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What One Encounter at the Laundromat Taught Me About Life

Gina Ryder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

It was almost closing time when I met Tom. Closing time in my world is at the laundromat where the last wash is at 10 p.m. and the doors close at midnight.

Christmas Reminds Us That We, Like God, Are Human, Too

Rev. Bonnie A. Perry | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion
Rev. Bonnie A. Perry

A hope born this night will show itself in that early sun that rises tomorrow. Calling us to be again, who we long to be, the humans who we are so that this our world will become a place, of wholeness and holiness.

A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving the family resemblance? Can we imagine a world where we pull on the common bond of our humanity, and it never breaks?

Where True Quality of Life Comes From

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University's International Quality of Life Laureate Award.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

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.

Lend Me a Breath

Satpal Singh | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion
Satpal Singh

The issue is still larger than Mr. Eric Garner and Mr. Michael Brown. What we saw in New York City and Ferguson are just symptoms of a cancer that has metastasized all over humanity.

Where Is the Faith?

Rumni Saha | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

I must confess that I greatly envy those who are able to hold on to their faith firmly no matter what may come. I want to believe; yet can't especially in the light of recent tragedies. Where is that just and loving being that has the power to love me in this life and the next? Where is my faith?

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

A Poster Child for Love in the Middle East

Brenda Keesal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Brenda Keesal

As the trauma in Israel/Palestine rages on, I try to keep my focus on growing peace between people, far from politics, wherever I see the light. Meet my friend Tali. Her life story is more stunning than most, but it is what she does with her experience, that makes her a poster child for love.

Scuba Diving Between Continents in Iceland [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Thanks to glacial runoff and a long filtration journey through Iceland's volcanic underground, the water pouring into Lake Thingvellir is some of the cleanest in the world. That's very apparent than in the Silfra Rift, the tectonic boundary between the Eurasian and North America plates.

We're All in This Together. Except for the Jerks Who Don't Like the Same Movies As You.

James Napoli | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

I mean, it's great that we all possess a hidden wellspring of compassion that allows us to extend a hand to a stranger in trouble, but I don't know what I'd do if I found out the person to whom I was about to extend a kindness actually admitted to liking Jack Reacher.

Jesus Didn't Care About Correct Doctrine, and Neither Should We

Mick Mooney | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

In the gospels we read how Jesus was always around people. He had a life full of relationships. Always talking, drinking, eating, relaxing; sometimes entertaining his guests and sometimes being entertained by them.

Shock and Recovery: Jerusalem, Sanctuary for All

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

Competing claims to Jerusalem as the capital for both Israel and a future Palestine reflect the need for a new architecture of waging comprehensive peace, where the cultural universal domain rises above the geo-politics to become a template of hope.

How Human Is Your Company? (Quiz)

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

The question is whether companies possess a corporate character (the sum of all employees' behaviors) that is consonant and enables, or is dissonant and fights, with these desired human behaviors. How human are our companies currently?

Review: Hyperobjects--Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

What would it look like if we actually recognized the legitimate and inscrutable existence of things apart from ourselves? How would this alter how we interact with each other and with the planet?

Praise the Lord or Praise the Person?

Myisha Cherry | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Myisha Cherry

The next time you leave your door unlocked and no one breaks in, the next time someone buys you a gift, or the next time someone does something nice for you, I'm not telling you not to thank God (if thanking God is what you do), I'm simply suggesting that people are also worthy of praise.

Pioneering the Possible

Scilla Elworthy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Scilla Elworthy

True pioneers are fuelled by their vision of how a new world could be, and dare to take on what has never been done before. Now, when so few people have any vision at all of the future, the pioneering spirit embodies the kind of leadership so deeply needed on the planet.

What Prince Ea Wants You to Know

Shannon McDeez | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Shannon McDeez

Some may accuse Prince Ea of being too idealistic, having dreams of an impossible utopia. Those folks just weren't listening. All he is asking us to do is look up from our screens just long enough to rethink our choices.

Through Ebola's Eyes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Predictably, this one case diagnosed here in the U.S. has resulted in a media feeding frenzy, rumination, recrimination, and the familiar blend of hyberbole and hysteria that tends to populate those infamous 15 minutes during which any given crisis holds our attention.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Najwa Najjar's Film Reflects Palestinian Humanity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Daoud Kuttab

She does not try to sugarcoat Palestinian life, nor does she attempt to show the entire Palestinian history in a single film, but gives a glimpse at some elements of Palestinian life.