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"Eggs for Sale": The Latest Controversy in Reproductive Technology Michelle Blackley
Category: Life in America Published: July 2003
Couples are paying lofty fees to egg donors with the perfect combination of brains and beauty.
 
"Teaching" Social Justice Elliott Peppers
Category: Life in America Published: May 2017
"The end of Jim Crow is not the end of structural racism. It is one iteration of it. While it is a great victory, it is not the end of the story."
 
Aging in Place Emma Dickison
Category: Life in America Published: July 2012
The vast majority of senior citizens prefer to age in the comfort of their homes as opposed to an assisted care facility or nursing home.
 
All Is Not Well in the Welfare State Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Life in America Published: May 2013
"The Administration and political leaders in Congress appear incapable of agreeing on how to address any present issue of national import, including ones that have vexed the nation for decades, like Social Security and Medicare."
 
American Families Are Drifting Apart Barbara LeBey
Category: Life in America Published: September 2001
The sexual revolution, women's liberation, relaxation of divorce laws, and greater mobility are fracturing the traditional family structure.
 
An Accident Waiting to Happen Dan Hannan
Category: Life in America Published: July 2012
There is no place like home--as long as it is safe.
 
An Invisible Hunger Sandra Lee
Category: Life in America Published: March 2008
"Children in this country who face [hunger] do not have wide eyes and bloated bellies, but come in all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. They live among us in our communities and are closer than you think."
 
Appreciating and Protecting Your Family Heirlooms John Paolini
Category: Life in America Published: May 2011
While most investors in precious metals may track prices closely on a daily basis, they are unlikely to consider how much their jewelry, silverware, and other collectibles have appreciated in value.
 
Are Shelters the Answer to Family Homelessness? Ralph da Costa Nunez , Laura M. Caruso
Category: Life in America Published: January 2003
"By using the national shelter infrastructure already in place to provide immediate housing, we can enhance services to be comprehensive and focused on building long-term skills that foster independence and economic viability."
 
Are Soccer Moms Better Parents?
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2003
 
Attack of the Four-Wheeled Giants Peter J. Cooper
Category: Life in America Published: March 2004
"The sport utility vehicle has been called the modern muscle car. What SUVs lack in acceleration, tire-burning ability, handling, and gracefulness, they compensate for in size, weight, and machismo."
 
Avoiding Inheritance Horrors Rodger Alan Freidman
Category: Life In America Published: January 2016
"You worried about your children when they were in diapers. You worried about them when they headed off to school, and you still worry about them even though they, too, now have grey hair."
 
Baby on Board Ivana Cortes
Category: Life in America Published: November 2016
"Instead of sugarplums, the visions that are dancing in your head [this holiday travel season] involve hours of nonstop crying, the smell of dirty diapers, and spit-up all over the back seat."
 
Baby Yourself Ivana Cortes
Category: Life in America Published: May 2015
"… The popular conception of the 'self-sufficient modern mom is a myth. It really does take a village to raise a child, so enlist yours to help take some of the pressure off. You deserve it."
 
Bad Effects of Gang Membership Endure
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2014
 
Be Smart If You Can Vickie Milazzo
Category: Life in America Published: January 2014
". . . One reason social media is so addicting: it is like experiencing human hugs all day long."
 
Besting the Bullies Todd Patkin
Category: Life in America Published: January 2017
"According to the National Institutes of Health, about 47 teens are bullied every five minutes; 71% of students report bullying as an ongoing problem; about 282,000 students reportedly are attacked in U.S. high schools each month…"
 
Black Lies Matter Diana Klebanow
Category: Life in America Published: September 2016
According to the US Dept. of Justice, "The media has widely reported that there is a witness testimony that [Michael] Brown said 'don't shoot' as he held his hands above his head. In fact, our investigation did not reveal any eyewitness who stated…"
 
Black Middle Class Has New Configuration
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2008
 
Building Disaster-Related Communities Cynthia Ramsay Taylor
Category: Life in America Published: July 2001
"Whether planning for a hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, or even earthquake, disaster mitigation in advance can yield the same result: fewer lives lost and less damage to property."
 
Bursting Our Bubble Randal O'Toole
Category: Life in America Published: March 2010
"Bubbles and credit crises happen too often as it is. Governments should not increase their frequencies and depths by creating artificial housing and real estate shortages."
 
Can We Curb the Privacy Invaders? Ray C. Spencer
Category: Life in America Published: March 2002
". . . The haphazard collection, retention, and dissemination of personal information continues unregulated on an unprecedented scale--largely concealed from the individuals whose data is being used."
 
