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Wake the F- Up America!

Elaine Williams | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

I love this country. I love 96 percent of the people I come in contact with when I speak or perform or travel; but we have GOT to wake up, people.

13 Dark And Stormy Books

Oyster Books | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

Psychosis, codependence, grief. Deviants, tempests, feuding lovers. We think the only thing better than a rum & ginger beer is sipping it while reading a Dark & Stormy book. Added bonus: unlike the rum, we bet you'll never run out of pages.

6 Toxic Behaviors That Sabotage Your Success

Kathy Caprino | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Caprino

Let's be real: We've all acted in toxic, damaging ways at one time or another (none of us are immune to it). No matter how hard your life has been, or the deep challenges you've faced, you can strive to overcome toxicity and become more gentle, calm and loving with yourself and others.

True Confessions Of A Former Sex Columnist

TueNight | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
TueNight

While I was busily doling out good advice -- and I did give seriously sound counsel -- for much of the time I was living bad advice.

From THE SLANT: Mary Gaitskill on Porn, HBO's Girls and Why Her Lit-Hit, Bad Behavior, Still Matters 25 Years Later

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Stephanie Fairyington

When author Mary Gaitskill published Bad Behavior in 1988, critics around the world praised her bold and original collection of short stories. The author spoke with The Slant about why she thinks the book has endured and which story she thinks is the strongest.

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

The Absolute Worst Times Your Kid Will Swear In Public

nickmom | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents

By Adrienne Hedger and Shannon Seip for NickMom It’s never a proud moment when your kids curse (especially if it’s in public), but some mome...

The New Rules Of The Air

George Hobica | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

New rule: that armrest that's separating us? It's not yours, it's not mine, it's shared territory. Unless you're willing to pay me to monopolize it, let's be civil about it, shall we?

Kids Are Messy, Impatient and Loud

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children are not miniature adults. The more we align our expectations with who they are, the less we will add our frustration to the mix.

What Kids Can Learn From Disney's Sofia the First

Lee Allport | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Lee Allport

Maybe all children, not just Princes and Princesses, could learn a thing or two from Royal Prep Academy.

Passengers Did What On A Plane?

Elyse Pasquale | Posted 03.10.2013 | Travel
Elyse Pasquale

Think Duct Tape Guy was a rare case? Here's a worst-of-the-worst roundup of the airline industry's most infamous inebriates.

An Open Letter to Congress

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

If you were my child, I'd wonder if you were seeking my attention or testing boundaries. If you were my teenager, I'd wonder if you were feeling peer pressure or experimenting with drugs or alcohol. But, the fact is, I'm not your mother (Thank God!). And you're adults.

I Hope My Son Inherits My Luck

JD Roberto | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
JD Roberto

What keeps me awake at night these days isn't that these two boys will turn out to be "bad kids" but rather that they'll be just like me -- young and unbearably foolish -- but not nearly as lucky; that the laws of probability will make them answer for their missteps in a way I never had to.

The Truth I Didn't Want to Acknowledge About My Parenting

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Having identified the ways in which we compound each other's stress, it's easier to laugh at ourselves: "Oh, we're doing that thing again."

High School Dropout Potential Could Be Determined In Middle School

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

A report by PBS's Frontline examines the work of Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz, who suggests there is a key period in middle school that...

The Cost Of "Doing The Right Thing"

Patricia Harned | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Patricia Harned

It's not too late to add one more New Year's resolution, a commitment to building an ethical culture at our places of employment where whistleblowers are encouraged and supported

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While the primary blame for abuse and misdeed against women lies with the perpetrators themselves, we should look next at the good men who say nothing. It's time for good men to hold accountable those who abuse women.

The Spiritual Power Of Admitting Our Faults

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

It is not until we have admitted to ourselves that we are jerks that we can see how we too often act reflexively and thoughtlessly, and can be liberated from the need to reject so much of who we are.

Ponytail Pull Was Bad (But Good for Women's Sports)

Laura Pappano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Laura Pappano

It is tiring to hear enlightened men describe themselves as "supporters" of women's sports as if they are charitable donors.

What Congress Could Learn from the USTA and MTV

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

What do Kanye West, Serena Williams and a formerly obscure congressman from South Carolina have in common?

Passenger Incivility Returns Six Years After 9/11

Wall Street Journal | Susan Carey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For a brief time after Sept. 11, 2001, civility seemed to reign in the skies above America. "We had the most humble passengers ever," says Frank Slad...