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Hollywood's Dystopian View of Population: Entertaining But Not Realistic

John Seager | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
John Seager

While Hollywood continues to offer up diversions -- something most of us need in one form or another -- in the real world there is a script we can follow to dramatically improve life on our planet.

A Jew in the World

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I woke this morning to a world further from peace. Rage fills so many hearts, mine included. There must be room for this. We are grieving our children, killed in cold blood for being Jews.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

The Family Talisman

Joelle Wisler | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I brought them to the hospital and hung onto them the whole time; through the squeeze of the contractions and the sting of the needles and the pushing and the sweating and the crying and the expansion of pride at the amazing creature that was all of a sudden... there.

Daily Meditation: Be Reborn

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Soon-to-Be Fathers: Mila Kunis Is Right

Ariel Chesler | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

Modern fathers (and I am one) are so excited about having children that they want to claim pregnancy for their own. Except they can't. Look, I applaud modern fathers who are involved with raising children more than ever before, but saying "we're pregnant" has simply got to go.

7 Ways Our Week-Old Baby Needs To Clean Up Her Act

Clint Edwards | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

Aspen: I know that you are new to this family. You've only been with us one week. But frankly, there are a few things that need to change if you are going to keep living here.

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

Labor Day, Birth, and Perceived Judgement

Lindsey Mead | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I genuinely believe that most people don't judge the ways that others navigate the emotional, complicated, deeply personal terrain of motherhood. Perceived judgment can still slice deeply, but I think we need to remember that the root of what we sense may be in our own sensitivity and not in the mind of the other.

How To Raise A Perfect Child

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Despite what common sense might say, there are not an a variety of ways to raise good children. There is only one. And I know it. And you don't. So I'm going to educate you (you're welcome).

What Happened the Moment I Gave Birth to Twins

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Something incredible happened on my 38th birthday. My heart became unwrapped in a way that released emotions I was not aware were waiting inside of me. I gave birth for the first time, after years of heart break and disappointment, and I finally felt the love of my life: Motherhood.

7 Reasons Why Pregnant Women Make Terrible Party Guests

Sarah Bregel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

On behalf of all pregnant women, or at least the ones who are remotely similar, I'd just like to apologize. I promise we'll make it up to you with our birth stories, talking nonstop about our babies and begging you to babysit.

The Metaphysics of Mothers Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

"God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers." -- Jewish Proverb While we know that in truth the Infinite One IS indeed everywhere because It i...

Making Children Count

World Vision | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
World Vision

They are denied education, health services, and at risk for exploitation, abuse and underage recruitment into armed forces. All because they do not have a simple piece of paper we take for granted -- a birth certificate.

The Two Most Important Days of Your Life

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

The day I found my purpose really was like being born again. It was more than just figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, it was feeling like I finally belonged here in the world; I finally stopped feeling like a mistake.

Marriage and Happiness: David Blankenhorn Interviews Charles Murray

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Can Charles Murray help us be happy? Curmudgeon, yes. Conservative, yes. Happy? As Andy Kline succinctly writes: It is widely agreed, by friend a...

The 10 Worst Things You Can Say to a Writer During a Book Launch

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Those of us who are writers know that publishing a book is a lot like the first weeks of motherhood, where you're binge eating, weeping, laughing hysterically, and want to sleep but can't. Some people say things that help you get through the day, but others make you cry all over again.

Another Blow to Fathers' Rights; Dad Barred From Delivery Room

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Under current law, unwed fathers face a long and difficult battle to gain even the most basic of parental rights.

Two-Year-Old Blissfully Unaware of the Horror of Mother's Home Birth

Reductress | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. Toddler Grayson Douglas was having a great day playing, snacking and napping. As he alternated bet...

Dem Congressman: 'The Birthing Process' Is Scarier Than Dealing With Republicans

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) sat down with HuffPost Live on Tuesday to talk about how he balances being a father and congressman. Ryan leveled that the f...

Should Transhumanists Have Children?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While the international movement of transhumanism is rapidly growing and diversifying, its most important goal remains the same: overcoming human mortality.

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

Let it go. Your child was born with an abnormality, despite you doing everything right. You planned, you controlled, and still. Your beautiful baby is beautiful, but not perfect. Not like you pictured.

True Story: I Had a Miscarriage in Public

Timoria McQueen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

I was only about five or six weeks pregnant, but the loss was still devastating to me. I wondered who was this person that I had just lost. Was it a girl or a boy? Was this miscarriage my fault? What did I do wrong?

Trans-Uterus

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Complicating the simple is a human talent. You might think that the human endeavor should be fraught with efforts to simplify the complicated, and indeed, it is. Unfortunately, it seems that most of the efforts to simplify the complicated, actually serve to complicate the simple.

4 Types Of Women When It Comes To Post-Birth Sex

Tracy Moore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Tracy Moore

Assuming your equipment is in mint condish, whether you actually want to get to cuddling after the mind-numbing work of caring for a newborn is and should be the biggest determining factor in how to proceed down the tenuous path of doin' the dirty post-baby.