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Catholic Church Considering Changing Rules on Divorce

Divorce is difficult for anyone, but those who are religious can face added challenges because their religious faith may discourage divorce or otherwise consider divorce to be against the faith. The reality is, divorce happens to around 50 percent of couples and no one of any religious faith should stay trapped in a bad marriage because of their beliefs. Many in the Catholic church are recognizing this reality, and there is a serious effort to loosen the rules when …

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Our Brains, Multitasking, and Distracted Driving

How many of us pride ourselves on the ability to multitask? Did you know that our brains are not actually capable of focusing effectively on more than one task at a time? While we do have an amazing machine inside our skulls that can take in billions of pieces of information every day, when needing to engage in an activity, the brain must “task switch” from one to the other. This neurological fact is critically important when we are …

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Changing their Last Name is Not an Automatic Decision for Many Women Getting Married Today

SOURCE: http://www.whitewedding.com/womens-issues/changing-their-last-name-is-not-an-automatic-decision-for-many-women-getting-married-today/ The decision that a bride makes concerning keeping her “maiden” name, a term that itself seems rather antiquated, or adopting the name of her new husband would not seem to be a topic that would make international headlines. However, when the woman pondering that choice is doing so because she is marrying George Clooney, the media websites and those gathered around office water coolers seem to pay more attention. The former Amal Alamuddin, whose resume and list …

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Doctors and Nurses Face Increased Scrutiny in the Face of New Threats

The nation is understandably worried about a health danger that has reached our shores for the first time. And here is Texas, the anxiety is perhaps felt even more acutely as the one person known to have tested positive for Ebola and then eventually die from the horrific diagnosis in our country was here within the borders of our state. We have been reassured by the Centers for Disease Control that the United States is not in danger of …

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Have Divorced Parents Lost Their Rights?

Recently, the New York Times published an article by a divorced author who indicated that divorced parents have “lost their rights.” The author indicated that “American courts consistently refuse to entertain child-rearing disputes between married parents,” but that divorced parents routinely sue each other over child care matters. The result of this is that important decisions are made by courts that should be made by divorced parents working together.  While it is true that parents can sometimes be forced to …

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