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Fast-Growing Startup Challenges the Legal System: An Interview with PeopleClaim's Mark Deuitch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Mike Ragogna

An Interview with Mark Deuitch, Founder and CEO of PeopleClaim.com Mike Ragogna: Mark, tell us about PeopleClaim.com. What's its goal? Mark Deui...

Managing the Madness in the Middle East

Marc Gopin | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The key to untangling this mess and creating a series of tactical and strategic responses is to understand one basic truth: There are spirals of violence here that come from below, from the street, and spirals that come from above, from the state. Responses by citizens must undercut the violent spiral and address separately the state and the street.

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats To A Marriage

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Divorce
Kelly M. Flanagan

I feel bad for marital communication, because it gets blamed for everything. For generations, in survey after survey, couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It's not.

Mediating When Communication Breaks Down Between Coworkers

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

When coworkers are caught in conflict, do you know how to re-open the lines of communication without getting trapped in the fallout? Do you care--or do you just stay clear? As a leader, here's what you can do to help minimize the grumbling, reduce the stress, and resolve the issue:

The Sky Is Not Falling

Scott M. Weber | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

The Islamic State's rapid gains on the battlefield and televised beheadings, images of world powers on the point of military confrontation in Ukraine,...

Sowing the 'Ceeds' of Peace

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 09.22.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Both educators, both actively teaching peace, the two realized they had a common passion, but also complementary skills. They began to dream and plan.

Soft Trumps Hard

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Being seen as "soft" is not good neither for a man nor for women in corporations or politics. There is clearly a cultural fear of "softness." And do you know what? I think it is a fear well-founded! Because softness achieves so much more, in an unbeatable way.

Doin' the 2-Step When Your Stepkids Are Ruining Your Marriage

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most parents will admit that their darling, little angels have, at one point or another, caused a riff in their relationship. Raising children, whether as single parents, as dual parents or as a co-parenting team of several adults, can be challenging and stressful.

To Err Is Human: To Apologize Is Humane

Craig Dowden | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

When we are responsible for hurting someone, we often get angry at the person we harmed, avoid the situation, or try to rationalize our behavior rather than apologizing for it.

Voices of Reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

The third major military confrontation in Gaza in six years has taken place. An extremely fragile ceasefire has commenced. The latest escalation of ...

What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...

Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...

The Power of Authenticity to Create Intimacy

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Being authentic in relationships is easier said than done. It requires that we tend closely to our actual felt experience. Rather than defend and protect ourselves, it means finding the courage to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and then show that to a person we want to be close to.

Since I Never Heard Back From You

Erin Donley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

Anger is one of the easiest emotions to access. Some of us even look for an excuse to go there. "Since I never heard back" gives people permission to beat themselves up and unleash their silent rage.

Education for Rwanda: After the Genocide

David Moshman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
David Moshman

What Rwanda needs is education for peace and conflict resolution. Such education requires equal access for all, serious teaching of history, and respect for critical thinking and intellectual freedom, especially regarding history and identity.

Imagine a Violent World Where You Have No Military Option: What Would You Do?

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

When all else fails, consider the power and value of nonviolent resistance methodologies of the variety that Gandhi and Martin Luther King practiced.

A Peacebuilding Travel Log

David J. Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
David J. Smith

I recently returned from traveling and speaking about peacebuilding awareness with youth, educators, and the general public. Though travel can be exh...

Wars Internally Displaced 33.3 Million People In 2013, Reports U.N.

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A record 33.3 million people worldwide were displaced by conflict and violence inside their own nations in 2013, U.N. and Norwegian of...

Moving the Needle on the Bullying Meter With Dance: A 'Soft Space' Nonprofit Yields Solid Results

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

It was while working with students in Bogotá, Colombia, that she had a flash of insight -- that movement, dance and other forms of kinesthetic learning increase student engagement and serve as an organic and effective means of teaching empathy-based conflict resolution skills.

If You're Happy and You Know It -- Argue

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

As a lawyer, I argue daily and with gusto because I am fiercely protective of my client's interests. However I am not in the habit of sacrificing my happiness health to effectively argue, and neither should you.

Will 2014 End up like 1914?

Larry Summers | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Larry Summers

Economic success does not assure peace, but economic failure and disintegration almost assures conflict. It is incumbent on the leaders of the major nations of the world to figure out how to achieve more rapid and sustained economic growth. A commitment to maintain strength, to uphold the international order, is an inherent and deeply-seated part of any successful global system. Great powers can never bluff. When they bluff, when their intentions are uncertain, they are tested. When they are tested, questions arise, and the prospect of conflict mounts.

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Write Anger/Speak Love: Ending Bickering

Randi Gunther | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Unfortunately, as most relationships mature, couples can find themselves bickering over small things. If those negative interactions, as minor as they may seem at the time, continue and increase, they can eventually pervade the relationship.

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.