Diana Pratt

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Michael Dunn Trial: White Fear Matters More Than Black Lives

Let's say you wanted to kill a black teenager. The reason doesn't matter. Maybe they looked too suspicious while walking home, or maybe they just …

The Best Books on President Lincoln

Two years ago, Paul Tetreault, director of Ford’s Theater in Washington, declared that there are more books written about Abraham Lincoln than any …

Miley Cyrus Went Down On A Bill Clinton Impersonator In Front Of 19,000 People

It seems like we’ve been MORALLY OUTRAGED WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN about Miley Cyrus‘ transformation from Hannah Montana to Twerk McTwerkSex for years now. But the official tour for <i>Bangerz</i>, the album that gave us “Wrecking Ball,” didn’t begin until last night in Vancouver.<p>And what a …

Want To Drink Like A Famous Person This Weekend? Taylor Swift Does It Like A Princess.

<i>Happy Friday! Welcome to Drink Like A Famous Person, where we let you bring out your fabulous side in the name of some well-earned R&R. Eschew your regular habits this weekend by drinking like...</i><p><b>Taylor Swift!</b><p>We've chosen this starry-eyed songstress especially in honor of Valentine's Day because, as …

10 Things Obama Can Teach Us About Eating Ice Cream (PHOTOS)

President Barack Obama has eaten everywhere, from low-key burger joints to swanky prix fixe dining rooms. He talked with China's president and Vladimir Putin, and he's made speeches on hot topics from marriage equality to abortion and gun control.<p>But the most poignant lessons Obama has imparted to …

'Today' Hosts Learn The Hard Way Why You Don't Take Vodka Shots On TV

Natalie Morales and Lester Holt thought they'd have some fun in Sochi Sunday morning by taking shots of vodka during NBC's Olympics coverage. Turns out, it's best not to take shots while trying to host a TV program.<p>The co-hosts took a shot of Russian vodka, the country's "favorite drink," to really …

Co-Pilot Arrested After Ethiopian Airlines Jet Hijacked

World<p>A passenger jet flying from Ethiopia to Rome was hijacked early Monday by the co-pilot, who took control of the aircraft while the pilot was in the bathroom, diverted it to Switzerland and then fled out the cockpit window — into the hands of police, officials said.<p>Geneva airport chief …

A Mountain I’m Willing to Die On

Along with every other concerned parent, I watch Amer­ica’s responses to bullying-related suicides closely. People always seem quite shocked by the …

family. frugal. faith. food. fun. - With Quadruplets

We’re 9 months in love with Hudson Bradley. How in the world are we a few months away from a whole year with this chuck o’love? Watch out, World! …

Bramell, Party of Five

This post has been swimming around in my head for a long time, so I thought now would be a good time to get it out there. It's really kind of funny, …

BooMama — Read by tens of people every single day

On this episode we talk about my unusually quiet house, <i>Southern Charm</i>, and a couple of Netflix movies that have renewed Melanie’s faith in the …

Our Voices in the Fight: Empowering Youth - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Created by:<p>EGPAF<p>Topics:<p>General<p><i>In our latest installment of the “Our Voices in the Fight” series, EGPAF sits down for a Q&A with Angel Brown the</i> …

Lunch With a 7-Year-Old Foodie

After battling The Stomach Virus of 2013 and emerging victorious, I have spent the last two weeks battling my 7-year-old's asthma. We have driven all over the state of Mississippi, chasing her allergist from office to office like Thelma and Louise, minus the convertible.<p>Emma is an excellent patient …

Where's My Glow? When Pregnancy Sucks

I wish I was one of those women who could walk around basking in the loveliness that can be pregnancy, glowing from within from the absolutely astonishing life-creating powers I possess, beaming with the pride of collective maternal contentment. But I'm not. And that's OK.<p>Before the holidays, my …

Gratitude

Why Wishing Colin a Happy Birthday Is Important for Your Kids

By Katie Parsons for GalTime.com<p>When 10-year-old Colin told his mom not to bother planning him a birthday party because he has no friends, his mom decided to prove him wrong. She created the Facebook page "Happy Birthday Colin" for her son who has Asperger's Syndrome.<p>So far, 1.2 million strangers …

Confessions of a Cookie Mom

As much as I would love to tell you that I'm the kind of working mother who has her act together, it's simply not the case. I'm the mom who keeps a razor in her car because inevitably, I'll be driving to a meeting and realize I have one hairy knee, because I don't even have my act together enough …

Should We Have Name Police?

There have been times in my career as a doctor when I wished we had Name Police.<p>There have been countless children I've met who had, well, unfortunate names. Often it was inadvertent -- parents honestly didn't realize that there might be a problem. Sometimes non-English speakers made up names that …

Ex Wives' Bill of Rights

Preamble: We, the ex wives of America, having walked through the fires of Hell, now stand united and empowered in our new life. We move forward into uncharted territory with the promise to transform ourselves into the best women possible and therefore ordain and establish the Ex Wives' Bill of …

Friday Talking Points - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

John Boehner has a song in his heart. That song is "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah," which he was heard quoting from as he was busy passing a clean debt ceiling bill in his House. He followed up with another lyric from the tune: <i>"Plenty of sunshine coming my way."</i> Mr. Boehner is, of course, being amusingly …

Dr. Phil: The One Question You Need To Ask To Get What You Really Want

By Dr. Phil<p>When I was growing up, my family was often dirt poor. At times we were living hand-to-mouth, so I understood from a very early age that I would need to earn a paycheck to carry my weight and help us meet our most basic needs. I knew there was always an end game: survival.<p>When you're that …

Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay

Ellen Page, the star of the movie "Juno," announced that she was gay before an audience at a Human Rights Campaign event in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>The Human Rights Campaign posted the news on its Twitter account.<p>The 26-year-old actress told the crowd "I’m here today because …

The Rich Aren't Rich Because They Work Harder. They Work Harder Because They're Rich!

You lazy bum. Yea, I'm talking to you. Are you a member of the 99 percent? Do you earn less than $393,941 a year? Yep. You're lazy.<p>That's what Sam Zell says, at least.<p>"The one percent work harder" than you, said the billionaire real estate investor in a recent interview. That's why they're so much …

What Amy Chua Didn't Tell You: Why 'The Triple Package' Is Dead Wrong

Amy Chua has come out with another book whose basic message is the same: <i>you suck and I am better</i>. Critics have been quick to pummel her for it.<p>In a nutshell, <i>The Triple Package</i> discusses the three cultural traits of eight successful immigrant groups in the United States. These traits -- inherent …

I'm Letting My Wife Go

No, we're not getting a divorce and no, we're not separating. Truth be told, the practice of "letting go" has actually brought us closer together. But in order to understand what I mean by "letting go," you must first understand that Kim and I are two very different people.<p>I'm sure it may come as a …

Healthy Eating

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South Carolina

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck South Carolina near the Georgia border Friday night, and was widely felt across the region.<p>According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered 7 mi NW of Edgefield, S.C. or 60 mi SW of Columbia, S.C., at a depth of 2.9 miles.<p>USGS Geophysicist Dale …

Natural Disasters