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Helen Keller

Seeing Today Through Helen Keller's Eyes

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

This week was Helen Keller's birthday. I feel her profound influence often, especially this last month when I gave the commencement addresses at two s...

W-A-T-E-R: Annie And Helen In The Theatre

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

Helen Keller's birthday was earlier this week. Icon of perseverance, symbol of hope, heroine of my girlhood. For years, I finger-spelled with classma...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Helen Keller Day, which commemorates her birth on June 27, 1880. Keller remains one of the most well-known, beloved, but misunderstood public figures in American history.

Throughout Her Life, No Matter Where She Went or What She Attempted, She Worked Miracles

OurPaths.com | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
OurPaths.com

Senator Lister Hill of Alabama gave a eulogy during the public memorial service. He said, "She will live on, one of the few, the immortal names not born to die. Her spirit will endure as long as man can read and stories can be told of the woman who showed the world there are no boundaries to courage and faith."

My Turn To Embrace Unhappiness

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ginny Sassaman

Frequently I urge students in my classes to build their happiness brain and heart muscles now, not only to enjoy the moment but also to prepare for th...

If Your Heart Thinks You're Happy

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

From what I understand, the heart brain sends messages to the head brain with regards to what hormones to release. So if you feel guilt, shame, fear or anger in your heart, it will direct your brain to release chemicals that are not good for your body over long periods. If you feel peace, love, joy, hope and happiness, it will direct your brain to release chemicals that are good for your body, especially when it comes to healing.

Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

One of the year's most touching documentary films, Best and Most Beautiful Things, makes its world premiere this month at SXSW. A provocative and joy...

Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

If the political pundits would look around, they would even discover a significant number of prominent U.S. democratic socialists at work in a variety of fields. These and many other democratic socialists, among them Bernie Sanders, have played an important role in American life.

Visionary Women: Lessons Learned From 20 Female Luminaries

Angella Nazarian | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"

Stage Door: Three Days to See

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.01.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Her story is hugely dramatic, yet Three Days is sometimes devoid of drama. That may be because director Jack Cummings III has chosen a presentational style -- actors speaking to an audience -- in fragmented moments.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Heartbroken? This Is for You

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

By accepting the lightning as part of our lives perhaps we can, with time and experience, marvel in its beauty and its power and be transformed by the energy it brings into our lives. To love is to be open to loss. That is the bargain we make. It is worth it.

Helen Keller's Kabbalistic Insight

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.21.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Helen Keller's early frustration and despondence at her inability to communicate is no different than our own daily, existential anxiety. Each of us is, necessarily, subject to limitations, and, accordingly, to limited perspective.

Bernie Sanders' Socialism Is as American as Apple Pie

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We can expect the right-wing echo chamber -- including Fox News hosts, Tea Party politicians, and Rush Limbaugh -- to attack Sanders for espousing an ideology that they'll likely describe as foreign, European, and un-American. But Sanders's views are in sync with a longstanding American socialist tradition.

Deaf Women History Is Something to Celebrate

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Lydia L. Callis

Many brave and dedicated deaf women have made invaluable contributions to modern society, despite the odds against them. This powerful minority group has fought against a culture that seeks to silence them-- constantly challenging people's assumptions of who deaf women are, and what they are supposed to be.

Lessons From Our Lives: We Share the Same Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It is said that some of the simplest cultures on Earth are also the happiest. Does this mean that by not being so involved in formal study and strivin...

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

George Heymont | Posted 08.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A charming six-minute short film by Chaitanya Gopinath titled Lunch with Yoshi (which was screened during the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival) follows a blind woman around Bangkok as she shops, rides the city's mass transit, and prepares lunch for a visiting friend.

5 Real-LIfe Wonder Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The sobering news that Olympic medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had been severely injured in an accident, caused me to think about she-roes through American history who overcame adversity and changed America

Women in Business Q&A: Meg Sheetz, President and COO of Medifast

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Margaret (Meg) Sheetz currently serves as President and COO of Medifast as well as CEO of Take Shape for Life, a division of Medifast - a position she...

WATCH: Cazwell Drops A Sexy New Track With 'Drag Race' Favorite

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Openly gay rapper Cazwell and "RuPaul's Drag Race" favorite Manila Luzon have teamed up to bring us a pulsating, dance-heavy new track featuring under...

Helen Keller Met Charlie Chaplin In 1919, And The Rest Was History

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

Worlds certainly collided when two of the 20th century's most beloved figures -- Helen Keller and Charlie Chaplin -- met for the first time. The world...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In her investigations into the causes of blindness, she discovered that poor people were more likely than the rich to be blind, and soon connected the mistreatment of the blind to the oppression of workers, women, and other groups, leading her to embrace socialism, feminism, and pacifism.

A Special Birthday Wish for Helen Keller

Kathy Spahn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

Achieving the elimination of blinding trachoma in 2015 in Mali and Niger will reinforce the promise of global elimination for 2020 and can save the sight of thousands of children and adults. It can also serve as one of the greatest tributes to Helen Keller's legacy the world has ever seen.

Why Are We So Ashamed of Our Women Heroes?

Charles Clymer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women
Charles Clymer

Society tells us young men can't think of women as role models, unless they're a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender.