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NBC's Community and Cancellation: It's Personal

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.21.2013 | TV
Troy Campbell

In sum, there's a lot of psychology behind why Community fans love their meta, self-aware show. It thus seems only fitting that the fans should be (and most likely already are to some degree) self-aware about where their own love is coming from.

3 Things That Make Mindfulness Extremely Difficult

Ira Israel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Instructing somebody to meditate -- to release or dis-identify with his or her thoughts -- is like trying to instruct somebody to instantly sneeze, or like telling someone just not to think, when the mind but built to do little else but that.

Why You're More Than One Woman

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

I'm so many different things to so many different people, and it changes depending on the time of day or even the month.

Whose Brand Is It, Anyway?

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

"So anyway, that was my old company's policy," said the breathless guy on the phone, whose name turned out to be Phil. "They used to tell us that we c...

Fluid Fairy Tales at Shulamit Gallery

Sarah Lehat | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Sarah Lehat

For me, two years have contained the discovery of an artist who explores fairy tales, rites of passage, mythologies, folklore and systems of transmission or enumeration. The artist is Doni Silver Simons and most recently she has opened a solo exhibition at Shulamit Gallery.

What Kind of African Doesn't Speak Any African Languages? Me.

Spectra | Posted 06.30.2013 | Black Voices
Spectra

By perpetuating the use of a single cultural marker to create an hierarchy of Africanness, aren't we simply deploying the same tools colonizers used to divide and conquer? Aren't we essentially continuing the work the British Empire started?

How To Live With Purpose

Daniel Wong | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Wong

Discovering what it takes to lead a life that counts is something that has always fascinated me. Judging from the people I've met who live with a sense of regret and hopelessness, it's obvious that we often make mistakes in the pursuit of a meaningful life. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Our Vietnamese Hearts: The Diaspora 38 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lam

Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here) The lyrics from this sentimental song come back to me once in...

Leave Your Title at the Door, Then Remove the Door From Its Hinges

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

What new title do YOU want to see on your next business card? What name more creatively describes what you really do at work?

I, an Indian Woman

Kanan Dhru | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Where do I search for my identity in such contrasting realities? How can I dare to dream when I feel insecure every time I have to step out of my house?

Consequences in a Digital Society

Russ Warner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

What you post/text/Tweet matters. You should assume what you do in public is going to be recorded. Educate your kids on these consequences...some of which may be life-changing, in addition to embarrassing or even illegal.

The Daddy, the 'Girl' and My Burgeoning Identity

Christine Sachs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Christine Sachs

For my daughter, it's totally normal to think of "mommy" as an Asian woman and the blonde "mommy" as just some girl.

What's In a Name? An Immigrant's Perspective

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Vân, Cúc, Trúc, and Trang; Dũng, Dai, Khôi and Phát. In my mother tongue these names carry music, cadence, poetry. They evoke for the listener i...

The Effects of Changing Your Name

Layla Revis | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Layla Revis

Why are some people eager to change their names, while others, like myself, are keen to hold onto who we are? It's difficult to say.

Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict

Erikka Yancy | Posted 06.15.2013 | Black Voices
Erikka Yancy

I have done the math, and from the time I was 18 until early 2013, I have spent $25,000 getting my hair weaved, braided or extended and just over one and a half years sitting in a chair having it done.

Why You Should Practice Freeing Your Mind (And How To Start)

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Anyone who has ever practiced mindfulness knows that there is something akin to a wild animal living inside each of us. We call that wild animal "mind."

Re-Exposed

Valerie Baber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Valerie Baber

Sex was only something I did for a living. It didn't define me and I resented that people passed judgment about my character based solely off topless photos on the Internet.

The Parenting Advice I Wish I'd Heard Sooner

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

"Remember, you're still you." That was the parenting advice I heard given to a mother-to-be last week. I loved it. It was perfect. I wished someone had told it to me when I was a new mom.

Forced: The Identity I Didn't Ask for

Alicia Garey | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I'm now a statistic. Added to being a Jewish American female from New York, I am now a cancer survivor. I've wanted to be many things. I never thought this would be one of them.

The 'Me' Before Motherhood

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

If you can find who you were before you became a mother, you have cracked the code to finding yourself.

Remixing Science: Raquel Cepeda's Bird of Paradise

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Dr. David J. Leonard

Bird of Paradise is a story of Raquel Cepeda's relationship with her father, which is difficult and complex, beautiful and inspiring.

12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

Adam Levin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

If you still believe identity theft is a marketing gimmick, it's time to take a look at the Federal Trade Commission report released this week.

Making and Celebrating Change: Penelope Lowder Reflects on Black Women in Primetime

Michelle Flowers | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Michelle Flowers

From Julia and Get Christie Love! to HawthoRNe, Scandal and Deception, the image of black women on primetime television has expanded in fits and starts.

On Identity and Self-Esteem: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.21.2013 | TV
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

From a psychological perspective, Downton Abbey demonstrates how times may change, but certain human challenges remain the same.

Identity Politics Is Counter-Productive

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

In perennially sensitive debates about topics like race, sex, feminism or sexual assault, one participant, usually of a certain privileged status, brings up an opinion that goes against the grain, qualifies the question or challenges the conventional wisdom.