| Nov 19, 2011
With the increasing diversity of the U.S. population and an ever-expanding global economy, demand for employees with foreign-language skills is as strong as ever.
The American economic system relies heavily on people of different nations and cultures...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:19 PM
Students and teachers from Ocean View School District are sharing a new teaching method with schools throughout the country.
College View, Sun View and Westmont elementary schools, as well as a team of teachers from Mesa View and Vista View middle...
| Mar 30, 2011
Q: Your peanut-allergic daughter just entered grade school and suddenly feels embarrassed by her allergy. How can you help her cope?
Acknowledge her feelings but let her know there is nothing to be embarrassed about. It's actually...
| Dec 27, 2011
When the stakes of a conversation are high, many of us clam up or blow up. A recent survey by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan, co-authors of "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High" (McGraw-Hill),...
| Jun 8, 2011
Q: What does it mean when you have a high level of testosterone?
A: To answer your question, I'd need to ask you two questions. But first, I need to explain a few things about testosterone.
There are two kinds of blood testosterone levels: total...
| Jun 28, 2011
My favorite zinger was directed against me by the mother of a college boyfriend.
"I've seen many photographs of you," she informed me when we first met, her eyes slowly — and with obvious disapproval — taking in my frizzy hair, fussy dress...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:31 PM
1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: —
2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:17 AM
In 2008, I transitioned from professional practice to academia. Since then, I have been privileged to teach at several fine universities in theWashington, D.C.area. For me, the difficult economic times have had a silver lining in that they have given me...
| Aug 15, 2012
A neighbor frequently asks for help with her elementary-age daughter: rides, baby-sitting, meals. But she never reciprocates. Do you say no, knowing the child is the one who will suffer?
(from our panel of staff contributors)
Is she a...
| Feb 21, 2012
Rejecting a request generally isn't fun, whether the advance is romantic ("Want to go out Saturday?"), professional ("Can you have the report done by 1 p.m.?") or social ("Come on, just one more drink!").
"A lot of times people say yes when they don't...