As a mental health counselor and an individual with adult-onset food allergies, I find myself thinking a lot about communication and food restrictions. Two years ago I experienced the onset of my severe food allergies to hot peppers and their derivatives (and also tree nuts). Show More Summary
Therapist Becky Whetstone has seen hundreds of couples for pre-marital counseling through the years. If she thinks an engaged couple needs more time to work on their relationship before saying "I do," she's not one to hold back in telling...Show More Summary
In 1989, Lisa Zelken was an actor looking for a day job that didn’t involve waiting tables. After playing a clown at a birthday party for a friend’s child, the former camp counselor and Gymboree teacher found her calling. For more than...Show More Summary
Marriage is a journey and along the way, you will have to make repairs. Before you spend money on courses, retreats, and counselors, start with these three basics of sound marriage. Instead of investing your money, these tips require you to invest your intention and time. Be on time. I know that I have a Keep Reading ?
You probably have faint memories of seeing Tevas on your camp counselor or middle-school teacher. But now, much like the return of the Birkenstock, they've mounted a big, cushy comeback. First Marc Jacobs showed really fancy pairs on his spring 2014 runway, then came collaboration with the likes of Opening Ceremony and Nasty... More »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its final interpretation of a regulation that outlines mortgage lenders' duty to provide mortgage applicants with housing counselor information...
A rookie mistake some startup make after raising a bit of money is to hire a public relations (PR) firm. This is akin to asking a marriage counselor to propose to your long-time partner on your behalf. Sound crazy? This is the approach many startups take when they communicate their story [...]
It took a meeting with a renowned counselor for me to understand the depth of my problem -- and that I needed help
[MUSIC: Emerson Quartet, “String Sextet in D Minor” (from JOURNEYS)] Stephen J. DUBNER: In the theater, there is a principle known as “Chekhov’s Gun.” It comes from something once said by Anton Chekhov, the great Russian author and playwright:“You mustn’t put a loaded rifle on stage if no one intends to fire it. You shouldn’t […]
Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor's Best Friend." (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the...Show More Summary
On a spring morning of 1954, nearing the end of my sophomore year of high school, I sat down to take a very difficult exam. I had agreed to take the exam at the suggestion of my school guidance counselor, who had approached my parents...Show More Summary
As part of its on-going investigation into the for-profit higher education industry, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will be hearing on Thursday from a career counselor at Education Management Corporation...Show More Summary
While visiting a friend studying at Union Theological Seminary many years ago, I learned how uneasy the topic of masturbation makes the phone counselors at “The 700 Club.”
However, one counselor says the goal isn't 'converting gay youth—they’re actually affirming their clients’ desires to live a heterosexual life.'
The Lincoln Lawyer has been out for a couple of weeks, and even though it’s low-key and got so-so reviews that compared it to TV law shows, it’s hanging on and building an audience. I know why. Law shows largely stink, whereas The Lincoln Lawyer is as good a translation of the work of Michael Connelly as we’re likely to see. Show More Summary
Taylor Alesana, 16, reportedly told a school counselor of the daily harassment she faced, but did not find relief. She took her own life earlier this month. read more
President Barack Obama’s former Counselor John Podesta said on the day he left office in February that his biggest regret was not securing the disclosure of the government’s UFO files. The president himself was asked about this on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” talk show and said “I...
This just in, Mindy Kaling has a brother who is totally racist... maybe? Many stories like this have surfaced the past week. In them are varying accounts about Mindy Kaling's estranged brother and how he "duped" admissions counselors across America by pretending to be black. Show More Summary
"I have a hard time trusting people." "I never feel like I can trust my husband (or wife)." It is very common for me, in my work as a counselor, to hear the above statements. Trust issues abound in relationships. However, resolving trust issues is not about getting another person to be trustworthy. Show More Summary
The debate over the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay adult employees will likely become a hot button issue again in light of the fact that the Scouts’ New York chapter has now openly and publicly defied the policy. It was announced Thursday that the chapter has hired 18-year-old Pascal Tessier, the nation’s first openly […]