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The Political Party of Abstention

Christos Terzides | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

Examining the results of Greece's September 20 parliamentary elections, we observe the worrying phenomenon that the biggest winner was abstention. In record number, almost one in two registered voters decided not to cast a ballot for any of the parties.

Beyond Lent

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.27.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

While I may not agree with the entire spiritual underpinning of "Lent," I liked the idea of participating in it as a personal-growth exercise, in line with my previous efforts to read Cats in the original feline, or to get taller.

Time to Break a Bad Habit: Are You a "Moderator" or "Abstainer?"

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

If moderators try to abstain, they feel trapped and rebellious. If abstainers try to be moderate, they spend a lot of time justifying why they should go ahead and indulge.