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Traveling in the Footsteps of King Arthur and Guinevere

Nicole Evelina | Posted 04.11.2017 | Travel
Nicole Evelina

My second book, Camelot's Queen (Guinevere's Tale Book 2) is out today. It's really hard to promote a second book in a series because you don't want t...

4 Myths About Kids and Concussions

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2017 | Parents
Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D.

When it comes to concussions, there are two things parents want to know: How to determine if a child has one and how to make it better. During my experiences helping parents and patients seeking help for a suspected concussion, I hear many myths about both diagnosis and treatment. Here are four myths that can be a barrier to identifying a concussion and helping a child recover.

Regarding Sexual Assault Myths: Thoughts From a Rape Crisis Responder

Matthew Moffitt | Posted 03.22.2017 | Crime
Matthew Moffitt

It's nearly three in the morning when the phone rings. Outside the world is quiet, serene--at least that's how it appears. But I am not fooled; I know...

Curry, As We Know It, Doesn't Even Exist

Little Global Chefs | Posted 02.24.2017 | Taste
Little Global Chefs

While hiking in Arizona, on a recent girl's trip with my best friend and co-founder of Little Global Chefs, we were exchanging some recipes that would...

5 Establishment Democrat Myths About Bernie Sanders

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

In an article earlier this month, titled "5 Conservative Talking Points Feel The Bern," I disabused five myths that were being circulated by the right, but it seems there's now a need to dispel five more being promulgated by the establishment left as well. Here they are, one at a time.

11 Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

Thrillist | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Sebastian Davis/Thrillist There are a lot of times in this world when ignorance really is bliss. Remember how magical li...

Bisexual Invisibility: The LGBT Community's Dirty Little Secret

The Establishment | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Despite the overwhelmingly negative statistics, there are ways that both mental health professionals and the LGBT community can be more inclusive to the bisexual community. The Bisexual Invisibility report lists several recommendations to improve bisexual inclusion.

Storyteller

John David Mann | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
John David Mann

My mom was a storyteller. Of all her stories, one of my favorites was her riff about the irate parent and the French class. It goes like this. A devo...

Should Darth Vader Sit at Hercules' Table?

Alexandre Stipanovich | Posted 01.26.2017 | Science
Alexandre Stipanovich

Each civilization need to create their own myths and doing so they set a new stage of ghosts, heroes, and forms that are more in tune with the contemporary. This also fulfill their need to shape the future, and express their idea of modernity.

"Everything you've heard.........it's all true."

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Like millions of other people I couldn't wait for the premiere of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens last December. I attended a few days after the ...

A Call to Adventure -- Geeking Out on the Hero's Journey

Erin McElroy | Posted 01.06.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

Life is one big journey full of many smaller journeys. Some journeys overlap. Some are quick; some are slow. Some journeys even seem to go backwards. ...

The Force Awakens is Breaking Box Office Records, but It's The Empire Strikes Back That Will Forever Resonate Most With Audiences

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment
Samuel C. Spitale

The Empire Strikes Back often eclipses the original Star Wars in popularity and sanctity. It remains the favorite of its leading stars, its legions of fans, and even most film critics.

Why Guinevere Matters Now

Nicole Evelina | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Nicole Evelina

On January 1, my debut novel, Daughter of Destiny was published. It's the first book in an Arthurian legend historical fantasy trilogy which tells Guinevere's life story from her point of view, beginning at age 11 and continuing into her 50s.

My Two Cents About 'Unseen' Disabilities

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

Disability is real. Unseen and unfelt by others, it still exists if it affects at least one person's life. The unseen disability fights fiction, how...

4 Manifestation Myths Busted

Sharon Kirstin | Posted 12.11.2016 | 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.

You Can Be Too ‘Type A' To Fall Asleep During A Nap, And 6 Other Myths, Busted

Posted 04.26.2017 | Healthy Living

Remember naptime as a kid? Those were the good old days, when every afternoon came with a built-in snooze button. But as we graduate into adulthood, s...

The GOP is Why I Write Fiction

Phil Fragasso | Posted 11.30.2016 | Media
Phil Fragasso

Fiction is often dismissed as a cheap form of escapism, but the GOP's almost universal disdain for factual information has created an environment where writers of fiction can entertain and educate at the same time.

Debunking Bathroom Myths

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

All of this is that fear mongering and legislation against transgender people using bathrooms has zero actual benefit, and many clearly understood consequences that affect both transgender and cisgender people.

Vaccinate Yourself Against 5 Common Flu Myths

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Szczerba

It's flu season again. And now, along with the barrage of helpful flu shot reminders, comes the annual outbreak of myths about the flu. First, here are some basic facts.

7 Myths About Cultural Appropriation Debunked In This Video

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

While it's great to be interested in a culture outside of your own, there's a fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. In ...

5 Myths About Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I eventually pulled myself out of the burnout spiral and made it my mission to study the illness that almost took me down. As I lecture and train busy professionals in the skills that help build stress resilience and prevent burnout, I hear certain myths about burnout repeatedly. These five myths about burnout need to be busted.

4 Myths About Eating Disorders Debunked

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Eating disorders are the deadliest of mental illnesses but are often incredibly misunderstood -- even by some treatment professionals. I recently att...

Busting Six Free-Market Fictions

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

In the United States we say we value "democracy" and "life." Yet, we leave access to food largely to a person's capacity to buy food in a market that drives purchasing power into ever fewer hands. Thus 48 million Americans, lacking in purchasing power, live in households facing food insecurity.

Your Evolving Self

Anthony de Villiers | Posted 10.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony de Villiers

"Act your age," admonished a parent. "I don't know how to -- I've never been this age before!" came the response. A trite story maybe, but with an element of wisdom.

4 Common Myths About Going To Therapy

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

However, as a mental health therapist myself, I have noticed that there are still a lot of common misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding therapy. The following are five myths about therapy, debunked.