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Is Modern Day Criticism Too Much?

Amanda Redhead | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Amanda Redhead

I always know that an article that I have written is doing well and being widely shared when I open up my messages to find cruel remarks inside. It is...

Cognitive Dissonance: Coming to Terms With Passive Support of Animal Cruelty

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Brett Murphy Hunt

Let me preface this with: I am not a Earth-mother-crunch-vegan-chakra goddess whatsoever. However, after becoming a pet owner and growing more informed about the industrial practices that harm animals in both this country and beyond, my conscience has been tapping me on the shoulder.

Meet the 4 Women Who Went to Court and Came Home With a Goat

Anna Pippus | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Anna Pippus

The morning was uneventful; mostly, they waited and chatted. It wasn't a normal day. Animal rights activist Anita Kranjc was appearing in a small-town courthouse facing criminal charges for giving water to a thirsty pig en route to slaughter.

The 6 Reasons Why I Distrust The Month Of February

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.13.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I don't like February. I find it cruel, and generally untrustworthy. It's like the cat of months. Here are six reasons why.

Let's Help Heal Rudolph

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.29.2015 | Media
Mary Walker Baron

Both the story and the song of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" are ingrained in our Christmas holiday narrative. This seemingly innocent and harmless Christmas song, under closer examination, is neither innocent nor harmless. In fact, it contains an insidious message that legitimizes cruelty and stigmatizes diversity.

It Pays to be Kind

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Treat one worker with sympathy and compassion, and he or she will treat five other co-workers the same way. Eventually that attractive energy ripples out to customers. If you make someone feel as if they actually matter to you they will surpass your expectations.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-ha...

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
David Trumble


Jason Linkins

New Hampshire Fourth-Graders Learn Vital Lesson In Cynicism From State Legislature | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

Most people agree that it's vital for the youth of America to learn about civic participation and the ins and outs of our representative democracy. So...

Burnt Paws and Broken Spirits: What Happens When the Circus Lights Go Out?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Nancy Colier

How is it that we can believe we have the right to misuse these magnificent and wise wild creatures for the purposes of entertainment and profit, without any consideration or empathy for their wellbeing?

Keep Hope Alive for the Children: A Christmas Wish and Prayer

Frank Islam | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Frank Islam

Sometimes the cruelty is subtle. It is the plight of poor children in poor neighborhoods here in the United States who start their lives at a disadvantage and because of factors such as inadequate school funding and family support services have that disadvantage increase over time.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

The Islamic State Is 'Barbaric,' but What About the U.S. and Israel?

Craig Considine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Craig Considine

An Aug. 12 headline from Fox News read "Islamic State's shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act." The sub-heading of the article went on to c...

Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Increasing opportunities for people to get pets altered by opening new programs and pressuring city officials to support pro-active ordinances that mandate spay/neuter is vital, but encouraging people to spay a pet before an accidental first litter is born is equally important.

Preventing Animal Suffering Reaches Many Lives

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

Preventing unwanted litters is not just important for the animals destined for a life of neglect and suffering, it is also important for the people who live around them -- it is important for our greater community of humanity.

WATCH: I Went Viral... And It Led To Internet Cruelty

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

From Grumpy Cat to Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, videos and user-generated memes have transformed ordinary individuals into stars. With each c...

Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

Everyday Sadism: Throwing Light on the Dark Triad

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.24.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The Dark Triad of personality theory -- psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism -- has been studied for years, and is fairly well accepted in psychological science. But now a triad of scientists is challenging the Dark Triad, suggesting that the construct is incomplete.

Taking Aim to Kill a Helpless Animal

Ken White | Posted 02.12.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

It can be hard to not get cynical, and the following won't help. Nathan Weaver, a student at South Carolina's Clemson University, placed a realistic l...


Waldo Mellon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, Every time I open the papers or my webpage there's news of people doing horrible things. How can people do such horrible things to somebody else?

Bullying Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Stuart Chaifetz

"Have a good day at school." Such an innocent, innocuous phrase, yet last year when I said that to my son, Akian, when the school bus arrived in the morning, it sent him into a spiraling panic.

PETA Protests NBC's 'Animal Practice'

Karen Curley | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV
Karen Curley

PETA protested this week against the NBC comedy Animal Practice in front of NBC studios in North Hollywood. The protest hoped "to draw attention to t...

You Know the Type

Jill Knapp | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

From my experience, there are some women out there who can just make you feel horrible about yourself with one obnoxious sentence.

Are the Bus Bullies Monsters?

Amy Weber | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Amy Weber

In the short number of days since the Karen Klein story broke, several of the 13-year-old boys involved have received death threats. Why is it so much easier to see these kids as inhumane monsters than it is to see them as children who are in need of serious help?

The Dalai Lama Told Me So -- Words of Wisdom From the 2012 Templeton Prize Winner

Davia Temin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Davia Temin

As I was listening to His Holiness, a question sprung full-blown to my mind: "Can, and if so, how, can those who have lost their compassion, or never had it to begin with, regain it?