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On Love And Compassion: What Keeps Us Going In The Times We Lose Faith

Jeff Cannon | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

It keeps me hopeful that the worst of times will not be in vain if we can just learn from them to ensure they never happen again, and to ensure we continue to do what is needed to help all humans be just that -- human.

Monkey Study Puts Neanderthal Sex In Spotlight

Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 12/10/2012 09:35 AM EST on LiveScience A bundle of recent genetic studies have suggested modern humans ha...

Most Human?

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

What does it mean to be pure Homo sapiens? I thought I knew. No one could be pure human unless we all are, so therefore we all are pure Homo sapiens. It would have to be either all of us or none of us, biblically, won't it?

The Slap: Rise Up Better Than Before

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Mother Nature has done it again. She slapped us upside the head to knock some sense into us. There is devastation for many. Nothing makes sense for them yet, but for most of us, we've been slapped into awareness.

The Employment Racket

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

We don't have to quit our jobs en masse to break the logjam and get human energy moving at work. We only have to notice the albatross on the table and say something about it. We only have to bring ourselves to work, a little at a time.

The Nasty Bias in Business Journalism

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I wrote a story for about breastfeeding at work, and I talked about the fact that in the last report on family-friendly benefits...

Anthropomorphism: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Yelling at Computers and Naming Roombas

Nathan Shedroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Nathan Shedroff

For less humanoid systems, people respond idiosyncratically. For example, some people name their Roomba vacuums and speak of them almost like a pet but others do not. So what aspects of a system might provide those triggers?

Five Things LinkedIn Has Forgotten About People

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I love LinkedIn as a tool, and I write incessantly about it, but I get frustrated at its social ineptitude.

Who Killed The Neanderthal?

| Posted 09.23.2012 | Science

By Michael Balter About 40,000 years ago, a huge volcanic eruption west of what is now Naples, Italy, showered ash over much of central and Eastern ...

Uncovering America's Generous Side

Ben Cohen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Ben Cohen

There are certain aspects of America that I find enormously attractive -- the openness and friendliness of the people, their generosity and the lack of a stifling European-style class system. However, there is a side to America that I find extremely unsettling -- the relentless fixation on money.

DNA Study Shows Color Of Neanderthal Eyes

| Traci Watson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

In museums around the world, reproductions of Neandertals sport striking blue or green eyes, pale skin, and gingery hair. Now new DNA analysis suggest...

The New App: How to 'Be'

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The Internet boom is creating a technological language around what used to just be part of basic human interaction and relatedness. Will we soon need to be advised to say hello when greeting another person, to hug our child when she cries?

Can 'I Don't Know' Break The Abortion Stalemate?

John Backman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Religion
John Backman

"Becoming human" is not a scientific question but a spiritual or philosophical one. And who can answer any such question definitively?

Ramadan Reflection Day 4: The Weight Of A Mistake

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Responsibility can be pretty heavy but we make it that much heavier by not knowing how to deal with failure. It's not possible for any individual to be right all of the time yet for some reason we try so hard to prove that we are not wrong.

Environment, Technology & The City

Carla Leitao | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

"...During the day I have only the power of those who sleep in the day - far fewer, so I am limited. Though I'm bolstered by people watching TV, since...

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Vichy Revisited: Sarkozy Versus the Gypsies

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michele Langevine Leiby

There can be no justification for treating the Roma any differently from other EU citizens. Specifically targeting them for expulsion clearly contravenes EU law.

Human Computer Viruses, Yikes!

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

May 27, 2010 - Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Human Computer Viruses: Mark Gasson, a British scientist, wa...

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

Post Earthquake, Some Nasty Voices On Battered Haiti

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Most of the country's trees had long since been chopped down for firewood. Much of the topsoil had washed away and when the rain got heavy, the bare hills and mountains became launch pads for floods.

Studying Love Instead Of War -- What If?

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Do you remember the old folk ballad Down By the River Side - The one that has the line "I ain't gonna study war no more"? What if everyone studied Love instead? What would life be like?

God Sues Congress

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

"I decided to sue when My communications to humans were ignored by the few whose personal agendas were believed by the many," God said.

Why Did Health Insurance Stocks Go Up After The President's Speech?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president singled out insurance companies for special criticism in his speech on Wednesday. So why did health insurance stock prices go up the next day?

Are You Perfect?

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I no longer expect myself to be perfect. Instead, I borrow the verb form of that word. I definitely expect myself to be perfecting at all times.