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Donald Trump is America's Diet Pill

Melody L. Boyd | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Melody L. Boyd

The problem, of course, is that diet pills don't work. They over promise and under deliver. And the things they do deliver are hefty price tags and often awful side effects. They make complicated, beautiful, strong, capable, unique bodies seem like problems that we have to instantly fix. And we lose a lot in that calculation.

#TalkToMe: My Dad, the Original Mowgli

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanita Braver

Please check out this WONDERFUL video of my daughter, India interviewing her 80-year-old grandfather whom we call "Ajja" for the Huffington Post #TalkToMe video series. The #TalkToMe series is an effort not only for people to look for knowledge and wisdom closer to home but also to bring the Huff Post global family closer as well!

Why Do We Fight For What We Don't Want?

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Celinne Da Costa

We each define success our own way. To me, success is no longer how quickly and efficiently I can tick off American Dream checkboxes. Success is the ability to unapologetically be. Life is too short and too precious to live by someone else's rules.

How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

Jesse Dylan on Reimagining the American Dream with Home Matters

Jesse Dylan | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Jesse Dylan

As a student I got to know a man called Frank. He had lost his home, and his neighborhood, and was living on the streets and shelters. He wanted to go back to a world where he had a family, a community. Yet he had no hope. His story of yearning to return home stayed with me for years.

A Red, White, & Blue Reflection

Justin Curmi | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

This is not the American dream, but the American reality. A dream is what occurs in the mind of an individual, whereas reality is what everyone experiences physically and mentally.

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

Why We're Hardwired to Believe in the American Dream

Helen Zhao | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Helen Zhao

Despite the deteriorating health of the American dream, many still feel just as strongly about it. In a Pew Research Center survey, 64 percent of re...

We Left the American Dream to Raise Our Children in Mexico

Katie O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Katie O'Grady

If our contribution to the good of this world is raising decent, compassionate, wise, strong-willed children, then things are looking pretty good. Moving to Mexico has played a huge part in our parenting success.

Dear Donald Trump: Immigrants Like Me Make America Great

Vinita Gupta | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Vinita Gupta

It goes against the grain of Siliconiers, with the upcoming presidential primaries in California, when Donald Trump declares that he "will make America great by building walls." He is okay operating on the edge of legal boundaries, filing for bankruptcies numerous times without remorse, which we find not quite acceptable.

5 Initiatives Keeping Public Schools Vital

Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

Like in most U.S. states, the landscape of education continues to evolve in California. As the ecosystem gets crowded with more and more options, from...

The American Dream of Health Insurance Coverage

David Sandman | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
David Sandman

Insurance coverage among immigrants remains stubbornly low, in part, because many undocumented immigrants are simply ineligible for coverage. With few exceptions, undocumented individuals are barred from accessing public coverage like Medicaid.

How Much Does It Cost To Live The American Dream?

MoneyTips | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

What does the "American Dream" mean to you? Is it a nuclear family with a home and a comfortable job? Is it having your basic needs met, or having the...

#TalkToMe: Futurist Zoltan Istvan Interviews His Aging Father

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Zoltan Istvan

My mother and father illegally left communist Hungary in 1969 and came to America to start their lives afresh. Like hundreds of thousands of other Eastern Europeans living under the oppressive Soviet Union regime, my father wanted a better life. In America, he found what he was looking for and prospered.

Third Wave Capitalism: An Interview with John Ehrenreich

FIXCapitalism | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
FIXCapitalism

"Change will happen when people demand it. We need to support the messy and unruly movements that bring about change. That is democracy."

Out of the Bubble

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

There's a bright, new columnist working at the New York Times, a fresh voice who may bring a bit of sanity to our national conversation. His name is David Brooks.

What Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Means to an Immigrant

Merima Trako | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.

Winning the Future

Rep. Ron Kind | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Rep. Ron Kind

For the last several months, Americans across our country have listened to the leading Republican presidential candidates share their pessimistic and partisan ideas about the state of our country. The key point that none of them seem to realize is that America and the American people are already great.

The Interconnection of Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, and Suicide

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Karalyne Martinez

Research from the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance found individuals who work in financial services are 1.5 times more likely to commit su...

F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Truslow Adams and The American Dream

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.18.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

"The American dream," that protean and paradoxical phrase, is held to first have been used as a definite concept by James Truslow Adams in The Epic of America (1931).

American Workers Crushed Under China's Deliberate Overproduction

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China makes way, way too much steel. In 2015, it produced nearly 500 million tons more than it needed. Production of that steel was subsidized by the Chinese government in ways that violate international trade rules, so the price was artificially low. And China suppresses the value of its currency, further falsely reducing the cost of the steel.

Cinematic Subversions of the American Dream

Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.

One of the most common religious categories that has been applied to film is that of "parable." Unfortunately, most understandings of parables are bland and antiseptic.

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

To Revive the American Dream, Work Locally, Work Smart, Work Together

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

For an increasing number of Americans, disappearing opportunity is a source of anxiety and frustration. They feel unable to find a foothold in the economy and, over time, better their lot in life.