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WATCH: Self-Care (It's a Good Thing... Really)

Brad Yates | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

We may have a lot of programming about how we need to take care of others' wants and needs... perhaps even though it may come at great emotional and p...

Common On Being Black In America: 'I Look At It As A Gift'

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

As a celebrity with a powerful platform, Oscar winner Common often speaks out with focused intensity about the struggles for justice, dignity and free...

The Dance for Pakistan's Soul

Aanya Niaz | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Aanya Niaz

The Lahore Literary Festival is precisely a symbol of a battle, paying ode to devoted individuals, giving people cause and platform to believe that they can begin a conversation sharing their literary achievements, rather than the common defensive approach against terrorism.

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

How Long Can the Truth Be Banned or Imprisoned in Turkey?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

The Turkish government, and Mr. Erdoğan specifically, must acknowledge that Twitter is not a menace -- the menace to society lies in the law when it does not reflect international standards on the right to freedom of expression.

Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 03.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

People Get Ready, There's a March in March

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

The month of March is very busy and includes the important March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights on International Women's Day, March 8, 2015. Everyone is invited to join the march and to spread the word far and wide.

WATCH: Got Grit?

Brad Yates | Posted 03.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It's been suggested by some researchers that the single most important character trait for achieving success is grit. I hope this will help you culti...

'We Stand United in Our Humanity'

Elham Manea | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Why does the Saudi government deny freedoms of speech, religion and political association to it citizens? As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, why does Saudi Arabia imprison a young man who committed no crime, who only created a blog calling for freedom?

Bulimia Is A B*tch

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

I was afraid to like myself. I had no idea how to love myself. The world couldn't know who I really was. If it did, then I'd feel even more rejected.

WATCH: Feeling Frustrated

Brad Yates | Posted 02.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Frustration happens... it's a part of life. That doesn't mean, however, that we have to sit there and stew in it until the next upset distracts us (a...

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

Six Thoughts on Guns and Freedom

Peter Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

With the NRA now publicizing its 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, it seems like a good time to revisit last year's frenzied, speaking-in-tongues tent revival, along with some of the ideas on the relationship between guns and freedom prompted by NRA nuttiness.

Holocaust Survivor on Returning to Auschwitz and What Freedom Really Is

Quora | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Quora

In many ways I can remember every detail of the liberation that happened 70 years ago. Nobody prepared us for what liberation would be like. I hoped then I could go home and find my family. We had a daily saying, like a mantra, "Someday soon I will be free and I will go home." But going home to me meant reuniting with my mother, father, and two older sisters, not just an empty house with four walls, which is what we found.

Speaking Truth to Power in Turkey: An Interview with Ekrem Dumanli

Yohuru Williams | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Yohuru Williams

The Turkish government has isolated itself from the outside world, making the country lonelier in the international arena. Due to the government's misguided policies, there is virtually no country that is friendly with Turkey.

Reaction Action Time

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
Amy Elias, MS

What you do to pull me through the reaction, the positioned postured action of devolving, evolving spiraling down to the bottomed out triangulation- T...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Being an entrepreneur means consistently keeping yourself "in play" in this type of situation. Where you don't know what's coming next, yet you're committed to getting through whatever comes your way.

What Purpose Does Your Safety Blanket Serve?

Lauren Stahl | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Saying goodbye to my safety blankets hasn't been easy. In many ways, they have gotten me to where I am today. I have to be compassionate to them. I have to forgive and not beat myself up for past decisions or actions.

WATCH: You Matter

Brad Yates | Posted 02.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Sometimes we forget this. Sometimes we may even doubt it -- maybe people or circumstances have convinced us it's not true. But it is true. And even...

Love and Need: What's the Difference?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In a long-term relationship in which one partner becomes chronically ill, the other person tends for the loved one in spite of having few of his own needs met. In the absence of love, a partner is more likely to abandon his mate.

Freedom Isn't Free

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

Maybe more than ever the cry for freedom is a common, reoccurring refrain everywhere you go today. We fiercely advocate for sexual freedom, arguing th...

Seducing the 'Enemies' Within

Gerard Aching | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Gerard Aching

We fail to counteract the seductive narrative of violent extremism because we do not engage it on its own terms. We talk above it and around it, but not straight at it. Reducing our values to war cries in the mouths of statesmen is an ineffective way to bring those among us who might be seduced back into the fold.

Free Your Mind: Why You Are Not What You Eat

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

It's vital to nourish your body, and that's exactly why it's wise to not identify with what you eat. "I'm vegan." "I'm paleo." "I'm raw." "I'm an...

Black History Month: Feminism and Inclusion

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Teresa C. Younger

Together we can bring more people to the table by expanding feminist narratives and acknowledging the intersection of issues within the larger movement for women's empowerment. To strengthen our movement, we have to address inequality as all women experience it.

WATCH: It's Okay to Succeed

Brad Yates | Posted 02.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

We often avoid doing what would lead to greater success because, at some level, we don't think it's okay to succeed. That may not seem logical -- but...