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  • Political Etiquette
    Political etiquette: How friendships survive Facebook during election seasons
    As the 2016 Presidential election season heats up, the writing is already on the wall, the Facebook wall that is, and friendships are already feeling the political heat. Friendships are rarely based on political preferences; however during an...
  • Meghan Edmonds
    Meghan Edmonds calls Vicki Gunvalson ‘vile’ after season finale
    Meghan Edmonds didn’t join “The Real Housewives of Orange County” with the goal of becoming a hated housewife. She simply joined the show to have fun, but questioned stories that didn’t match up. These days, Meghan believes...
  • Plaque commemorating Cobb Avenue High School
    50 years after graduation: A bonding in this company town
    Anniston, Alabama was built as a private town in 1872 by the Woodstock Iron Company. In fact it was the first town in Alabama with electricity in 1882. The town did not go public until 1883. The Woodstock Iron Company employed both blacks and...
  • Pamela Havey Lau, author of A Friend in Me
    Pamela Havey Lau Shares Five Patterns to Practice in Relationships
    Part 2 of an interview with Pamela Havey Lau, Author of A Friend in MeClick here to read the complete Q&A!Young women long for relational connection. Yet, without realizing it, more mature Christian women often distance themselves from women...
  • A Friend in Me by Pamela Havey Lau
    Does Social Media Keep Us From Making Authentic Connections?
    Part 1 of an interview with Pamela Havey Lau, Author of A Friend in MeClick here to read the complete Q&A!With 232 million people using Twitter every month and more than 1.3 billion people on Facebook last year, it’s safe to say we live...
  • Parents should encourage all types of friendships for all our sakes
    Parents should encourage all types of friendships for all our sakes
    These days there are so many issues with gender-related crimes still today. In fact, we are hearing more and more about those in authoritative positions, police officers, attacking and sometimes killing young African-American men. We have to ask...
  • Bible instructions for friendship
    Bible instructions for friendship
    Friendship is a wonderful part of life. Friends make days a little brighter, and burdens a little lighter. Some friends come and go; whereas, others keep the relationship going for a very long time. As with any relationship, friendship is not...
  • How a "NAME" Will Improve Your Relationships
    How a "NAME" Will Improve Your Relationships
    So you want to improve the way you and your spouse, partner, co-worker or friends at the gym communicate? There probably isn’t anyone anywhere that believes there isn’t room to improve in this most fundamental skill of life. If you...
  • Calm down.....
    Letting Go of the Little Stuff
    The small frustrations and irritations manipulate such power over us because they pickpocket us of the illusion that we are always in control. It has been suggested that every problem is a potential teacher—a confusing situation is an...
  • Gretchen Rossi
    Gretchen Rossi attacks ‘RHOOC’ co-star: ‘Tamra lost credibility with viewers'
    “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gretchen Rossi left the show last season after deciding that she didn’t want to film the show, but it sounds like she hasn’t exactly left her feelings behind. It is no secret that...
  • Sex and the City: Where are we now?
    Sex and the City: Where are we now?
    This weekend, I reconciled myself to a 'Sex and the City' marathon. Not that I was ever a particularly invested fan.I have always been aware of the show. It was nearly impossible to ignore magazines heralding Patricia Field's styling...
  • Black Women & Friendship: Constructive Criticism
    BLACK WOMEN & FRIENDSHIP:Giving/Recieving Constructive Criticism from each other
    Constructive criticism is meant to be a communication technique to identify and hopefully, find solutions to problems or issues in a positive way.It is used for both professional and personal matters but in friendships, especially for black women,...
  • Get Outta My Face
    Engaging "Reasons to Be Pretty"
    Relationships in “Reasons to be Pretty”At the Theatre with Audrey LindenPlaywright Neil La Bute’s “Reasons to Be Pretty” at the Geffen Playhouse explores relationships as did his other plays in the series, “The...
  • Math Fun
    "New Math" again?
    In 1976, when I commenced my teaching career then as an elementary school teacher, we were instructed to emphasize metrics since the system would be fully adopted in 1978.Then 1978 came and left, and we were still teaching the Old English...
  • Threes a crowd
    Friendships and relationships: When overlapping becomes a problem
    Katie meets Calvin. Calvin and Katie hit it off, and begin dating. Katie tells all her friends about Calvin and how great he is. Katie eventually wants all her friends to meet Calvin and hang out with him, because anyone that is special in her...
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