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How Tolerant Are Americans?

Anita Ayelasomayajula | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Anita Ayelasomayajula

People in all countries have become very tolerant, especially US. Listening to Donald Trump's speech left me befuddled and angry. Have Americans becom...

Trump's Success is a Desperate Cry for Help

René Zografos | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
René Zografos

A country in crisis will always search for outsiders. And if we look at what Donald Trump suggests, to deny Muslims into America, we must admit that this is quite an extreme proposal -- even for Republican standards.

Telex From Cuba, 2016

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Mike Hegedus

First thing for you to do is go back and look at the title of this post. 'Telex' is correct, it's not 'text'. You can't text from Cuba, at least not y...

Jingles Bells Around the World

René Zografos | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Christmas around the world is celebrated differently. Some countries celebrates close to American Christmas and some doesn't celebrate Christmas at al...

From a Nation of Strangers to a True American Community

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

The more we learn about one another, the more we care about that which affects each of us, and more likely we give one another the benefit of the doubt where we can. The first step in building partnerships to addressing the many injustices of our nation, is building these contagious mutual connections with daily practices.

It's Time For A Million Man March in Solidarity With Muslims

Craig Considine | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Constitution gives all citizens freedom of worship, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, and separation of Religion and State. It's time we start living up to our principles.

Nothing to Fear But Government Itself

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

The new national mood is, "we have everything to fear, including fear itself." In part, it's an unintended consequence of a political strategy sparked by the far right in 2010 -- or perhaps, after all, it was intentional.

Trump's Slime Is Getting on All of Us

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What Donald Trump is proposing for America is unconstitutional in addition to asking us to give up our values. The result of doing what he proposes wo...

The Best Music Genre Is...

René Zografos | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Forget RnB, hip-hop and pop-music. There is one music genre that outperforms the others. And what about Adele? Is Adele in the most popular music ...

20 Distinct Regional American Accents, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Megan Frye Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist From sea to shining sea, the United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries on th...

First World Problems

Barry David Kluger | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Barry David Kluger

We are a great country because we seek knowledge. My parents sought it and passed it on to me. We owe it to the next generation to do the same.

Why Americans Struggle To Be Happy

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set us up for failure?

It's 1960... Can a Catholic Win as President?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I look at the reception this week of Pope Francis who is being embraced by Americans of ALL faiths...and I love his nickname as "The People's Pope". What a perfect example of how people of all faiths can hear a message and recognize the 95 percent of things we all have and want in common, and not focus on labels and differences.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

Jimmy Kimmel Proves Some Americans Still Think Barack Obama Is Muslim

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Comedy

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5 Things Americans Can Learn From the British (and Vice Versa)

Marie Morrison | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Marie Morrison

When exposed to other cultures, you can't help but create comparisons with your home culture. Of course, these comparisons will always be biased and can never account for entire populations.

Most Obvious Study Ever Declares Women Like Sex on Vacation

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

New research confirms what we already knew: Women are more inclined to let their freak flag fly on vacation and less concerned about catching a ...

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

Calling Millions of Muslims to Secretly Check in for This Flight

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

To my Muslim family, you know Ramadan starts on June 18 this year. Many in the West believe it's a month when we abstain from food and drink during daytime. That's true. But in reality, Ramadan is about abstaining from all carnal desires, not just food. It's a spiritual flight requiring us to follow certain protocols.

Are You In One of the Drunkest States?

COED.com | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, you’re probably planning your weekend festivities. If heading to the beach, checking out some firew...

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

What Your U.S. State Says About Your Personality

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ever felt like a fish out of water when you're visiting another state? That would make sense, according to Truity.com...

What's Missing From the Obamacare Debate?

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of the ACA, the conversation has focused on the potential impact of the outcome. Specifically, that striking down federal subsidies for policy holders could create a nation of haves and have nots -- those with coverage and those without.

Boston Bombing Shows the Power of Familial Ties

William B. Swann Jr. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
William B. Swann Jr.

Perhaps rather than psychologically distancing ourselves from the inhumanity of others, we should lean in more closely to find out what in their all-too-human lives brought about such tragedy. In doing so, we might prevent the unthinkable in the future.

It Turns Out That You Can't Divide Americans Over Renewable Energy

Ron Pernick | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Ron Pernick

One thing is resoundingly clear. In a nation divided on climate change, immigration policy and so many other issues, Americans are overwhelmingly united in their support of renewable energy.