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Punishment

When Are You Going to Stop Punishing Me?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What a great question! I wish I heard more people asking it. I want to explore the process of punishment. The process of punishment shows up in m...

Right-to-Lifers Are Hypocrites -- And Here's Why

Mark Olmsted | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It's not the right of the fetus to life that really drives them. It is their belief that woman who have sex for pleasure should bear the "consequences" of their decision. The hostility is tangible -- I have the hate-tweets to prove it.

When Our Children Bring Mistakes To Us

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Our children are going to make mistakes; whether or not we're part of the solution depends on the relationships we build today.

Moral Stories and the Media

Eldon Taylor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of p...

Blacks In Prison: Perception And Punishment

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One would expect such patently unfair statistics to cause outrage, and calls for more leniency in penal laws, but is it possible that the opposite occurs? Might the blackness of the prisons lead to more, not less, punitive attitudes and policies?

Stop Punishing Your Child And Do This Instead

OWN | Posted 05.21.2014 | OWN

Consequence. It's a familiar concept to parents looking to discipline an unruly child. If kids refuse to listen, they have to do extra chores. If they...

Domestic Violence, Part 2

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

For part one, click here. Why do people stay in a relationship where there is domestic violence? There are many answers to these questions. This i...

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

Love Taps: Parshat Metzora

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

It's bad news for any homeowner whose house is declared condemned due to a tzaraas affliction. But as the walls come tumbling down, there is a surpris...

Why The Effects of Blame Kills Productivity

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

My dad is retired US Marine Corp. He fought for our country in both Vietnam and in Korea. As a Platoon Sergeant, his goal was to complete the missions...

Of Secrecy and Punishment

Lauren Sudeall Lucas | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Lauren Sudeall Lucas

The increasingly secretive nature of punishment in the U.S. suppresses much needed discussion about how we choose to punish those convicted of a crime

The Punishment Model

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

There's a process I see when I work with individuals and couples. I call it the "Punishment Model." As I listen to many couples sharing their issue...

This Is What It Feels Like When You're About To Punish Your Child

John Kinnear | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

I will love her AND be mad at her. I will know that this may not be the right thing to do, but it is the best way I know how to do it at that moment.

Silence Once Begun: a Talk With Jesse Ball

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jesse Ball's new novel Silence Once Begun has just been released by Pantheon. His three previous novels are The Way Through Doors, Samedi the Deafness and Curfew. He's also written several works of verse.

Stone Age Rituals in Modern Society: Let's Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The death penalty is difficult justify in any modern civilized society. The issue is greater than partisan politics. A sober evaluation of the costs and benefits of state-sanctioned death clearly demonstrates that the death penalty is not viable.

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words.  As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Exec...

The Idea of Sportsmanship: What Mandela Can Teach Us

Clark Power | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Nelson Mandela, who brought together a country torn by years of racial strife and resentment, believed that sports had the power to change the world. He believed that sports can promote peace and human harmony by appealing to the wellsprings of respect and love in the human soul.

My Friend, the Killer

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

It's difficult to think of this girl's last minutes, attacked by the man she called daddy, staring, scared and uncomprehending, as she bled to death. But it's her killer who's on my mind. I don't understand how he could have taken a life. But he's a friend now and his terror has become mine.

'If You Get Too Cold, I'll Tax The Heat'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody likes the taxman. Even those who in principle believe in spreading the wealth -- even they get a twinge of fear at the mention of the IRS, April 15th and -- worst of all -- the dreaded audit. Don't deny it.

New Findings: Discipline, Don't Punish

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Our problem is, while we want to refrain from any violent or loud reaction, eventually, the emotion has been suppressed for so long, it erupts like a volcano, and displaces our logic. Rational leaders become irrational as they react to repeated problem behavior. It is punitive, not redemptive in nature.

Hope Flows From Hollow Water

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Koehler

Hollow Water First Nation Reserve may have felt utterly isolated in their troubles, but what a few of them started to do -- in synchronicity with people in other indigenous communities -- has spread hope and awareness across the planet.

The Two Faces of Shame

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Shaming punishments -- sometimes called Scarlet Letter sentences -- are making something of a comeback in recent years, raising not only legal but psychological questions as well, most notably: Do they work?

Psst. I Hear That Gossip Is Not All Bad.

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

If you and I are made aware of others past behavior, we can use this knowledge to choose who to do business with in the future -- and to exclude those who have earned a reputation for selfishness and dishonesty.

The Outing That Turned Into A Power Struggle With My Daughter

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

She was bathed and dressed, wearing cute summer shorts and a matching top. Blue. We went to play on the bay beach for a few minutes before dinner. Swing on the swings. Dig in the sand. Sit on the teeter-totter. It was not time to play in the water. Re-read the first part of the first sentence -- she was bathed and dressed. She was also 4 years old and into testing both herself and me.