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The Four-Letter Word HATE

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

(DISCLAIMER: This is the most hate-filled post I will ever write. But it is a topic that needs addressing.) "You're a sociopath! You're a fraud! Good...

The Light That Shines When Things End

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 11.17.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it's about to end.

‎Why Shifting Love Is the Best Way to Deal With the Paris Attacks

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
BritChick Paris

They may plot against us, bomb us, shoot us, but they cannot take away the light in our hearts that will only grow as more and more people and communities unite.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Why God Is Black

Sohale Sizar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Sohale Sizar

Limiting God to one color seems to be an epistemological error as it undermines His all-expansiveness. So I started investigating the whiteness of God and it was not until I read Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism that I realized that God might not be white.

The Real Stars of the Show

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

There is a very powerful scientific concept that not only informs every area of STEM, including astronomy, but allows us to see well beyond those twinkling balls of gas in the night sky. That concept is light.

Through the Feelings, Toward Light

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

Today's my birthday and for the record, please note that I am not the celebrating type when it comes to this day. I prefer quiet, reflective, spontane...

A Window Into Mars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.24.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

If this little device can bring a sky full of stars into my 8 foot by 3 foot bunk on simulated Mars, maybe the right sort of technology can allow the right sort of human to be at ease with few or no true windows to our future worlds.

The Gift of Happiness

Martín Llorens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

Happiness is the result of all of your impressions, your experiences, and your actions from the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep. Happiness is a boomerang effect of your lifestyle, where your thoughts, your energy and your actions are all synchronized and act as one.

A Spark of Light

Martín Llorens | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

You may not realize your true power, because it may be that your love energy has been sleeping waiting to be turned on. It's time to illuminate and transform your life. Today and every day you have to make an important decision: open your eyes and shine. You are a beautiful spark of light in the universe.

Brian Schriner, Dean, FIU College of Architecture+The Arts, Miami Beach, April, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

One thing I really like about this picture of Dean Schriner is that visually and emotionally, it at once radiates both darkness and light. In this ...

Becoming a Trans Godmother

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

This journey into becoming a trans godmother has much more to offer than I can begin to imagine. Our discussions have included the maybe-one-day events of seeing my goddaughter get married and start a family of her own. Who knew? Who could have known? I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Blessed be.

Crossing the Bridge

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Nina Polvanich Louie

Here I am middle of the bridge, trying not to look back and lusting for that glimpse of the light ahead. And there it is. In the craziness of this world, in the storm that rocked out worlds, a glimpse of light. What a blessing.

A Toast! To the International Year of Light

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

As part of this yearlong observance, I encourage everyone at UCF to be more of a player in light and promote the optics industry. The university already has shown leadership through the establishment of its College of Optics and Photonics, the first college in the nation devoted to the subjects of light and photonics.

Earth Joins the Selfie Brigade

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Remember when you had to rely on seeing just a part of yourself in the reflection of a dark lake or in a small expensive piece of polished copper or silver-mercury? Probably not.

5 Lighter Versions Of Winter Comfort Foods

Caroline Phelps | Posted 07.14.2015 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

I don't feel like getting all four burners going for a slow-cooked, calorie-packed gut-busting mega-meal.

Step Into the Light: Eight Years of Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the last time I took off my "Steven Suit". I came home from a meeting where I presented my male persona, never again to cover up the woman who had been hiding beneath. And in so doing, I stepped into the light.

iblazr Lights Up the Selfie World: My Latest Photography Gadget Review

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Heather Hummel

As a photographer, I don't leave home without my camera and its accessories. Camera body--check. Filters--check. Tripods--check. Lenses--check. Camera bag with odds and ends--check.

Tunisian Artists Explode Time & Memory

Frank Browning | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

Fakhri el Ghezal tracks through photography the repeated absences and missing continuities of political leaders ripped away posters and billboards during the last half century since Tunisia freed itself from the French heel.

Open Letter to Deniers of Transgender Existence

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have learned to let the light shine into my soul. Believe as you choose, but please do not block the light. It is very important to my ability to exist in this world. If I don't receive the light, I can not share the light with the world.

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Exercise in Spirituality

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

Is Spirituality a religion? I was asked recently what it means to be Spiritual. I stopped and thought. My answer was simple, it means to "feel." Sp...

Our Body Clocks May Tell Time More Accurately By The Color Of Light

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

When twilight sets in, it may not be the dimming light that clues you in to the evening hour -- instead, it could be that blueish glow in the sky. Acc...

Why You Should Be A Fan Of Freezer-Ready Empanadas

Dough Mamma | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
Dough Mamma

Freezer food prep is the way to go.

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.