I'm an intern at a software firm on a new team. My coworkers don't seem to want to let me take any responsibility whatsoever. I have seniority over all of them but no power to change the situation -- any tips for dealing? Talking to boss is out. [more inside]
A mutual friend is excluding my best friend from group events, and it's making me feel terrible. [more inside]
I keep finding myself in a peculiar and incredibly disheartening group social dynamic. I need practical guidance on how to "fix" the latest one, and maybe some suggestions on how to head these things off before we get to Suicidal Ideation pass. [more inside]
Can I convince my health insurance company to cover treatment for a condition my policy specifically excludes? [more inside]
I am looking for some suggestions of book titles for books that a 5 year old girl can understand though not necessarily be able to read. She's encountering cliques in her kindergarten class, being snubbed, and the teacher is offering no help. I realize this is temporary but in the meantime surely there are books letting her know it happens sometimes and maybe some suggestions of how she can work it out. Thanks for any help.
How do I maintain social boundaries in a small community? [more inside]
Textbooks or readers on social inequality / exclusion - especially with a global perspective? [more inside]