Child Sexual Abuse's Second Shame Nick Bryant
Category: Life in America Published: January 2012
"The reality is that many perpetrators are not shady men in dirty, threadbare trench coats living in seedy hotels, but are, in fact, pillars of our community."
 
Color Counts Anthony Layng
Category: Life in America Published: March 2006
". . . It is evident that differing color holds considerable importance within the black community and is measurably influencing self-esteem, prestige, and marital status."
 
Cracking the Code Eileen Wacker
Category: Life in America Published: March 2016
"We need a mom's code in our worl [to] celebrate honest friendships and decry the soul-crushing nonsense that leaves a mother isolated, disillusioned, or sad."
 
Daring Wives: Why Women Cheat Frances Cohen Praver
Category: Life in America Published: March 2007
"An awakening and urgent cry for change, the affair has multiple meanings. Above all, it is a desperate move toward a fuller, richer life."
 
Disaster Planning for Pets Laura Bevan
Category: Life in America Published: March 2003
"Having a plan isn't a guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen, but it does mean that you and your companion animals have a better chance of surviving and staying together."
 
Do Not Cry for the Crescent City Christopher Malone
Category: Life in America Published: January 2006
"If New Orleans lacks material wealth, it possesses a cultural richness . . . a certain nobility . . . that defies description."
 
Do You Speak American? Robert MacNeil
Category: Life in America Published: January 2005
"Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit"; a documentary on the English language, as spoken in the U.S., is airing on PBS.
 
Finding--and Bringing Home--the Child Who Is Right for You Mardie Caldwell
Category: Life in America Published: May 2010
"If there is one overarching message [for] potential adoptive parents, it is: Do not give up. Even today, with so many resources at your fingertips, adoptions takes time."
 
Flat Belly Indulgence Erin Wade , Tara Gidus , Kristina LaRue
Category: Life in America Published: November 2016
Eat, drink, and be slender this hioliday season."
 
For-Real Holiday Survival Deborah Cornwall
Category: Life in America Published: November 2015
"Many cancer patients live long and happy lives, well after their initial diagnoses. Holiday periods nourish their spirits and remind them how much they have to live for."
 
Foster Care Is Failing Dan Lips
Category: Life in America Published: November 2007
"Adults who formerly were in foster care are more likely to be homeless, unprepared for employment, limited to low-skill jobs, dependent on welfare or Medicaid, and convicted of crimes and incarcerated, as well as to succomb to drug and alcohol abuse."
 
Grown-Up Appreciation Todd Patkin
Category: Life in America Published: May 2015
"Now is a wonderful time to tell your mother all the things you did not know to express when you were a kid."
 
Guns, America, and the 21st Century Steven Riczo
Category: Life in America Published: March 2001
"In the area of gun control, it is time to leran from the experiences of other developed nations in a manner that preserves individual rights, improves informed consumer choice, and encourages responsibility and accountability."
 
Has Religion Dropped a Notch Below S&M? Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: November 2011
For the present time, Catholics and Jews are free to beat one another for pleasure, but may have little time remaining to circumcise their sons into the covenant.
 
Have Baby Sitter Will Travel Candi Wingate
Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
"Clear, up-front communication before and during vacation lays the foundation for a wonderful journey for everyone."
 
Hitting Home: How the Runaway Explosion Haunts Adults Maureen Blaha
Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
". . . We need to ensure our nation's at-risk kids have a fighting chance at safe and fulfilling lives as teenagers--and adults."
 
How It All Began Angela P. Dodson
Category: Life in America Published: July 2017
"The suffragists publicized their cause through letters, tracts, and newspapers. Lecturers took long rides by stage coach, buggy, train, ferry, and ocean liner…"
 
How Members of Congress Practice Private School Choice Evan Feinberg
Category: Life in America Published: January 2008
". . . If all of the members [of the Senate and House] who exercised school choice for their own children had supported school choice in policy, every major legislative effort in recent years to give parents school choice would have passed."
 
How to Have a Healthy Conversation Ralph I. Hyatt
Category: Life in America Published: January 2007
When individuals learn to throw off the shackles of predisposition and engage in the art of "soft power," watch the words and passion flow.
 
How to Stay Hired John A. Challenger
Category: Life in America Published: September 2002
A dozen Labor Day resolutions can help employees greatly improve their workplace status.
 
If You (Don't) Snooze, You Lose Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: July 2011
The typical American adult has an unhealthy, strange relationship with sleep.
 
