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Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie A friend of mine recently told me about an incident involving students at Berkeley High School. On the first day of classes, African-...

Donald Trump Humiliates Women -- Here's How Women Can Retaliate On Tuesday

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No one deserves humiliation, especially by women, more than Donald Trump. He has spent his entire life in pursuit of money and the power it gives him to humiliate women.

They're Fired! What Happens When 'They' Are We?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Life is a reality show, or so it seems. The weapon is humiliation; the pace is fast, and the loser is the one slowest on his/her feet. You don't need to be an intellectual for this show; you need to be a survivor. And for that you have to know how to make other people feel worse than you.

Throwing a Fit: Run Toward That Which Scares You

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Remember...Discover what your Soul wants and tell your ego to take a least during the scary stuff.

Humiliation: Run Toward That Which Scares You

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

You can figure it out when you go inside, admit it and release it in a loving way. You can find it like I did. I realized that underneath all of it was something that I would not admit to myself because I was embarrassed.

When Surviving Isn't Enough

Adaam James Levin - Areddy | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Adaam James Levin - Areddy

There should be more to being human than just being alive. There's a certain line beyond which humanity begins to diminish, and on which too many people titter every day.

Don't Kiss With a Bloody Nose

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.15.2017 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

We broke apart and saw our faces and shirts were covered with blood, and we resembled victims from a horror movie. My nose continue to drip and I desperately crammed a napkin stained with buttered popcorn into one nostril.

Christmas Birthday... Blessing or Curse?

Carol A Miele | Posted 12.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carol A Miele

My mother went into labor on Christmas morning 1944. She gave birth to me a few hours later. I was her third and last child. They took me home, swaddl...

Rising Above Failure

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Have you ever experienced a failure that left you feeling humiliated and worthless? I'm sure you have since failure is just part of our normal lives a...

Public Shaming: We've Gone Too Far

Ross Ellis | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ross Ellis

In order to stop public shaming, we should all be held accountable and be role models to our children, our peers and others. Lead by example and show words of kindness can and do make a world of difference.

Waiter, There's a Toenail in my Soup!

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.14.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Due to stress, deadlines, and too much caffeine, I had attacked my fingernails like a crazed wolverine, leaving bloody stumps that were too painful to use to shampoo my hair. Of course, this was on a day when I had a Very Important Meeting with some Very Important People at a Very Private Club.

Don't Fart During an MRI

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I share this true but pathetic story to commiserate with other tortured souls who relentlessly endure and survive extreme humiliation. We're a group of accident-prone fools who regularly trigger embarrassing situations that would permanently traumatize a normal person.

Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call.

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Make no mistake: dress codes are increasingly becoming an excuse for sexualizing women and disgracing young girls for the apparent pleasure of those in power. It's bullsh*t.

Dare to Be 100: The World Cup and Health

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Defeat is probably more valuable to well-being than victory. This reality was tested by Brazil's miserable performance in the current World Cup. The...

The Most Difficult Thing About Giving Up Junk Food

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

The people who have had hostile reactions to my diet -- despite my best attempts to stay under their radar -- are either overeaters or heavy drinkers, or both. Once they fire a shot, I back away. Call me crazy. And while you're at it, color me healthy. And very happy.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Humiliation Is Not a Teaching Strategy

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Stephanie Vanderslice

Deeming a student's work "trash" is neither the mark of a good teacher with high expectations nor is it the mark of a particularly good human being. It's the sign of a bully, of someone who can only build him or herself up by tearing someone else down.

Curing the Poison of 'Rankism'

Robert Fuller | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Robert Fuller

In a dignitarian society, no one is taken for a nobody. Acting superior -- putting others down -- is regarded as pompous and self-aggrandizing. Rankism, in all its guises, is uncool.

What This Mother Has Lived To Regret

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My father told us daily, 'Children are to be seen and not heard.' So, when I had children I determined that they would be allowed to have minds of their own, and I let them know that their thoughts, opinions and ideas mattered. And then, I lived to regret it.

I'm Fired? Why, Thank You!

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

It started out like any other day. Isn't that the way every "I got fired" story begins? Well, add me to the list.

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for Silver-haired Boomers

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

For millions of boomers passing from 50-something to 60-something, day-to-day life begins to seem like a series of small humiliations.

The Most Embarrassing Moment You Never Had in The '80s -- But I Did

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

You know how whenever you're feeling a little big for your britches, you'll get an earth-shatteringly embarrassing flashback that puts you right back in your place?

How Shame Destroys Relationships

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Shame, one of the most difficult of all emotions, can slowly eat away at your heart, soul, stomach lining and relationships.

Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban: How Low Will We Go?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Ethan Casey

What is there to think about, anyway? What is there to say, really, except that there's absolutely no excuse? No excuse for the policy makers and officers, but neither is there one for the brutalized young perpetrators.

Auto-address on Behalf of Possible Residents of Kepler-22b

Tim Terhaar | Posted 02.08.2012 | Weird News
Tim Terhaar

The reason for Kepler-22b's fame is that it might sustain living organisms. But what if it does? I suspect that if life were discovered the first thing we'd want to do after we'd recovered from the initial awe would be to exploit it.

When Women Are Abused: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Shadow of Shame

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.27.2011 | Women
SaraKay Smullens

Hundreds of thousands of dollars later Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his wife Anne Sinclair, and his lawyers are rejoicing at what an August 24th New York T...