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Inspiring a Mindful Nation: An Interview With Tim Ryan

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

There have been a number of people and books raising awareness of the importance of cultivating greater mindfulness for the purpose of healing great stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and even creating great joy.

3 Steps to Becoming an American

Justine Rivero | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Justine Rivero

Becoming an American is a complicated privilege for me, because as a chubby five-year-old who hated cereal and missed her cousins overseas, that privilege wasn't my choice.

3 Steps to Becoming an American

Justine Rivero | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Justine Rivero

I am still learning to be comfortable in a country I was once reluctant to call home. But I'm choosing to vote this year to help other Americans feel like this country is their home, too.

Finding America's Past In Australia's Present

James Moore | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
James Moore

Australia presents itself to outsiders like a gigantic national park with gleaming cities along its perimeter.

Richer, But Not Happier: America's Financial Conundrum

David Geller | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money
David Geller

Once you accept this truth, you quickly can grasp that the goal of having money is never to die with the most, and you can choose to make the best use of our money while we have control over it.

Why Health Care Will Bankrupt America

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
Rosemary Gibson

No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform, health care is on track to drive the federal government into bankruptcy. It's not a question of if, but when.

Why Obama and Gay Marriage Is What America Is All About

David Wygant | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
David Wygant

Yes on gay marriage. Yes on letting them try what hasn't worked for so many heterosexual couples. I'd like to see if the gay community could ac...

Bringing About Innovation: Where To Start?

Elianne Ramos | Posted 07.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

How do we inject some excitement into the learning process so that our students fall back in love with it? How do we improve current educational curricula to bring American children of every gender, age group and ethnicity up to par with students in other nations?

Obama Condones Same-Sex Marriage; When Will He Condemn Poverty?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Tavis Smiley believes America has the power to completely eradicate poverty amongst its citizens in a little as ten years. He questions how America could allow the dreams of its people to transform into a nightmare.

Sentiments From the Swing State: An Ohioan's Appeal for a Civil Election

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Every year that incivility in politics increases and is showcased and exploited by political parties and the media, average, every day Americans become more "in your face."

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

Reading the Pictures -- Space Shuttle in the Skies of Manhattan: The Healing

Michael Shaw | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Michael Shaw

2012-04-30-SpaceShuttleflag3333333.jpgWhen the injury is deep, healing doesn't happen in a scene or a moment, but in oh-so-many moments over quite some time... like these.

May Day

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

May Day started here, but then became an international day in support of American workers who were being subjected to brutal violence and judicial punishment. If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions.

Sex, Saints, Yogurt and World Peace: Bemoaning the Loss of Decorum

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part III

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

We won't solve all of our thorny problems through a better understanding of unconscious forces alone. But we also will not solve them through all of the appeals to so-called rational policies and thinking alone! Unfortunately, conservatives understand this far better than liberals.

Book Review: Jeff, One Lonely Guy

Joel Drucker | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Joel Drucker

Trying to make a go as a comedian in New York City, Jeff Ragsdale found himself stymied. Ragsdale crafted a simple message and put it on a flyer that he posted all over the city: "If anyone wants to talk about anything, call me, (347) 469-3173. Jeff, one lonely guy"

PHOTOS: 8 Surprising 'Inside-Out' Attractions

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.24.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Ray Bradbury once wrote about an indoor dreamworld, the sun dome -- a giant spa and cafeteria centered around one giant, burning star. These attractions are similar -- and actually exist.

PHOTOS: America's Best Rooftop Bars

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

High above the bustling din of Midtown Manhattan, Morris found what he was looking for atop the 21st floor of the Strand Hotel.

America, the Beautiful

The Technician | Posted 06.20.2012 | College
The Technician

Although it's becoming more difficult to find veterans from older wars, their patriotic spirit can continue to live on through younger generations.

Each And Every Suicide Diminishes Us

Lorna Byrne | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each and every suicide in the world diminishes you and me. No matter if you don't know the person, their family, or even if they live on the other side of the world from you

I'm With Stupid: In Liverpool, They Call It Crusty Weiner Pudding

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Todd Hartley

America, guess what: I have good news for you. Something obscenely fattening and unhealthy hit the markets last week, and we aren't the ones who'll be eating it!

Voting Maybe

Warren Adler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Warren Adler

I no longer take anything at face value. Like Freud asking, "What do women want?" I find myself asking this question without regard to gender...

John Derbyshire: An Untermensch Responds

Ritwik Deo | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media
Ritwik Deo

I, dear sage reader, have assembled my own talk for my yet unborn children. It is going to be a short one. "Do not be a dunderhead."

GSA Scandal Is a Window to the Way Washington Really Works

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Maybe it was the fact that the administrator was forced to resign and two employees were fired. Truth be told, a lot of administration heads should probably resign. These abuses are not unique to the Obama administration; they've gone on for decades.

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part II

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Until liberals are able to help forge new stories that define the America of the future, they will always be at a severe disadvantage in winning the hearts and souls of Americans.