Improving the "Converse" Universe Geoffrey Tumlin
Category: Life in America Published: March 2015
"When bad communcation habits take over, the reputation you worked so hard to cultivate takes a beating. These habits are the punishment that keeps on giving."
 
IRS Remains in Obama's Back Pocket Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Life in America Published: March 2014
"Because the Hispanic vote overwhelmingly favors Democrats, the abuses [concerning the child tax credit] are ignored by the Obama Administration and Senate majority. . . ."
 
Is Sex Better Drunk or Stoned?
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2016
 
Is Your Kid an Elite Tormentor? Jodee Blanco
Category: Life in America Published: March 2009
"Today's kids have it rough and, as parents, we not only have to endure our children's suffering but, for some of us, it is forcing us to relive our own."
 
Jamming Up Sex Traffic Erin Barton
Category: Life in America Published: May 2017
"…There is no such thing as a child prostitute. Minors used for sex by adults are, by definition, abuse victims. Pimps are, by definition, human traffickers. 'Johns' are, by definition, child rapists. Calling a survivor of child rape a prostitute…"
 
Keep Those Questions Coming Victoria Ryan O'Toole
Category: Life in America Published: July 2016
"…Curiosity is something that your children were born with. Your job is to learn how to foster and encourage your offspring's natural impulses to ask questions and learn new things."
 
Let the Party Begin Ivana Cortes
Category: Life in America Published: November 2015
"As you psyche yourself up for the holiday season, remember that everyone loves a pregnant woman."
 
Life Has Its Ups and Downs Robert S. Rothenberg
Category: Life in America Published: May 2001
An in-house elevator can be the solution to inability to climb stairs.
 
Losing the Race to Erase Racism Llewellyn D. Howell
Category: Life in America Published: March 2011
"Race is not going away, but it cannot be allowed to divide an ostensibly equal rights nation between white and black or between white and brown."
 
March On, Ladies Nora Drake
Category: Life in America Published: July 2017
"Right now, this movement [as illustrated by the Women's March on Washington] seems to be against something--the President--but is still in some ways searching for what it is for. This is in constrast to single-issue movements in the past…"
 
MDA Is Ready to Turn the Corner Gerald C. Weinberg
Category: Life in America Published: May 2008
"Science, with [the Muscular Dystrophy Association's] years of backing, is making dramatic headway against the genetic defects that lie behind so many muscle-wasting diseases."
 
Men and Women Are from Mars
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2004
 
Mining High Hopes from the Baseball Diamond Craig Daliessio
Category: Life in America Published: July 2010
A homeless victim of the recession recounts how the words of Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas saved his life.
 
Mother's Day Memo: She Is Always with You Stephan B. Poulter
Category: Life in America Published: May 2010
"There often is an edge of aggressiveness and cold-heartedness to adults who never have resolved or come to terms with who and what their mother was."
 
Mr. Mom Nation Reaches New Peak
News View Category: Life in America Published: August 2005
 
Multitasking Adults Have Hands Full
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2005
 
Myths and Realities of Car Insurance
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2005
 
No Stopping the Sands of Time Frances Cohen Praver
Category: Life in America Published: May 2005
"Facing our mortality provides an internal shift--a different perspective on time. The sobering new focus presents us with an urgent call to live fully."
 
Not a Fine "Whine" Ivana Cortes
Category: Life in America Published: March 2016
"…While you will not be able to eradicate whining overnight--or once and for all--you can help your children learn to use more productive, less annoyign means of communication."
 
On the Prowl Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: November 2010
"Does the cougar merit an 'atta girl' for finally staking out the grounds of sexual power and privilege previously allotted to successful men?"
 
On the Run to Nowhere Maureen Blaha
Category: Life in America Published: January 2009
"The runaway and throwaway issue has been a silent crisis far too long. We badly need a little noise, and the hope is that government officials, educators, and ordinary citizens join in the clamor."
 
Philanthropy: Investing in America's Freedom and Progress Claire Gaudiani
Category: Life in America Published: July 2005
"Voluntary contributions advance economic growth by providing a third pot of resources to address problems and create opportunities when government money and corporate investment are not available."
 
Post-White America's Tyranny of the Masses James W. Thomson
Category: Life in America Published: January 2010
"The unassailable priveleges of the white races have been thrown away, squandered, betrayed. . . . The exploited world is beginning to take its revenge on its lords."
 
PowerPhrases: The Key to Winning Respect Meryl Runion
Category: Life in America Published: January 2004
Saying what you mean and meaning what you say can help you become heard.
 
