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Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

12 Things Being a Therapist Taught Me About Happiness

Thrillist | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

Through my work, I've come to notice the themes that characterize unhappy people, and the changes that move them from feeling stuck in their own crap to enjoying life. While everyone is different, and happiness is by no means an easily achievable goal, I've learned that there are certain traits happy people share.

LGBT and the War on Christianity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Telling someone they can't be Christian because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is clearly one of the least Christian things anyone can do.

A Catechism of Confucianism: The Absolute Good (至善)

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

The first paragraph of the Great Learning (大學)says that the ultimate goal of Confucian self-cultivation is "to abide in the absolute good"(止於至善). So what is this absolute good?

For Philanthropy, Make No Little Plans And Take Bold, Small Actions

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The World's Columbian Exposition wasn't as much about a fair but an emerging city fighting for the respect of the world in times of change. Similarly, BBCON for me was less about a technology conference but the current changes that will affect the philanthropic sector in the near future.

10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

The Ethics of Innovation and Devices for Good

UNICEF Innovation | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
UNICEF Innovation

UNICEF Innovation Lab Lead: San Francisco interviewed UNICEF Humanitarian Policy Specialist, Sibi Lawson-Marriott to discuss the ethics of innovation and how UNICEF and partners work to ensure that good ideas truly yield good results.

Monday Matters: An Epic Elephant Rescue, A Brooklyn Wedding Goes Viral And Baltimore Schools Fight Hunger

Posted 06.08.2015 | Good News

Mondays: can’t live with them, could probably stand to live without ’em … if we’re being honest. Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we’...

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

Card Starts Viral Movement of Kindness

Global Yodel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News
Global Yodel

The act of doing a good deed for someone else makes oneself feel as good as (if not better than) the recipient. We aren't talking about paying someone's student loans off or remodeling someone's house.

A Seder Prayer, and Seder Notes

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

We are required to drink four cups of wine (or grape juice if you are not able to drink wine) at the seder -- each one corresponding to one of the ways that God liberated us from Egypt. But how much is a cup?

Kayla Mueller's Letter

Nuri Kino | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Nuri Kino

Kayla Mueller is not dead. The good doesn't die. She went to Syria although she knew it was dangerous; she wanted to help people in need. She is a hero, just like Sumer, the teacher who donated his kidney to a stranger and everyone else who's fighting terrorism and evil. We just have to remember to pass it on.

Where Do You Stand on Humanity Right Now?

Braden S. Thompson | Posted 03.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Braden S. Thompson

Can you remember the last thing that restored your faith in humanity? Was it when a stranger went out of their way to help you? Maybe it was watching ...

God Is Evil (or T. rex Ate Melons)

Robert J. Asher | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion
Robert J. Asher

How could an educated citizen of the 21st century ever reach the conclusion that a saber-toothed cat or Tyrannosaurus rex preferred eating fruit over flesh?

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

Incentivizing Goodwill: A Lesson from Africa for America

Sarah Thomas | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Sarah Thomas

We need to find it in our hearts to cross cultural and gendered lines to address the literal and metaphorical diseases plaguing us at home. And if we haven't yet found it our hearts, maybe we can find it in our pockets.

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

Texas Firefighters Rescued Heart Attack Victim. What They Did Next Will Make You Weep

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

A Texas fire department is getting international attention for going above and beyond the call of duty. Last week, firefighters and EMTs from Stat...

Do Good and Evil Exist?

Richard Koch | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Scott Peck used to collect religious jokes and this was one of his favorites. Chatting in Hell were a Catholic priest, a Jewish rabbi, and a New Age...

Did You Forget That You're Awesome?

Heather Strang | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Innately, wholly and totally, you are an amazing human being. In fact, there is no one on this planet just like you. You have gifts to give to your friends, family, community and the world that no one else can give and you have a special perspective that no one else holds. You are uniquely and completely awesome. Yet, you forget this divine fact every day.

What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Do you ever dream of celebrities? Do you dream of becoming a celebrity? Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dr...

What Is Our Narrative?

Melody Meyer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Home
Melody Meyer

I chance to say this new type of industrial agriculture isn't modern at all but a development of the notion that we can conquer nature rather than be in harmony with her. Modern agriculture has not yet been conceived in its fullest sense.

Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Imagine what the world would look like if impact investing had the same mainstream acceptance as value investing? There would be fewer people imprison...

The New SAT Changes -- The Good, the Bad and the Inconsequential

Paul Jury | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Paul Jury

Here's the good news: Hardworking, capable students will find a way to succeed, regardless of their income, or the SAT's format. Because that's what they do. Maybe now there will be even more free resources to help them.