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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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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.

Free Your Mind: Why You Are Not What You Eat

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

It's vital to nourish your body, and that's exactly why it's wise to not identify with what you eat. "I'm vegan." "I'm paleo." "I'm raw." "I'm an...

A New Approach to Making it Harder to Breach Computer Security

Steve Kirsch | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Steve Kirsch

If the government ran (or helped launch) a "trustable" federated identity (TFI) service using technology available today from the private sector, that could go a long way to securing our computing infrastructure.

Strategic Patience Matters: Lessons About Mindful Growth

Stedman Graham | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

No one understands the power of time and patience better than the Chinese Bamboo Farmer, who plants his seeds and then tends to them carefully for three to five years before anything happens above the ground.

You Be You or Someone Else Will Try -- Identity Theft Prevention Techniques

Mark Steber | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to top industry specialists, almost everyone's personal information has ALREADY been stolen in one form or another. And it is just a matter of time of when it will happen again.

12 Unforgettable Things Strangers Have Said to Me on the Sidewalks of New York

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.05.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

As I look back at these words that have been seared into my brain, the reflection back is so distorted I can't even see myself.

Schools for Sustainability Attends Marc Brasof's Talk: Student Voice in School Reform

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 04.04.2015 | Education
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

They've lost my trademark sparkle and I feel sad -- because I am exhausted -- because I spent 50 percent of my energy today redirecting students and another 50 percent trying to inspire students and staff to want to be in school! Something isn't working.

Finding Language for Femme Partners of Trans Men

Georgia Kolias | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Georgia Kolias

Part of being a good partner to a trans person is being supportive of their gender expression, however that might take form: physically, emotionally, spiritually. But the truth is that partners go through their own transitions, too.

Direction Matters: Self-Directed Learning Is a Key to Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

It takes courage to make a choice to break away from the pack. It's easy to be fooled by the idea that you can be successful without a lifelong learning habit. But you can't ever really learn enough.

Stop Being Indian-American!?!

Parthiv N. Parekh | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Parthiv N. Parekh

Ultimately, this is not just about righteousness, but also about deciding which is a more desirable society: one that is bland, insular, parochial and monolithic. Or, one that is dynamic, diverse, colorful and inviting (such as... well, the United States of America)?