Monthly Archives: June 2015

6 Ways Your Divorce Lawyer Is Screwing You

In my past life, I was a divorce lawyer at a fancy law firm. I found the entire process of billing clients $300+ an hour and prolonging pointless arguments for years to be more than a little disgusting. The part that surprised me the most, though, was that the lawyers I worked with weren’t the sleazy, dishonest shysters I would Continue Reading...

Not Being Allowed to Give Blood Because I’m Gay Makes My Un-Donatable Blood Boil

There was a rallying cry in my office last week for volunteers to donate blood, which drew a few eye-opening responses care of ‘reply all’ , including ‘I’m not allowed, I’ve had amoebic dysentery’ and ‘I’m still technically radioactive so can’t either, sorry’.As much fun as both of those things sound, neither is applicable to me. Despite this, and the Continue Reading...

Five Ways Dads Can Make the Most of Their Dadhood

Many divorced and remarried dads have deep insecurities about their new parenting roles, as if a dad’s relevance is directly proportionate to the minutes and hours he spends with his children. But all dads are dads 100% of the time, just as all moms are still moms 100% of the time. The title is permanent, but the job itself can Continue Reading...

5 Positive Lessons My Divorce Taught Me for Future Relationships

I recently had lunch with a freshly-divorced friend. We hadn’t spoken in awhile, so throughout the meal I got the typical rundown of Things-That-Went-Wrong, Qualities-My-Next-Partner-Must-Have (typically, everything his ex-wife was NOT) and How-Could-I-Have-Been-So-Blind realizations. I understood; I’ve certainly been in that place, and know many divorced friends who’ve similarly dealt with these same issues. Change is hard, divorce is a Continue Reading...

The Real Reason Republicans Don’t Have A Contingency Plan For Obamacare

If you want to know about the Republican Party’s priorities for health care, pay close attention to what transpired — and what didn’t transpire — on Capitol Hill Tuesday.The House Ways and Means Committee held a session to consider a number of health care-related measures. In theory, it would have been an ideal time to take up, amend and maybe Continue Reading...

FISH-i Africa Is Proving That Coastal Countries Can Halt Large-Scale Illegal Fishing

The Seychelles has been fighting illegal fishing for many years. The Western Indian Ocean is home to the world’s second-largest tuna fishery, making it a hotspot for illegal fishing with an estimated one in four fish caught illegally. Illegal-fishing operators are able to profit off their illicit activities because they operate in flexible and quickly maneuverable networks that enable them Continue Reading...
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