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You Are the Variable

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.

Disney Villains Reimagined As Real People Are Wickedly Delightful

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen has made headlines in the past with his enchantingly realistic take on Disney princesses and prince...

We Rise in the East, We Set in the West...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

As the sun rises and sets, it keeps burning, regardless of what we, anyone or anything says. It does what it does without an apology because really, what does it have to apologize for?

This Is What Humanity May Look Like In 1,000 Years

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science

EmbedContent(562a7726e4b0443bb563e6d9,,Embed,html,Some({})) We've gotten taller. We're living longer -- and healthier -- than ever before. And thanks ...

Meryl Streep Is A Humanist, Not A Feminist

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Meryl Streep will play Emmeline Pankhurst in "Suffragette," an upcoming film about the British women's suffrage movement. But unfortunately,...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Kickstarting Your Longevity Genes -- The Epigenetic Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Dawson Church | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

It's been 20 years since scientists discovered that putting mice on a super-low-calorie diet extends their lifespans dramatically and combats age-rela...

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Human: "Love Is the Answer"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps what feeds this genius, this champion of communication and understanding among us, is that he comprehends the power of one. It is a power we often forget -- I know I do -- the ability to change the world, one small, tiny, at times seemingly insignificant action at a time.

'To The People Saying I'm A Robot Who Can't Love,' By A Robot

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

Greetings, I am a robot. Many humans have said that I cannot feel the emotion "love" simply because I am a robot. I have prepared text addressing...

Hunting and the Darker Side of Being Human

Johnny C. Sain | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Johnny C. Sain

The death of Cecil brought hunting into acute focus for many folks that rarely give more than a passing thought to hunters or hunting until someone with gun pulls a bonehead move. And now hunting is reexamined as proper modern human behavior in the court of public opinion.

What I, Leann Rimes and Johnny Depp Have in Common

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

What do little me have in common with a whole bunch of celebrities? Well, let me tell you a little bit about me, and then I'll give you the answer. O...

What Makes Us Human?

Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Jacqueline Howard

Could the desire to add artistic value to the world be only human? It's a great debate.

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

Better Than Happiness

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It may sound strange coming from someone who has written dozens of blogs about happiness and taught a lot of seminars on the subject, to hear that happiness isn't necessarily all that it's cracked up to be. Or put another way, in terms of one's overall quality of life, spirit, and degree of personal fulfillment, some things play a much more significant role than feelings of happiness

HUMAN: A New Film by Yann Arthus Bertrand

Tadzio Mac Gregor | Posted 04.18.2015 | Arts
Tadzio Mac Gregor

Years after his last success, Yann Arthus Bertrand will reappear this September during the 70th United Nations General Assembly with his latest feature film, HUMAN.

Crack Your Heart Wide Open

Carolyn Messere, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Messere, MD

For 18 years, I met people on what was arguably the worst day of their lives. You have cancer. You have a bowel obstruction and need emergency surgery. You need to have your entire colon removed and poop in a bag for the rest of your life.

The Power of Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

In actuality, empathy predominantly involves learning about someone else's worldview. Furthermore, that learning process is shaped to a very great degree by one's personal relationships.

This Cat Is Freakishly Human-Like, But We're Kind Of Into It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy

Is there anything better than a cat that can back away from its owner on its hinds legs? Not really, except maybe a cat with eyebrows. Momotaro Th...

Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

When I asked a friend what she considered "being disabled" meant, she said she considered it being human. Her answer started to shift my view of having a disability to one of having a shared experience in relating to disability, especially in seeing the hidden disabilities in others around us.

4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Science

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

Remember How Precious Life Is

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

I was deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn.  Tony was a star for the San Diego Padres in the 19...

Breaking Up With Jesus

Brett Gallaher | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

I know that if God exists, God is good. If divine love is real, it's not static and lifeless. But honestly, I don't know if God exists. I only know that we exist.

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.

The Bible Lesson You Might Have Missed

John Backman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
John Backman

Nicodemus's night visit to Jesus is not exactly empathic, but there is an intimacy to the setting. It is a tête-à-tête: Not a Sermon on the Mount, not a raising of Lazarus, but a private conversation between people who have studied God.

How Corporate Jargon Shapes Corporate Culture

Liz Ryan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

When I was 19, I got burnt out on waiting tables and decided to become a part-time office bunny. I stocked up on office attire and went down to Kell...