What can we learn from a celebrity divorce like that of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard? Their divorce settled in August of 2016. While that may be old news in the fast paced celebrity news cycle, details are still emerging into 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, used under Fair Use doctrine. TMZ reported last summer that Heard agreed to drop her domestic violence allegations, and Depp agreed to pay her $7 million dollars for their 15-month marriage. On February 1st, 2017, the Telegraph.co.uk reported the following details: Depp's business managers at The Management Group supposedly handled the actor's finances from 1999 until early 2016-- an especially lucrative period of his career. Depp sued his managers on January 13th, 2017 seeking more than $25 million that he contends was mismanaged. Among other things, his lawsuit alleged the company failed to file Depp's taxes on time, costing him $5.7 million in penalties. Depp's former business managers have alleged in a countersuit for unpaid management fees that Depp had a lavish lifestyle which cost more than $2 million per month to maintain. They also alleged that Depp paid more than $75 million to buy and maintain 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas. Depp reportedly spend $3 million to blast Hunter Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon. Depp allegedly spent $30,000 per month on wine. Depp also reportedly spent $18 million to buy and renovate a 150-foot yacht. He reportedly collected and amassed fine art and Hollywood memorabilia requiring 12 storage facilities to maintain. While most people cannot dream of these kinds of extravagances, there are some universal truths that be gleaned from these allegations: Domestic violence can be found in all relationships. It's not a matter of [...]
Are you looking for Portland bars that allow minor children? You're not alone. Families in the Pacific Northwest love their beer and wine. According to Oregon Craft Beer, as of July 2015, there 58 breweries in Portland, 84 in the Portland metro area, 23 in Bend and 31 in Central Oregon, and 14 in Eugene. According to the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, there are more than 400 wineries in the Willamette Valley (the heart of Oregon Wine Country). Below are links to lists of Portland bars that allow minor children: 5th Quadrant: 3901 N. Williams Ave., Portland OR, 503-288-3996 Aladdin Theater: 3017 SE Milwaukie Blvd., Portland OR, 503-234-9694 ext. 2 Alameda Brewhouse: 4765 NE Fremont St., Portland OR, 503-460-9025 Ankeny Tap & Table: 2724 SE Ankeny St., Portland OR, 503-946-1898 Base Camp Brewing: 930 SE Oak St., Portland OR, 503-477-7479 Blitz: 2239 SE 11th Ave., Portland OR, 503-236-3592 Blitz: 110 NW 10th Ave., Portland OR, 503-222-2229 Blitz: 10935 SW 68th Parkway, Portland OR, 503-719-5157 Breakside Brewery: 820 NE Dekum St., Portland OR, 503-719-6475 BridgePort Brewpub: 1313 NW Marshall St., Portland OR, 503-241-3612 Burnside Brewing: 701 E Burnside St., Portland OR, 503-946-8151 Bushwhacker Cider: 901 NE Oneonta St., Portland OR, 971-229-1663 Cascade Brewing Barrel House: 939 SE Belmont St., Portland OR, 503-265-8603 Columbia River Brewing: 1728 NE 40th Ave., Portland OR, 503-943-6157 Concordia Ale House: 3276 NE Killingsworth St., Portland OR, 503-287-3929 County Cork Public House: 1329 NE Fremont St., Portland OR, 503-284-4805 Deschutes Brewery Public House: 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland OR, 503-296-4906 EastBurn: 1800 E Burnside St., Portland OR, 503-236-2876 Ecliptic Brewing: 825 N Cook St., Portland OR, 503-265-8002 Ex Novo Brewing: 2326 N Flint Ave., Portland OR, 503-894-8251 Fat Head's: 131 NW 13th [...]
Washington Post writer Amy Joyce has written articles on teaching children to be empathetic and teaching children to be kind. Her latest article contains recommendations based on the work of Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project. The Making Caring Common project contains resources for parents and educators on how to raise children who are caring, respectful, and responsible toward others and their communities. Their latest research report-- The Children We Mean to Raise-- highlights the problem of children prioritizing individual achievement and personal happiness over concern for others. The report is based in part on information analyzed from a diverse cross-section of youth from across the nation-- including a survey of 10,000 middle and high school students from 33 schools and on hundreds of conversations with and observations of youth, parents, and teachers over the last 10 years. Richard Weissbourd's book titled "The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development" can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Marriages in the United States producing firstborn daughters are more likely to end in divorce than those producing firstborn sons. It's been generally assumed that this is evidence of fathers’ preference for a son. Scientists have recently published a study in the journal Demography that challenges the conventional belief. The study-- co-authored by Duke University economist Amar Hamoudi and University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Jenna Nobles-- suggests that female embryos are actually hardier in the womb, and therefore more likely to reach full term if the expectant mother is in a stressful relationship. 'Girls may well be surviving stressful pregnancies that boys can't survive,' Hamoudi said in a press release. 'Thus, girls are more likely to be born into marriages that were already strained.' The researchers based their research on longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of U.S. residents from 1979 to 2010-- the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).
How Supportive Parenting Protects the Brain from The Atlantic, June 26. 2014.
Robert Krulwich of NPR ran a story today reporting on the various "divorce rates" for birds. It turns out that flamingos are terribly unfaithful and even swans separate more than people think. Can you guess which bird species has the highest marital fidelity? Read here for the answer.