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A Much-Needed Reality Check for People Over 50

A Much-Needed Reality Check for People Over 50

I’m a big fan of hope. I’ve stood on the edge of some grim and horrific precipices, and managed to avoid falling into them because of hope. I’ve experienced injustices and cruelty, and survived, even thrived, because of hope. But hope does intersect with reality, and sometimes, reality needs to win. Back in my most […]

The key character trait for a strong and lasting relationship

The key character trait for a strong and lasting relationship

Whether you’re on your first date or you’ve been married for ages, forthcoming research in the Journal of Positive Psychology says there’s one character trait that’s essential for a solid relationship: humility. In one study, researchers asked participants to look over fake dating profiles and rate which ones they’d be most likely to date, based […]

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long run. Below, psychologists and other experts share seven uncomfortable (but essential) conversations […]

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

Anne-Marie Slaughter was a big name in the field of public policy – former head of the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and the first women to hold the position of director of policy planning when she was appointed to that position at the […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]

5 Ways to Move on After a Relationship Ends

5 Ways to Move on After a Relationship Ends

Most of us have experienced the loss of a relationship and its jarring effects on us physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes it’s a feeling of unbearable loss and confusion. We become sad, distressed, lonely, and often angry. It can feel like the end of the world. The impact of this loss is magnified because as […]

8 Tips to Keep From Being Taken Advantage of Financially in Divorce

8 Tips to Keep From Being Taken Advantage of Financially in Divorce

One of the scariest parts of getting divorced is wondering whether the person who once vowed to take care of you forever is now going to do everything in his/her power to leave you destitute. It would be great if getting divorced didn’t threaten your very existence. Sadly, we all know people who have been […]