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Upset? Sing a Tune

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

When you notice that you're humming a song, you may want to pay attention to the words or title of that song. Your background processor may have selected that particular tune because it is trying to work through some particular feelings

Virginity and Potential: A Case for Revision

Melanie Bishop | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time.

The World Without US

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

The recent government shutdown has prompted many to contemplate a world in which the United States hasn't so much disappeared but collapsed in on itself. Would the world be better off? How one answers this question depends a great deal on who one is.

Is Demography Destiny?

Robert Walker | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

Most of the stories are about the people who are struggling to survive in a world of resource scarcity, a changing climate, and environmental degradation. Some of them, despite their evident struggles, are intent on having large families; they see their children as an economic and social safety net.

9 Earth Day Favorites You Should Read To Celebrate (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

It's Earth Day, and in order to celebrate, we asked you what you'd be reading, or recommend reading, to recognize the day. We got a wide range of ...