As the presidential primary season marches on around the country, the nasty political ads and robo calls are taking their toll. Many people are, to paraphrase former Vice President Al Gore, getting snippy about their political differences. If we're going to make it till Election Day, commentator Gwen Thompkins thinks we'd better all learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.
Recently President Obama gave Colorado and other states the green light to scrap the No Child Left Behind Law. Passed in 2002 to widespread bipartisan support it made schools accountable for the performance of all students. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says the intentions of the law were good, but more needs to be done.
Email, text messages, tweeting - communication has certainly gone high-tech these days. But the art of reaching out and actually talking to someone, no matter how high-tech, still has therapeutic value. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.
I phone my mother almost every day. She’s in her late eighties. Hearing my voice seems to do her a world of good.
Could backwards thinking actually be beneficial when it comes to treating pain? It might. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.
The boy who lived across the street when I was growing up was a lot of fun. He was into games. We played constantly, everything from chess to Wiffle Ball. Among the more unusual pastimes-in-a-box I shared with Elliott was a series of tasks you did while watching your hands in a mirror, things like: tracing a line on a sheet of paper, stacking blocks, and hanging items on a tippy little horizontal bar.