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4 Tips for Parenting When the News is Overwhelming

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 11.17.2016 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

What the heck, 2016? Could you be any more challenging? Let’s start with the news from abroad. It has been consistently disturbing and bleak since J...

American Soul

Jason Bartholomew | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Jason Bartholomew

If you want to be a true patriot then stop lambasting a man for a silent protest of a song. Don't vote for a man who wants to build walls physically and metaphorically. We need to start remembering what made America great in the first place, and imbue that spirit back into our society before it's too late.

Love's Labor Nearly Lost

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

May we enter the fall knowing that our labor, emotionally and physically, has not been in vain; to remember that there are still people out there willing to make lifelong covenants to each other.

For Presidential Candidates, 70 Is The New 45

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

While we don't have all of their data, it's fair to say that they are both mentally sharper than the "average" person with their chronological age, and from a health perspective, likely fit to be president.

How Would You Teach Intro To Religion?

Gary Laderman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

How would you introduce college students to the study of religion? I'm serious. What would you do with the "intro" course in this day and age? Hopefully, you wouldn't choose to use the opportunity to preach your own religion.

Uncomfortable Themes Make For Relevant Revival Are WE at the Cabaret?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Harrison, Goss and the Kit Kat Girls in Cabaret. Photos courtesy of Pantages Theatre By Karel Charles Karel Bouley I was uncomfortable leaving ...

#1 Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book -- a memoir called "The Decider" -- he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child.

The First Step To The Black Lives Matter Issue Is Simple

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jenna Atkinson

This was originally written for a Facebook post after an experience on a business trip this weekend in Chicago. I received a lot of feedback and with ...

I Wanted To Quit, Until The Donuts Came

Chris Cognac | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Chris Cognac

I have been a cop almost 25 years. I came home from a great day at work on Thursday evening, turned on the news and saw what was happening. It was like someone punched me in the stomach.

Politics of Porn

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Chances are there's a conservative politician under your bed or on your favorite news show screaming that sex, and the sex industry, are the cause of ...

You Have To Know Mistress K

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.28.2016 | Crime
Lester & Charlie

Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It's not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of Glenn Ford, sente...

#1 Dumbest Idea The NRA Has Had This Year

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association's website is endearingly named "NRAFamily." It includes a series...

Orlando: Don't Let It Change You And Let It Change You

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan K. McAvoy

Photo Credit: Megan McAvoy. Yoga: An inward journey of self-discovery; may we all pray for and find peace. I rarely like to make public comments on t...

Enough With the Mom Shaming Already -- Animals Are NOT People

Kal Ross | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Kal Ross

Did I miss something? When the f*ck did an animal's life become more important than one of a human?

Man Gets Used Penis Of A Dead Man

Brian Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Weird News
Brian Smith

According to CBS News, this recipient of a penis transplant is "glad to be a complete man." It is an amazing story and I am happy for this man and all...

Many in the GOP Are In Denial About Its Growing Implosion

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Waterloo? The apocalypse? The Titanic? These are just some of the terms that some journalists, political pundits and ordinary people are employing as they describe the current state of the Republican party.

A pretty face on the crisis

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

How do you revive interest in a story that has been around for more than five years? A story, that actually feels like a cliché from a region regular...

Can George W. Bush Suck Better Than Hillary?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.07.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Tip your hat to Robert Morrow, the newly elected chair of the Republican Party in Travis County, Texas. If it's true that 1.5 million Americans are be...

Our Shameful Reality

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

It is shameful that we live in a world where marriage, modesty in dress and the practice of religion are policed by the government. It is shameful that we are so afraid of difference that we go to incredible extents as a community to persecute those who are different from us.

Hail, Caesar! and Our Lenten Journey

Rob Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Rob Lee

The other day my friend Patrick and I went to see the new Cohen Brothers' film, Hail, Caesar! It's a beautifully done film, chronicling a day in the l...

Overcoming Bigotry Through Cultural Competency

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Last year was a year filled with interfaith controversy and debate. With the coming elections and the continued conflicts between peoples of different...

6 Lessons I've Learned About Being A Perfectionist

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

It's OK to realize that things happen, mistakes happen, and life goes on.

Iranian Americans: Now Second-Class Citizens?

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 01.06.2016 | World
Elnaz Moghangard

I could discuss the many wrongs of this bill from the perspective of someone who is an American born citizen. Yet, I have realized that our nationality of birth is not as relevant as we may have perceived it to be, because the prejudice that pervades our humanity speaks volumes.

#Likely2016Headlines Predicts Next Year's News

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media
Katka Lapelosová

#Likely2016Headlines began trending on Twitter late Wednesday night, and continues to predict what news may come.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question