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Unwrapping Fear

Rachel Wahba | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Rachel Wahba

For years Olivia sent out its mailers covered up. For years my Jerusalem Report magazine arrived in my mailbox uncovered. And then for the last twen...

How Do Positive Leaders Build Positive Identities?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Cultivating positive identities isn't just about inflating people's sense of self-worth, rather it's helping them identify the personal characteristics that help them operate at their best, in ways that are also valued by others.

Name Signs, What's That About?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Many hearing people are surprised to learn that the deaf community has it's own unique naming system. The only true way to get a name sign is to be given one by individuals who are deaf, since ASL is their native language.

One French Nation (Not) Under God

Philip Kyle | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Philip Kyle

Do those who are debating in Paris about the length of Sarah's skirt realize the kind of message they are sending to the Muslim community? Do they realize that forcing people to choose between two sets of values could lead to pushing them away from the national community?

A New Deal for Moms

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

Caring for us came at a cost to mom's career. Workplace attitudes and practices continue to penalize mothers and keep the gender pay gap wide, even as it is narrowing for young women pre-motherhood.

One Life-Changing Goal You've Forgotten to Set

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We start to believe that we are our roles, titles and labels, like teacher or employee, writer or runner, parent or sister, wife or single. We start to believe that they somehow encompass our worth and value, and without them we are nothing.

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

Priscilla Frank

Unapologetic Self-Portraits That Shatter Perceptions Of Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts

Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick, 1996 Oil on canvas 218.5 x 157 cm 86 x 61 3/4 in In "Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick," a woman wearing a g...

Winning Without a Label

Write for the Future | Posted 04.23.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

I spent years looking for a label to fit in besides "black girl."

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

Human Potential Matters

Stedman Graham | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

As a country, and a world, we must understand that our destinies are linked. As business owners and integral employees within organizations, we can make a difference. We can offer our unique ideas and contributions that might help close the growing gap between the rich and the poor. We can examine ourselves for prejudices founded on fashionable beliefs rather than solid values.

Oh My Gods: The Triumphs of a Little Brown Kid

Sutheshna Mani | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Sutheshna Mani

To me, all faiths shared similarities, and my childhood naiveté could not comprehend tension and factionalism within and between these religions. I was also incapable of understanding why my teacher went so in-depth with the Abrahamic faiths, but skipped over the eastern religions, including mine.

Who I Am Now and Who I Am Not

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I am daydreaming about sex on the sidelines of the soccer game. I am sleeping with my 6-year-old more often than my husband. I wear stretch marks like a vixen and sweatpants like a high schooler.

Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude Is A Gift Best Given Forward

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I don't presume to know much, but through the challenges and obstacles of life, I have learned that gratitude begets more -- everything.

What an Animal

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy What an animal! is a common expression of disgust used to describe the unacceptable behavior of a person. At least, it's so whe...

Why You Shouldn't Lie About Your Age

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

You find yourself waking up on a Tuesday, soaking wet in your own stress sweat, screaming "Ahhh, it's April and I don't even have a 401k and I just downloaded my third dating app of the week and now i'm supposed to turn another year older?"

The Redhead's Struggle Is Real, And This Web Series Knows It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

Attention redheads who have been singled out for your hair color: This web series is all about you. On March 17, actress Elisabeth Ness released a...

It Takes A Good Woman To Know One

Christine Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I have had the privilege of knowing countless women throughout my life. Not just in passing while superficially connecting through a fleeting event or...

Passion With a Purpose: From Industry to Innovation

Stedman Graham | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

While there are more problems than ever, there are also more solutions. Technology now allows for worldwide collaboration and revolutionary impact with almost no barriers. So get busy. Find a problem that matters to you and become the change agent you were meant to be.

How I Learned to Appreciate My Second Voice

Karen Gwee | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Karen Gwee

I had a lightbulb moment when I realized many, if not all, of the friends I had made here have never heard my first, natural speaking voice. The way I'd so cleanly and definitively bisected my identity bowled me over and led me to worry: was I being inauthentic?

Finding Ourselves in Translation

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By Justine Lutterodt My life has been defined by straddling multiple identities. As a child growing up in the U.S. with a white English mother and...

12 Things You May Not Remember About Who You Really Are

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

If you could learn to trust in yourself and listen to your inner voice and intuition, you would be amazed at the infinite storehouse of wisdom, guidance and ideas you possesses.

Scrape Off the Divorce Baggage Labels and Reclaim Who You Are

Theresa Sirles | Posted 04.22.2015 | Divorce
Theresa Sirles

I like to follow my daughter's example. She defies convention and has labeled her dolls Maya Jr., Maya II, Maya III and Maya IV. I have a feeling her future husband will have a real battle on his hands if he refuses to change his last name to hers. I'm thinking she may even call him Mr. Maya--THE Mr. Maya if he's lucky.

I Don't Always Feel Like A Mom

Toni Hammer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I've been a parent for over two and a half years now, and I still don't identify as a mom. I mean, I know I'm a mom. I have the stretch marks, sippy cups and sleep-addled brain to prove it. But I don't quite feel like me in this new mom skin yet.

How Do We Describe People Who Commit Violence and Their Victims?

Steven Ramey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion
Steven Ramey

The murder victims in Chapel Hill have been described as students, family members, Muslims, and Syrian, and the accused murderer as an atheist, anti-theist, white male, and terrorist.