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Who Is Holding Your Happiness Hostage?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Who's the matter with you today? In other words, who might be holding your happiness hostage with your permission? If someone "special" pops up in your mind when I ask that question, consider blessing them rather than cursing them.

After Ebola: How Civil Society Can Help Mitigate the Next Crisis

Randal Mason | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Randal Mason

After a period of intense national suffering, Liberia has just been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. In addition to thanking the dedicated health care workers in her country, President Sirleaf acknowledged the key role civil society played in helping to turn the tide.

The Plight of Children in Armed Conflict

Nausheen Khan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

It was an ordinary Tuesday for most of us in the world, but for the children of Central African Republic (CAR), the decision taken on this day will have a significant impact on the direction that their lives take in the future. Or simply put, it will mean that they actually have a future.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Silence Is a Noxious Gas

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

Silence allows small setbacks to snowball into bigger problems, makes level-headed folks skittish and causes melancholy and disconnect. For every scenario, the dose makes the poison.

Recognizing All Your Moms... Six Questions

David Kanegis | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It takes so little to show your appreciation on a more frequent basis. Whether it's a quick cup of coffee, a movie, going shopping, a day out on the town or simply telling your Mother how much you love, appreciate and treasure her. Consider doing this often.

38 Million People Are Now Homeless: Report Finds 'Worst' Forced Displacement In A Generation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally displaced persons has...

Knowing How to Argue Effectively Can Transform Your Relationship

Grace de Rond | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The bottom line is that understanding our partner's perspective and feelings matters more than what we're arguing about. And by making that a priority, we can't lose.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Climate-risk Resilience Must Become New Compass for G7 States' Foreign Policy

Dennis Tänzler | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Dennis Tänzler

The G7 Foreign Ministers can take a leading role in avoiding the increased weakening and even total collapse of states and societies threatened by fragility challenges. As evidence demonstrates, one does not need to reinvent the wheel for this.

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

7 Risks That Are Making Climate Change Into One of the Biggest Security Threats of the 21st Century

Lukas Rüttinger | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Lukas Rüttinger

Climate change is advancing. Its effects can be felt already today and will increase significantly in the coming decades even if the global community sets ambitious targets for reducing emissions at the end-of-year climate change negotiations in Paris.

The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

Rabbit Hole Invitations: Saying 'No!' to Conflicts You Don't Need

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
O'Brien Browne

The root of all conflict is insecurity. And the root of all insecurity is fear. Many people use conflict as a form of communication. Because of thei...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Can We Bring a Glimmer of Hope to Syrians?

Peter Maurer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Peter Maurer

Every child born in Syria is touched by the conflict. Medical services are crumbling, the economy is on its knees, and the multitudes of jobless have few savings left to live on. The conflict will not stop tomorrow and we are planning ahead. There will be at least five more years of intense humanitarian activity required.

As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440,000

AP | Cara Anna | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starva...

A Time for Action as Syrian Crisis Enters Its Fifth Year

Loren Hyatt | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

As humanitarian needs persist and even grow in Syria and neighboring countries, the rest of the world must not forget about the crisis. This is a time to be bold. This is not a time for inaction. This is not a time to watch a country be destroyed and generations of Syrians scattered and forgotten.

Words Are Not Enough. We Need Action to Show We Are With Innocent Syrians

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Syria has been at war for four years now, with horrific consequences for the 22 million people who live there, or have fled, and causing overwhelming strain on neighboring countries. This conflict is only getting worse.

Which Way Is Up?

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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10 Everyday Relationship Issues That Aren't Worth Freaking Out About

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

One of the best parts of my job as a couples therapist is that I get to deliver good news. Couples come in fearing that their marriage is too far gone to fix, and I get to tell them it's not.

10 Rules of Fighting

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

The workplace often brings out conflict. When you are passionate about your work and good at your job, you're not always going to agree with everyone. In fact, conflicting viewpoints are part of what makes a workplace creative and productive. But conflict doesn't have to ruin your day or damage your relationship with your colleagues.

Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Melanne Verveer | Posted 05.10.2015 | World
Melanne Verveer

Conflict razes more than homes and cities. In these settings, girls remain acutely vulnerable to physical and psychological abuse, rape, forced marriage, unwanted pregnancy and premature death.