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Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

Raw and Real

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There are times that life is a hard struggle and right now is one of them. I get overwhelmed with the persistent, jabbering, all consuming thoughts in my head and I'm exhausted. Utterly exhausted.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.

Studies: It Is Most Blessed to Give and to Receive

David Briggs | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Congregants who only gave help to other members were twice as likely to fully trust their fellow worshipers as participants who neither gave nor received help. Members who only received help were nearly three times as likely to have the same high level of trust. But it was the combination of both that made the biggest difference.

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

How to Raise the Perfect Kid: Lessons From Square Watermelons

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

I'm not putting my daughter into a square box and I'm not a farmer. I'm just using the influence I already have to help her develop into the woman I know she's capable of being.

Is This The Secret To A Happy Marriage?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Interrupting the daily routine with a getaway isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And for us and many others, these breaks have meant the difference between having a thriving relationship and getting a divorce.

Midsummer Blessings of Bread

Donna Henes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Donna Henes

Summer is half over. The midway point of summer is like a well-seasoned woman. The galloping growth and sweet blush of spring have slowed and faded in her sweltering heat.

The Morning Greet

Donna Day | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
Donna Day

My day, like the days of many others, is filled with distractions, annoyances and pressures. As an account manager, I face rejection daily, sometimes hourly; actually, my day is not normal unless I am rejected. I have come to rely on my early ritual of nurturing myself.

Class Privilege and Parental Leave

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

Without state support for early parenting, being present in those precious early months is a class-based privilege, one that ultimately exacerbates the very class disadvantage that creates unequal access to the luxury of parenting in the first place.

'Too Much Mother Love': Proving the Necessity of Nurture

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

"All that rot they teach to children about the little raindrop fairies with their buckets washing down the window panes must go. We need less sentimentality and more spanking." Or so said Granville Stanley Hall, founder of child psychology, in 1899

Are You My My Mother?

Doug Binzak | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

It's my mother's birthday this week, and I have been spending a lot of time thinking fondly of her. But I know that I am fortunate to have had a great relationship with my mom. For many of us, let's just acknowledge that this relationship can be a bit more... complicated.

How Our Kids Turn Out Isn't Really Up to Us

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Each child was born with a different temperament, a different passion, a different way of navigating through life. I see traces of myself and my husband in them, but they are their own people.

If You Give a Girl a Hammer

Carrie Goldman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

It's easy to fall into the gendered trap of assuming that hammers and nails are the preferred territory of boys, but my 5-year-old daughter attacked this building project with more enthusiasm than I have seen her show in weeks.

Why I'm Glad May is Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

In small ways, my friend and I had always been nurturing towards each other. I believe that this is something that motherless daughters sense about each other.

It's Quite Simple: Unfollow Trump Jr. on Twitter & 'Fire' Sons From the Show

Randall | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Randall

Donald Trump has to deal with his beyond privileged sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Sponsors are starting to pull themselves from Celebrity Apprentice, and why not? As long as these two "sporty" hunters, continue to co-host the program with "daddy," there's no reason to support the show as long as Don Jr. refuses to apologize and drop his "holier than thou," 1983 elitist attitude.

As Science Turns Its Attention to Feeling

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Science
Sir Ken Robinson

One of corollaries on the rise of science has been a schism between the arts and sciences. The sciences are thought to be all about truth and objectivity: the arts about feelings and creativity. Neither stereotype holds up.

California Considers Repeal Of 1950's Law To Study Causes And Cures For Gays, Sexual Deviancy

AP | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.04.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill Tuesday that would repeal a state law designed to find the causes and cures of hom...

'Doing Good' Isn't In Your Genes, Study Says

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

What makes people help others? Evolutionary scientists have long debated whether our genes have anything to do with behaviors that make us help strang...

Raised by Wolves: Is Having No Friends Her Mother's Fault?

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

As hokey as it sounds, a smile and sincere expression of interest in another person are the first small steps towards making a new friend.

How To Nourish The Spirit Of Youth In You

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. Twelfth Night Ac...