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For Victors and Whiners Alike, Important Lessons From India's History

Pranay Gupte | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

India can only be governed and kept together by the persuasive use of authority and not by force. Both the BJP and the AAP need to keep this in mind: It's dangerous to play with history; it's still more dangerous not to learn from it. Only a system that seeks to reconcile the often competing demands and aspirations of its millions can work.

Watch Me Go: A Talk With Mark Wisniewski

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Watch Me Go concerns Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who has managed to stay on the right side of the law by hauling junk for cash. But after he and two friends dispose of a sealed oil drum, Deesh finds himself betrayed, and running from the police.

A Journey Toward Increasing Self Awareness and Gratitude

Martin Berusch | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin Berusch

I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.

These Are Some Of History's Classiest Burns

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

For as long as humans have been on this Earth, human-ing it up, we've had no shortage of insults thrown back and forth at one another. But it's one th...

In Ferguson the Media Got It All Wrong: The Real Story Is a Community Fighting Back

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 10.18.2014 | Media
Carlos F. Torres

While pledging non violence, many are coming to the conclusion that it's time to take a stand against an unabated offensive targeting working people and other minorities that has systematically eroded their rights, their livelihoods, their future.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

Bringing Your Passion to Work

Karin Volo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Think about when you've fallen in love in your life or the first time you held your newborn child in your arms. The colors looked brighter, the sounds were clearer, and it felt like your heart was going to burst with love and joy.

The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo

Mark Chasan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Chasan

It is not hard to imagine a world that is "better." But, what does "better" mean? By "better," I mean an abundant, well and enlightened world that enhances life -- a world where love, compassion, generosity, equitability and the creation of beauty are the pursuit of humankind.

Where Social Impact Meets Professional Identity

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

One can certainly say that throughout history it's been individuals who have turned the tide against evil and entropy. What's changed in this age of social media is the extent to which -- and the speed with which -- warriors for good can be assembled.

Be the Change You Wish To See in the World

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.06.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

We're told from a young age that it's important to know how much our opinions matter. But when we try to speak up about our own education, we're constantly shot down.

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors, Part 2

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?

How Ordinary a Hero Can Be

Dan P. Morrison | Posted 06.02.2012 | Detroit
Dan P. Morrison

But heros are all just people. They get out of bed every morning and put on their pants, skirts and saris like everyone else. Gandhi and King had a thing for the ladies and my mom doesn't always recycle properly.

How Would Gandhi Respond?

Claire Amber | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Claire Amber

I've recently started getting into Mahatma Gandhi's work, visiting the history of this peace activist's life.

Dayenu!: The Change We Need Now

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

This week, President Barack Obama will sit down with his family, as well as Jewish friends and staff members, at an interfaith Seder to share in the celebration of Passover.

As Non-Violence Takes Root, So May a Palestinian State

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Why after so much suffering and the spilling of so much blood, does non-violence seem to be catching on in Palestine?

Jung's Secret Red Book

Lama Surya Das | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

"My soul, where are you? Do you hear me? I speak, I call you----are you there?" Don't these simple questions somehow resonate deeply? Aren't they timeless, evergreen, universal?

Nick Swardson: "My Ass is the Best Joke Teller I Know"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There is, for sure, a very twisted side to me. The other side is a nude Brad Pitt riding a unicorn with candy as his genitals.

Gandhi's South African Home Up For Sale

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Johannesburg house where Mohandas Gandhi spent three years as a young lawyer is for sale, according to the Times of India. The Times of India rep...

What We Measure Matters

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Modern man has been liberated by prosperity but not fulfilled by it; psychologists and economists are seeking new ways to measure the intangibles of public welfare.

Shameful Plight of the Middle East's Christians

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

No community today is so targeted by violent thugs for no reason other than sheer bigotry as are the Christians of Iraq.

Going to the Mat: Confessions of a Yoga Guinea Pig

Nicholas Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Rosen

The stretching and breathing, when coupled with a meditative, focused intention, can make you feel pretty damn good, even if the whole thing is choreographed to a Kanye West track.

Ghandi Glasses Up For Auction, Outcry In India

AFP | Sebastan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The collector behind the upcoming auction of Mahatma Gandhi's iconic glasses said Tuesday he understands India's fierce opposition, but insists the sa...

The Evolution Of Peace

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I recently returned from Clark University in Worchester, Mass where my daughter is considering attending college. They have a concentration in the un...