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Dangerous Love: How China Sees America

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Most Americans, only marginally less ethnocentric today than twenty years ago, have a simplistic, nuance-free view of China and the Chinese people. Although apprehensive about the rise of an economic juggernaut and its impact on the American way of life, the images China casts up are rooted in the past.

Plasticity of Me

Merima Trako | Posted 05.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Merima Trako

We have been disseminated, broken down into our basic particles. We are no longer a collection of molecules, experiences and talents. We are seen as a small unit in the larger mechanism of the society.

When Mr. Go-Get-'Em Can't Get Up and Go

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

A life dominated by mouth cancer, the biblical writers have shown me that God is big enough to take it when we shout, "Why are you sleeping in my storm?" In the case of the disciples, Jesus responds by stilling the wind with the same language he used to cast out demons.

The Cultural Roots of Suicide in the U.S.

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

Girls and boys have been telling us for decades that American culture is to blame as to why we are seeing such high rates of suicide in the U.S.

Books I Wish Someone Would Write

Shayne Looper | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I recently saw an article about books that someone should write. Christian leaders had been interviewed about the kind of books they would like to rea...

Relationships and Values in the Laissez-Faire Culture

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Ege Ozyegin

In the United States, the societal structure is overly individualistic. Especially in certain geographic areas like the Northeast, individualism and self-centered values are to an extent that pushes one towards selfishness and loneliness.

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.

George Clooney and Groups -- Confessions of a Non-Joiner

Janet Bertolus | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Janet Bertolus

I've never been much of a joiner. From grade school right up until today, I have, whenever humanly possible, avoided joining any groups. I've never b...

Old Is the New Vogue

Merritt Juliano | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Building resilience and changing how we define beauty will not only serve as important protective factors for this population, but it will also help us see the world as it is, rather than as we would like it to be. Aging is a natural part of being alive. To believe otherwise is illusory. Everything that exists in our natural world gets older and changes over time.

The Collectivist Mentality

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Under the collectivist philosophy, the individual has no independent existence or value. He is merely one of many indistinguishable, disposable cells within the "social organism." It is the group that has primacy.

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

Millennial Speaks Out About a More Compassionate Society

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Millennials seem to getting a bad rap as if they are too self-centered and privileged. But, in my experience as a parent and psychoanalyst, the Millennials are politically adept, inclusive, and passionate about their ideals

9 Reasons To Embrace Your Weird Side

James McCrae | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

It's okay to be weird. Here's why.

Dear World, Please Stop Comparing My Twin Daughters

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.02.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Who's bigger? Who's taller? Who's harder to handle? Who crawled first? Who's your favorite (OK, that one was from an adorable seven-year-old)? These are all common questions from the people that surround me. At just 14-months-old, these questions and comparisons are harmless to the girls. With two side by side, we can't help but compare them.

Top 10 - 7 of 10 : Is Individualism Good or Bad?

Richard Koch | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

As the American government partially shuts down, it is easy to blame excessive individualism for the impasse. Is individualism the root of our problems, or the answer to them?

Memorial Day -- But Don't Call It a Sacrifice

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

As an Objectivist, I oppose the idea that self-sacrifice is the right way for people to deal with one another. I don't believe you have a moral duty to subordinate yourself to others.

Questioning the Experience of Isolation

The QUESTion Project | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
The QUESTion Project

There is power in the realization that we aren't alone in asking the big questions, nor are we the only ones experiencing times of joy, moments of frustration, grand victories, or humbling defeats.

A New Default Self

Robert Fuller | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The first computers were free-standing machines. Later, we learned how to hook them up and the result was an enormous increase in computing power. A parallel shift in our notion of selfhood is called for. The current default self, subscribed to by most people most of the time, is a stand-alone model. The new default self, to be posited in this essay, is more like a computer network.

To What Extent Are We Teaching Our Kids to Share?

Joel Tauber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Joel Tauber

There's tremendous variation in different classrooms about the values that are being taught, and there's a long history of ambivalence in our country about whether values should even be taught in our schools.

6 Reasons You Can't Win (And 3 Reasons You Can Anyway)

Robert Fuller | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

6 Reasons You Can't Win Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent Of everything you think, And of everything you do, Is for yourself -- And there i...

Dancing to Our Own Beat

Ayelet Baron | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

The world we live in today is open. Yet most people still have the same conversations with the same people and wonder why nothing changes. It is those who don't want to be like everyone else who are often misunderstood by a society where conformity is the norm.

Traditional Virtues Trump Ethics Codes

Brad Reid | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

So, are virtues a matter of genetics or environmental influences? I have no answer to this question except to say that it is the wrong question in this conversation.

Individualized Just-in-Time Products and Services Should Be a Leadership Priority

Brad Reid | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Increasingly our technology based economy is capable of allowing individuals to choose the precise features of a mass produced product. Individualism ...

Intimations of Independence

Michael Drew | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Drew

We are at a time when people wonder what it is they're attached to, and why that's important -- from the country-wide level to the personal one. Do you define yourself by your ethnicity, or by your citizenship? And what does that citizenship give you in terms of your personal identity?

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.