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Unsolicited Advice: "What Should We Tell Our Children about the Bible?"

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

A guest blogger on Unfundamentalist Parenting recently put into words a handful of questions that I imagine millions of parents have asked themselves ...

My "Hips Don't Lie," but They Do Demand Consent

Erin Moyer | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Erin Moyer

While some people argue that grinding is simply "all in good fun," even the definition of the word grind, "to oppress," leaves me wondering if other women are having a hard time having fun in this culture of no consent.

10 Life Lessons From Aerial Circus

Kylie Dunn | Posted 01.31.2017 | Women
Kylie Dunn

It took me a long time to be able to do anything substantial or significant by myself -- there was a lot of assistance provided by the instructors for months. Five months actually; it took me five months to be able to get up onto the trapeze unassisted.

When Did You Last Take a Walk With Gratitude?

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 01.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Nicola Arnold CPCC

What would it feel like to remind yourself about what you've achieved in a week? What's made you smile... Made you laugh... How you've helped others...what you're proud of and ultimately what's made you happy?

You Can't Just Do What You Want ... Or Can You?

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 01.11.2017 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Ever wish you had permission to do what you actually want, rather than what you're 'supposed to' want? Even if it's something that seems totally out of character?

Sex, Anal Sex & Consent

Susie Sampson | Posted 01.08.2017 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Sex! Anal sex! Did you ask for consent? Did you get permission? Or were you "just drunk?" The questions surrounding sex and sexual assault are real an...

The 'Look'

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.17.2016 | Style
Mike Domitrz

Dating can be a very anxious experience. We have found a person we are interested in, we have gotten up the courage to express our interest and now we are exploring the relationship by getting to know each other.

Not Knowing Is Not an Excuse

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.08.2016 | Education
Mike Domitrz

As "Yes Means Yes" policies become more common at colleges, some scholars have argued that such policies leave too much open for interpretation and co...

Give Yourself Permission -- I Dare You!

Kylie Dunn | Posted 11.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kylie Dunn

More and more I've come to realize how much of the construct was about giving me permission to change. After all, I could have made any of these changes in my life, or focused on any of these elements without having this massive construct around me to do that.

Three Key Ingredients to Giving Yourself Permission

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

You can't give yourself permission just once and hope things will change. It's a process. And you can't do it alone. It's a pilgrimage. Let's go there together.

We're All in the Same Boat

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Whitney Hess

Most people would have stopped right there. The pressure would have been too much. Not for me. I let the pressure push me forward. I saw the open door and walked through it. I gave myself permission to try, and gave myself permission to fail.

Do You Give Yourself Permission?

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Whitney Hess

Whether you're my best friend or we've never even met, I know a secret about you: you're capable of more than you realize. How can I be so sure? Beca...

First Nighter: The Mint Rediscovers Harold Chapin's 'The New Morality,' Thomas Bradshaw's 'Fulfillment' Somewhat Unfulfilled

David Finkle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Mint Theater Company producing artistic director Jonathan Bank continues apace his compulsive rooting around for overlooked playwrights.

Permission: Spanking for Jesus at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Whatever special kinks spice up your sex life, the particular coupling of spanking and faith in Robert Askins' play Permission will having you laughing -- and googling "Christian domestic discipline" (CDD) at intermission. Who knew this was a real-life church-sanctioned practice?

Permission Denied

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Like Hand to God, Permission is outrageous and profane; like its predecessor, it can be seen as a sledgehammer attack on religion featuring violence and sex, albeit without as much bloodshed. But there the similarities end. Hand to God is inspired; Permission, alas, is not.

Read This Before You Take Pictures on a Plane

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Next time you're tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie. Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry's confusing photography rules.

Need Permission to Achieve Your Dreams? You've Got It

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

I started boxing last year simply because I couldn't get to my thai boxing gym consistently enough and I wanted to train up for my first fight. But when I started boxing, without the kicks, knees and clinch, it turns out I was pretty bad at just using my footwork and hands. 

Does Everybody Think You're Crazy?

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

One typically frantic yet tedious day, I found myself running around, exhausted and unhappy when suddenly I realized I had been waiting for someone to...

Permission Granted!

Brian Koppelman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Brian Koppelman

What this bright young man was looking for was permission. As together as he is, as active and creative, he still doesn't understand that he's the only person he can look to for permission to be exactly who he wants to be.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

The Permission Slip You've Been Waiting For

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

This is your life, your world, your creation. And you can do whatever it is you want in this life. You just to have to say yes. You don't need anyone else to give you permission.

Waiting For... Permission?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

It occurred to me that, for whatever reason(s) women perhaps more than men wait for permission, especially professionally. Not to say that we should be power-grabbing, but there is something very poignant about being named to a job I was doing anyway.

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.

Is Big Data Shrinking Customer Engagement?

Robert Hall | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Robert Hall

The big question for customers regarding sharing information: Are providers demonstrating enough value and trust to warrant the risk and nuisance of more data and more engaged relationships?

Define Career Success on Your Own Terms in 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As I travel the country talking with women, what I've consistently heard is that they want meaningful work that allows them to play to their strengths and to define success on their own terms. Even in this recovering economy, women don't just want jobs -- they want careers with a purpose.