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Partnering for Impact: A Q&A with Domtar

Javier Flaim | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 04.17.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 03.08.2014 | 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.

10 Steps to Raising a Healthy, Happy Kid

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We will know what kind of parent we are by how we see our children get along and interact in the world. Love should be the foundation of parenting. It is also important to know that discipline is the highest form of love.

Chris Christie, You Lost My Vote

William Astore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Christie wants authority without personal responsibility. He's quick to hold others responsible but not himself. He equivocates when he should be unequivocal.

New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ways to Achieve Lasting Change

Robert Weiss | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Despite the burning desire for chocolate, extramarital sex, blackjack, cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, and the like that usually shows up somewhere arou...

At Least I'm Still Responsible

Literally, Darling | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

If we don't take responsibility for ourselves and our actions, if when we give our word it is as fleeting as a tweet, and we give ourselves permission to be unreliable, irresponsible, and flaky, then we are exactly that which we have been accused -- lazy and entitled.

How to Be a Good Consumer

Eric Simpson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Simpson

As I write this, it's Black Friday, which to my mind is the highest ritual of consumer religion, attracting untold numbers of devotees of all races, c...

Let's Really Converse About Black Self-Hatred: A Semi-Open Letter to Brother Orville Douglas

Charles Cole III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

Everyday, we are bombarded with images that perpetually show black folks in a negative light, explicitly and implicitly. When black is shown positively, it is clear that it is the exception, not the rule.

Accepting Responsibility

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As the language suggests, it is a "response ability" -- the ability to choose our response in every moment to all that is going on around us. A choosing that allows us to claim ownership of the circumstances of our lives, and thereby, to contribute to making them better.

This Is Why We All Need To Slow Down

Brenna Jennings | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Brenna Jennings

Let me drop the mic on this situation right now: my daughter is more important than whatever is waiting on your work email, or however long the line at Starbucks will be in five more minutes, or the traffic you're going to have to sit in anyway.

Killing My Goldfish: Thoughts on Power and Personhood

Anndee Hochman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anndee Hochman

We have the ability to injure with words, fists, guns and silence. We can cause so much suffering. Or we can try to fix what suffering there is. We can help each other heal.

This United Nations Day, Break Down the Borders of Your Life

Lisa Haisha | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Lisa Haisha

Today celebrates United Nations Day -- a day to remember why the United Nations (UN) was created. It's a perfect day to challenge yourself to think outside your own cultural borders and expand your capacity to embrace diversity.

What Every Parent Should Know Before Talking To Their Child About Alcohol

Charlotte Latvala | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Latvala

It can be difficult for parents to be sure of how to approach the subject of alcohol with their kids, especially if the topic was taboo in their own households growing up. For a healthy and realistic approach, read on for some practical parenting tips on broaching the subject of alcohol with kids.

Who's The Adult In Your Family?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In every family, there is one person who bubbles to the surface and becomes the family adult. Adults are the ones who bear the responsibility. It's being the person in the room -- or the family -- who wears the sign 'The buck stops here.'

DC Navy Yard Shooting: Let's Not Shirk Our Responsibility

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

There is never a dispute about the "what" and "who" of mass shootings. But mention the word "why" and the politicians, the pundits, the lobbyists, and even the parents, put up their deflectors and unleash the spin machines.

The Burden of Responsibility

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

We have taken it upon ourselves to carry the encumbrance of all that should have been done. Even though these thoughts of conjecture bare no fact, they have somehow embedded themselves into the already troubled minds and hearts of the responders.

Personal Irresponsibility

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Joan E. Dowlin

I believe personal irresponsibility has a payback effect. It's called karma. We are all connected as human beings on some level, and what you do to another will come back to haunt you in the end.

Take the Blame Yourself

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Taking the blame is a smart approach. So long as one doesn't have to accept blame too often, so long as not too many mistakes are made, accepting responsibility is evidence of real leadership.

Are We Control Freaks?

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Perhaps, this is the biggest adjustment we must make: to stop pursuing control. To learn to trust and to enable our kids to navigate their way through life without the misconception that they can control it. Adaptability, not control, should be our aim.

How To Hold Yourself Accountable And Change A Bad Habit -- For Good

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Some people do change. Some people do break their bad habits and pick up better ones. However, this requires an action plan, and more -- it requires taking responsibility for implementing that plan, one step at a time.

Turning 21 in America

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

In every culture there are rites of passage, markers that distinguish childhood from adulthood. But in America, our total focus at this stage and age is on rights. In fact, the first thing that pops into our minds when we think about turning "21" is drinking.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.