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Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

Moving Ahead on Health Care Transformation

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Upholding the ACA has several positive effects, two in particular for older Americans and their families.

Rankism: The Poison that Destroys Relationships

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Robert Fuller

Opportunistic predation has reached its sell-by date. An important part of a strong defense is not giving offense in the first place. Going forward, the only thing as important as how we treat the Earth is how we treat each other.

10 Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home regardless of age, illness or disability. Wh...

Building a Social Movement to Improve Long-Term Care in California

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 06.25.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Messaging about growing older and creating a world that honors an aging America needs to be succinct and clear, not laden with insider language oriented to policy wonks.

Simon Shaheen Performs Tribute To Arab Spring

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Simon Shaheen is a Palestinian composer and musician who has done more for bringing Arab music to the West than perhaps any other individual in recent...

"Homeless Hotspot" -- Right Meets Wrong at 4G Speed

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Tiziana Dearing

We should set the bar even higher for avoiding dehumanizing experiences for our neighbors in poverty. Life is doing it enough as it is.

Aging With Dignity and Independence: The Who, What, Why, and How

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 04.25.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Seventy percent of people over 65 will need some form of daily assistance. Yet in an aging America, just when these services will be needed by our loved ones the most, long-term services and supports is eroding due to budget constraints.

Please Reconsider the Term "Arab Spring"

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Maytha Alhassen

The irony of the Western invention of the "Arab Spring" is that regardless of citizenry remonstrations for "self-determination," we still continue to see the Arab region in our eyes and not through theirs.

A Plan to End Bullying and Make Schools Kinder and Gentler

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

A plan that would virtually end school bullying and make school discipline kinder, gentler and more meaningful is being proposed for schools throughout the country.

Out in the Cold, On the Inside

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.17.2012 | Parents
Carol Smaldino

We are teaching our kids tolerance, fairness and kindness but I'm afraid, too little about the dignity about being different or just being.

A Formal Call for a Politics of Dignity

Charlotte Hill | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

While others have celebrated freedom, we have celebrated money. While others, living under dictatorship, have celebrated choice, we have celebrated celebrity.

Global Dignity and You

John Hope Bryant | Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Imagine what the world be like -- what would have happened in the global economic crisis, if everyone practiced one simple global golden rule -- digni...

Occupy Wall Street and the Promise of Dignity

Charlotte Hill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

Occupy Wall Street is not, in the literal sense of the word, an egalitarian movement. No, Occupy Wall Street is a dignitarian movement.

A Fast Car Following Rosa's Footsteps

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Yashar Ali

Manal al-Sharif was arrested this weekend for driving around her neighborhood. She wasn't speeding, she didn't run a red light and she didn't break any laws. She was arrested for being a woman with the audacity to drive a car in Saudi Arabia.

A Digital Happily-Ever-After

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology
Tijana Milosevic

"The Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society," which by now has over 200,000 Facebook fans, raises interesting questions of how we choose to use our spare time and the role of social media in this process.

The Psychology of Revenge: Why We Should Stop Celebrating Osama Bin Laden's Death

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Gerloff

While some consider bin Laden to have been the personification of evil, he was nonetheless a human being. A more appropriate response to his killing would be to mourn the many tragedies that led up to his violent death.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

From Mexico to the Middle East: The Oppressed Oppressors

Karen Berg | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Karen Berg

The poverty and human rights violations we see are in fact a result of years of our collective and repeated lack of respect for human dignity. We need to change our ways, before they kill us.

A Day Without Dignity: A Counter Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Does TOMS provide lasting assistance to the people who get the shoes? Or, have they found a way to make money off of good intentions and a poorly informed public?

Japan: The Psychology Behind Dignity

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tijana Milosevic

I wonder whether dignity and pride, as perceived by the Japanese, might underlie seemingly disparate reactions to life hurdles.

The Importance of Dignity: Commencement Address Thoughts for Anyone Who Wishes to Use Them

Martha L. Wellington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Martha L. Wellington

At about this time of year many impressive and accomplished people have agreed to deliver commencement addresses. If you are one of these folks, star...

The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

The weak are not as impotent as they once were. Using weapons of mass destruction and strategies of mass disruption, the disenfranchised can bring modern life to a stop. Humiliation is a time bomb.

The Dignity Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia -- and America?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We Americans might, for a switch, take a cue from the Arab street. The whole world would benefit incalculably by embracing what those lion-hearted protesters are demanding: Dignity.

Choosing Naivete About Egypt

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If Americans are so "exceptional," do we need to examine whether or not the stated values of American society are being lived at all?