Shanda Palmer

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Why Am I Attracted to Bad Boys (or Bad Girls)?

How to Avoid Toxic Relationships That Go Nowhere<p>Unfortunately, more and more people find themselves in harmful and destructive relationships. Clients will tell me they repeatedly have love relationships with a person who later turns out to be abusive or addictive in some way. One woman said she …

When Critical Illness or Death Catches You By Surprise

An email I received from a reader provoked this article. She wrote "I'm 50 years old, sitting in a hospital room with my 43 year old husband, who is trying to recover from surgery for esophageal cancer. His diagnosis in early March sent me into a tailspin, triggering many unresolved fears that I …

Millions of US license plates tracked and stored, new ACLU report finds

Millions of Americans are having their movements tracked through automated scanning of their car license plates, with the records held often …

Summer’s Here! And So Are the Hilariously Awful Sunburn Photos

In addition to various health and skin care motivations, Ellen DeGeneres reminded viewers recently why it’s best not to drift into a semi-aware state while basking in the sun’s rays: you can get some wild tan lines.<p>Viewers sent in their photos showing everything from the intricate patterns their …

Woman’s ‘Excruciating’ Head Pain Turns Out to Be One of the Grossest Things You Can Imagine

A 27-year-old British woman on a flight home from vacation in Peru was in what she described as “excruciating, stabbing pain.” She would later learn she picked up a horrifying parasite while traveling — one she even began to hear inside her head, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.<p>In an upcoming …

Watch: Man Makes Girlfriend Cry With Seriously Cruel Marriage Proposal

A woman in Canada sat in the back of a police car thinking she was going to have to spend 30 days in jail for unpaid fines. Little did she know, her soon-to-be fiancé had orchestrated the entire thing as an elaborate marriage proposal.<p>Ben Vienneau staged the fake arrest, partly to ask the woman he …

Man Attacked by Gang of Teens in ‘Boredom Beating’ Dies a Year Later

46-year-old Patrick Mahaney, who was brutally attacked last August, has died. (Source: WCPO-TV)<p>A 46-year-old Ohio man who was viciously attacked by a teen mob last year in what police called a “boredom beating” has died. It’s not yet clear if he died as a result of his injuries, but police are …

6-Year-Old Pulls Knife on Playmate and Steals His iPod in Bizarre Playground Incident

An iPod was the center of a bizarre and troubling news story coming out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Police claim that a 6-year-old pulled a knife on another 6-year-old and subsequently stole his playmate’s portable media player. Adding to the horrific details, <i>the incident took place on a</i> …

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a thoughtful hiring process to a thorough training program, you've done everything you can to find and prepare the best employees for your company. But no system is foolproof and sometimes a few bad apples can slip through the cracks.<p>…

Why Are Walmart Stores Such A Mess?

<b>[Updated With Company's Response]</b><p>Over the years I have visited many Walmart stores and have seen some very disorderly stores. But I found a store in total disarray during my visit last Saturday to the Pittsfield, Massachusetts store (number 2228). It was disturbing.<p>Everywhere I looked, whether it …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

20 Rare "Freaks And Geeks" Promo Photos

An awesome look back at our favorite McKinley High students.