I was fighting for my kids, and I was willing to choose contention over mature conversation. I was wrong.

I had an interesting experience recently. In an effort to discuss some things regarding my children with my ex, I chose to escalate our conversation into...
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Our brains generate emotions, thoughts and feelings.

Neuroengineer Ed Boyden wants to know how the tiny biomolecules in our brains generate emotions, thoughts and feelings -- and he wants to find the molecular changes that lead to disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's. Rather than magnify these invisible structures with a microscope, he wondered: Wh...
ted.com|By Ed Boyden

The only remotely negative item was a speeding ticket when Pence was in his early 20s.

Trump has been telling friends Pence had the cleanest background check of any VP candidate.
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The Constitution clearly spells out three age requirements for public office.

The popular rum-maker Captain Morgan is proposing to eliminate any age requirements for citizens to serve as President of the United States. The ad stunt does raise a question with an interesting c...
blog.constitutioncenter.org|By Scott Bomboy

How do you define "nature?

How do you define "nature?" If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, then we won't have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris. She urges us to consider a new definition of nature -- one that includes not only pristine wilderness but also the untended patches of plants growing…
ted.com|By Emma Marris

A happier parent is a better parent.

"Life is far too short to spend it immersed in an unhealthy relationship.”
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The only thing a divorced person is truly an expert on is their own divorce. You can always explain to a friend what worked, or didn't work, for YOU during your divorce

It seems divorced people love to give advice about divorce. Makes sense. They've been in the trenches of divorce themselves, so it stands to reason they ...
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Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, in...
ted.com|By Julia Galef

Divorce sucks, but at the end of the day, the world is still full of so much good.

“It’s definitely a rough ride, so you have to find whatever makes you happy.”
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Are there Get Out Of Jail Free cards?

If a cop makes a mistake writing your ticket, you are most definitely not off the hook.
roadandtrack.com|By Steve Lehto

What makes you, you? ‪#‎TedTalk‬

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits -- sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join...
ted.com|By Brian Little

Did you know that shares on social media can create ample evidence that can be used against one or both parties to affect alimony, child support, child custody, and more?

THE BLOG A Look at How Social Media is Impacting Divorce Cases 06/23/2016 11:40 am ET | Updated 4 days ago William Morrow Internet Marketer, Link Builder, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Content Marketing Strategist at SEO POW LTD Image Source Most people with a smartphone are constantly tapped into some for...
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You don’t have to be a celebrity to benefit from a prenuptial agreement.

THE BLOG 5 Reasons For a Prenup--Even if You Aren't a Celebrity 06/24/2016 04:38 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Principal at SmolenPlevy, an award-winning Washington, D.C.-area law firm. Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy There's nothing classicall...
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Heads up.

We have some bad news for anyone who hates bottleneck traffic through Spring Lake and Fort Bragg during rush hour ... which is probably just about everyone. It's going to get worse for the next FOUR months.

SPRING LAKE - A major route through Fort Bragg will close for four months next week as part of road construction.
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Sammy Hagar isn’t the only Van Halen alumnus who has a hard time driving under the speed limit. ‪#‎TGIF‬ 

Eddie Van Halen got out of a speeding ticket for being Eddie Van Halen in June 2016.
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How often does technology interrupt us from what we really mean to be doing?

How often does technology interrupt us from what we really mean to be doing? At work and at play, we spend a startling amount of time distracted by pings and pop-ups -- instead of helping us spend our time well, it often feels like our tech is stealing it away from us. Design thinker Tristan Harris…
ted.com|By Tristan Harris

The current penalty for driving a boat while impaired is a misdemeanor with a minimum $250 fine.

The General Assembly is toughening penalties for boat operators who cause death or injury while driving under the influence.
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Are You in a Custody Battle?

Leslie and Andy were married for seven years, and Andy has primary custody of their 5-year-old son — though Leslie, who admits to having abused drugs, de...
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Click it or Ticket.

Behind the Wheel is frustrated that some drivers still do not wear seat belts. It is one of the simplest things a driver can do to protect himself or a
fayobserver.com|By Myron B. Pitts