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Romney, Obama, and Personal History

Jesse Larner | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Republicans seem to think that Mitt Romney's personal history better prepares him for the office. Because he made hundreds of millions of dollars in business. But what did Romney do, really?

How Family Communication Can Influence Our Political Identities

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

An election year is the perfect time to think about what influence our own family communication patterns have had on our political orientations and behaviors, as well as those of our children.

We The People, We The Institution

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

There is a tension in identity between every institution and its community: whether the institution sets itself up as the core of a collective identity, or whether the community shapes the institution's identity as a reflection of its diaspora.

Is Social Media Bad For Your Confidence?

Forbes Woman | Posted 07.12.2012 | Women

Women are now more active than men across major social media platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook and have a stronger attachment to socia...

Staying True to Yourself

Loren Ridinger | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Ridinger

Over the course of the last 20 years, many things have changed and developed in my life. Here are some excellent guidelines I have picked up along the way and have learned to follow, without a doubt.

You! Don't Change!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Why should we care if someone else changes? What's it got to do with us?

You Rule Breaker, You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.30.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

If rules were made to be broken, why are so many of us so afraid of breaking them?

Game Change: How About a War FOR Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I sometimes wonder if we've been so busy defending ourselves from recent assaults that we've become too distracted and too exhausted to regain our forward momentum.

The Limitless Treasure Of Who You Are

Gangaji | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

As I began to grow up, I attempted to define myself -- this presence of "I" -- through endlessly collecting information. In this natural process of mental awareness inhabiting a body, I discovered a symphonic mandala of sometimes competing, sometimes complementing explanations.

Put Forth Your Virtual Best

Daniel Gulati | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology
Daniel Gulati

To stand out from the crowd, don't suppress your social self. Instead, climb the Ladder of Social Identity to increase your chances of landing that coveted role.

Searching For Answers In Cuba

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 07.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

I hope you will join me as I search out answers to these questions over the next week in Cuba and as I form friendships and partnerships that will lead to answers and new questions well beyond.

'The Most Important Job In the World'

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

We are not our roles. And we are not our resumes. And if that leaves you wondering what's left, well, you're certainly not alone.

Spring Clean Your Life

Dr. Michelle Callahan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michelle Callahan

Maybe you've only thought about "spring cleaning" in terms of straightening up and clearing out your physical space, but what about applying that same principle to the less tangible aspects of your world?

4 Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

Women & Co | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money
Women & Co

What do you own that's more valuable than money and more precious than jewels, but can't be locked up in a safe? Your identity. And thieves will do anything to take it.

Beware of Identity Foist

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.23.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Reading a warning about identity theft, I had an epiphany: I could foist my identity on an unsuspecting cyber criminal. Perhaps Boris in Odessa. This way I could avoid the legal fees of personal bankruptcy. My mother's maiden name is Connell.

Identity Crisis In The Age Of Technology

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What is causing us to relate to ourself in the third person, to want to turn ourself into a product? Are we afraid that if we don't continually tell the world who we are that we will be invisible?

Couples Swap Clothing With Hilarious Results

Posted 04.12.2012 | Arts

Have you ever noticed that when couples have been dating for a while they start to resemble each other? Self-taught photographer Hana Pesut takes ...

Racial Passing and the Real Mitt Romney

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Marcia Dawkins

The "Real Mitt Romney," whoever he is and for however long he's with us, reveals that access to reality is sometimes based on fiction rather than fact. He also shows us that identities are understood best in terms of the stories we tell about who we are.

It Takes a Village

Nikki Luongo | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

We all get characteristics from our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Our eyes, hair color, even the shapes of our hands and the curves of our ...

Loyalty Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 06.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

It's okay to challenge status quo, even the personal ones we have come up against. I know this can be hard. We are a very loyal people. But, this is about finding your Latinoself - your identity.

Screening Job Applicants Through Facebook for Jobs Has Been a Dirty Little Secret for Years!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.

Growing Up a Real Cholo

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 05.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

A rap song called "Lean Like a Cholo" came out a few years back. I wasn't sure whether to be embarrassed or to just roll down my windows and blast it from my convertible Saab and sing, "elbows up, side to side, I lean like a Cholo.

The Week In Art

Posted 03.17.2012 | Arts

Hello again readers! We had an action-packed week, filled with office supplies, ghost sightings and a pop portrait of Lord Voldemort. It was a doozy.....

Dating Site Pics Taken At Holocaust Memorial

Posted 04.06.2012 | Arts

Oftentimes an artist makes a story unfold, but sometimes an artist captures a story evolving all on its own. For his installation "Stelen (Columns)", ...

A Tray of Green Cupcakes

Alice Carey | Posted 05.12.2012 | Style
Alice Carey

Accents are funny things, instantly accepted or rejected by their very sound. In New York I was the only kid at school with an Irish brogue.