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Bernie Madoff Feeling the Heat of Imprisonment From His Son's Suicide

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

One of the worst things you can feel while being imprisoned is experiencing the death of a loved one, especially your own flesh and blood. What's even...

Comcast Writers Overwhelmingly Vote for WGA in Unofficial Secret Ballot

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

About 3/4 of eligible writers voted in an unusual procedure supervised by LA City Council president Eric Garcetti, meant  to draw attention to la...

SAG Manager Investigated for Embezzlement of Unclaimed Residuals

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Two employees were discharged, one for possible embezzlement of $200,000-$250,000 and the other for violation of policies. An outside probe is ongoing...

Holiday greetings past and present

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

The first commercially produced Christmas Card Getting a hand-written card or note from an old friend or even a new acquaintance always gives me a ...

Could you be suffering from friendship fatigue?

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

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I stumbled on your blog today, and wish I'd seen it before. I'm in my 50s; consider myself a good, loyal, and fun friend; and ...

DGA and Studios Reach Tentative Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

However, union will not release details until Wednesday board meeting. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. ------------------------------ Watch for my ...

When a friend always needs to have the upper hand

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm 18 years old and my best friend and I have been friends for seven years. We went to middle school and high school together...

Men of A Certain Age: The Real Bromance Behind The Scenes

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The groundbreaking TNT comedy-drama, Men of A Certain Age, returns for a second season on Monday, December 6 at 10AM (9PM central). Starring Ray Ro...

Helping a 10-year-old deal with bullies

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My 10-year-old daughter has been having a lot of trouble with friends recently. Some of the problems are caused by boy drama...

When you've co-signed a lease with the roommate from hell

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My roommate and I are both in 3rd in university and have been friends since high school. We've been living together for only t...

Sunday in The Park

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

Spending a Sunday in Central Park is never a disappointment. There are unexpected surprises at every turn. ...

When Voters Find Out They've Been Conned

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The same people who paid for the midterm election ads playing on middle class economic insecurity are the people who made the middle class insecure in the first place. This will become cruelly obvious with the new Congress.

Path: The "less social" approach to TMI?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Like the seasonal flu, we all get a touch of social media fatigue from time to time. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare or something...

My one-sided friendship: How can I get her to stop IM-ing me?

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, I'm in an awkward situation with a friend and I'm at a loss about how to proceed. We've been friends for about 6 years. We met ...

SAG, Studios Reach Agreement on Basic Cable and Animation

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The deals are similar to the TV/theatrical agreement reached last week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter....

The Challenges of Making Friends on a Large Campus

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm a college freshman at a large state university. I chose not to join a sorority because it's really not my thing, and I've h...

Why Nancy Pelosi Should Continue to Lead Democrats in the House

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is little question that Speaker Pelosi will be elected House Minority Whip. The reason is simple: She is absolutely the best choice to lead House Democrats through the tough two years that lie ahead.

What Yesterday's Election Means for Progressives

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The same forces that created the economic crisis, and profited from it, turned around and played off the fear that the crisis created to convince voters to vote out Democrats who reined them in.

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 ...

Advice to Tea Party Enthusiasts: Use Your Words

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

It's clear that Tea Party enthusiasts have forgotten what the rest of us learned in high school about the Constitution and evolution, but last night's...

My teenage daughter feels like an outcast: What should I do?

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

The effects of bullying can be long-lasting QUESTION Dear Irene, My daughter is 14-years-old. She is very bright and is in the top 1/3 in all her ...

EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE: Sybil Sage's Functional Art Addressing Politics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ABOUT THE ARTIST: After a successful career as a prime time television writer, in 2009 Sybil Sage transformed what had been a hobby, pique assiette, t...

Help! My friend has become too needy

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She's been living in another state for the last few years but we see each oth...

Having "the friendship talk" with your teenage daughter

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

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, My daughter is in high school has had problems keeping friends since elementary school. From what I have observed when her...

When anxiety looms over a close friendship

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am a college sophomore and have had relatively few close friendships. I'm okay with not having a lot, but have always wanted...