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Blame and the Israel/Gaza War: A Nonpartisan List of Common, Mistaken Lines of Thought

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Howard J. Curzer

I am going to advance 14 general claims that seem uncontroversial to me but have surprisingly powerful implications. My goal is not to resolve any issues of blame but to raise the level of discourse by warning of certain common errors.

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy Crush" or group chatting at all hours made me physically ill.

Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

Richard Greenberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Your kid has just completed a year of school, they are moving forward and that means they're feeling older and more mature. As parents, we have to remember to give them a little extra freedom (if they've earned it) so that they can have these special and unique experiences.

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Deep Responsibility

Richard Koch | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

I don't know why, but we have a fascination with courtroom drama, ranging from reality TV in South Africa to Perry Mason who never lost a case. But t...

Behind a Thriving Family

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

What does our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and my mother, Amelia DeNofa, have in common that make a family thrive?

What Really Matters? Life Lessons From My Father

Mable Chan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

When I think about the many ways he's shaped my thoughts and choices since childhood, I recall stories and conversations.  Here are three of the most memorable lessons that come to mind. They taught me what really matters in life, what matters to him, and how to weigh what's worthwhile.

Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

Jesse Michener | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Jesse Michener

The person who can't own a mistake and pay the consequences is so terrified at the thought of failure he'll do anything to keep it as far away from him as possible, often at the expense of others.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

Maya Angelou and a Gift Bravely Shared

George Giokas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
George Giokas

Maya Angelou's passing reminded me of legacy. What we leave behind is of extraordinary importance and Angelou left an entire library of work, all a product of her soul. As I thought about it, it occurred to me that that is one of the things missing in today's dizzying world. Substance.

Tremendous Sacrifices to Build a Better Future

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our father was a commercial artist and designer who also worked with home improvement design. He taught art and interior design classes in the Phil...

The Greatest Gift That You Can Give Your Partner

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we no longer hold our partner responsible for the fulfillment of our needs, everything changes. This is easier said than done, but it is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to insure that our relationship will be mutually satisfying.

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Let Your Child Be Responsible for Their Own Actions

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Monday morning, like most mornings, complete chaos unfolded in our house as four people -- my two daughters, my husband and myself -- aimed to head out the door by 8 a.m., our daughters for school and my husband and I for our offices.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

Freedom With a Twist of Maturity

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

The only reason I actually studied and did my work in high school, I thought, was to get into a good college and to keep my parents out of my hair. But now that I am at good college, why am I still working hard?

The Danger of Blame

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Steinmann

There is a very dangerous drug on the streets that nobody is talking about. It's called blameoin (pronounced: blame-o-win). Blameoin is a drug that m...

Forgiveness, Loving and Responsibility

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sondra Kornblatt

Forgiveness, you think, might be a good idea. But you may not know how to get there from here.

Partnering for Impact: A Q&A with Domtar

Javier Flaim | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Javier Flaim

Sustainability is one of the most far-reaching issues of our time. To impart measurable change, neither individuals nor companies can do it alone. Thi...

Why Life In Your 30s Is Better (And Worse) Than In Your 20s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

It gets better: more simple, more meaningful, more established, more fulfilling, more STABLE. You'll have fewer fights, cry less tears and make fewer bad decisions. But you'll also have less fun.

Don't Chase Anything You Don't Want to Catch

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Many people, myself included, have pursued happiness and pleasure in places where we know it will not be found. It is tempting to seek the comfort of material things, indulge yourself, pursue your appetites and the satisfactions of the flesh.

Therapeutic Rituals in Leviticus Shed Light on the Abortion Debate

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The fact that a fetus is inside of Jane does not mean that Jane is morally responsible for the fetus. If she has become pregnant through rape or contraception failure, she has made no promise to the fetus, and so abortion would not be promise-breaking. Abortion is not wrong in either case.

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.