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Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

It's been 1 year and Rachel Dolezal is still whiter than mayonnaise

Erin Logan | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Erin Logan

Remember Rachel Dolezal? The lady who doesn't understand questions. The white woman who wanted to be black ever since she colored with a brown crayon ...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.

Cooper's Ten Best Movies of 2015

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This film proves you don't have to spend a zillion dollars to make something truly great, you just need true talent on screen and a good story.

13 Moments That Made Us Proud To Be Queer In 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We love being queer -- it's one of the things that makes us unique both in the world and our understanding of it. And throughout 2015, there were quit...

The WorldPost's 10 Must-Read Interviews Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.06.2016 | World

From the brutal rampage in the Middle East of the self-described Islamic State to Europe's fumbled handling of the refugee crisis, international news ...

Our 10 Favorite Moments of 2015

Doua Thor | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
Doua Thor

2015 has been a year of memorable milestones and moments for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), which is housed within the Department of Education.

2015 Didn't Bring An End To Americans' Economic Worries

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

Americans were less likely to put off some kinds of spending in 2015 than they were last year, new HuffPost/YouGov polling shows, but their views of t...

Remembering 2015: Republicans Get Conned

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It's hard to feel sorry for Republicans, given that they control both sides of Congress and two-thirds of state legislatures. Nonetheless, in 2015 the GOP's rank-and-file get royally conned, not once but twice.

The Good, the Bad, and the Oh-So-Ugly for Women in 2015

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women
Lisa Maatz

It's a bit of an understatement to say that 2015 was a roller coaster of a year for women. It wasn't unusual to have days where I was cheering in the morning and shaking my fists at the sky in the afternoon.

These Things Happened in 2015 -- And We Predicted Them!

Drew Lesicko | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media
Drew Lesicko

Sage users predicted the future this year, so we thought we'd look back on 2015 in predictions. Do you think you can predict what will happen in 2016?

Racing into the Future

John A. Powell | Posted 12.31.2015 | Black Voices
John A. Powell

The calendar year of obsessing over identity may be drawing to a close, but the new year and many to follow will find us continuing to grapple with the reality of what our beliefs, narratives, and policies concerning race and the Other suggests about us.

Was 2015 Such a Terrible Year? And What Will 2016 Look Like?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
The Conversation US

Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world's population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016.

5 Stars Who Seriously Killed It In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment

Before ringing in the new year, it's time to allow one last bow for the stars who totally owned 2015. In the video above, Caitlyn Becker looks back on...

The Biggest Celebrity Fails Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment

It's been a busy year for celebrity news. As we welcome 2016, it's the perfect time to revisit the Hollywood stories that caught our attention in 2015...

Top 10 Movers And Shakers In Sustainability 2015

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 12.31.2015 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

A lot happened in 2015, which made it difficult to choose this year's movers and shakers, but without further adieu, here is our 2015 list of the Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability (in no particular order).

Our Most-Shared Stories Of 2015

Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media
Read More: 2015, Media News

What stories did readers like the most in 2015? To measure this, we tallied up the number of shares on Facebook, retweets on Twitter, likes on Instagr...

The 10 Most Touching And Talked-About Wedding Stories Of 2015

Bridal Guide | Posted 12.31.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

This past year, we profiled extraordinary couples who triumphed and overcame all odds to get married, as well as those who opened their hearts and helped those in need.

31 Eye-Opening Quotes From Some Of 2015's Most Buzzworthy Blogs

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media

2015 was nothing short of inspiring, shocking, devastating -- and everything in between. This year, contributors to The Huffington Post published thou...

Top 10 Breakthroughs for 2015

Peter Diamandis | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

These genius inventions are sending us careening into a world of abundance, bold visionaries and accelerating exponential change.

2015: A Year

Steve Young | Posted 12.30.2015 | Comedy
Steve Young

Eleanor Roosevelt said, "I try to learn from the mistakes of others. I don't have time to make them all myself." Here are some more lessons from the past year.

20 Lessons Learned In 2015

Joel L. Daniels | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel L. Daniels

Being human doesn't mean perfection. it means you live and learn and love and grow into yourself a little more each day, and pray you get as close to getting right as you possibly can. Word up.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

Top Ten Victories for the Environment and Climate in 2015

Margie Alt | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

I tend to be a glass half empty person (repeatedly taking on well-heeled polluters and recalcitrant politicians hasn't really helped my condition), but even I can see that 2015 was a banner year for the environment.