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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.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child Is To Make Them Do Chores. Seriously.

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Tweenage Drama Island: Where EVERYTHING Is Personal

Lori Duff | Posted 02.24.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

Some other Moms of pubescent girls and I have been talking, and we think we've found a solution to our problems that will not only make our lives easi...

No Thank You, You Can Keep Your Opinions To Yourself

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Kassy Scarcia

Listen people, we get it. You have life experiences and you want to share the 'wisdom' you believe you have acquired. I am not saying it's a terrible thing, but if we don't ask you for it then maybe you should think a bit more about keep it to yourself.

What Freshman Year Is Really Like As A Student With Disabilities

Megan Zahneis | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Megan Zahneis

I have a very rare neurological disorder that renders me unable to feel pain, temperature and touch in the same way most people do. I don't have reflexes and can't regulate my own body temperature. I'm deaf. I also can't do things like tie my own shoes. Did I mention I just moved away from home?

Haiti and Sam Sharpe: The Self-Emancipation of Africans on the Plantation

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

This Holiday season marks the anniversary of two significant events in Caribbean and African Diaspora history; the revolt of Sam Sharpe in Jamaica whi...

20 Reasons Why It's Great To Be Single

Claire Collopy | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Claire Collopy

Yes, it's fab to share moments, secrets, laughs and worries with someone special but I have friends who I enjoy spending time with. Anyway, there are lots of people out there who are in relationships and they are sad and lonely. I'm not, I'm single right now and it's wonderful!

Why Americans Struggle To Be Happy

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set us up for failure?

5 Ways to Step Into Freedom

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

The first step to being fully alive is the recognition that you are the one holding yourself back. This is the cornerstone for all the other steps. When you get that at a deep level, you can decide your path to freedom. Whether it's therapy, a 12-step group or the support of good friends, use the resources that are available.

The Husband-Son Hybrid

Hina Husain | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Hina Husain

There is a class of men that exist in society. They may look like normal men, they may act like normal men; in certain aspects they may actually be pretty normal. However, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that these men live under very peculiar circumstances at home with their families.

Protecting the Media in Transitional States

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Dallin Van Leuven

Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.

Finding the Right Pediatrician: 1 Aspect of Parenting With a Disability

Christinne Rudd | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Christinne Rudd

Our capabilities may be masked to the outside world because at first glance people just see our disability. Surprisingly enough this doesn't take away from our ability to take care of our baby and even ourselves.

Quebec's Separatist Movement Turns Violent

ADST | Posted 08.11.2016 | World

For Quebec, the month of October 1970 was its darkest hour, as the Front de Liberation du Québec (FLQ), a separatist paramilitary group formed in 1963 advocating the creation of an independent Marxist state of Quebec, targeted the government, English speakers and business, and the Catholic Church, which were viewed to be suppressing French-Canadian interests.

Why I Resent the Term "Alimony"

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 08.06.2016 | Divorce
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

I say let's come up with a new term for alimony that makes the recipient feel less like a charity case and more like a free agent paying her/his bills with returns from wise and hard earned investment.

Ode to the Three-Car Year

Karin Schott | Posted 07.31.2016 | Divorce
Karin Schott

There are times in life when the universe is writing a technical manual for you and the meter and rhyme of the poetry seems to elude you. Maybe an epi...

Small Girl, Big Apple

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2016 | New York
Susan Kaufman

As a suburban-born 20-year-old college student, living in the heart of the West Village of New York City for a whole summer is probably the best thing that ever happened to me.

A Key Word in Ending Up Happy After Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 07.13.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

There are countless reasons why people get divorced, but they all the reasons come down to one commonality: one or both people in the marriage decided they would be happier alone rather than staying married.

True Independence Is an Inside Job

Erin Sharaf | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Sharaf

I invite you to pause and look more closely at the different choices you make in your life, both big and small. Are there areas where you have given up some of your power? Where are you being influenced and is it serving you?