RIP Currents: Break the Grip

The roaring waves are beautiful to listen to and playing in them can be fun, as well. But, please be extra vigilant to watch weak swimmers. They will tire quickly and can also be bowled over and under those strong waves and disappear in an instant. Learn about rip currents and how you can free…

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THE SUPER PREDATORS: WHEN THE MAN WHO ABUSES YOU IS ALSO A COP.

If domestic abuse is one of the most underreported crimes, domestic abuse by police officers is virtually an invisible one. It is frighteningly difficult to track or prevent—and it has escaped America’s most recent awakening to the many ways in which some police misuse their considerable powers. http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/police-domestic-violence/ If your abuser is an officer of…

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What 2,000 deaths can teach us about living a good life

Think newspapers’ obituary sections are just about dying? Think again. They’re celebrations of humanity — with lessons for us all, according to data analyst Lux Narayan. New York City resident Lux Narayan (TED Talk: What I learned from 2,000 obituaries) jokes that he starts his mornings with scrambled eggs and a side of “let’s see…

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The best possible thing you can do to help your child through your divorce

http://ideas.ted.com/the-best-possible-thing-you-can-do-to-help-your-child-through-your-divorce/ Most kids will suffer for a short time after a marriage ends, but what exacerbates and extends their stress and anxiety is when they feel torn between two parents, says communication researcher Tamara Afifi. Fifteen years ago, I was doing field research for one of my first studies on divorce (TEDxUCSB Talk: The impact…

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Thirteen Reasons Why Talking Points

Talking Points 13 Reasons Why is a fictional story based on a widely known novel and is meant to be a cautionary tale. You may have similar experiences and thoughts as some of the characters in 13RW. People often identify with characters they see on TV or in movies. However, it is important to remember…

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Growth after trauma

Why are some people more resilient than others—and can it be taught? As Kay Wilson struggled to make her way through a Jerusalem forest after being repeatedly stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist, she distracted herself from her agony by playing the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in her mind, composing a new piano arrangement while…

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Family violence increases risk for many diseases while harming mental health, Canada’s top doctor warns

More than 230 Canadians a day are victims of family violence that are reported to police, Canada’s chief public health officer says in releasing a new report on a seldom discussed issue. Dr. Gregory Taylor’s 2016 report on the state of public health focuses on family violence, including sexual, emotional and financial abuse, as well…

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