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Lights Go On: Part LXVI -- Perspective

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How often do I hear "Why does this always happen to me?" or "This idea came to me, I don't know why" or "Why do I do these things?" this word...

WATCH: Crazy Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

On my recent travels through the Peruvian Amazon, I came upon the craziest caterpillar that I have ever seen, and subsequently yelled at it for hours.

Congressional Myopia: Without Support for Research, There Will Be No Medical Breakthroughs

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science
Claire Pomeroy

Despite the economic (not to mention lifesaving) benefits of medical research, our Congressional leadership has not stepped up to ensure the future: "We wish we could, but we simply cannot make this a priority."

Refueling America's Research

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.

These Glow-In-The-Dark Critters Will Blow Your Mind

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

If you're familiar with the 2009 science fiction film, "Avatar," you may have enjoyed the beautifully lush extraterrestrial glowing rainforest. But the other worldly glowing rainforest that I experienced was far closer to home, in the Peruvian Amazon of Tambopata this past March.

Los Angeles's 30 Newest Species

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

LOS ANGELES -- A recent study has revealed 30 previously unknown species of flies, living right here in the bustling city of Los Angeles. This is remarkable because we usually don't think of urbanized areas as being particularly biologically diverse. But our lack of information on urban environments has allowed for an interesting research opportunity. A few years ago, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County initiated a project called BioSCAN to search for biodiversity in heavily urbanized areas.

You Leave Jesus Out of This! How Christians Talk With Others.

Steve Lawler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Steve Lawler

Just as the language used to pass along Jesus words has changed from Greek to Latin to almost every other language in the world; the context for speaking of Jesus has changed. We have more web, scholarly and global resources to interpret Jesus' words.

In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will?

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.

A Tale of Two Employment Discrimination Lawsuits: Revlon and Saks Fifth Avenue

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

Both fashion tales will sink or swim depending on the disclosures made during pre-trial discovery. It will be either the spring of hope, or the winter of despair, for this pair of voguish glamour companies.

Taking Stock

Eve Beck | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

In summary, at the end of each week, on Sundays, I look into my Soul Mirror, and take stock. Encouraging myself to trigger moments of sincere reflection seems a great way to wrap up my week.

How Silence Helped This Entrepreneur Fight Burnout

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

New York-based entrepreneur Dina Kaplan understands how all-consuming work life can be. But after dedicating nearly every moment of her life to her co...

Discovery Channel Is Getting Rid Of Fake Shows

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

Looks like Discovery won't be finding new evidence on mermaids anytime soon. Despite its ratings success with shows like "Mermaids: The Body Found"...

Lights Go on Part XXXVI -- Change

Thomas Bähler | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It isn't always welcome.   Change Sometimes I wish it would skip my house  and put someone else through it's upheaval. But then, I realize that ...

Investigator Uncovers Photos of Legendary "Faceless Ghost" That Haunts Abandoned Tunnel

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.25.2015 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

While the fear-fueled story of the Green Man is certainly the best kind of urban legend, filled with gruesome deaths, supernatural powers and a terrifying curse tailor-made to frighten teenagers, Ken Summers recently uncovered the true story of the Green Man, and it's a lot more sad than scary.

Seth Rogen And James Franco Are Naked And Surprised

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

You could probably call this a little more than a sneak peek. Seth Rogen and James Franco bare it all in a clip from their upcoming episode of "Naked ...

Knotes From Asimov: Creativity Comes When It's Not Your Job

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Amol Sarva

Unearthed! Isaac Asimov's private letter to a U.S. military research project back in the 1950s -- how can the military be creative and come up with the best fresh ideas to help defend America from a ballistic missile attack?

The Soul and The Mind: An Indian Outlook on Progress

KidSpirit | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I believe in the sanctity of my culture and our age-old value system. That a handful of our people indulge in immoral acts no way implies that our entire population is sinful or corrupt.

Rising Above Borders

KidSpirit | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

A perceived wall does not only exist between India and Pakistan. This happens with countries all across the globe. We have, for some reason, decided to attribute more importance to nationality, or geography, or even religion, when instead we should focus more on our inherent qualities: our sense of self, values and ethics.

Quiz: What's your shark name?

Orbitz.com | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Looking for a minimal commitment way to become one with the sharks? Find your shark name. You're 100% guaranteed to still have all your limbs after doing so.

@Dinosaur_13 Peter Larson and Todd Douglas Miller on #AOLBUILD with @moviefone

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas ...

Eight Wonders Sites in Europe

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Happy voyage! Like J.R.R. Tolkien would say: "Not all those who wander are lost."

Raising a Romantic Son

Liz Dow | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

The thing I am most proud of is nurturing my son's sense of romance. I like to think that his kindness toward others, curiosity about people, respect for differences, creativity in his work and play and confidence about what is possible for himself and others evolved from this perspective.

The Absurdity of Everest

Brian Rooney | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Brian Rooney

Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes.

Discovery Just Bought A TV Channel For Your Dog

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

Finally, there's a way for your dog to relax after a ruff day. Discovery Communications, which owns Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, just ...

A Book for Serendipitous Discovery

Vicki Cobb | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Animals are intrinsically and endlessly fascinating to children. How can anyone make sense of the diversity and variety of animals on Earth? This is exactly what The Animal Book sets out to do.