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New Year, New Values, New Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This year, may we discover and embrace our own purpose, passion and power. May we accept our responsibility and our personal rule. May we take our ideas and our skills and use them to create a viable, safe, sustainable and sane world for us all.

We Never Come To The Bible Alone

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

We do not come to Scripture alone, but do so with the Holy Spirit who helps us discern God's truth and will within. This same Holy Spirit is the Spirit who unites us as God's people, the community that is the Body of Christ.

Public Libraries -- Then and Now

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

The little laminated library card was my first license into freedom, and a reminder that no matter what happens in my little world or the world-at-large, knowledge cannot ever be taken away.

What Images Do We Shape for Ourselves? The Formative Effects of Dignity, Violence and a Battleground Congress

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

There are enough real-life struggles of poverty, illness, abuse, so that we need each other in order to create supportive, nurturing communities, not invest in violence or commit ourselves to combative ways of relating.

Does 'Community' Still Have A Future?

Posted 01.07.2013 | TV

Though it has seemed like the end is in sight for "Community" after a year of behind-the-scenes tumult, the NBC comedy could still have a future. A...

'Parenthood' Star Heads To 'Private Practice'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

From cancer patient's daughter to patient. Sarah Ramos, who stars as Haddie Braverman on "Parenthood," will guest star in the Jan. 22 series finale...

Everyone Needs a Bed

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Homelessness, poverty, recession; you would hope that a New Year would wipe away all of the bad things that have happened to our nation... but it does not. We still wake up in 2013 with the same issues we had in 2012. Is there any hope in sight?

Longtime 'Community' Writer Jumps Ship For 'Modern Family'

Posted 01.03.2013 | TV

Megan Ganz, a popular writer on NBC's "Community," is leaving the series for a job with "Modern Family." Ganz, who's written "Community" episodes such...

A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 1)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer an...

Starting Anew

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 03.02.2013 | TV
Lisa Steinberg

It's time for the group to navigate life with new perspectives, while fans can tip their hat to TBS for bringing the show back, and tip their wine glass as they watch!

SUPERCUT: TV's Best Kisses Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2012 | TV

New Year's Eve has long been a celebration of kissing, so in honor of the annual event, HuffPost TV rounded up the best TV kisses from 2012. From ...

12 Things We'll Miss From 2012

Posted 12.28.2012 | TV

As this year winds down, we're looking back at the good, the bad and the ugly of TV in 2012. Not only did Liz Lemon finally tie the knot after year...

TV Characters We'd Party With On New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.28.2012 | TV

New Year's Eve is almost upon us, which means parties, fireworks and the dilemma of who to kiss at midnight. Primetime boasts a whole host of memo...

Sensation of Community

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Remember that the more you lean out, the more you tweet and seek and stretch to find another like you, there is a very deserving beautiful creature waiting and calling for your friendship too, and that creature is you.

Cheers! The Inspiring Way Bartenders Are Spending Their Tip Money

Jen Bokoff | Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact
Jen Bokoff

When Brian Floyd decided to donate his tips from a shift of bartending at The Vanderbilt in Brooklyn, N.Y. to tsunami relief in early 2011, he had no idea what this selfless act would inspire.

Toys for Tots for Homeboys (and Homegirls) for Christmas

Bob Harris | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Jesse is telling me about himself in an upstairs meeting room at Homeboy Industries, a charity that helps former gang members to become productive members of their families and communities.

A History of Violence: Two

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The power of community and of multidimensional connectedness cannot be overstated. It is healing in the beginning, in the middle, and at the end. It is good for all of us, witnesses to unspeakable tragedy. It inspires us to realize how precious our lives are, to realize that peace begins with us.

The World Has Ended, As We Know It - NOW WHAT?

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Michele Hunt

If you are reading this that means we are still here, and yet the old world has faded away and the remnants that are left are dysfunctional. We are at the dawn of a new era. A dear friend of mine put it beautifully when he said, "The past has relinquished its hold on our future."

TV Characters We'd Like To See Under The Mistletoe This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

Primetime is full of potential soulmates (or at least random hook-ups) waiting to happen, if only they weren't separated by network divides, so HuffPo...

Forget the Fiscal Cliff -- What About the Environmental Cliff?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Humans seem to have an unfortunate tendency to be short sighted. We have evolved to respond to the immediate, local crisis while ignoring larger, more general threats to our collective survival.

On The Power Of Love: Recognizing Our Collective Unity

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

There comes a point when we must decide what our endgame is going to be, personally and for the planet. To me, the only one that makes any sense is love. It's how we have to define ourselves beyond all other criteria. This will ensure the health and abundance for all.

The Best Christmas Episodes Ever

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 12.24.2012 | TV

The Christmas episode is a time-honored TV tradition, an annual opportunity for shows to go big, get emotional, partake in some holiday revelry or jus...

Gun-Free Homes and Communities

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

We should not wait for our elected officials, in President Obama's good words, "to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." We should do our share.

Looking at Newtown: Gun Laws Alone Will Not Fix Society

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

At the heart of the nation's gun challenge is how to create a good society. People long to make a better effort to be in one another's lives. They want to join in give-and-take to identify solutions that will work. They want to focus on concerns larger than themselves. And they want to take action, together.

The 12 Best TV Shows of 2012

Morgan Glennon | Posted 02.16.2013 | TV
Morgan Glennon

Year-end lists are a holiday tradition along the lines of mistletoe and eggnog. Some people love it and some people hate it, but like clockwork, every year critics and viewers alike start listing the shows that were naughty and the ones that were nice.