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  • 'Adulting' Program Teaches College Students Coping Skills

    09/04/2016 6:46:51 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 4, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    A skyrocketing number of students are seeking crisis counseling at Eastern Carolina University, prompting the school to make sure it educates pupils not just on academics but also on how to cope with life's challenges. ECU reported a 16 percent increase in student counseling appointments in the past two years. Those involving a crisis were up 52 percent, according to a July report that shocked officials on the Greenville, North Carolina, campus. "It wasn't just the numbers, it was the intensity and severity," said ECU Director of Counseling Valerie Kisler-van Reede. "It felt like something very different was going on...
  • The Case for Delayed Adulthood

    09/22/2014 4:52:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 9/19/14 | Laurence Steinberg
    ONE of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. According to a large-scale national study conducted since the late 1970s, it has taken longer for each successive generation to finish school, establish financial independence, marry and have children. Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely to be receiving financial assistance from their parents. People tend to react to this trend in one of...
  • An adult at 18? Not any more: Adolescence now ends at 25...

    09/25/2013 10:13:34 AM PDT · by GraceG · 103 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/24/2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    Adolescence no longer ends when people hit 18, according to updated guidelines being given to child psychologists. The new directive is designed to extend the age range that child psychologists can work with from 18 years old up to 25. It is hoped the initiative will stop children being 'rushed' through their childhood and feeling pressured to achieve key milestones quickly, reports the BBC.
  • ObamaCare 101: ObamaCare or BieberCare?

    02/20/2011 8:39:45 PM PST · by stolinsky · 7 replies ^ | 02-21-11 | stolinsky
    Perhaps nationalized health care should be called BieberCare rather than ObamaCare. That font of wisdom, Justin Bieber, declared that the American health-care system is “evil” because people have to pay, while the system in his homeland of Canada is better because it is “free.” Justin did not mention that our “evil” system produces the best cancer-survival statistics, as well as over 60% of the Nobel Prizes in Medicine. In contrast, Canada’s “free” system produces waiting times for surgery of over four months, while thousands of Canadians − and people from all over the world − come here for health care....
  • "Catholic" Blog Defends David Berger's Homosexual Deception

    12/13/2010 12:06:52 AM PST · by 0beron · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/11/2010 | Tancred
    Homosexual friendly clergy at "Pray, Tell" blog, hosted by some priests at a Modernist Monastery in the Midwest are focused like laser beams on what a dishonest homosexual activist from Germany and former theologian has to say about the Catholic Church and its legitimate aspirations. Berger's already accused the Church of hypocrisy about Its position about sodomy, why doesn't he join St. John's Abbey and all the other liberals who pose as Catholics and found their own religion? It's ironic indeed that one of the largest centers of homosexual predators in the country if not the world also hosts a...
  • Flight Attendant Had Long Imagined Escaping Down Chute [JetBlue / Steven Slater]

    08/11/2010 8:40:24 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 70 replies
    NY Times Blog ^ | 09/11/10 | COREY KILGANNON & LIZ ROBBINS
    “For 20 years, I thought about it,” he said in an interview on Wednesday morning. That is how long he’s been in the industry. “But you never think you’re going to do it.” On Monday, on a full flight that had just landed from Pittsburgh, he did. ... Following his arraignment on Tuesday, his court-appointed lawyer said that Mr. Slater had intervened in an altercation involving a female passenger before the flight left Pittsburgh for Kennedy International Airport. The woman had been squabbling with another passenger over access to the overhead luggage bins. Her identity remains unknown. A document submitted...
  • Party Of Children (Guess which one?)

    06/19/2010 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Eurasia View ^ | June 19, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now that Obama managed to interrupt his golf game long enough to deliver an emotional high profile speech in the Oval Office with a stealth push for Carbon Credits, a crisis is once again on the way to being co-opted as an opportunity. Not that it's much of an opportunity for Obama who is polling worse than ever. The left is growing to resent him almost as much as the right, for not being the liberal messiah they expected him to be. The irony is that no matter how immature Obama may be, and out of touch with political realities...
  • "Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds

    08/04/2009 1:00:08 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1,632+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday August 4, 2009 | By Hilary White
    Tuesday August 4, 2009 "Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds "Emotional immaturity" and depression more prevalent among condom-users By Hilary WhitePAISLEY, Scotland, August 4, 2009 ( - Research from Scotland finding that heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than "safe sex" with condoms, has stirred controversy among "sexual health" campaigners. The lead researcher wrote of the survey respondents, "The more often they have sex without condoms, the better their mental health."In the study, titled, "Condom Use for Penile-Vaginal Intercourse is Associated with Immature Psychological Defense Mechanisms," Professor Stuart...
  • Janeane: A ‘I Hate Myself’ Production

    04/24/2009 7:59:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 718+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 24, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    I’m not of the opinion that a person has to be perfect in order to point out the failings of others, but liberals take it to such an extreme that you have to wonder if they have any self-awareness at all. I mean, when someone like George Soros, who collaborated with the Nazis, compared George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler, am I the only one who wondered if he meant it as a compliment? Or take Janeane Garofalo, who says stupid things with such regularity you might take her for a sulky teenager even though she’s 44 years old. Because...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,464 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Serious Study: Immaturity Levels Rising

    06/25/2006 3:55:05 AM PDT · by glorgau · 129 replies · 2,354+ views
    Discovery News ^ | June 23, 2006 | Jennifer Viegas
    The adage "like a kid at heart" may be truer than we think, since new research is showing that grown-ups are more immature than ever. Specifically, it seems a growing number of people are retaining the behaviors and attitudes associated with youth. As a consequence, many older people simply never achieve mental adulthood, according to a leading expert on evolutionary psychiatry. Among scientists, the phenomenon is called psychological neoteny. The theory’s creator is Bruce Charlton, a professor in the School of Biology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of Medical Hypotheses, which...
  • Did Ted Stevens RESIGN from the Senate?

