Brenda George

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Bribery is a defined impeachable crime, the one that could end the Trumpian regime

When asked to define impeachable offenses, almost all of us would respond, “high crimes and misdemeanors.” I use the term “impeach” in what has …

United States

These are the most important manners to teach your kids before age 10, according to a royally-trained expert

FOR most parents, the most important manners to drill into your kids are saying please and thank you.<p>But according to a royally-trained etiquette …

Kids

America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies

Is America a narcissistic country?<p>On a day when America gathers together to celebrate itself, this seems a fair question. The answer is a resounding yes, according to new research — but some states are more narcissistic than others.<p>In a study published in the journal Psychological Science, …

Narcissism

4 Tips on Being Empathetic in Contentious Negotiations

When negotiating gets tough, empathy can help you get to a breakthrough.<p>Negotiations can be tough, especially if the other person plays hardball. In these instances, understandably, you may want to get in and out as quickly as possible to avoid feelings of discomfort or intimidation. But by rushing …

Emotional Intelligence

The White House Just Used Its Official Twitter Account To Go After Two Women Senators

President Donald Trump has frequently used Twitter to lash out at his opposition, so an angry tweet from him isn't exactly a surprise. But on Monday, in a sudden break from convention, the official White House Twitter account went after Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, two politicians …

Donald Trump

Doctors decry plans to detain immigrant kids with parents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors are speaking out against the Trump administration's plans to stop separating immigrant families by instead detaining children with their parents.<p>That approach, top pediatricians warned Wednesday, replaces one inhumane policy with another.<p>"It puts these kids at risk for abnormal …

Immigration

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Donald Trump held a press conference at the G7 -- here are the 38 wildest things he said

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump didn't spend much time at the G7 meeting in Quebec over the last 48 hours, but he managed to make plenty of news. As he was leaving for the conference, Trump told reporters he'd support re-adding Russia into the group. (Russia was removed from the group after it …

Donald Trump

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

WATCH: Psychologist explains why Trump lies so much -- and why it's getting out of control

Attempting to make sense of President Donald Trump’s flurry of lies this week — particularly with regard to what he has called “Spygate” — MSNBC host …

Kids and Tech: Why It’s OK to Stop Worrying About Your Children’s Screentime

My 10-year-old asked for an iPhone for his 11th birthday. Many of his friends have them. He will be starting middle school in the fall and will no …

Parenting

If Cancer Can't Survive In An Alkaline Environment, Why Don't We Use That As A Treatment?

<i>If no disease, including cancer, can survive in an alkaline environment, then why aren’t doctors using this method to heal their patients? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike</b> …

Breast Cancer

8 Tips For Talking To Your Kids So You Get More Than One-Word Responses

There are two things that I think the TV series “The Simpsons” got spot on when it came to communication between parents and kids. One is that kids …

Parenting

New startup wants to help you make a cash offer on a house

With bidding wars on homes flaring up all over the country, cash offers trump all<p>Anyone who has sold a home knows there’s a fair amount of uncertainty in the transaction between receiving an offer and actually closing the sale, which can take as long as 90 days. A buyer’s mortgage application could …

When Your Privilege Is Whiter Than Top-Shelf Cocaine, This Happens

Here at The Root, we talk a lot about things like white privilege, whitesplaining, white fragility, etc. Some of the folks who read our site find it …

The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny | Jessica Valenti

The longer we ignore the toxic masculinity that underlies so many of these crimes, the more violence we’re enabling<p>The massacre at Santa Fe high school last week that left 10 people dead – most of them students – seems to have something in common with so many other mass shootings that happen in the …

Mass Shootings

Jeff Sessions just reopened the door to deporting 350,000 immigrants whose cases had been closed

Attorney General Sessions’s latest ruling could make the years-long backlog in immigration courts much worse.<p>The Trump administration’s biggest obstacle to scaling up deportations of unauthorized immigrants is the massive backlog in immigration courts: Almost 700,000 immigrants are waiting to have …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

The Story of Bowlby, Ainsworth, and Attachment Theory

Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships, including those between a parent …

Psychology

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

8 Successful Mental Habits to Defeat Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

How intense is work right now? These simple and useful techniques may help lessen your anxiety.<p>Are you under intense pressure at work? Perhaps you're a busy entrepreneur and founder of a startup racking up 60 hours per week to keep your business afloat. Or the CEO of a company that just got handed …

Work-life Balance

Doctors say 'superblood' may work against deadly malignancies

New therapy seen as possible treatment for pancreatic cancer and triple-negative breast cancer, among others.<p>Cancer care has seen its share of false dawns in recent years, with many new drugs failing to live up to their early promise. But now there’s great excitement over so-called “superblood” — …

Cancer

8 Secrets Only Real Estate Agents Know

<i>This article originally appeared on Trulia.</i><p>What do the formula for Coca-Cola, the subject of Carly Simon’s classic song “You’re So Vain,” and selling …

Real Estate

What Really Makes Narcissists Angry (and Why)

Narcissists are people who feed off the energy of others. They draw from people around them to boost their self-esteem. As a result, they are …

Beware the smart toaster: 18 tips for surviving the surveillance age

On the internet, the adage goes, nobody knows you’re a dog. That joke is only 15 years old, but seems as if it is from an entirely different era. Once upon a time the internet was associated with anonymity; today it is synonymous with surveillance. Not only do modern technology companies know full …

Personal Information

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Apps

How hackers are hijacking your cellphone account

Fraudsters have figured out how to break in to online accounts protected by two-factor authentication, where the authenticating device is your mobile phone.<p>They don’t steal the phone; they simply hijack the phone number. This enables them to intercept those one-time verification codes sent to that …

Identity Theft

Trump Under Oath: Sometimes Combative, Often Boastful, Usually Lacking Details

In June 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump raised his right hand and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. On the verge of becoming the Republican nominee for president, Trump sat for a videotaped deposition, a familiar experience for a businessman who had sued or been …