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Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover

Leah Lax | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Leah Lax

I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.

One Woman's Experience With 'Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion

What do you do when the faith you grew up in just doesn't make sense anymore?  This is the dilemma Reba Riley, a 33-year-old from Cincinnati, fac...

The 16 Gronkiest Passages From 'It's Good To Be Gronk,' Presented Without Comment

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.05.2015 | Sports

As the title of his new book suggests, it's good to be Rob Gronkowski. The 26-year-old New England Patriots tight end twerks around Bill Be...

Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Skye Cleary | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Skye Cleary

Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.

Read The First Chapter Of Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'

The Guardian | Jade Walker | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

  Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical. Over her breakfast coffee, she watched the last of Geo...

Abandoned by Wolves, Raised by Republicans

Stephanie Miller | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Stephanie Miller

In 1964, my father, Congressman William E. Miller of New York, was chosen as the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States by Senator Barry Goldwater. Mostly, Dad's job was to start nearly every speech by saying, "What Barry meant to say was..."

Wisdom From Abraham's Tent That We Can Apply in the 21st Century

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Thousands of years ago, between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, in a vast and fertile stretch of land called "Mesopotamia," there lived a flourishing society in a city-state called "Babel." The city was bustling with life and action. It was the trade center of what we now call, "the cradle of civilization."

Lost in the Grips of Narcissism - An Excerpt From The Egotist

Jesse Bogner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

Back in New York, I had never felt so alone. I was angry at the world, a world that had failed to recognize my greatness. My inability to cope with discomfort led me to self-medicate to the point of assured self-destruction.

'A New Chapter': The New Epilogue To Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' (Exclusive)

Hillary Clinton | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Hillary Clinton

Becoming a grandmother has made me think deeply about the responsibility we all share as stewards of the world we inherit and will one day pass on. Rather than make me want to slow down, it has spurred me to speed up.

All Decked Out: Lessons of a Novice Carpenter

Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Nina MacLaughlin

It was like standing front row at a parade of things I took for granted. Stairs, for example. Useful for moving between floors, for reaching your front door, for heading underground to catch a train to another part of the city. Codes regulate height and depth

Conflict On The Surface: An Excerpt from 'The Orbital Perspective'

Ron Garan | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth, only crewmates, and we all have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our crew-mates. In fact, when we pull back temporally and look at long-term effects, it becomes apparent that we must collaborate, for the survival of life on Earth.

The Hunger of the Wolf

Stephen Marche | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Stephen Marche

The Hunger of the Wolf is a novel about the new class of billionaires that are emerging, and about their glorious and tortured lives which are shaped almost entirely by the forces of money.

The Orbital Perspective

Ron Garan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

If we adopt the same collaborative mind-set and practices that got us to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty -- and do much more.

6 Little-Known Beauty Tips For Looking And Feeling Your Best

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.08.2015 | Style

New year, same resolutions. Right? It seems as though our yearly goals haven't changed very much from last year. But a new beauty book landed on o...

The Story Of A Surgeon Who Enlisted At Age 61 Following His Son's Death In Iraq

Howard Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Howard Schultz

According to Bill Krissoff, shuttering his lucrative medical practice, joining the Navy, and deploying to the western Iraqi desert was about "turning that loss into something positive."

My Grandma Saw 'Deep Throat'

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 11.25.2014 | Books
Kristin Battista-Frazee

It was a few days before Christmas of 1985. I was 15 years old. Grandma Maria and I were sitting alone at the kitchen table eating pizzelles and honey cookies, and our conversations had turned, once again, to our family's Deep Throat past.

5 Healthy Beauty Tips To Enjoy The Last Days Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.06.2014 | Style

We've been having the best summer ever, indulging in warm-weather treats like ice cream and savory bites such as juicy hamburgers. But there's no doub...

6 Feelings You Can't Sum Up In A Single Word

Posted 07.30.2014 | OWN

Which of these amazing, undiscussed emotions from 1,000 Feelings for Which There Are No Names have you been hiding? By Mario Giordano ...

How I Met Edward Snowden

Glenn Greenwald | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Glenn Greenwald

On December 1, 2012, I received my first communication from Edward Snowden, although I had no idea at the time that it was from him. The contact came in the form of an email from someone calling himself Cincinnatus.

Resurrecting Jesus, The Revolutionary Mystic

Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

Adapted from Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti. Copyright © 2014 by Adyashanti. To be published by Sou...

Loving Your Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Remember: Being successful is nothing to apologize for. Take pride in your contribution to the family's solidity and financial well-being.

Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books
Laurie Nadel

I first met Peter Matthiessen on June 30, 1998 and had the exceptional privilege of becoming his student for four years. This excerpt from my book des...

Ramy Eletreby's Poignant Tale Of Gay Muslim Desire

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Excerpted from Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi. Copyright 2014. Excerpted with p...

Don't Judge. Imagine.

Irene Zutell | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Irene Zutell

I spent a lot of time interviewing ex-cons for my latest book, Miss Brenda and The Loveladies. These women -- former drug dealers, prostitutes, addicts and even an attempted murderers -- are people I would have run away from, if I had met them a few years earlier.

The Simple Gift Of Parenthood That Shouldn't Go Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Four years ago Jennifer Senior wrote a much-read cover story for New York Magazine about the paradox of raising children. Called “All Joy And No Fun...