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Just Say No

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

'Just Say No' Turns 30

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

By 2001, D.A.R.E. was deemed by none other than the United States Surgeon General, "an ineffective primary prevention program," and lost 80 percent of its federal funding shortly thereafter. Yet D.A.R.E .has kept going.

The Drug War Is Over, and We Lost

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

What could possibly be the federal government's objection to letting the public know that about the health benefits of medical marijuana?

Trayvon Martin and the Myth of Black Inferiority

Ronnie Reese | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Ronnie Reese

As Trayvon Martin's death comes back into the national consciousness, we should be mindful of the devastating potential of centuries of brainwashing, especially when combined with gun violence.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 16: Say No To Fear! (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

What saying no to fear is really about is having the deep willingness to trust yourself. I know it's scary to do if you haven't been listening to yourself in a while. Yet, practicing trusting yourself is necessary.

Sustainability Marketing Needs 'Here's How' Not 'Just Say No'

John Friedman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Because balancing the issues around climate, health, wellness, societal 'good' and cost are interrelated, the question is far more complex than a simple Boolean (yes/no) choice.

I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say NO

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Why is it that we can't give ourselves permission to ever respectfully decline?

The Michelle Obama Weight Debate

Peter Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Gorman

If one really wants to look at a First Lady who pushed her own agenda, one need only look at Nancy Reagan and her Just Say No effort.

Levi and Bristol, Modern-Day Romeo and Juliet?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Stanton Peele

Like Romeo, Levi doesn't seem to have much to do besides be in love. How did Romeo make a living, anyhow? As for Levi -- how does he support himself, anyhow?

When 'No' Is Nice

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

For "yes" to mean yes, "no" has to mean no. To me, what's "nice" isn't a question of "yes" or "no." Nice is what's honest, skillful and said with integrity.

First Ladies And Their Causes: A Brief History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Being first lady often comes with the responsibility of picking an official White House cause to promote while one's husband is president. For Mic...

GOP Brings "Just Say No" Message to Health Care, Economic Stimulus, Sex Ed

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

For the Grand Old Party, "no" is the watchword on health care, the stimulus, deficit reduction and pretty much anything else proposed by the Obama administration.

Book Teaches Horses To Avoid Drinking And Drugs

Awful Library Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now this is funny! Latawnya learned the hard way. Check out these pictures of smoking and drinking horses!...

The Art of Slow: Just Say No!

divinecaroline.com | Christine Hohlbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Now, more than ever, we need to utilize the tiniest complete sentence the English language has to offer. Are you ready? Say it with me now: No!...

Just Say "No" to Adult Children Wanting Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You are not doing your children any favors by not allowing them to grow up. I'm OK with parents helping children through college (in four years, not forty), but after that they are on their own.

Celebrity "Roadkill": A Black Box Warning for Physicians

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Cohan

How can a vulnerable physician resist the temptation to "bend the rules" for these "tabloid elites?"

McCain Suggests Reviving "Just Say No" Reagan Program

CBS News | Andante Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain went back to the future last night suggesting that an old anti-drug program should be revived to stem demand for illegal drugs. "We're cr...