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Simple Truths: We Will Only Win This - and Other Conflicts - with Allies on the Ground

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task.

3 Steps to End Any Argument

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Arguments are a normal part of life -- it's certainly not expected that you never disagree with the people that you care about. But what can help is finding a way to disagree that doesn't drive a wedge between the two of you.

What Every Great Love Story Has In Common

Laura Munson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us do not want to accept this universal truth. We want our relationships to come easily, without bumps and hiccoughs, never mind gutting pain or bottomless challenges or high-altitude hopelessness.

Why Every Conflict Can Be Resolved

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Everyone is here to be their true selves, have their own opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. How boring things would be if we all agreed on everything all the time. Where would our creativity be needed?

Social Media: Obstacle to Friendship/Love

Michael Solis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Technology
Michael Solis

Friendships aren't the only relationships affected negatively by social media. I recently went on a date with a partner of several months who started quizzing me -- not about history or politics, but about his blog.

Don't Fear Your Mother-in-Law

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

We're in the throes of wedding season and inevitably I see lots of in-law related issues either before or shortly after marriage. One of the most common issues is from the wife who feels that the mother-in-law gets between her and her husband.

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.

The Art of Parenting

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child's unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges that come your way.

Glass Half-Full: How To Be A Little Less Cynical

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Ultimately, it is always in our own self-interest to be open and vulnerable rather than to be nasty or write people off. The only person we can control is ourselves. When we get cynical, we are the ones who suffer.

Sympathy's Surprising Downside Revealed By New Research

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Science

By Jamil Zaki In 2007 a Palestinian youth named Tareq attended an unusual summer camp. Organized by the foundation Seeds of Peace, the camp is des...

Holding Your Own in Difficult Family Relationships

Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW

Finding the "voice" to speak calmly and clearly to another person at difficult times is a challenge that does not come easily for most people.

The Importance Of Live Conversations

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Have you ever had a conversation, disagreement or conflict escalate over email?  Do you find yourself engaging in difficult or emotional conversations electronically because it seems "easier," only to regret it later on?

From LA to Misrata: Protecting Civilians Goes Beyond the Barrel of a Gun

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

As the United Nations' Security Council is set to discuss the principle of protection of civilians on Monday (May 10) and in light of the attention re...

"Don't Cry out Loud": Bullied Out Of Feelings About Bullying

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Grownups are not worth that much in terms of fairness and real protection, so deal with it in the streets. But for us who articulate and deal through verbal expression, the Columbines of the world still shock us.