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One Step Closer to Eliminating Power Hungry Unions

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

In the historic Harris v. Quinn case, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that home-care workers, many of whom are just parents acting as the primary caregiver for their ill children, shouldn't be forced to join a union.

A Baby Boomer's Belated Blog to George Will

Eric Trules | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

I mean, okay, I can accept words like "entitled" and "morally superior." I have even referred to your own brand of journalism of reeking of the latter, and isn't it funny, but now we Baby Boomers are guilty of calling the Millennial generation, our children and grandchildren, the latter.

What Makes Someone an 'Asshole'?

Aaron James | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Aaron James

What is the precise difference between the asshole and the mere jerk, boor, cad, schmuck, prick, douchebag, twit, ass, or ass-clown?

How Little League Screwed Up My Generation

Nick Halaby | Posted 06.19.2014 | Teen
Nick Halaby

I hear many adults who are much older than I am complain about my generation. They say that young people, those about to enter the work force for the first time, are the most spoiled and entitled generation in this country's history. I happen to agree.

Introducing the Muppie, the Post-Financial Crisis, Millennial Take on the Yuppie Lifestyle

Michelle Miller | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Michelle Miller

Like the Yuppies of the 1980s, the Muppies of today are driven by ideals of success, status, power and the search to do and be what is "important" (read: "cool"). And were it not for the financial crisis, the Muppies might very well have followed their Yuppie predecessors to the suburbs.

The Important Thing We Are Missing

Kristen Welch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

In an effort to make family a priority and give our kids what we didn't have, we've become a child-focused culture. In many ways, we've lost our purpose. 

5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement

Kristen Welch | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

Parenting is hard. Doing it in our culture is even harder. But it is possible to raise grateful, hard-working kids who put others first.

10 Steps to Raising a Healthy, Happy Kid

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We will know what kind of parent we are by how we see our children get along and interact in the world. Love should be the foundation of parenting. It is also important to know that discipline is the highest form of love.

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

6 Reasons Not To Get Everything On Your Child's Christmas List

Emma Jenner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

There's nothing wrong with children asking for as much as they'd like to. At a young age, they don't know any better. What's wrong is when parents see that list as a "to-buy" list instead of a "wish" list.

The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Adam Grant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.

Republicans, You Are to Blame! Get Over It

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Atiba Madyun

They reaffirmed what many in this nation want to deny. We the People, moved FORWARD! It is time for YOU, the Republican Party to do the same, or be left further BEHIND!

The Trophy Debate: A Dissent

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

When the trophy becomes more important than the activity itself, when children are uninterested in improving their skills, or when a child believes that just showing up is good enough, these attitudes also have deeper causes.

Girls, No More Kissing the Frog Prince

Zainab Salbi | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Zainab Salbi

How many women fear that if they claim their voice and put a boundary on a man's unacceptable behavior, they will be the "bad, evil witch"?

Moms, Relax... and Ditch Snack Duty!

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

What we've taught today's children is that they get a trophy and a snack simply for showing up. We've taught them that everything should be celebrated with food and a party. And we've taught them that ordinary days -- with no treats or parties -- are somehow lacking.

What Gen Y Really Thinks About Soccer Trophies and Entitlement

Jess Lively | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Jess Lively

We heard the message "work hard," but hard work alone wasn't what got us awards and accolades. At the end of the day, our output was measured more than our input.

Detroit Must Grow Up and Liquidate Assets

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.

What Does Equality Mean?

John O'Kane | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
John O'Kane

There's no question that many are down on socialism, or most any other "foreign" ism. But few can have a grasp of what it is. They must be driven by a media-stoked fear of the unknown since the alignment of power in this country now is far from socialistic.

What Millennials Really Want Out of Work

Adam Grant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

The jury is still out on whether narcissism has in fact grown from one generation to the next. Frankly, it's hard to make any valid, reliable statements about what millions of people who happened to born in the same two decades have in common.

To Take or to Give

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Eldon Taylor

Most people in every generation try to make things easier for their children than they had it. In doing so, however, we may not actually be doing them any favors.

Mr. Rogers, Evil? Really?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Our children are special, and our love for them is unconditional. Over time, we help them learn that success (and happiness) is earned -- by sustaining good relationships and hard work. Fred Rogers would undoubtedly agree.

How the 'Me, Me, Me' Generation Has Freed Purpose

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

In many of the recent articles on millennials, there is a critical narrative that has emerged and has lead to what I believe is the beginning of a cultural zeitgeist, and that narrative is about purpose.

Entitlement: The Harry Potter Syndrome

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

We should stop taking our American privilege for granted. More of us need to travel to some of the places that time's forgotten. We need to take a good look at them and then at ourselves. And guess what? We might not have to go farther than our own hometowns to do that.

What if Frank Bruni Has a Point?

Stacey Gill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Stacey Gill

All parents, understandably, love and hope to be loved by their children. But that shouldn't be the goal to the exclusion of all others. And Bruni isn't far from the mark when he claims parents often half-expect children to be able to raise themselves without any set rules or boundaries.

Making the A Team: The Rights and Privileges of Childhood

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Somehow, over the last fifteen years, parents have increasingly embraced the idea that rules are for other people's children, and that bending them to make things easier in the short term is a good idea.