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Will Protest and Policy Lead to Change We Can Believe In?

By Fay Gibson on December 17th, 2014

The “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, MO, in response to the fatal shooting of Michael (Hands Up, Don’t Shoot) Brown—and my view that his death is a public health problem—seems like a distant memory. After the non-indictment verdict for the officer involved, tensions across the country were further compounded by the failure of a Staten […]

Social Media’s Role in Building Stronger Community Connections

By Risa Wilkerson on December 10th, 2014

While debate continues about the implications of shorter and shorter content on social media, do we know anything about whether these channels help improve our networks or strengthen relationships? A recent study looks at whether Twitter actually builds meaningful connections by examining the formation of “bridging” and “bonding” social capital. The study used social media […]

Ask a Dad: How to Raise a Partnership

By Tim Schwantes on December 4th, 2014

Last week, my son turned 18 months old. This may not seem significant, but my partner and I are celebrating. We have reached this milestone together by navigating some frustrating times, changing roles, shifting strategies, emergency middle-of-the-night meetings and lots (and lots) of diaper cream. We found that our partnership requires adaptability, reflection and planning […]