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Christina: Aventura, Florida, October, 2013

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I then ask about her career and life aspirations, again out of curiosity and care. She doesn't reply with a specific career choice but instead with this unique thoughtful response: "I want to find something I enjoy doing that gives me stability and enables me to raise children in a good way."

Preventing Tomorrow's Schoolyard Bullies

Nick Katsoris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nick Katsoris

Bullying has permeated our society. It continues in the supermarket parking lot when someone grabs your parking spot, it happens in the workplace when a superior exceeds their authority and it is disguised in the home when a parent mistakes bullying for discipline.

Redskins and Respect: A Lifelong Washington Fan On Tradition

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I am a lifelong Washington Redskins fan. I love them. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Washington Redskins loyalist. And I want them to change their name.

The Invisible 'Help'

Dyala Badran | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dyala Badran

When we talk about labor rights, and complain about being underpaid and overworked, we come right home to someone who is feeling the exact same way -- except they don't get to go home. For the housekeepers, home is work and work is home. Round the clock.

A Suggestion for Our Politicians: Try Meeting in the Field

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

While it may be a bitter pill to swallow, at some level the same polarization that has immobilized our leaders in Washington must exist within us, because it is we who put them there and keep them there.

F**k You, Lady! Why This World Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

A few weeks ago, I saw a young boy riding his bike in the street at a busy intersection. When he rode slowly by, I said, 'Excuse me, young man -- be careful, this is a busy intersection; maybe you should ride on the sidewalk.' He was no bigger than a third grader -- how he responded was quite disturbing to say the least.

10 Skills We Could All Learn From Professional Chefs

Alison Cayne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Alison Cayne

Why everyone should know what it's like to work in a commercial kitchen.

An Empowering 'Peace Journalism' Program for Young Afghans -- Part III of a Series

Culture-ist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Culture-ist

Some of the challenges Tamana faces are particular to working in less developed countries. When she went out to shoot her first documentary, the bulk of the filming was done in a village where most people did not know what a camera was.

What Has Happened to Respect?

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Those seven letters: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Some people demand it. Others expect it. And yet, not everyone gives it. Perhaps we can blame social media and the lack of human connection, but respect has gone out the window in the new age of modern technology.

A Call for Public Diplomacy Between the U.S. and Iran

Jon Letman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

As Americans we should make the effort to reach out to Iran and show them that we want better relations as much -- no, more than -- our government.

Staring at People in the City

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Thom Nickels

I didn't want to dodge the tangle of bodies that had a good part of the sidewalk blocked. So I continued past the crowd of people. Then out of the blue, I heard a male voice say, 'Do you have a staring problem?'

Respect: The Cardinal Virtue For a Campus Community

Grant Cornwell | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Grant Cornwell

What does it mean to treat other persons as ends-in-themselves and never merely as means? Well, the central idea is that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, that in all of our interactions, even with those with whom we disagree, or whom we don't like, or who may even disgust us in some way, we must engage them in ways that recognize their humanity.

Who Will You Make Peace With?

Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion
Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia

Today, I am a proud and purposed Sikh-American, providing leadership in key national and international interreligious organizations. At an earlier point in my journey, things could have gone quite differently.

Why Criticizing Others Is a Lot More Harmful Than You Think

Donna Labermeier | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you throw negative energy at another human being, you are hurting him or her, whether you realize it or not. At the same time, you are throwing negative energy out into the universe for yourself. What you put out is what you get back.

Love Yourself Before All the Rest

Anita Moorjani | Posted 10.20.2013 | Women
Anita Moorjani

Many of us are taught from a young age to "love our neighbors as we love ourselves." But learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves unconditionally first. This seems to be a well-kept secret, which no one taught me as I was growing up.

What You Really Need to Be Happy

Erin Cox | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Take pleasure in simple joys and being in awe of the beauty that surrounds us. This means appreciating a sunrise, savoring a cup of coffee, snuggling with a child, hugging your friend or smelling a flower.

Mrs. Jones, Coaches, and Grandma

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

Competent professors and teachers can make such a difference in the lives of their students.

Earning Students' Respect

Alex Reichert | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Alex Reichert

To help my students focus during tests, I have created mix tapes of whale sounds and postmodern atonal classical music to play during exams. I would highly recommend this to any teacher. Your students will respect how cultured you are.

Free Yourself From Bullies and Attract People Who Respect You

Pragito Dove | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Be willing to be vulnerable, befriend your fears, and remember that this situation is happening for you, not to you. It's helping you step out of victim into mastery of yourself. It's helping you expand even more into who you are.

Autism, Sensitivity and Hip-Hop Culture

Lou Melgarejo | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
Lou Melgarejo

I think that performers can stay true to their roots while being sensitive to diversity and disability. You don't need to spew misogynistic lyrics, fuel homophobia in the urban community or use a serious condition that affects 1 in 88 children as an insult or a punch line.

Debra Winger Howard: New York, June 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Today we meet in person for the first time in six years, on a bench by the Hudson River in Harlem. She brings sandwiches and coffee and we catch up, as the river flows. Her older son, the one I photographed, is now a college grad, and an up and coming independent filmmaker.

A Precondition for Intrafaith Engagement

Benjamin Barer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

We must make the compromises needed to ensure that we can laugh and cry together. I mean this literally and figuratively: we must become comfortable enough in each other's worlds to attend each other's funerals and weddings.

Is This The Key To Preventing Missed Doctor Visits Among HIV Patients?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

For people living with HIV, strict adherence to appointments and medication regimens is vital to managing their condition and keeping it from progress...

Why It's Better To Be The Vulnerable One

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

While it may sometimes feel like we have to outsmart our feelings so as not to get hurt, when it comes to our relationships, we are far better off being vulnerable, making a practice of being the one who loves more.

Grandma for a Day

Irene Tanner | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

My son has two dogs. My daughter has two cats. So that is the best I can claim in the grandchildren department. Most of my friends are my children's a...