Back to School: Stop Bullying Before it Starts!

(Oringainally posted in the sgrouples blog.) “We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up.” - It Get’s Better, Barack Obama It’s back to school time again! We want so much for our kids as they return to classes – We want them to enjoy learning, pay attention to their teachers, make quality friends…and not get into any trouble.We also hope that they don’t hurt themselves or each other; physically, emotionally, or otherwise. According to Lori Tagger of St. Anthony’s Medical Center, “Bullying is not some harmless phase of childhood; it can do a lot of damage to the victim and have lifelong consequence.” My goal is always to prevent problems before they start.Here are some tips for parents and kids to help keep everyone feeling good and stop bullying from all sides....more

Has this ever happened to you... on facebook?

Have you ever logged into facebook and had it ask you to enter your phone number 'for your protection'? I have... ...more

Hey, Have You Heard About Birth Control for Men?

I've been thinking a lot about birth control lately. Female bodied people use hormonal birth control these days for lots of reasons and not all of them have to do with avoiding reproduction, i.e. to lessen pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms and discomfort, get rid of periods all together and even clear up acne. My personal experience is like that of many women, one of trial and thankfully more mindless stress than actual error....more

The Roots of 'the Social Network' and How We Spend Our Time Online

I'm online all day, almost everyday. If not from my computer then from my phone. I have worked in social media for over eight years now (yeah I took the time to add it up). Back in the days of myspace I was pimping profiles for my friend dj Goo and Sychrovision Records (link has music)....more