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30 Ways to Be Passive Aggressive

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

There's a lot of disdain for passive aggressive behavior, and the disdain only drives it deeper underground. Let's compassionately acknowledge that we're all capable of it, use curiosity to understand its source, and try to find better ways of owning our power and autonomy.

The Art of Self-Forgiveness

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

As we strive less for perfection, we discover a growing acceptance for the limits and shortcomings of others. There is an abiding honoring of the human condition reflected by our own lives and the lives of others.

The End of Revenge: Our Fascination With Getting Even

Tim Suttle | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Tim Suttle

America is a revenge culture: Revenge the television series, revenge porn, revenge games in sports...vengeance is a mainstay of foreign policy and a thematic obsession for film, television, and female pop-musicians.

Why Confidence Is Quiet and Insecurity Is Loud

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Karin Luise

Sweet revenge. The need to get back at someone and make them pay ... because they caused you pain and deserve to feel the same way. Right? I get it. ...

The Psychology of Revenge

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.13.2015 | Science
Vanessa Van Edwards

Get the reward center of your brain pumping by thinking about how sweet it will feel when you meet your goals. This shifts the focus onto you and your mission and makes your perpetrator irrelevant -- which is exactly where they should be.

4 Reasons Christians Forgive the Unforgivable

Deborah Pegues | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Deborah Pegues

Nadine Collier delivered powerful words of forgiveness at Dylann Roof's televised bond hearing for his June 17, 2015 massacre of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Her mother, Ethel Lance, was one of the victims.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Power in the Blood: Chatting With Buffy Sainte-Marie, Plus FrazierBand, Brian Lisik and Bryan McPherson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Buffy's new new album Power In The Blood starts off with the remake of your classic "It's My Way." By kicking off the album with this track, was she making a statement about her creative approach this time out?

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.

REVENGE KILLING: 'I Sent Them To Death'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2015 | Crime

He pleaded guilty to murdering a father and son to avenge his sister's death more than 40 years ago -- but he still had poisonous words for the victim...

Ida and the Cycles of Violence and Forgiveness

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Matthew Hoh

The choice of mercy, of forgiveness, is anathema to my sense of manhood and my obligation for revenge and justice; but what would come of such forgiveness, besides a rejection of cultural and institutionalized violence and loss of personal pride, if I had the courage to enact it?

I Just Lived Every Woman's Fantasy

Melissa Levis | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Melissa Levis

Three decades after high school, I woke up to a Facebook message from the guy I spent my entire sophomore year pining over. To summarize, it said, "You were hot. I was an idiot. I missed my chance and late at night when I drink too much, I still think of you." Oh. My. God.

Just Vengeance

Rumni Saha | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime
Rumni Saha

In late January of last year, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would be seeking the Death Penalty in the case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Many were outraged.

The Hammer

Ken McLeod | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken McLeod

When that hammer comes down, your life changes. You are not the same person. You learn things about life, about people and about yourself that you didn't know before, whether you wanted to or not.

Why We Should All Watch the Video of the Pilot's Fiery Death

James Heffernan | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
James Heffernan

ISIS has no monopoly on cruelty or immolation. On the contrary, it has exploited for its own ends the shock value of something used for centuries to punish and terrify heretics and African-Americans, and lately used by desperate dissidents around the world upon themselves.

All That Glitters Is Not Controlled!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.22.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

People must really despise me. Yesterday I went to my P.O. Box and opened 144 envelopes and gasped to find them graced with gobs of glamorous, glinting Glitter.

Feminism in Television

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Why are Canadian based web series and shows taking a stand more than US prime time network shows?

Avenging the Prophet Who Banned Revenges

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

This is not love. This is hate. The Prophet would be horrified at what is being done in his name to avenge disrespect to his honor.

Six Gripping Books To Read If You Love These TV Shows

XOXO After Dark | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
XOXO After Dark

To pass the time before the worlds of Meredith Grey, Alicia Florrick and Olivia Pope return, why not pick up a book that's on the same wavelength as your favorite show? These picks are sure to please -- and they make great holiday presents too!

How (Not) to Repeat History

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.15.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

I wonder if we have it wrong. The philosopher George Santayana warned: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Maybe that se...

Television Characters: I Know They're Not Real People, But...

Michael Rohrer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rohrer

Television characters have moved me to tears, made me LOL, frustrated me to the point of giving up on watching a show, outraged me for reasons I didn't even recognize at the time, and shocked me to the point of tears, frustration, and outrage at having to wait another week for answers.

Actress Madeleine Stowe On Conquering Limitations After 50

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

Actress Madeleine Stowe knows all about aging gracefully. With her flawless skin and flowing hair, it’s obvious that the 56-year-old actress embrace...

3 Ways to Find Forgiveness

Todd Kashdan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

For Japanese macaque monkeys, status is important. If a high-status macaque bites a low-status macaque, the low-status monkey will not attack back. Th...

'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Thirteen Years Later -- Here We Go Again!

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Richard W. Kropf

One can only wonder when we'll ever learn. Wars fought in vengeance can only lead to more war. The impulse to strike back without any comprehension of why we were struck only leads to more strikes.