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23 Reasons Why Dachshunds Are the Undisputed Champions of Dogshaming

BarkPost | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
BarkPost

There's a reason why a Dachshund kicked off the now widespread trend of Dogshaming. Why? Because Doxies are mutherpuppin' mischievous, naughty-minded dogs. And I will back this statement up 100% because I am the proud pup parent of a little weenie devil.

I Won't Be Coming Home for Christmas: The Christmas Experience in Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While it doesn't even come close to mom's egg and sausage Christmas brunch, I try to pick up a few seasonal items in my prison's commissary. Is it depressing? Yes. Does it hurt? Yes. But it is all that I have.

Hard Time: Lessons From a Maximum-Security Prison

Jade Chong-Smith | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime
Jade Chong-Smith

Republicans argue that punitive sentences are essential to a tough-on-crime approach that keeps our streets safe. I see building stronger communities with adequate support mechanisms, not building stronger prisons, as the path to a safer society.

Restorative Justice and the Rebirth of Chicago

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.13.2014 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

RJ is about repairing harm, not punishing wrongdoers and, in the process, saddling them with a lifelong identity as criminals. It's also about telling the truth, and building relationships with truth as the bedrock. It's about connecting.

Domestication and a Very Cute Puppy

Zach Dean | Posted 11.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Dean

There is a new puppy in my life: Liberty Dean (#totesadorbs, #errrmyghad, #there's-a-new-dog-in-town). She goes by Libby for short and she pees on t...

When it Comes to Corporal Punishment, Just Don't Do It

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

Desired behaviors are more likely to be learned by kids as worthwhile in their own right, not adopted under threat of harm.

Punishment Or Child Abuse?

The New York Times | Posted 09.18.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The indictment last week of the N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson by a Texas grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to a child has set...

Back to School in the '70s: Catholic School Revisited

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ms. Woods' eyes lit up -- she had her first victim. All I can say is that it takes longer than you'd expect to get the taste of soap out of your mouth.

When Are You Going to Stop Punishing Me?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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...