hats and we strive to give one hundred percent to each role that we play in life. It's damn near impossible to do everything well all of the time. And that's okay. But who do you talk to when it seems like that nightly glass of wine is not going to be enough to wash away the stress of the day? Your girlfriends.