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Economic Dependence Promotes Prudishness

Rob Brooks | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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.

When Freedom (Almost) Flops

Rachel Goble | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Rachel Goble

Today, I'm hit with the harsh reality that with Freedom comes the freedom to fail, the freedom to hurt yourself, the freedom to hurt others, and the freedom to make choices that cause pain.

Daily Meditation: Fly Away

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Mark Gongloff

New Investment Firm Invests In 'Patriotic' Things Like Guns, For Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

If you are somebody who counts gun makers among the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, then I have an investment opportunity for yo...

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Capitalism for Everyone or No One

Dov Seidman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

Income inequality is a gravely serious issue, and it is one that is exacerbated by the current inequality in freedom. We are now witnessing the unprecedented manufacturing of 'Freedom From' in so many dimensions of society.

The Trick To Letting Go Of What's Weighing You Down

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When emotions are running high and you're trying to stay calm, then it's easy to say, "Just let go." Especially to let go of anything that is causing disturbance or grievance.

Freedom

Zenos Frudakis | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Zenos Frudakis

Born in San Francisco in 1951, stern icon paintings of the saints in Wheeling, West Virginia's Greek Orthodox Church are among Zenos' earliest memorie...

WATCH: Ask for Help

Brad Yates | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At my daughter's promotion for eighth grade this week, one of the speakers offered three points of advice about success: 1) Set Goals 2) Work Hard 3)...

The 10 Best Things About Being An Empty Nester

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

There was a time when I took pride in the fact that my house was one of the busiest (and noisiest) on the street. I had four children of my own, took care of five others during the after school hours, and maintained a revolving door for all the neighborhood kids to come over whenever they chose. My house was always LOUD. Music blasting, televisions blaring, giggling, squealing, and raucous games of basketball in the driveway --this was the norm.