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Connecting the Dots

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Many years ago, when I was a single, young working woman, I had great affection for two comic stri...

Why Your Teenager Gets So Annoyed With You

Joshua Wayne | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

Let's get right to it: why does your teenager get so annoyed with you? Afterall, you love him more than the most gifted poet could put to words and you'd happily throw yourself in front of moving truck to keep him safe. How could he possibly keep reacting this way?

Queer Web Series Launches Final Episode, Turns to Kickstarter To Save It.

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of our favorite queer web series of 2014 may soon meet its end, unless it can raise the funds to keep us cracking up for another season. Popula...

Web Series Explores What It Means To Be Young, Queer, Broke And Living In NYC

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Tough Love," one of our favorite queer web series from 2014, has spent the better part of this year cracking us up and presenting a different framewo...

One Of The Funniest Queer Web Series Gets (Hilariously) Intimate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Tough Love" is a hilarious web series that follows the lives of two friends living in New York City's "third-coolest borough": Queens. We fell in ...

What I Learned About Raising Children From a Wise Old Lady

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

Just because something works well for one stage of a relationship, it doesn't mean it will work for the next. Don't make rules that keep you in bondage.

Lessons on Leadership from Children's Books

Adam Grant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Being a leader is a complex task, but the defining moments of great leadership can be surprisingly simple. As a father of three kids under six, I've noticed some striking parallels between the morals of bedtime stories and the legacies of illustrious leaders.

WATCH: What Happens When You Come Out To Your Gay Best Friend?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of this year's breakout queer web series is back with a new episode exploring what it's like to come out to your gay best friend. "Tough Love" ...

Most Important Thing To Remember When Dealing With A Loved One's Addiction, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

Posted 03.24.2014 | Home

When dealing with a loved one’s addiction, Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli had some great advice to share. Valerie told us that the m...

This Hilarious Queer Web Series Is Back!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last week we brought you the first two episodes in a hilarious new web series that follows two young queer individuals struggling to make it in New Yo...

WATCH: Hilarious Web Series Tackles Being Young And Broke In NYC

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Tough Love" is a hilarious web series that follows the lives of two friends living in New York City's "third-coolest borough": Queens. With a succ...

The #1 Thing Everyone Needs To Know About Relationships

Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce

It's a common refrain: your relationship would be better, if only you could change your partner. So you try -- and nine times out of 10, you fail. Why...

The #1 Problem In Relationships Today (Hint: It's Not Money!)

Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce

It's commonly believed that the number-one problem plaguing relationships today is money. But according to Steve Ward, the host and executive producer...

Andrew Losowsky

11 Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Amanda Palmer | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

This piece on Amanda Palmer's TED Talk is the first in a new series called Tough Love. I love publishing, but I believe that many traditional aspects ...

This Rabbit's Pissed At You

Posted 02.26.2013 | Comedy

Have you been putting off getting your act together, hoping no one would notice? Bad news. Someone did notice: all these adorable animals. And they ar...

'The Client List': Riley Tells The Kids The Truth About Daddy

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

This week, Riley took some important steps forward, while at the same time realizing her own limitations on "The Client List" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Lif...

Dating after Divorce -- Do We Need Tough Love?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 11.15.2011 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

I can't help but think that a "tough love" speed dating round complete with feedback might attract the very people who like dolling out punishment, and that in a session of brief three-minute dates only the worst criticism would come out.

Some Tough Love for Dog Owners

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Andy Ostroy

So to enlighten you dog owners who remain clueless as to how to behave amidst your fellow New Yorkers, here's a few tips.

Still Haunted by My Children's Pain: Was My "Tough Love" Worth It?

Martha L. Wellington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Martha L. Wellington

As has been documented again and again, divorce crashes a child's world.

Addiction: Tough Love Or Tough Luck? Empathy Works Better

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

As a former heroin and cocaine addict, I was horrified by what I learned about treatment before I sought help: the idea was that addiction is cured by "tough love," by breaking people in order to fix them.

Just Say "No" to Adult Children Wanting Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You are not doing your children any favors by not allowing them to grow up. I'm OK with parents helping children through college (in four years, not forty), but after that they are on their own.

Target Women: "Tough Love"

Sarah Haskins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sarah Haskins

Being a single woman is only slightly more appealing than a full body rash. I know, because I saw "He's Just Not That Into You." Meet matchmaker Steve Ward and get ready for some "Tough Love."

What We Lost When We Lost Rocky -- Paper First Exposed Teen Torture

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

Just last week, Denver lost the Rocky Mountain News and before its website disappears, I wanted to share an example of just how much newspapers matter.