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Embattled Childhood: The Real 'T' in 'PTSD'

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

All the Danish soldiers who developed PTSD were much more likely to have suffered emotional problems and traumatic events prior to deployment. In fact, it wasn't traumatic war experiences that predicted the onset of PTSD, but rather childhood experiences of violence.

The Price of Peace

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

The most peaceful place in the world? It's not a California beach, nor the Scotland Highlands. For the second year in a row, Iceland ranks as the most...

Homelessness and Hand-to-Hand Combat

Christine Schanes | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Violence. We all know that some housed people fight with each other in physical, hand-to-hand combat. But why do some homeless people, living bereft...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

What Is it Like to be in an Abusive Relationship?

Quora | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User of Quora It is like not being able to breathe.That is my best description of it. M...

Janell Ross

Mexico's U.S. Ambassador Calls Gun Control Critique 'Gobbledygook' | Janell Ross | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

A Murder of Crows

Dennis Danziger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

Recently I attended a college graduation party for a former student I taught at Palisades Charter High School. When a fellow guest learned that I left PCHS to teach at Venice High School, he blanched.

I Support People, Not Troops

James Peron | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
James Peron

I love watching a child seeing his father's face for the first time in a year, rushing to daddy's arms, crying. I cry with him. I want to see this scene thousands of times over. I want them all home, unharmed. If that is what you mean by "support," then count me in.

LGBTQ Pride: Reflect, Rejoice, & Respond Globally

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As the truism advises, "Think globally, and act locally," my hope is that we can join together to create the world as be a place where everyone will celebrate their Pride safely and with integrity in ways that express their truest joys while showing their full humanity, freedom, and liberty.

Media, Poverty and a Lack of Concern

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Media
Jeffrey P. Colin

As far back as 2008, members of the progressive advocacy community who focus on poverty were decrying a lack of coverage of rising poverty levels by the media. Since that point, the problem has gotten much worse.

The Case of Norway's Anders Behring Breivik: Where Lies Madness?

Gail A. Hornstein | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Gail A. Hornstein

Anders Breivik claims to be part of a broader network called the Knights Templar, but police have not located any other members. If they did, would his actions appear less pathological? Would he then be seen as part of an organization rather than a madman?

An Army of Brothers, Standing Guard

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Ann Bauer

When my son, Max, was 3, he had a job. He walked alongside his older brother and translated. Andrew was 5 and autistic. He made high-pitched sounds to indicate what he wanted.

What Makes Women More Likely To Have Risky Sex?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.10.2012 | Women

Women who have experienced violence are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new study published in the journal Psychology o...

Violence Spreads Like an Infectious Disease

Tio Hardiman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

One way to look at violence would be to treat violence as a public health issue and work hard on changing the way people think about violence.

Bring Up the Bodies: A Review and Interview With Booker Prize-winning Author Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel weaves a richly textured world that is at once deeply foreign and entirely relevant.

Should Journalists Be Protected?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

It is tragic when journalists are killed going about their work, and it is natural to want someone or something to blame. But if every protester can hold up a camera or write a blog and then claim protection, how can journalists demand protection?

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

Sex Is Bad

Evan Shapiro | Posted 07.01.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

Welcome to TV in America, where violence, no matter how malicious or senseless, is just fine but sex is decried, maligned and verboten in all but the most secure corners of the schedule. TV's ban on sexuality not only covers scenes of nudity or sexual acts, but our very language itself.

The Prize of Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The greatest threat to evil is peace.

New Study Shows Violence Costing America Over $460 Billion

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The U.S. Peace Index is based on analysis of homicide, violent crime, policing, incarceration rates and availability of small arms data. With improvements in all five of these indicators from the 2011 to the 2012 USPI, the U.S. was found to be more peaceful than at any time since 1991.

Confronting Shame-Based Politics: The Biggest Challenge of All

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Ian I. Mitroff

Violence has reached epidemic proportions in American society. It has been an epidemic for far too long. Therefore, addressing shame -- one of the most important causes of violence -- is a major priority.

The Devastating Cost Of Violence To The US Economy

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

April 24 (Reuters) - Violence and its aftermath cost the U.S. economy some $460 billion last year, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace'...

Be Part of the Solution to Violence Against Children

Robert Listenbee Jr. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Detroit
Robert Listenbee Jr.

It is not acceptable for us to sit by when we hear reports about a young student who was killed by a stray bullet, or attacked while walking home. We need the faith community, businesses and all levels of government to be a part of the solution.

Struggle And Survival In Juarez

Posted 04.20.2012 | Arts

Cuidad Juarez, Mexico has gained a reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world, and yet the most trying circumstances often bring about ...

Critique of Ice and Fire: A Geek Girl Watches Game of Thrones

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

Maybe the showrunners are worried that if there's no sex in a scene, we'll get bored and check our email, due to the much-touted Death of the American Attention Span. But there is some great acting.