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Support Groups for All?

Ger Renton | Posted 03.05.2017 | Parents
Ger Renton

After my son, Ethan, was diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic syndrome called Hunter syndrome, my husband and I were offered a place in a support group for parents who are raising children with special needs. We didn't have a babysitter, so I found myself sitting alone in a circle surrounded by strangers four months after Ethan was diagnosed.

Why Trust Matters in the Election

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics
Lena Aburdene Derhally

What's clear is regardless of what your stance may be on a particular issue or the political party one identifies with, the commonality here is people want someone who they trust in power.

The Inner Chaos of Anxiety

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

There's a bottomless well of churning thought and emotion that engulfs the very core of our being and is born of a silent inner strength. That strengt...

Why We Don't Love Ourselves When Everyone Else Already Does

Max DuBowy | Posted 02.19.2017 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Even though the majority of America has fallen in love with their gays on a macro level, it doesn't diminish the individual experience we go through when we expose our true identity.

Sincerity of Self-Deception

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

While growing up, we're repeatedly taught the importance of honesty. We set stringent boundaries for our children in regards to cheating, lying or covering up as they develop and learn the art of interaction. Yet we rarely talk about self-deception or the lies we tell ourselves.

The Internet and Bernie Sanders: A Love Story

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

There hasn't ever been a presidential candidate who has leveraged the Internet better than Bernie Sanders. It was just a matter of time before a candidate jumped into the interwebs with both feet, but the odd part was it was a 74-year-old grandpa.

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

Swearing And Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

I can't help you if you censor yourself and only tell me the nice things. Saying nice things will get you a Tootsie Pop. Honesty gets you my compassion.

Look Within: Find the Silver Lining

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

If you're ever gonna find a silver lining It's gotta be a cloudy day If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightening You're gonna have to stand in th...

I Can Handle the Truth

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Heather Gillis-Harris

Being lied to, it changes you. You start to close off your heart. You suspect everything and become paranoid. It causes insecurities because somewhere in your brain, being lied to makes you feel worthless.

It's Okay If You Don't Love College

Rachel Drucker | Posted 01.26.2017 | College
Rachel Drucker

Let's stop pretending that college is ever a four year walk in the park. I'm not suggesting that all of you have to be as dissatisfied with your college as I am, but I think we could all benefit from a bit more honesty about the ups and downs of every college experience.

The Artistry of Being Honest

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 01.21.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

There's a unique artistry in which we each live our lives, a way in which our journey poetically unravels itself. It is rooted in an unchangeable hone...

'Tell-the-Truth' Legislation and the 'Schmuck Device' Uses the 'Internet of Things'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.14.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As I've been tracking the providers of telecommunications networks and services, we find that these companies can pretty much say anything they want without any fear someone is going to do something about it.

Then You Really Might Know What It's Like

Rabbi Scott Fox | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Scott Fox

I'll admit it. I had the album. I really thought it was cool. The rugged truck on the cover, the first cowboy boots I'd ever seen in my life, Californian born and raised. The name of the CD painted with whitewash, white on black, right there on the driver's side door: Whitey Ford Sings the Blues.

Why You Should to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Samara Wolpe | Posted 01.06.2017 | Parents
Samara Wolpe

Why is it so common for parents to make up strange stories such as the stork or fairies dropping children off at the doorstep, or for parents to wait until their children are summoned in for health class to broach the topic? Even more puzzling, why do many never bring it up at all?

Look Within

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

You are authentic when what you say matches what you feel, think and do. Authentic people don't say "yes" when they're thinking "no" and, even more importantly, they don't say "no" when their hearts are telling them "go for it." There's no discrepancy between their inner and outer lives.

The Things They Don't Tell You

Emily Breeden | Posted 12.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Breeden

I'm telling you this because so many people have called me brave, strong, a fighter. All of which are things I believe I can be sometimes, but not always. Sometimes I am cowardly, weak, and all I want to do is run away. I'm telling you this because I want everyone to know that those things are okay, too.

Assumptions and Real Love Don't Mix

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

Remember assumptions are stories YOU have created, they keep you in a bubble -- at a distance, because you've assumed all sorts of crap about someone else that may or may not be true. You've judged it and made it into a story where you're either the victim or the hero.

To Tell or Not to Tell

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Most people want to fit in, to belong, to be part of a group, to be "one of the gang," to share not only in the work but in the play, in the joking, the beer after a long day, the weekend golf or tennis games, the barbecues.

When Your Young Child Asks If You've Lied To Him

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents
Amy L. Freeman

Perhaps you, like I, want to be a shining paragon of virtue in the eyes of my young children, a role model of honor, righteousness and dignity. Oh, I...

More Ethics Training in Classroom Will Benefit Workplace Behaviors Later

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Cheating at business schools of all sizes is widespread, according to a study a few years ago by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business, which accredits 740 of the world's best business schools in 50 countries.

5 Crucial Considerations to Help You Better Steward Criticism

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We often discuss how to be better stewards of time, money, and resources, but have you ever considered the importance of stewarding criticism?

The Honest Truth about Maintaining Your Film's Momentum: Lessons from The (Dis)Honesty Project

New York Women in Film & Television | Posted 11.12.2016 | Entertainment
New York Women in Film & Television

Making documentaries is a difficult labor of love, and once the hard work is complete and your film is finished and released, a new set of challenges arises. How do you keep your audience engaged and continue to reach new markets after your film becomes available online?

Press Agents of the World, Arise... An Excerpt From 'Starflacker: Inside the Golden Age of Hollywood'

Dick Guttman | Posted 11.12.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Once upon a time a film that dare not speak its name ("The Sweet Smell of Success") cast an evil spell upon all press agents, decreeing that they should dwell and devise forever under a cloud of skepticism about the ethics of their craft.

#HonestIsBeautiful Social Media Challenge Inspires Dialogue About Authenticity Over Artificiality

Jessica Biber | Posted 11.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jessica Biber

Social media's critics have a point. The online platforms portray people in whichever light they choose; and oftentimes, it is the clean and beautiful version of their lives. But that's not the only way -- and I've seen it.