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I Left My Husband For An 18-Year-Old

YourTango | Posted 07.20.2016 | Divorce
YourTango

Sean was tall, dark, and handsome -- literally.

How to Answer the Common Application Essay for College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.25.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Chris Hunt and Ishan Puri The Common Application has long been the hub for applications to U.S. colleges. Every year, more than half-a-million stu...

The Strength of a Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners understand that easy running is really just a term for controlled effort and that it only comes after hundreds or thousands of miles have passed beneath your feet.

Is Growth Desirable? Address the Fundamentals First

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

By Chang Yee KWAN, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Economic growth is measured by the change in the value ...

Growth and its Side Effects

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For developing countries, the high growth policies come with greater challenges. One of the side effects of growth is its high income inequality.

The 'Real' You Has Layers And That's OK (Glorious, Actually)

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.08.2016 | OWN

Imagine a woman. Clammily searching for words, any words, to say to the friendly wedding guest seated beside her. Then, the next day, snarking out lou...

Leica Liking And Other Matters Of Faith

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Rearview Window (c) 2015 by Sally Davies The Leica Legend I recently stumbled into a Facebook conversation about Leica and how great they are. How p...

Street Photography Has No Clothes

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image (c) John Holcroft, Courtesy of John Holcroft Street photography has become such an ambiguous umbrella term in the photography world that it rea...

Gregory Drew Confronts Obesity And Himself In This Stunningly Candid Biographical Photo Essay

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Gregory Drew, Courtesy of Gregory Drew At first blush we might be quick to dismiss Gregory Drew's work as just another artist t...

Are Doctors Just Sweet Talking Us?

Alena Dillon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

Some women have terrible taste in men. I know -- I used to be one of those women. Then I married a perfectly lovely man, and that must have thrown the universe off-balance.

Cat Woman, Cat Lady: Aliases of Womanhood in 'You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)'

Aileen McGraw | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books
Aileen McGraw

Helene Pappamarkou, Melena the Leopard Girl, Yagureté or "true carnivorous beast": these names are aliases, and Eleni Sikelianos jumps into each one in her genre-refusing essay-memoir-invention You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek).

Remorse Culture and The Boyhood Witness: Ryan Spooner's Regret

Kelly Forsythe | Posted 03.11.2015 | Books
Kelly Forsythe

In his debut collection of essays, Regret (Lettered Streets Press, 2014), author Ryan Spooner explores these assumptions with gentle regard, subtle self-consciousness, and a wholly new type of investigation into masculinity.

Katniss Everdeen's College Application Essay

Paul Jury | Posted 02.01.2015 | Comedy
Paul Jury

It's College App. season... and Hunger Games season... and Katniss is hoping to get into an Ivy League. Yes, even the Mockingjay struggles with these stupid essays.

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

5 Ways My Dad Made Me a Better Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

My dad has three daughters and lucky for him, we were fierce adventurers as children who never shied away from camping, fishing or fixing things. Or, perhaps we never shied away because of our father. He taught me many important lessons and I think of them often as I care for my daughter each day.

Did You Ever Think You Might Be a Lesbian? (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Reading live from my blog about growing up with two moms, Two-and-a-half-women.tumblr.com....

12 Things I Love About Spring

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Organic tulips at the Rodale Institute! Yes, it's high spring here in Pennsylvania, and last night after dinner, as I was drifting off to sleep on my...

Hallways of Trouble and Classrooms of Success

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By: Jakobi Jackson Scene One: The Hallway of Trouble. "Hey you, I heard you were talking about me, bitch!" Mya yelled. She rushed straight to Susan a...

Fans Are Made, Not Born

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Maria Rodale

It's finally spring (fingers crossed), and that can only mean two things: I may soon have to appear in public wearing shorts, and the endless, soul-sucking, heart-breaking baseball season is underway.

Accept vs. Settle

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Despite my relentless pragmatism, I am, inexplicably, a big believer in signs. For the past severa...

Quality Over Quantity: The Case Against Essay Length Requirements

Mark Bemesderfer | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Mark Bemesderfer

By demanding a number of pages or words, the thinking goes, teachers force their students to move beyond superficial observations into deeper analysis. Unfortunately, I believe that length minimums do not achieve that goal. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Why I Took the SAT When I Was 45-Years-Old

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Steve Belanger

This week's news about changes to the SAT format that will take place in 2016 reminded me of my own SAT experience just a few years ago. The Critical Reading and Sentence Completion sections were up first, and I was surprised that I actually did okay. Then came the math section.

Watch: An Antidote to Big Brother's Chill

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Like Orwell's telescreens -- through which Big Brother broadcasts propaganda and spies on citizens -- our lives are dominated by cellphones, tablets and laptops that are our real-life two-way mirrors.

Rule #1: Make Fewer Rules

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger According to Urban Dictionary--and maybe Liz Lemon--a deal breaker in a relationship is "the catch...