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Here’s What Being Good Without God Actually Means

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion

In recent years, researchers have begun to study the moral practices of a relatively new and growing group within America's religious landscape -- the...

These Charts Show Just How Much Puerto Rico Is Shrinking

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration has made the mass departure of people from Puerto Rico a central part of its pleas for congressional action to help the commo...

New York Times' Attempted Whitewash of Israel Poll

James Zogby | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The Times has done Israelis, Palestinians, and its readers a disservice.

Grumpy Old Men: Why Trump and Sanders Resonate with Voters

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Matthew Ogbeifun

It's not a stretch to say the landscape of American politics has changed, with a direct correlation to the current state of affairs in America. In a post-industrial capitalist society, Americans of all creed and color are experiencing an overall decline in quality of life.

You Say You Want an Aging Revolution?

Brent Green | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
Brent Green

A Relentless Sense of Generational Identification Inspires Boomers to Change Aging Back in June 2000, I grabbed the newest issue of TIME magazine fro...

Most Latinos Don’t Believe They Need To Be Able To Do This To Be Latino

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.24.2016 | Latino Voices

Is it necessary to speak Spanish in order to be considered Latino? Well, that depends on who you ask. A recent Pew Research survey, released Friday, ...

Survey: Online Dating Has Tripled for Young Adults in Two Years

Julie Spira | Posted 02.11.2016 | Style
Julie Spira

Are you using your mobile phone for online dating? If so, we've got good news for singles looking for love online. Your chances of finding a date or a soul mate have increased dramatically just in the past two years.

This Valentine's Day, More Americans Are Searching For Love Online

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.11.2016 | Technology

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a survey shows that more Americans are looking for love through online dating, with more than four times as many you...

You Won't Believe America's Most Trusted Source For Election News

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology

Most Americans prefer cable news to social media and websites when learning about the election, a survey published Thursday indicates. Ninety-one per...

Americans May Be Getting Less Religious, But They're Feeling More Wonder

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion

Awe is that feeling you get when you look up at the beauty of the night sky or look out over the incomprensible vastness of an ocean. It's something t...

Latino Millennials Have The Power, So Why Don't They Use It?

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Millennials make up a huge share of eligible Latino voters, much more than their peers do among their black and white counterparts, according to the P...

New Surveys on Privacy, Trust Portend Future Crisis

Harlan Loeb | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Certainly, our form of government is supposed to ensure freedom against government and business abuses of privacy. Our personal data in the wrong hands can cause and does spark great harm. It damages that trust that is crucial in our relationships, both personal and professional.

A Partisan Culture, Not a Gun Culture

Margie Omero | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Margie Omero

Last week President Obama took modest, but politically courageous, executive actions on guns. Despite the well-established popularity of strengthening background checks, the move was panned by the Republican Speaker and most Republican Presidential candidates. But there is far more to the contentious debate on guns than simply a favor/oppose question on any one policy, and more than discussions of a "gun culture" that gun law advocates supposedly don't get.

Nearly Half Of Parents Say They Snoop Through Their Teen's Phone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

Untag that sweet bong-rip, Chad: American parents keep close tabs on their kids' digital lives, a new survey finds. Nearly half say they go through th...

How to Help Your Religion Win in 2016

John Barton | Posted 01.09.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Recently I read a blog post by a Christian pastor saying Christianity is the largest and fastest growing religion on earth. He credited evangelism as helping Christianity stay ahead of Islam, its closest "competitor."

Women Don't Want To Call Themselves 'Gamers' -- And It's No Wonder Why

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.15.2015 | Technology

A new survey finds that men and women play video games in roughly equal measure -- but men are much more likely to call themselves "gamers." The Pew ...

Donald Trump's Morally Bankrupt Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Isn't Even Rooted in Reality

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.

The Middle Class Is No Longer America's Economic Majority

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

There are now more low-income and high-income Americans combined than there are people in the middle class, a study released Wednesday found. Accordi...

American Religion: Less is More

Gary Laderman | Posted 11.07.2015 | Religion
Gary Laderman

For most of American history, "religion" equaled Christianity. Christians understood that the only true "religion" was theirs, and other forms of faith, belief, spirituality, and so on, were pagan, heathen, mistaken, corrupted, and so on.

Religiously Affiliated Americans Are As Devout As Ever

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as commit...

Praying Well with Others: A Progressive Christian's Take on Interreligious Prayer

Anthony Nuccio | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Anthony Nuccio

At first glance, the idea of having an interreligious prayer might seem disingenuous and perhaps even insulting; one might ask whether or not the prayer is truly "meaningful": does the language used reflect how one understands their idea and conceptualization of the divine?

Zen and the Art of Petitioning

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

There are over one billion people with disabilities around the globe. It is unacceptable that we are not recognized. Without the pressure of more voices, they will not understand that the disability community not only exists, but that it is a significant global force that will not be ignored.

Carson's Comments About a Muslim President Weren't Islamophobic

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Carson has said he would require any Muslim candidate for the presidency to address the question of sharia and explicitly renounce any belief in it. After such repudiation Carson would be quite willing to support a Muslim candidate. I suspect that most Americans, once made aware of the foregoing facts, would feel that way, including many Muslims.

How to Protect the Working Poor From 300 Percent Interest Rates

Louis Hyman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Louis Hyman

The payday loan is not, as GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson recently wrote, a "short-term loan secured by their next paycheck with an interest rate around 15 percent." Payday loans, which few borrowers pay off the following week, actually end up with interest rates above 300 percent.

News for the Newsless: Snapchat Seeks to Become the Anti-Twitter for the Young and the Underinformed

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.02.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Two years ago, then-CNN reporter Peter Hamby lamented the negative effect he believed Twitter and other social media were having on presidential campaign coverage.