When I learned that my first issue as editorial director of YES! would be on death, I cringed a bit. No one likes to think about death, much less talk about it. In fact, death might be more taboo to discuss than even sex or money. A recent survey found that only about a third of people had discussed making wills with their partners, or their wishes concerning their funerals. It’s almost as though we believe that dying doesn’t actually happen. At least not to us.
While student–family events are well-intentioned, they can also exclude certain students. Teachers are pushing for activities that include all the important adults in a child’s life.
Breakups happen to friends, too. Here’s how to find closure, while preserving your heart and dignity.
Many of us don’t look up from our smartphones long enough to notice what’s around us.
Research suggests that structured engagement with someone who holds divergent views can be transformative, even without a concrete resolution.
White men, many of us fathers, have viciously held on to power but neglected to use it to make things better for other parents and children.
Yes, even on HBO’s notoriously violent and cynical hit series.