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Consciousness in Global Crisis

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Jamelle Sanders

The reality is that I am not living the nightmare that the people of Palestine are living. They are constantly living in a state of fear and panic not knowing what will happen next. What I know is that nobody wins in war. War brings division and division brings displacement.

Want Peace? Try Forgiveness

Sharon Frey | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Frey

Indeed, it can be hard to "swim against the stream" of our reactions to injustice. But heading down the path of forgiveness can be as simple as knowing we each have this spiritual sense that can identify the good that's present even where it seems far from obvious.

WATCH: Seeing Things as Bad

Brad Yates | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Chances are you've heard the expression, "It all depends on how you look at it." This tends to be true with how we feel about something that has happ...

The Truth About Politics: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems

Jason Ritchie | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Our government is no longer by the people, for the people. Their vast spending in politics gives them a large degree of control over those in office, drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. This amounts to institutionalized bribery.

A Summer of 'Just Because'

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.

How Art Can Save a Life

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

As I sit here and write this, feeling scratched and worn -- a vinyl record that has seen better days -- I know all is not lost. I know I will wake up in the morning, make a cup of tea and sit at my studio desk.

WATCH: 'My Team Lost!'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Well, the World Cup has finally come to a close... and I can start focusing on work again. While many are rejoicing, many are also licking their wou...

Declare Freedom From the Super-Person Trap

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Usually I would say yes and add to my already hectic workload. On the contrary, I blurted out no, and it shocked me! I think it shocked the other person even more, because they were so accustomed to me saying yes. That was one of the most liberating days of my life.

America Was Built on Hope Not Fear

Byron Williams | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Byron Williams

For all of its virtues and vices, America has always stood as a beacon of hope. Movements such as civil rights, women's suffrage, and gay equality could not have occurred if America did not promote hope and possibility.

Economic Dependence Promotes Prudishness

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

More often than not, women's economic dependence on men is bundled up with strong views against sexual promiscuity. But why? Are economic dependence and anti-promiscuity morality both symptoms of the same cause? Patriarchy, perhaps? Or does one bring about the other?

America: Land of the Free, Home of the Stuck

Jordan Dansky | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

This weekend really got us thinking. While to many of us the 4th of July means the beach, barbecues, fireworks and a much-needed vacation, it also represents an immensely important part of our history.

What an Independence Day Float Can Teach Us About Freedom

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schroeder

You probably that in one Nebraska parade, a float depicting President Obama in overalls outside an outhouse titled the "Obama Presidential Library" has stirred up controversy. This float, whether it meant to or not, did something more than just make a satirical political stance.

Free Yourself, Please

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

July Fourth is a day in the U.S. where we celebrate freedom. I never really understood how incredibly important freedom was to me until I had gotten m...

Taking Cancer to Heart

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Just days ago, I had a mastectomy, a bilateral "simple" one, though of course for anyone going through it, there is nothing simple about it. For me to be sure, it has been far from simple.

The Ringing of Freedom

Deborah Shouse | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Shouse

When I was growing up, in the 1950s, the 4th of July was a true day of freedom. We had a huge family picnic at our relative's house. The festivities...

It's Time to Declare Your Personal Independence

Josh Middleman | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

Another Independence Day is upon us. This year, however, I'm calling on all those who yearn to be free of the shackles that bind them to a job or career, which is safe and known yet limiting and unfulfilling, to create the career of their dreams.

What Does 'Put God First' Really Mean?

Terri Britt | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Terri Britt

On this 4th of July week, I invite you to step into freedom. Try a new way of putting God first. It starts with loving and accepting yourself unconditionally!

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

American Hope

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Sue Shanahan

"Children are hopes" -- Novalis I began work on the above illustration in 1999 through the advice of my then agent. It was all over the news at the...

It's Time To Reclaim Your Right To Relaxation

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living

When was the last time you had a day to just decide what you want to do? We're usually at the mercy of our to-do lists and emails, but with the hol...

Why the US Record on Free Press Won't Inspire Cairo

Sarah Harvard | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Sarah Harvard

The Obama administration's statements about the three Al Jazeera journalists are encouraging and ring true to the needs of both the Egyptian and the American people, but it's unsure whether they are in the right position to point their finger just yet.

The House and Senate Battle over Egypt Aid

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.

Go Ahead, Indulge! It's Not a Bad Thing

Michael Feeley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Indulgence has energy, enthusiasm and purpose. It calls to you and asks for something. Listen well. Indulgence is irresistible.

WATCH: What's Missing?

Brad Yates | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Often, what bothers us -- keeps us from enjoying life more fully -- is just the feeling that something is missing. I hope this will help with that. ...

Celebrate Independence Day With Emotional Freedom

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

We are fortunate enough to live in a free country, but are you emotionally free? I'm talking about freeing yourself from the negative chatter (both internal and external) that holds you back from doing what you want to do or simply being who you want to be.