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White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Ariana Grande - Be Alright - Parody

Anthony Mennella | Posted 05.24.2016 | Comedy
Anthony Mennella

The release of Ariana Grande's newest album, Dangerous Woman, has her fans going crazy! What better way to celebrate the album than with music video p...

My Inability to Make Eye Contact Does Not Need to Be 'Fixed'

The Establishment | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

A lack of eye contact isn't a sign that a person lacks attention, empathy, or care; there are better and more effective ways of gauging these qualities in a person. Just because I can't hold your gaze doesn't mean I have a problem. But it's time to confront the fact that our culture does.

Can Good Marriages Have Unresolved Conflicts?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Simply put, it is not the presence of conflict that stresses the relationship; it is the manner in which the couple responds. Positive, respectful communication about differences helps keep a marriage thriving.

An Optimal Trait for Creativity and Success

Michael Neill | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

On a recent flight home from the U.K., I re-watched the movie Divergent, based on the bestselling novels by Veronica Roth, which my daughters and I ha...

How to Fix Almost Any Travel Problem From Afar

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Kathryn Frieze just wanted her money back. She had paid the airline Iberia $176 for an "extra legroom" seat on a flight from Chicago to Madrid, but the airline rescheduled her flight, dropping her upgraded economy class seat. Her repeated attempts to reach the airline proved futile.

Spike Lee, You Should Have Done the Right Thing With 'Chiraq

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

"The trailer for 'Chiraq,' in all its glitz and shock value, is arousing - but the premise of this film isn't." You make this a black-on-black trauma without taking into consideration external systemic factors. And to top it off, you place women of color as the barriers to these men's burdens. That's not original, that's just plain pathetic.

This Elle Spread Is A Reminder Of Fashion's Major Diversity Issue

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Style

Elle magazine marked its 30th birthday with a fashion spread called "The Elle Look" in its September 2015 issue. The magazine called upon 30 prominent...

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

The Only Two Problems in Life

Michael Neill | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

We live in the feeling of our thinking, but because thought is largely invisible to us, we attribute those feelings to what we see around us. And this innocent and seemingly innocuous misunderstanding actually lies beneath almost every problem we have in our lives.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

Michael Neill | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my best friends from college took his life last week. I hadn't seen or heard from him for over 15 years, but I'd gotten occasional updates from...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Ariana Grande Loves Being Compared To Mariah Carey

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

Ariana Grande is absolutely fine with all those Mariah Carey comparisons. "Mariah has been a huge influence on me since I was a little girl," Grand...

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.