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Work and Family, are Boundaries Fading?

Then, the world underwent a technological revolution led by computer technology. However, more than computers alone, came the mobile or wireless revolution that has been so powerful that it... More...

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Addressing Problems at Schools in Context: A Philosophical Statement

A core value that seems to be emphasized amongst parents in this part of the developed world implies a need to provide their children with "everything." The desire for parents to uphold this value is derived from a variety of origins: a social norm or expectation, a desire of the parent to provide children with what they themselves didn't have growing up, a belief that this will lead to greater success and opportunity in life. More...

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Chronic Pain: A New Treatment

Chronic pain is pain that persists for months and years, and it can be a complicated and frustrating condition. Those who struggle with pain know that medical treatments have limited use in helping to manage it. Although pain had traditionally been treated as a physical problem, we now know that psychological and environmental conditions influence the experience of pain. Pain can be exacerbated by stress, too much activity, too little activity, More...

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Providing "Help" to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Common wisdom says that if someone is being terrorized by living in an atmosphere of domestic violence, they should get out in order to save themselves. While this advice makes sense on one level, there is also something smug and self serving about this statement... More...

 
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Building and sustaining a relationship takes effort and most successful couples that have been together long enough so that the initial fairy tale rush of love and lust has dissipated (just a wee bit), know that a healthy relationship is a balancing act that requires both parties to engage in ongoing give and take. Some of the following tips don’t seem like “rocket science” and they’re not. What they are is effective so put aside any and all skepticism and try out these ideas: More...


What is included in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - Part III
Finally, after discussing the goals, objectives, and the methods and equipment needed to achieve them, the IEP team then determines what educational settings the child will be placed in. These settings or placements will also be indicated in the IEP plan. More...


Experts Urge 'Seismic Shift' in Approach to Better U.S. Health Care
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Coda: The Boston Marathon Attack
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U.S. Adults Want Physicians Managing Their Health Care
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It's About Relationships, Not Food!
Beginning in infancy, relationships, food and feeding become intertwined. Think about it: Baby cries and baby gets fed. Someone has to do that feeding, and that someone is usually holding the baby and relating to him or her. So, from our earliest memories, food and being fed is one of our first ways of connecting to one another. As we grow and develop, social events often revolve around mealtimes; whether it is family dinner or a social gathering with friends, we are enjoying the nurturing that food and company can provide. With the eating-disordered population, however, the connection between food and relationship can become a troublesome link. More...