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Solve Your Problems by Not Trying to Solve Them

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Let's take a look at how we go about problem-solving. First, what exactly is a problem? "Problem" is defined as: a matter or situation regarded as u...

An Open Letter to Pakistani Muslims

Summer Qassim | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Summer Qassim

Ramadan has begun, and with it Muslims seek to unite themselves not just with each other, by abstaining from food and drink during the day, but with all of humanity, trying to minimize class differences and empathize with the poor and needy by being hungry and thirsty in the same way.

29 Things Australians Say (That Americans Don't)

The Huffington Post | Aimie Rigas | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts

Australians are fairly well known for their incredible ability to give everyone (and everything) a nickname. But there are some everyday phrases we ta...

The Master Storyteller: How Changing Your Stories Can Change Your Future

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

How many of us tell ourselves stories? Not the bedtime kind, nor the perfect crafted happy ending kind. I'm talking about our own internal stories t...

Breathing New Life Into Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science
Colleen M Fitzgerald

Linguistics lies in the borderlands of science and humanities, and nowhere is that shown more brilliantly than in the Breath of Life language reclamation model.

Who Decides What Makes A Woman?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Accepting a transgender woman as female doesn't devalue the institution of womanhood any more that accepting gay spouses devalues the institution of marriage.

3 Requirements Any Business Should Have for Their Foreign Language Training Provider

Ryan McMunn | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Ryan McMunn

My interview on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland will be soon so I will be taking a departure from the series that started with "6 Tips From a Gl...

How Technology Can Help Language Learning

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

There is no doubt that computer aided language learning and computer mediated communication enhance teaching and learning experiences in the areas of linguistics and language intelligence.

Totally Loving This Game of Words With Enemies

James Napoli | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

It's real fun and everything, coming up with crazy, half-baked words that you don't even know, but then you run it by the Words with Friends database and hey, presto, they accept it.

Josh Duggar's Acts of Sexual Abuse Are Not 'Alleged'

Chelsea Stone | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Chelsea Stone

There is proof, including the admissions of the perpetrator, his parents, and wife, that Josh Duggar sexually abused young girls. There is nothing "alleged" about this. "Semantics," maybe you say. "Rape culture," I reply.

Time to Kill the Term "Officer-Involved Shooting"

Craig Martin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media
Craig Martin

This term serves to utterly obscure the role of the police officer, his or centrality to the incident, and indeed who is doing the shooting at all.

Name Signs, What's That About?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Many hearing people are surprised to learn that the deaf community has it's own unique naming system. The only true way to get a name sign is to be given one by individuals who are deaf, since ASL is their native language.

The Secret Language of Hotel Staff Is Your New Vacation Entertainment

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A short glossary of the behind-the-scenes lingo used by bellhops, cleaning staff and concierge at your favorite hotels.

Celebrating Our Heritage By Ensuring Health Equity for Our Future

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

We still have work to do to fulfill our goal of health care and coverage for every community. We must remove the barriers to care for immigrants, who despite paying into our system, are locked out of affordable health programs. We must also enforce federal protections for language access so that no matter what language you speak, you can access the information you need.

A Buddhist Theory of Language

KidSpirit | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

I knelt on the silken scarf laid across the hardwood floor, my head bent in silent prayer to the spirits of my ancestors. I heard muffled sounds of chanting monks through the old music player at the side of the decaying red shrine.

Religious Freedom Laws: Has "Religion" Lost Its Meaning?

Ayalon Eliach | Posted 05.01.2015 | Religion
Ayalon Eliach

Recently, a number of states have passed "Religious Freedom" laws. Democrats across the country have been critical of these statutes, arguing that they effectively give state residents license to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Defining the Blurred Lines

Annie Rosenthal | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Annie Rosenthal

But what actually happens here? What does it mean to have an experience in which one engages in unwanted sex, but does not feel explicitly forced into the sex act? And why had 100 percent of women I spoke with experienced this?

Are Burritos And Buttered Rolls Sandwiches?

Dan Pashman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

Using the right words to describe foods is crucial.

Focus On Your Words, and You Can Change Your Life

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Writers know how much easier it would be to dismiss our thoughts, to brush them off and become part of the unconscious masses who struggle to put together 140 coherent characters. We understand the ease of dashing off an idea, pushing submit and walking away, and yet we continue to push through the pain of process. Why?

Don't Be the 'Creepy' Dad

Phil Corless | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Phil Corless

"A grown man shouldn't be calling teenage girls cute," he explained. Yes, he has a point, I guess. Men have to be careful with their adjectives.

Empty Billfolders May Shutter The Dictionary Of American Regional English

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts

Language-lovers across the U.S. have the mulligrubs this month, and with good reason. The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), which has ca...

Deliciously Disabled: Creating a Sexy, Accessible Dialogue to Describe Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability should be seen as sexy and fun, instead of sad and frustrating all the time. Being deliciously disabled doesn't mean that there aren't days where the experience of disability is altogether exhausting. Rather, it is a lexicon that accepts disability as is,

What's in a Name? A Tale of Prenatal Agony

Paul Ratner | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Paul Ratner

I doubt parents a hundred years ago had access to 100,000 names at their fingertips. You named kids after your parents, royals or religious heroes. But the sheer amount of currently available information makes any choice almost paralyzing.

What Exactly Do You Mean?

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Loolwa Khazzoom

We frequently ascribe traits to someone (violent, intelligent, cheap, successful), on the basis of something irrelevant to the matter at hand, such as ethnicity, religion, sex, or nationality -- whichever we may take issue with, for reasons of our own ignorance or unprocessed baggage.

Is Basquiat's 'The Unknown Notebooks' Art?

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works isn't just someone's brilliant idea to fabricate the young artist's thoughtful 'scribbles' into some artistic sense of expression.