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What We Can Learn From Dressing

Sally McGraw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Sally McGraw

I understand my body now in ways I never did before. I don't fear it, I don't avoid it and I feel like I can converse with it through dressing and clothing. And I'm much happier now that we're on speaking terms again.

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box - Part 7

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

As easy as it is to think that the brain in its skull casing is all that is necessary to produce mind, it's just as easy, if you permit yourself, to think of Mind as the fundamental nature of everything that exists.

An Improbable Nanny

Dana Clark | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Dana Clark

Being a professional nanny is a kind of ridiculous satire for a girl raised by a single dad.

Life's Path Is a Maze, Not a Straight Line

Amanda Deverich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

We can do better by engaging in the self-defining process through awareness, exploration, and choice. Sometimes defining self is an outwardly active process, building a family, pursuing a career, attempting a physical feat or giving in relationship to others.

What 2 Words Describe You? For Me, It's 'Sexy Librarian'

Roz Warren | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

You can spend a lifetime figuring out who you really are. As I approach my 60th birthday, I'm finally closing in on the truth. At the very least, I know who I'm not.

The Importance of DIY

Emmel El-Fiky | Posted 11.20.2013 | Teen
Emmel El-Fiky

As a teen, I struggle with identity. Not in a "fake ID" kind of way -- more in an appearance and personality kind of way. I think we all do.

In 2013, Can People of Indian Descent Be American?

Sarika Arya | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Sarika Arya

Where do I come from? When people ask me this, I usually say America. "No," they persist, "where are you from?" What they are really asking me is, "Why are you brown?" (Or, as my mother likes to say, "golden." Right on, Mom.)

The Miss America Backlash Is an Opportunity We Can't Miss

Rashad Robinson | Posted 11.17.2013 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

Racist backlash against Davuluri is just one thread in the tapestry of marginalization women of color face, as their real experiences and perspectives are often rendered invisible in exchange for one-dimensional, dehumanizing representations in the media.

Free Born Man of the USA: The Queen Is Dead

Matthew Bailey | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

Mouthing the words to Star Spangled Banner was the moment I started to question my identity. I've always been proud to be a Chicagoan. Now, I guess, I'll have to learn to be proud to be an American. This may be more difficult than I imagined. But, at least, I know, I'm free.

My Grandmother and I

Kanan Dhru | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Even though I may be from the "lucky" generation which has all the access and opportunities, will my generation be responsible for letting go of the beautiful culture and traditions that my parents and grandparents preserved with so much care?

The Neurobiology of Walter White

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

The brilliance of Breaking Bad is that we can't stop watching Walt. Walter White is very smart, highly charismatic, identity challenged, sociopathically inclined, and amorphous. But -- is he alone in this breed?

WATCH: Boy Discovered He Was Intersex From School Physical

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Germany will soon be the first European country to recognize babies born with ambiguous genitalia as a third gender, allowing parents to choose a baby...

Elysium Is the New V for Vendetta

William Horden | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
William Horden

Unquestionably the most subversive big-budget film in years, Elysium takes its rightful place among the small number of major productions that dare to hold a mirror up to the rising tide of inequality, injustice and authoritarianism facing us all.

Who Am I? How Crisis Reframes Our Identity

Maria Ross | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Ross

I'd rather define myself as "someone who loves storytelling, who sees God in a redwood grove, who believes dogs have beautiful souls, who is quick with a laugh or a hug, who has forgiven more times than I've been hurt."

Students of Color Don't Want To Be 'Dealt' With

Amy Yao | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Amy Yao

Diversity is not a commodity -- it is about as easy to pin down as a cloud. Don't "deal" with us anymore. The moment you stop "caring" for someone, you generally start "dealing" with them, and with that shift, something fundamental has snapped. Work for us; care for us.

Your Identity Matters

Stedman Graham | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

We can create ideas, innovate, and become competitive in a shorter time than ever before. The world is a collection of unlimited wealth and resources; the question is how we make those resources relevant to who we are. The more we have, the more we can give.

Losing My Identity

Lorenz Sell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenz Sell

Identity is that collection of attributes that defines how we see ourselves. It is the answer to the question: Who am I? Anyone who has ever seriously asked themselves that question may have found that the answer is not as obvious as one might think it should be.

The 'I' Within 'We' Creates a Powerful Identity

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

At the core of every endeavor, relationship and communication is a personal, mystifying and sometimes paralyzing question, Who am I?

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.

The African's Migration to Black America, Part I

Aya Saed | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Aya Saed

Born to Sudanese parents in an Arabian city, my introduction to American patriotism and race relations came from the classroom.

14 Dangerous Emails That Could Be in Your Inbox

Adam Levin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

The days of the simple phishing scam are gone. Even the fake Nigerian prince has grown up, learned better English, and often serves as an intermediary on other, bigger scams. As phishing scams develop, it's more important than ever to remain alert.

What Was the Most Important Thing People Learned in the 20th Century?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Robert Fuller

Because untold suffering has been licensed by presumed superiority, my nominee for the most important takeaway from the 20th century is the hard-won realization that applying the superior/inferior distinction to persons or peoples is specious.

From a Name to Individuals to Legacies

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

Is it the name that rings dimes, is it the identity of this name that sings chimes, is it the things they have done or not done that does the jives, s...