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Syrian Conflict: This is What it’s Like to Lose Family Members to Chemical Warfare

Syrian Conflict: This is What it’s Like to Lose Family Members to Chemical Warfare

Then she flips back to the first page and describes the same photos again. It’s like she’s in a daze. “His wife, daughter, son,” she says. They’re pictures of Khansa’s visit to Syria in 2010, a year before [...]
In The Past, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi Depicts a Family in Conflict in Paris

In The Past, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi Depicts a Family in Conflict in Paris

The Past is the latest film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose previous movie, A Separation, won the Oscar for best foreign film in 2012 – a first for Iran – and a Golden Globe as well as some 70 international awards. From being [...]
Tap Healthy Conflict to Advance Your Family’s Philanthropy

Tap Healthy Conflict to Advance Your Family’s Philanthropy

In our work with family foundations, we’ve observed a tendency among some family boards to avoid difficult conversations in order to keep the family peace. However, in many cases, engaging in the difficult conversation and managing the conflict [...]
They are driving me crazy!: How to deal with Holiday Conflict with Family Members

They are driving me crazy!: How to deal with Holiday Conflict with Family Members

With Thanksgiving over and family tucked safely back into their dwellings, some of you may be missing family already, while others may feel a slight sensation of relief that the whole Thanksgiving business is over….or a large sense of relief.  [...]
5 Ways to Cope with Family Conflict. ~ Hannah Martin

5 Ways to Cope with Family Conflict. ~ Hannah Martin

3. Practice mindful speech. Try to refrain from saying or doing anything that may provoke challenging responses , and that we may not be able to correct or retract. Restraint can prevent more pain for everyone in the long run. 4. Run, move, [...]
Black Friday is no more anti-family than conflict at the Thanksgiving table

Black Friday is no more anti-family than conflict at the Thanksgiving table

There’s nothing inherently bad about Black Friday, and now large national retailers have decided to open on Thanksgiving. However, Maine is one of just 3 states that have state laws in place that say “no so fast” to this intrusion [...]
Work-Family Conflict is Not the Problem. Overwork Is.

Work-Family Conflict is Not the Problem. Overwork Is.

by Robin J. Ely and Irene Padavic Flexible work arrangements are widely championed as remedies for the dearth of women in senior leadership positions. Women “opt-out” when the demands of work and family conflict, so letting them [...]
Lakeland Man and 5 Brothers Fought at Time When Conflict Touched Nearly All Families

Lakeland Man and 5 Brothers Fought at Time When Conflict Touched Nearly All Families

Six returned. Now, 68 years after World War II ended, only one remains to preserve the legacy. Lewis Brunick joined the Navy at age 18 with his brother Wayne in 1943 in their hometown of Vermillion, S.D. Brother Homer then joined the Navy. Clifton [...]
How to Avoid Family Conflict When Creating Your Estate Plan

How to Avoid Family Conflict When Creating Your Estate Plan

Here’s what to do to make sure that doesn’t happen with your family: Get Help Communicating Your Plans.  At times, parents share their estate planning choices with their adult children and the reaction is not what they expect. It can [...]
Family’s tragedy tells the story of Indian conflict

Family’s tragedy tells the story of Indian conflict

“The Red and The White: A Family Saga of The American West” by Andrew Graybill (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 338 pages, $ 28.95) Malcolm Clarke ranched on Prickly Pear Creek, south of Helena, Mont., where he ran cattle and lived with [...]