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Freedom

Emancipating Freedom

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those willing to sacrifice to make the world a better place.

WATCH: Need to Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Although most of us have been heavily programmed to believe otherwise, we really do have the ability to choose how we feel. I hope this will help you ...

Pain: A Gateway to Transcendence

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion
Mario Tenaglia

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon According to Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Theogony aroun...

On Secession:

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

As Scotland lurches toward its historic vote for independence this week, it brings to mind a similar moment, seven score and fourteen years ago, when the American South voted, en file, to secede from our Union.

Un-naming the Enslaved

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

In the collections of Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum is a large, leather-bound ledger. Old, unassuming, and rare, its now-faded pages document business transactions that took place almost 250 years ago

Growing Up in Iran With Howard Stern

Pegah Patra | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Pegah Patra

Some people here might not appreciate how blessed they are, because they've never lived in a repressed society, but, for me, every time I tune in to Howard Stern -- I think of how lucky I am to live where freedom and liberty exist, especially for women.

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

King Avriel: Bearing Witness

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Her debut Thesis serves as more than an album to King Avriel -- it's an intensely personal journey that she guides listeners through.

An American Talks Turkey About the 'Intolerant' Chicken

Bethany St. James | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bethany St. James

Here in America, we have a knack for twisting around the meaning of a word and molding it into something we can get a bit more use out of. Americans are good at capitalizing on opportunities. In fact, we founded our country on that exact ideology.

Here Comes the International Day of Peace!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

At last count there were 195 countries in the world -- 196 if you count Taiwan. These countries range in size from 0.2 square miles (The Vatican -- ...

Global Coherence

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

How does one reprogram the sub-conscious mind? In the world of Google, the answers are only a click away. If you want to be part of the healing, you're on your own. I have to go now. It's time to get started. I hope you'll join me.

Coming Alive by Embracing Fear

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hallie Sawyer

Still, there are days when the waves feel bigger and the tide stronger than the one before. But now, instead of fighting against it or letting it pull me under, I float and rejoice in the fierceness of it. When I act in spite of my fear, that is when I feel the most alive.

Yield to Whim

Matthew Terrell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Matthew Terrell

I recently received an incredibly generous "gift of time" from the Djerassi Resident Artist Program (DRAP) in Woodside, California. "Time" seemed like a peculiar perk for an artist residency program to tout, but once I arrived on the ranch I understood what it meant.

All Original You

Stacey James | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.

WATCH: Crappy Benefits

Brad Yates | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Perhaps you've heard this: Human beings do what works. Every action we take is because we believe it benefits us in some way -- as illogical as that ...

St. Louis Unites: A Dream of Freedom Songs

Basil Kincaid | Posted 08.29.2014 | Black Voices
Basil Kincaid

While music and art are entertaining, this is not entertainment. This is the residue of what I feel to be a spiritual and physical quest for a freedom that we can all share.

How The Giver Gets It Wrong

Charles Alexander | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.

So Empty Is My Nest

Bushra Alvi | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Bushra Alvi

A parent's love for a child is the strongest and purest bond of all humanity and for this reason one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to wave goodbye as their child leaves for college.

To Accomplish Liberation, Palestinian Unity Must Be Preserved

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians must agree on the goals, the methods of accomplishing them and a willing public. This is the only way strategies will produce the desired goals for the Palestinian

Do Better, Not More: 7 Feminine Productivity Practices

Nisha Moodley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Nisha Moodley

The next time your ambition is in overdrive and you just want to work-work-work, try one of these practices to feel productive, playful and free. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish when you do better, not more.

Market Forces Should Regulate Smoking

Benjamin Powell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Benjamin Powell

Restaurants and bars in Lubbock, Texas have become the most recent target of anti-smoking zealots pushing their prohibitionist agenda. These activists fail to appreciate how respecting the freedom of property owners to determine their own policy, coupled with market forces, already achieves efficient regulation.

The Power of Doing It: A Case for Living Out Our Dreams

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Mario Tenaglia

One of the most interesting results I have found with living out and following my dream has been the quiet and peace and rest I've experienced inside myself upon returning. I am more quiet and calm and peaceful inside. My body is relaxed.

Cleaned Out My Car, Cleaning Out My Life

Maria Senise | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

There is fear, yes, but there is excitement as well. I'm finally free to say what I want and be who I am. As I threw out each piece of unneeded paper or supply, it was like weight was incrementally lifted from my soul. I was being liberated physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

WATCH: Step Into Your Power!

Brad Yates | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Marianne Williamson famously said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." It woul...