If I could go back, I’d tell my younger self to quit. I would tell her to quit the high school friend who drained all her energy and the long-distance boyfriend she couldn’t give up. Most of all, I’d tell her to quit soccer. CLICK TO CONTINUE
by Larry Allen
An open letter to friends and family who are shocked to discover I’m a liberal… I’ve always been a liberal, but that doesn’t mean what a lot of you apparently think it does. Let’s break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: Not every liberal is the same, though the majority of liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:
By Lena Felton in The Lily from the Washington Post
Eight experts on when to quit a job, a friendship, your dream and more. This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.
By John P. Weiss in Medium
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” -Eckhart Tolle
hen I was thirteen years old my Dad had a heart attack in front of me. I was in the living room watching TV with my mother. Dad was across from us in his easy chair reading a history book.
I remember going to the kitchen to get something to drink and my mother screamed, “Johnny, come quickly! Daddy’s not feeling well.” The urgency in her voice frightened me. I ran to the living room and saw my father’s perspired face. “I think it’s my heart,” he said. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
By Jim McKinley
Baby Boomers, Retirement and Savings
There are many reasons baby boomers approaching their retirement years are frugal. For one, this particular population was raised by the spendthrift Greatest Generation and picked up a few things along the way. Add on that the boomer generation is growing larger and living longer than those of the past, and it’s understandable why those just now entering retirement are wary of running out of money. However, it is possible to balance saving and spending in retirement. Here’s how…
Gibbins Advisors, the independent monitoring firm just hired to keep HCA Healthcare accountable for the promises it made during its acquisition of Mission Health, says it will keep its ear to the ground, both inside the health system and across the community.
The Nashville, Tenn.-based health care consulting firm, which provides restructuring and financial advisory services to clients across the industry, will serve as the independent monitor, mandated by the N.C. Department of Justice as part of the HCA-Mission deal. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
in Pocket Worthy
Sometimes a place for people to come together is what’s needed most.
Toad, a 20-year-old Danish woman living in Copenhagen, has been lonely her whole life. She is autistic, and as a child, did not have any friends. When she moved from the country to the city, not much changed. “They says it’s a phase, but a phase becomes a life,” she says, surrounded by six other young adults in a cozy apartment in Copenhagen—all of whom are working on becoming less lonely.
by Jessica Valenti
Over the last year, Americans have seen some of the worst measles outbreaks in decades. The once-eradicated disease is now endangering the health and lives of people from New York to Washington, where the governor recently declared a state of emergency.
Patriarchy is at its most potent when oppression doesn’t feel like oppression, or when it is packaged in terms of biology, religion or basic social needs like security, comfort, acceptance and success. Heterosexuality offers women all these things as selling points to their consensual subjection.
Margaret Atwood has an eerie prediction about the outcome of abortion restrictions, one that bears an uncanny resemblance to the dystopian future depicted in her hyper-relevant novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Speaking at New York City’s Book Con on Saturday, Atwood argued that when states obligate women into childbearing, they institute “a form of slavery,” Insider reported. State-mandated reproduction has two outcomes, she said: That women die, and that orphanages fill up.
It has been more than five months since the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup, and yet barely a day goes by that Megan Rapinoe doesn’t hear about it from strangers. A young girl at a soccer clinic. A middle-aged man at an airport. Parents the world over via social media. No matter who or where, the topic is always the same: how the team changed a life.
Responses to Arguments Against the Equal Rights Amendment
By Audrey Muck
From Harvard Health Publishing
Contrary to popular belief, a drink or two per day might not help your heart, especially if you’re over 65. Learn if, why, and how you should cut back on alcohol.
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Here’s a wonderful TED Talk on YouTube. Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe — for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those in need.’ CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
Working with women through the loss of a spouse or partner has, unfortunately been a predictable occurrence at Starks Financial. Like many, we struggle with wondering what we can say or do to be helpful.
MEN AND BOYS TAKING A STAND FOR HEALTHY MASCULINITIES AND GENDER JUSTICE
The Men’s Story Project is a replicable storytelling and dialogue project that brings critical dialogue on social ideas about masculinity into public forums around the world – via men’s own voices and stories.
Anyone who has taken a United States history course in high school knows the story of Jane Addams and Chicago’s Hull House, the first Settlement House in America and arguably the genesis of social work in the country. More advanced textbooks may even have discussed Lillian Wald, founder of New York’s Henry Street Settlement House, who was instrumental in introducing the concept of “public health” – and the important epidemiological axiom that physical well being is inseparable from economic and living conditions.
What no one learned in high school, or later, was that Addams and Wald were women who loved other women and that these relationships – as well as the female friendship networks in which they were involved – were profoundly instrumental to their vision of social justice that changed America. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America by Lynn Parramore in Institute for New Economic Thinking
Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean
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