Recession Hurts Poor Most in Long Term
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2009
 
Red Alert: Holiday Office Party Dead Ahead Geoffrey Tumlin
Category: Life in America Published: November 2015
"…Lay of the juice, master the exit, review a few names, partner up smartly, and think about the party as a celebration and not as a Santa-themed networking event."
 
Right Under Your Nose Amy Bair
Category: Life in America Published: January 2017
"…It is crucial for parents to be able to recognize the signs that their children may be cyberbullies, and to know how to handle and prevent this behavior."
 
Rituals in Relationships Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: September 2008
"Rituals, including the rites of organized religion, are critical parts of life. They provide context, meaning, rhythm, and connection."
 
Saving Man's Best Friends Ed Boks
Category: Life in America Published: November 2005
". . . We need to ask ourselves how it is that one of the most progressive countries in the world is killing such large numbers of . . . Lost and homeless pets."
 
Searching for a "New Feminism" Harvey C. Mansfield
Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
"The old feminism tries to overcome . . . Basic truth by compelling us to live under the aegis of gender neutrality. It sounds like liberation, but it is not."
 
Searching for a "Pair to Remember"
Category: Life in America Published: March 2005
A well-known shoe company has set out to find fresh faces of kids--and, apparently, canines--to be part of its latest ad campaign. Sound familiar?
 
Setting the Record Straight Concerning Low Voter Turnout John Samples
Category: Life in America Published: November 2004
"No justification exists for limiting the rights of citizens to donate to campaigns or fund political advertising as a way to promote" people going to the polls.
 
Sharing and Caring Douglas Alexander
Category: Life in America Published: September 2010
"Sharing a photo may help us connect with someone that we never would have met otherwise. It is making our world smaller, and frankly, much more memorable."
 
Slow Down to Get Around Sharon H. Kneiss
Category: Life in America Published: September 2015
"While our drivers are taking every possible precaution to avoid accidents, communities need to do their part and practice common sense when sharing the road with sanitation trucks."
 
Slumber in Short Supply Jo Frost
Category: Life in America Published: May 2016
"While we cannot necessarily make our workdays shorter or push a button to reduce our stress level, we can still enjoy the long and blissful sleep we deserve."
 
So You Want to Buy a Home Bill Sloan
Category: Life in America Published: January 2002
". . . With proper planning and the help of qualified professionals, the home-buying experience can be a triumph, not an ordeal."
 
Sorry Is the Hardest Word Richard E. Vatz
Category: Life in America Published: May 2012
When public policy issue debate leads to nasty, irrelevant personal attack, as mandated insurance for contraception has in the case of Rush Limbaugh, opponents will turn the issue to the untowardness of the attack and ignore the points at issue.
 
Southwest to Suffer Most from Global Warming
News View Category: Life in America Published: August 2009
 
Street Life Is No Life for Children Jewel
Category: Life in America Published: November 2007
"Most homeless kids are on the streets because they . . . believe they are safer alone than in the home they once knew--if that home even exists for them anymore."
 
Take That, Wine Snobs Eileen Reynolds
Category: Life in America Published: March 2017
"People tend to feel guilty when they like the cheapest one, but that's actually awesome. It saves you a lot of bucks."
 
Teaching Children Self-Control Ivana Cortes
Category: Life in America Published: July 2015
"Do not cave in to whiny demands and offer a reward for a measly effort at self-control, or no effort at all. This is … kiddie extortion … Parents are held ransom by a fitful child until they, too, want to scream."
 
Ten Years Later, the Wounds Remain Open Wendy Stark Healy
Category: Life in America Published: September 2011
"The World Trade Center site is now one of the most historic places in America. What a shame it would be for kids to visit New York City, walk by the Ground Zero construction site, and never understand what happened there."
 
Thanksgiving & Christmas: Holiday Lineup's Unbeatable One-Two Punch James R. Lowry , Thomas A. Charles
Category: Life in America Published: November 2009
". . . Thanksgiving . . . is a special day that involves family visits and a four-day weekend for many [while] young adults regard Christmas as their most cherished holiday [with its] rich family and religious traditinos. . . ."
 
The (Parenting) Rules Have Changed--or Have They? Jenny Lauck , Susan Wagner , Alice Bradley
Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
". . . This idea that there is only one thing better than having a baby, and that is having a smart baby, [is] almost unbearably sad."
 
