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Build Muscle Without Myth: 3 Body Building Beliefs To Avoid

Ben Greenfield | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Even after many years of scientific "debunking," many fitness myths have managed to float around gyms and health clubs - myths that hold you back when it comes to building muscle. So, in this episode, I'm going to unlock the top three muscle-building myths that you should avoid.

The Myth Of The Angry Black Woman

Iyanla Vanzant | Posted 09.08.2016 | OWN
Iyanla Vanzant

A white woman's emotional reactions, regardless of how outlandish or inappropriate, are perceived differently than those of black women. When white women express their emotional state, it is perceived as a "bad hair day" or perhaps, a hormonal imbalance. When a black woman does the same, her behavior becomes who she is in the sight of others.

Horses Definitely Go to Heaven

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Every young girl who has owned a horse will tell you that horses are steadfast guardians of secrets whispered into necks and manes.

Batman and Superman Do Not Appear in 'Batman v. Superman'

Jason Kaus | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Kaus

There are plenty of reviews that will tell you Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was poorly paced, overstuffed, and hyper-serious. As well as that i...

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.

Keeping Romantic Spark Glowing in Marriage

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.20.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Do you think marriage has to become boring after a while? That's a myth. You can add excitement to your relationship -- by branching out from your "same old same old," familiar, predictable actions.

Angels of Friendship

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In the modern world the common connotation of the word friend might be "a contact associated with through social media." Yet, online connections and t...

15 Photos That Show Just How Special Platonic Friendships Can Be

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty

The bond between female friends can be a powerful one. But that doesn't mean the bond between women and men can't be just as strong. No, we're not tal...

Was 2015 The Year Of The Mural?

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Was 2015 the "Year of the Mural"? A lot of people thought so, and the rise of commercial festivals and commissioned public/private mural programs p...

Donald Trump, the Myth and the Man

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In the modern world a "myth" is seen as something untrue that people believe in error or out of foolishness. Yet, genuine myths are stories that appear false on the outside; but reveal truths on the inside, when seen in a deeper way.

4 Manifestation Myths Busted

Sharon Kirstin | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Sharon Kirstin

Manifesting means co-creating with the universal field to attract experiences, people or things into your life by sending out your unique electromagnetic signal and taking action based on our mindset and beliefs.

Europe Without Myth? Greek Antiquity and the Avant-Garde

Helene Politou-Marmarinou | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Helene Politou-Marmarinou

"How beautiful the world is | Greece never existed." These verses belong to André Breton, the founder of Surrealism--of that early twentieth-century ...

Wake Me

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I am Sisyphus : My boulders of terror and rage always tumbling down despite my valiant attempt to keep them secured to the apex.

Thanks But No Thanks: Kill This Turkey

John K. Herr | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
John K. Herr

In that spirit, and after an hour of painstaking research, we reveal what many progressives really think about the holiday.

Muslims Aren't A Race, So I Can't Be Racist, Right? Wrong.

Craig Considine | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Racism is no longer about race (skin color) but culture. People are Othered and discriminated against not (simply) because of the color of their skin (or other phenotypes) but because of their beliefs and practices associated with some "imagined culture."

Exploring The Moon-Centric Mythology Of The Feminine Occult

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

The moon is one of the only celestial bodies with features graspable by an Earthling's naked eye. She is a shapeshifter, slinking away from a full orb...

Rewriting the Human Story

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Oh, sacred planet. The terror of climate crisis is a long time in the making. As I read about the mass mobilization forming around the upcoming U.N. climate change convention, which is likely to accomplish far too little, I feel a desperate impatience, a tearing at my soul.

Yet Another Blow to the Myth of the Midlife Crisis

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The reasons for the myth's persistence continue to fascinate me. Partly it's because people are such poor statisticians. We remember the two or three cases of people we know who prove the myth to be true and disregard the dozens, if not hundreds, of others in our acquaintance who continue steadfastly through the middle decades of life. There's also a fascination and allure to the midlife crisis.

What Do Selfies, Vampires and Zombies Have in Common?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

The day our selfies accurately reflect our inner lives is the day we become an integrated species. This is the day the Shadow recedes and the Self of higher awareness shows up. It's a day worth waiting for. The struggle is right before us, projected on our computers, phones, TV screens and in new genres of literature dedicated to the paranormal underbelly.

'Black Scorpion': A Conversation with Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Land's latest thriller, Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn, is the second book featuring the character, Michael Tiranno, a myth-worthy hero created by Fabrizio Boccardi with whom Jon collaborates in this series.

10 Badass Goddesses Who Are The Heroes Of Their Own Fascinating Stories

Talia Lavin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books

Polytheism might've had a bad rap in the Bible, but it’s given rise to some of humanity’s most fascinating and enduring narratives. Some ancient p...

BERLINALE 2015 EVENT: Quantum Entanglement and the James Franco Epic

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The quantum wave cresting for the past two years in Berlin collapsed in the EVENT that was the 65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin.

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

The Best Images In Street Art This Year (VIDEO)

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here it is! Our 2014 wrap up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. Before our video roundup below here is ...

Are You Falling for the Myth of "Easy?"

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Shawn Tolleson

If we just embraced the fact that many things we want in our lives and our careers really take a lot of hard work, we'd enjoy the process so much more. Stop resisting the hard work and embrace it. Chances are that your friend who has it "easier" is working her toosh off and would tell you so if you asked.