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Ambiguity

Compensation Plan or Employment Contract?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

U.S. employment-at-will law essentially allows an employer to fire at any time or an employee to quit at any time without legal consequences. Montana is the only state without employment-at-will after a probationary period.

The Burden of Knowing: How to Disclose Ambiguous Loss to Children

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

After an ambiguous loss, as after a parent's death, it is helpful for the remaining parent to tell the truth, in a timely way, in a manner tailored to the child's developmental capacity, and in limited detail.

You May Not Believe in Ghosts, But Are You Scared of Them?

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

The central scandal of Christianity is an invitation to give up such superstitious certainties at a material level and fully embrace the world without unconscious religious support.

Creation, Destruction, and the Paradox of Existence

The Chopra Well | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Perhaps the most obvious -- and most troubling -- example of contradiction in our universe is the constant tension between creation and destruction.

Is It Better That No One Can Define 'Hooking Up'?

Posted 10.12.2011 | Women

How do you define "hooking up?" A recent study of how social networks lead college students to define, perceive, and participate in “hooking up...

Overcoming Ambiguity: Three Steps That Every Business Can Take

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Some business leaders simply can't handle a gamble like investing in China. To them, the ambiguities add too much stress or create too many distractions. Yet others thrive in this situation. How?

An Environmentalist's Review of True Grit

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

[SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot revelations; don't read past the second paragraph if you don't want to know how the story ends.]We can be fa...

Who's in Control?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the tenth in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide ...

Disappearing Acts: Should you think the best or assume the worst?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, It is hard to know if lengthy silences and withdrawals by friends are because they are trying to dump you or because they are ...

'Soul Of A Citizen': Make A Difference, Knowing The Outcome Won't Be Perfect

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

We often hold back because we're unsure how our efforts will play out, because they seem contradictory in their approaches, and because we're uncertain whether they'll do justice to the crises we seek to address.