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Quartet's False Balance Between Occupation and Incitement

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

One of the lessons professional journalists have learned over the years is that objectivity and balance can sometimes be wrongly used. If, as a journalist, you are witnessing rain, you are not obliged to report that one side says it is raining and the other side says it is not. You have an obligation to your audience to tell it simply that it is raining.

Celebrating Those Who Serve our City's Most Vulnerable

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 07.06.2016 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

A few days before this past holiday weekend I had the opportunity to meet with the men and women who run our Win shelters and permanent supportive housing for homeless families. The timing - just before Independence Day - was so appropriate.

Declaring Your Real Independence

Kristen Noel | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

Of course the mere mention of the 4th of July, the Day of Independence in this country, conjures memories for many of summer days at the beach, sun-ki...

Celebrating Freedom: How To Achieve Personal Power

Angela N. Holton | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Angela N. Holton

"You find freedom inside -- nowhere else." ~ Prem Rabat "The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can...

July 5th: Creating Cameroon's First Consulate

ADST | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

What If This Is What Freedom Looks Like? (Or, The Day God Wore a Black Robe)

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

Once again, I'm in a Cook County Courthouse. How many times have I been here over the last 5 years? I've lost count. Anyway, these are not visits I want to remember. Judge Lopez is a gentle looking man, and soft spoken. But he's been the arbiter of my shattered marriage and, no offense to him, I never want to see him again.

Make America Brave Again

Carrie Scherpelz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Carrie Scherpelz

You don't have to convince me that fear sells. I'm a marketing professional, well aware that I can sell you everything from hand sanitizer to Hummers by preying on your anxieties.

Will Ireland Reunify After Brexit?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What will Northern Ireland do? Because if Scotland bolts, Ireland may actually unite once again as well. I have no idea what the chances of this actually happening really are, but the least you can say is that the chances would certainly be higher if Scotland does decide to go its own way.

How To Find Your New Normal After Divorce

Melissa L. Smith | Posted 06.30.2016 | Divorce
Melissa L. Smith

If you are going through divorce, you've got enough on your plate. Use this plan to step into it with the support you need, and out of it standing on your own two feet in your personally- and intentionally-created new normal.

Brexit And Belonging: The Art Of Systemic Coaching And Constellations

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Samie Al-Achrafi

The recent vote for the UK to leave the European Union was not just about the EU, but disaffection with the political system.

What I Wore to My Divorce

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Ayesha Vardag

Yet what you wear to your divorce has a weight and an importance way beyond the simply practical. On the Maslow pyramid of needs, it's well above keeping you warm and dry. What you wear, and how you look and feel in what you wear, is much closer to the top of that scale, nearer to an aspect of self-realisation and fulfilment, than making sure you remembered your cardie.

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

#Ableism, Unnoticed Mass Incarceration & The Need for Community Living

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

What is your definition of mass incarceration? It is likely much broader than you think, affecting more segments of our communities. We traditionall...

Why You Should Do Nothing When Your Child Says, "I'm Bored"

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

What does your gut do when you hear the two words every parent dreads? "I'm bored." Maybe it is because of the incredible guilt that a lot of today'...

How and Why We Must Surprise Ourselves

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Imagine if you were to see that, see how the blessings of your own effort have allowed you to come alive in unimaginable ways -- and, not because anyone other than you made it happen. Imagine how surprised you might be. Imagine how we would celebrate.

Yes, Your Teen is Going to College, But Are They Ready? Six Things to Stop Doing Right Now, and a Few to Start

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.29.2016 | College
Tamar Chansky

Throw out the image of high school for a second and imagine instead your child were going backpacking in the Himalayas. Would you let them coast until the trip? Or would you insist they've got to break in those hiking boots?

'There Has Been Too Much Dying for Ireland and Not Enough Living'

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

One hundred years ago the 1916 Rising sought to liberate Ireland and create a free and equal country. I have been reflecting a lot on the Rising in recent months, on freedom, peace and justice, and on how we can co-create a better world for all.

100th Anniversary of Ireland's March to Independence

Alan Singer | Posted 04.18.2016 | New York
Alan Singer

Sunday, April 24, is the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, the start of revolutionary activity that finally secured independence for Ireland.

6 Steps on How to be Independent

Evan Kristine | Posted 04.08.2016 | San Francisco
Evan Kristine

6 Steps on How to be Independent So you are finally 18 and of legal age and you start to think, "How can I sustain myself so I can be independent?" T...

Autistic Adults Shouldn't Be Children of a Lesser God

Haley Moss | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Haley Moss

April is Autism Awareness Month. While I truly hope Autism Awareness Month becomes Autism Acceptance Month, I realize there is a gaping awareness issue.

Why It's Hard to Ask for Help

Mila Atmos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Learning many more lessons in this vein, I finally discovered that being independent does not mean that I should have no help along the way. Even small doses of support can have a big impact. The secret to successful requests is to ask early and often.

Let Kids Do Things Themselves...

Steph Thompson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Steph Thompson

I have to stop hanging up my kids' wet towels. I'm going to say this to myself, every day, many times a day, like a mantra -- until I listen to mysel...

Love Is Sweeter When You Have the Financial Freedom to Walk Out

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Being a strong, independent woman is one reason why I started saving money, and encourage all women out there to do the same.

Do You Trade Freedom for Career Success?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Recently, I've been thinking about what "independence" and "freedom" mean to each of us as individuals. It seems to me that a country can be independent, yet its citizens might not live in a state of freedom.

What's Really Going on Within American Voters Today?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Joseph W. Gauld

Unfortunately, many Americans today feel we are losing the American Dream, because they have lost confidence and trust that the legislative and executive branch of government represent them.