Jared McKiernan

10 tips to fight fair

Disagreements are inevitable in all relationships, but sometimes they can lead to hurtful arguments. Shouting. Blaming. Interrupting. Name-calling. Reopening...

A daycare and a warzone

The Salvation Army works in one of Costa Rica’s roughest neighborhoods to propel its youth up and out. A half dozen children laugh and chase one another arou...

Retrain the brain

Neurofeedback treatment is helping veterans, recovering addicts and everyone in between find peace from the noise within. On the campus of a homeless shelter...

‘Digital crack’

Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Doan carries an inside-out expertise on video game addiction. At his peak, Dr. Andrew Doan was playing up to 100 hours of video ga...

Home-school in hindsight

Deregulating home-schooling institutions places the trust solely in parents, but is it what’s best for students? Lessons in long division and planetary orbit...
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‘It all starts in the soil’

Ron Finley threw some seeds in the ground and got the whole world talking food in 2011. Now he’s transforming a vacant lot behind LA’s oldest library into a foo...

Feed. The. Need.

The Waste Not OC Coalition works to get garbage-bound food into the hands of those who need it most. When you think Newport Beach, Calif., Range Rover carava...

Peace by all accounts

Dave Ramsey, creator of Financial Peace University and host of The Dave Ramsey Show. Relationships and work are two of the biggest stressors among Americans, ...

Back in business

Jerry Ernst was sitting pretty, making a cool $140,000 a year in retail management. All the while, he was battling an addiction to methamphetamines. Eventuall...

LSTN, hear

Bridget Hilton And Joe Huff, co-founders of LSTN, sport their popular reclaimed wood headphones. (Courtesy of LSTN) Bridget Hilton doesn’t go a day without mu...

Future of philanthropy

Facebook power couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement late last year to give away half of their wealth during their lifetime may have come as ...

From prisoner to pastor

Locked up in solitary confinement, Charlie Woods never expected to one day become a Christian. He certainly never envisioned a life as a church pastor. After al...

Therapy dogs

Canine companions serve as calming conduits for The Salvation Army Shirley Colman and Rader reading a book to a child for the Ruff Reader Team Daily tria...