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  • Children playing a video game
    Gamers discussion 001: Kids & gaming
    The pros and cons of playing video games often gets questioned in today's society. There are heated arguments both in favor and in opposition of video game usage for children. I participated in a panel of four which convened to discuss the...
  • Golden Globes
    Briefly Recapping the 2013 Golden Globe Awards
    The Golden Globe Awards premiered last night, and while any site can tell you that Leonardo DiCaprio won for Best Actor in The Wolf Of Wall Street, and American Hustle (much to the probable dismay of one Variety.com critic who penned a serious...
  • Google Plus Communities
    Six benefits of a Google Plus Community
    Have you joined or created any Google Plus Communities? If you have not, chances are you do no fully understand the benefits of social networking with G+ Communities. Some of them are listed below:G+ Communities can be set as private for certain...
  • Gallery Going in Manhattan
    American art since 1945
    This collection of pieces covers modern American art and culture from postwar American abstract expressionism and the Cold War right through to the year 2000 with its plethora of video and technological advancements,providing readers with a...
  • Keeping cool when holiday table conversations turn to quarrels
    Keeping cool when holiday table conversations turn to quarrels
    With the holidays in full swing, no doubt most of us will find ourselves in the company of family and friends having all manner of conversations. There will be meals shared around a table, and if the guests have not been in recent contact, lots of...
  • Discussing Adoption
    How to explain adoption to your child
    The paperwork has been signed, it's official. You've adopted! Congratulations! Now for the next step - telling your son or daughter how they came to be a part of your family. Census data shows that between 500 and 700 children are adopted...
  • Workers on Strike
    Speak Out: Fast Food Workers on Strike Include Parents Supporting Families
    Since so many local fast food restaurant workers are going on strike, the St. Louis community is abuzz with debate. Some support the fast food workers, pointing out that many are parents who are just trying to make it in the world, while others...
  • Jenelle Evans
    ‘Teen Mom’ star Jenelle Evans sparks discussion with house purchase
    “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans revealed a big bombshell yesterday; she had purchased a house. She shared a picture of the home, revealing that the picture was older and that she would be sharing updates of the house on her social media...
  • Bethenny Frankel
    Bethenny Frankel’s bad sex and bad pizza question sparks discussion
    Bethenny Frankel may be going through a tough time at the moment, but she isn’t showing signs of it on her Twitter account. She was scheduled to appear in court yesterday to fight for her daughter in the divorce battle against her husband,...
  • Should you tell your child about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting
    Should you tell your child about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting
    Each day since the Connecticut School Shooting we get up with a lump in our gut. Thinking about it is just too much and our hearts go out to everyone involved. All of the pictures that are shown and all of the media reports, and interviews with...
  • Discussion
    Knowing What You Want And Not Being Afraid to Say So
    You moan and you groan but you won’t make that one little concession: to seize the self-liberating call that beckons you. What do I mean? I mean you must be willing to recognize that you are spending monotonous days fooling yourself. Instead...
  • Mother looking at serious adult daughter
    Discussing your chronic illness: what helps and what hurts
    Good IntentionsWhen a family member or friend has a chronic, undiagnosed or "invisible"illness, it effects everyone associated. The ailing individual struggles to function, while those around him or her struggle to understand.Those with...
  • End Time Prophecy Lecture/DiscussionT
    End Time Prophecy Discussion
    Atlantans concerned about the moral compass and the direction America is headed, please join Jim Yancey at O’Charley’s Restaurant at East-West End Connector on Tuesday, October 9th at noon for a 90 minute lecture/discussion on End...
  • TodaysMeet
    Classroom Social Networking Tools That Encourage Meaningful Talk
    Teachers looking for ways to encourage meaningful class discussions should utilize backchanneling tools to engage their 21st century students. Below is a list of some tools teachers should explore to initiate discussions and elicit thoughtful...
  • Visual JoJoism 35
    Discussion based learning
    The Socratic method, named after the Greek philosopher, Socrates, is a teaching method where the professor asks questions in order to guide his students’ discussion. There is an exchange of ideas through the use of critical thinking,...