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Sole surviving hostage prayed for captors
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 November 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: FARC, Colombian hostage rescue, Ingrid Betancourt, Luis Alberto Erazo
Draw your own conclusion.


What The Wizard of Oz can teach us about bullying
Izzy Kalman | 30 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: bullying
The underlying message of this iconic film is how to grow out of childhood fears


You there, make sure you go home on time today
Josh Fear | 30 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: time management, work-life balance
And make doubly sure that your home life is not "polluted" by your addiction to work.


Poverty and family structure: new data
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child poverty, family structure
Although the recession and factors such as the age of parents or their children have a bearing on poverty, the outstanding indicator is family structure. A report from Child Trends.


A weighty problem
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child obesity, child protection, parenting
It has already happened a few times already and now 8-year-old American boy has been taken from his family and placed in foster care because his mother cannot control his weight.


Collin Raye, voice for the voiceless
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 November 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags:
Health care practice has already posed threats to the disabled and cognitively impaired. Now, healthcare law is putting the lives of the most vulnerable people at risk. Who's speaking out for 'the least of these'?


How do religious belief and practice affect Europeans’ happiness?
Juncal Cuñado and Alejo Jose G. Sison | 29 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Europe, happiness, religion
Europe is often described as a godless wasteland. That's not what the statistics show.


Is American higher education cheating students?
Thomas C. Reeves | 29 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: higher education, liberal arts
There are many surprises in a survey of what students actually learn at college. Some leading institutions get Ds.


The Adventures of Tintin
Ronan Wright | 29 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews
The famous Belgian comic strip characters are brought to life by the wizardry of Steven Spielberg.


Are we sleepwalking through the great infanticide?
Lea Singh | 29 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, infanticide
Staff from a horrific abortion clinic have pleaded guilty to murder. What about the rest of the industry?


Thanksgiving is not over
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 November 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: count blessings, gratitude, Thanksgiving, thank you notes
In other words, stay grateful. It’s good for you.


Praying the Mass with new words
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 November 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags:
And hearing it with new ears. That’s what happened over the weekend in the Roman Catholic Church.


NZ’s Election
Marcus Roberts | 28 November 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: election, New Zealand
New Zealand elected its 50th Parliament on Saturday night.


Naming baby in the age of Google
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family relationships, internet, names
Besides the quest for novelty (which can go to truly bizarre lengths) there is now a new set of considerations in choosing a name for baby.


Random acts of kindness
Joanna Bogle | 28 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: random acts of kindness
On Tuesday evening, on the Tube, I realised I had lost my wallet - a nightmare as of course it has my cheque-card etc in it, and I was due to travel to the West Country for a speaking engagement...


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