The Angst of Aiding Aging Parents Merilee Kern
Category: Life in America Published: May 2016
"Seeing that they go somewhere that offers assistance, socialization, and activites can help cure the loneliess and put them back on track to a more fulfilling, active, and engaged life"
 
The Bear Went Over the Mountain Carll Tucker
Category: Life in America Published: July 2008
Visiting the gravesites of U.S. presidents is nothing new--but vice presidents? One man's journey across the country to learn about our forgotten leaders yielded some interesting lessons about the nation . . . and himself.
 
The Deadly Politicization of Ebola
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2014
 
The Fun--and Foibles--of Fatherhood Richard Greenberg
Category: Life In America Published: July 2015
"… As parents, we all may not be in the same boat, but we all are on the same ocean."
 
The Influence of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X on Hip Hop Richard Brent Turner
Category: Life in America Published: July 2004
". . . Success and prosperity for the majority of black Americans in the 21st century only will be achieved by a strong coalition of Christians and Muslims who are dedicated to the values of democracy and social justice."
 
The Myth of the "Normal" Family Louise B. Silverstein , Carl F. Auerbach
Category: Life in America Published: January 2001
"Rather than trying to find the 'one right way,' parents need to be flexible and creative in finding strategies that work for their particular family."
 
The Phones Are Smart, What About Their Users? Geoffrey Tumlin
Category: Life in America Published: January 2014
"Technology has encouraged communication on our terms and led to an explosion of self-expressive me-first messages [but] what you want to say never is more important than what you want to accomplish."
 
The Silent Sorrow Perry-Lynn Moffitt
Category: Life in America Published: September 2006
"American society does not deal will with death in general and with pregnancy loss in particular."
 
The State of Our Unions David Popenoe , Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Category: Life in America Published: July 2002
"Americans are living longer, marrying later, exiting marriages more quickly, and choosing to live together before marriage, in between marriages, and as an alternative to marriage."
 
The Value of a Dollar Gregory Downing
Category: Life In America Published: January 2016
"How much money you make and how much 'stuff' kids get is far less important than making sure everyone is contributing to the family, and that children are learning the value of giving back to others and to society."
 
The Wonder of Work Teri S. Arnold
Category: Life in America Published: September 2007
A grumbling and disenchanted workforce can learn a lot about gratitude from those who treasure any job they can get--individuals with mental retardation and other severe developmental disabilities.
 
TV Show Spurs Quality Sex Talk
News View Category: Life in America Published: August 2011
 
Vanishing Youngsters: No Easy Answers Heather Hammer
Category: Life in America Published: September 2003
". . . It is vital that parents, law enforcement agents, and policymakers understand the complexities of the missing child problem in order to respond to the different types of these episodes appropriately."
 
Violent Crime's Effect on Retailers
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2006
 
Wanted: Secular Miracle Worker Dolores Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: September 2005
"Nannies . . . are one type of secular miracle worker within a much larger phenomenon. Experts in nearly every sphere of daily life are featured on television programs that presume to 'make over' their charges."
 
What Did You Say? Peter J. Cooper
Category: Life in America Published: July 2013
"American English is an incomparably broad, vigorous, versatile, mutable tongue that can withstand an unintended daily pummeling by millions of those who speak it."
 
What Did You Say? Richard Lederer
Category: Life in America Published: July 2009
"Let us hope that American English does not turn into a bland, homogenized, pasteurized, assembly line product. May our bodacious language remain tasty and nourishing--full of flavor, variety, and local ingredients."
 
When Cousins Do More Than Kiss Anthony Layng
Category: Life in America Published: September 2009
"Since incest taboos are so ancient and continue today very much as they did in the past, having near unanimity regarding their moral necessity, it seems safe to assum that they still serve some practical need."
 
White Women Bending the Elbow More
News View Category: Life in America Published: December 2010
 
Why Do They Cheat and Lie? Ish Major
Category: Life in America Published: January 2011
There are plenty of excuses made by lots of men after they have had to come clean about their affairs.
 
Why Newborns Cause Acrimony and Alimony Dolores Puterbaugh
Category: Life in America Published: May 2005
"Differences in expectations of what parenting will bring to the marriage, and how to handle children, money, power, decisions, and chores all factor into the stresses that erod so many unions."
 
Why People Oppose Same-Sex Marragie
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2016
 
Why Women Lie Even to Themselves
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2009
 
Woes of Welfare Phil Harvey , Lisa Conyers
Category: Life in America Published: September 2016
"One worrying aspect of today's welfare system is the extent to which benefits are provided to those who do not meet the federal definition of poverty."
 
Working Moms Are Thinking About Careers
News View Category: Life in America Published: April 2011