Instead of learning how to read and write, children are training to avoid getting shot in school.
Deanne Shoyer revisits her 2012 thoughts on the Sandy Hook shootings questioning the rush to blame mental illness and/or autism in Elliot Rodger’s rage filled Santa Barbara mass shootings.
Funds for mental health budgets were slashed a combined $4 billion from 2008 to 2012. However, in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December experts have watched that trend sharply reverse.
California passed new legislation last week aimed at getting over 40,000 illegally owned weapons off the streets.
Boston Marathon bombing reminded Whit Honea of a conversation he had with his son after Sandy Hook, and how love overcomes fear
In our age of terrorism, we have become a nation of lifeguards. When tragedy hits, Americans have learned to open their doors instead of closing them.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn said, “Only better mental health laws will ensure that the Newtown mass shooting victims ‘did not die in vain.'”
Senators struck a hard-fought compromise Wednesday, which may result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994.
School counselor Mark Vander Ley sees the issue of gun control as a broader societal issue of individuals taking responsibility for oneself
With his kids, Carter Gaddis straddles a line between regulating imaginative gun play and banning it
I want to feel my feelings again. And ruminate on what, in the end, is my contribution to make to my family and my world.
When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here’s how.
Keith Yeung may be a relationship-virgin, but he’s had his fair share of experiences with love, and he’d like to share some of the observations he’s made and lessons he’s learned throughout the years.
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Jackie Summers looks at how we value money. And how we value life.
A brain hemorrhage led to a life-changing stroke for Ade Djajamahardja at age 42. First came the fear. And then came his new life.
Yeah, white people riot. Over pumpkins. And sports.
Hero Construction Company’s Adam Hartley investigates how we can all strive to be more heroic in our daily lives.
K.C. Procter knows how easy it is to get caught up in a self-centered lifestyle. But if we do that, as parents, how will we teach our kids to be grateful?
Kenneth Patricio sees #Ferguson as a microcosm of the struggles of a larger world.
Dillan DiGiovanni talks about the days when the body image monster doesn’t win.
To overcome racism we need to overcome separation and ignorance. Familiarity, socializing, play and fun together breeds closeness, affection and care.
A black male teen asks: “When will we work together so that we may all live in a true nation of justice?”
Bill Walsh reflects on what he sees as one of the most pivotal events of our time period.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
We lose a lot and we lose hard. And it hurts. But we still have the advantage.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).