    12/24/2005 8:46:13 PM PST · by davidosborne · 52 replies · 3,425+ views
    S14240 December 21, 2005 Did you see that? Did you see how it devastated the land, and all the plant life is now dying because it was inundated in saltwater? The earthquake in my State did that. I saw one town disappear. I saw a third of my city, Anchorage, disappear. You have to have had that experience to understand how I felt when I went to New Orleans. You people didn’t believe it. Many of you said I did this for political reasons, just a crass thing, pick up some money and give it away for votes. I never...
  • S. Korea: Shocking Photos Show Nurses Abusing Infants (stupid airhead alert!)

    05/07/2005 7:58:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 1,695+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/06/05
    Shocking Photos Show Nurses Abusing Infants Korea's active netizens are outraged about shocking pictures posted on a website that show nurses treating newborn children like toys in an obstetrics and gynecology hospital. A nurse identifying herself as Lee, 24, posted on her homepage on Cyworld about 20 photos of women who look like nurses appearing to treat newborn children like objects. Pictures show a nurse squeezing a newborn's face with her fingers, putting heart-shaped paper on a newborn's cheeks, and apparently placing a newborn in a plastic bag. They also include off-color images of two newborns posed as if...
  • Immaturity of Sports Announcers

    03/16/2005 12:43:45 PM PST · by jolie560 · 6 replies · 354+ views
    VANITY | March 16, 2005 | VANITY
    Why do adults who broadcast sporting events behave and speak like immature teenagers? Hardly a game can go by without ritualistic laughter following a comment that is clearly between and among the announcers. The laugh-provoking comments do not seem to be directed toward the TV viewers. What ever happened to professionalism? The viewers seem to exist only to be teased and prompted for the next commercial announcement.
  • Bush twins 'embarrass' parents. (video)

    09/01/2004 7:58:42 AM PDT · by evets · 210 replies · 6,660+ views
    Ha ha. Well, they said it, not me: "Remember all those times when you're growing up and your parents embarrased you? Well, this is payback time on live t.v.!"(I loved it and thought they we're funny. I'm sure that their family loved it too!) Video of twins convention speech courtesy here
  • THE GIRLS (Andrew Sullivan on the Bush twins)

    08/31/2004 11:25:17 PM PDT · by ambrose · 22 replies · 1,547+ views
    THE GIRLS: But Jenna and Barbara really did steal the show. The word "sex" emanated from the stage. No, this wasn't an ad lib. The marketers who are promoting the policies of James Dobson and Rick Santorum were making jokes mocking the prudery of people who think "Sex and the City" is something only married people do and never talk about. Like the president's gaffe about not winning the war on terror, this could never have been uttered at a Democratic convention without the Dems being described as out-of-touch metrosexuals. But the delegates, knowing that this kind of front is...
  • Bush Twins Get a Little Payback in Prime Time

    08/31/2004 11:30:11 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 143 replies · 3,579+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09/01/04 | JODI WILGOREN
    Bush Twins Get a Little Payback in Prime TimeBy JODI WILGORENPublished: September 1, 2004 aybe girls do just want to have fun. The Bush girls, at least.Forget four years of shunning the spotlight. President Bush's twin 22-year-olds, Jenna and Barbara, strutted into it last night with a sassy, sexy serenade to their parents at the Republican National Convention, every wisecracking word broadcast live on national television. They spared no one."She thinks 'Sex in the City' is something married people do, but never talk about," Jenna, the blonde, razzed her grandmother, Barbara Bush. Jenna was referring to the HBO program "Sex...
  • God Bless the Bush Twins

    08/31/2004 8:33:08 PM PDT · by Limbaudda · 184 replies · 4,715+ views
    Me | limbaudda

    02/05/2004 1:06:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 288+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/05/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>February 5, 2004 -- The Academy Awards have been sucked into Janet Jackson's bare-breast fiasco. ABC has pressured the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences to agree to a five-second delay on the Feb. 29 telecast, but the organization is protesting.</p>
  • Parents: It's All Thong [Teacher Bans Thong Panties in 6TH GRADE CLASSROOM-parents complain]

    05/28/2003 5:50:05 PM PDT · by ewing · 216 replies · 2,163+ views
    Sky News ^ | May 28, 2003 16:52 | staff report
    A head teacher has angered parents by asking them to stop their daughters from wearing thongs to school.Anna Roxburgh, the head of Hamp Junior High School in Bridge Water, Somerset made the plea to parents of 6th Grade Girls, ages 10-11.In a letter she said she had no objection to thongs personally.But she was concerned about the girl possible embarassment while changing for Physical Education Class, falling over in the playground or doing handstands. Hamp Junior High is a mixed -sexes school with 270 puplis. One mother said the letter was 'unbeliveable.' She added: 'Schools lay down enough rules without...