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Marcia Liss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


What Does The Future Hold For The Women of Jordan?

Zeena Saifi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Zeena Saifi

Despite the obvious imbalance that Jordanian society has reached, a majority of women have come to accept the notion of a male-dominated society. Why have the women of the developing world been equal in responsibilities and burdens, but unequal in entitlements and rights?

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

Adam Smith vs. Ayn Rand

David Morris | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Even with Medicare and Medicaid, tens of millions of Americans lack access to adequate medical care. Many millions have been plunged into bankruptcy because of medical expenses. Obamacare was established to deal with these stark facts. The case of Luis Lang demonstrates that Obamacare is only a step in the right direction.

Taking Back the Arts

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

Let's set the scene. It's Friday night. 11pm. It's raining outside and we're in Paris. We're in a dark corner of a dingy jazz bar. Someone's wearing stripes. We close in on one girl, eyes fixed on the main stage, foot tapping and head swaying.

For a Glimpse at the Future of Peacebuilding, Look to an Experiment Begun a Decade Ago

Ruba Huleihel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Ruba Huleihel

In other words, what would happen if you brought the two of us -- an Israeli and a Palestinian -- together on neutral ground. Could we overcome bitter lines of division and mistrust by engaging each other in open, honest, face-to-face dialogue?

Why It's Not Your Fault You're Struggling With Your Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you'll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start ...

The Sexiest Thing in the Entire World

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

We all know the standard idea of what is considered sexy in today's society, and let's face it, almost none of us measure up. Women in general do not come close to looking like a magazine cover model.

The Truth About Lying

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

Of all the virtues, honestly might be the trickiest. As a parent, I can understand the mentality of, "thanks for telling the truth... but you're still in trouble for you bad behavior." Being honest doesn't excuse bad behavior. But should it?

Amerikkka's Most Wanted: The Album for Yesterday's and Today's America

Caslee Sims | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Caslee Sims

I can go on and on about how the life of 20-year-old O'Shea Jackson, aka Ice Cube was similar to every other 20-year-old black man in Amerikkka, I mean, America. The lessons he learned and the messages he portrayed exhibited on this album can still be heard today.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

It Takes More Than a Village

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

A society is playing with fire when it neglects the needs and desires of its young people; not only are natural talents wasted, but a sense of despera...

A Buddhist Theory of Language

KidSpirit | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

I knelt on the silken scarf laid across the hardwood floor, my head bent in silent prayer to the spirits of my ancestors. I heard muffled sounds of chanting monks through the old music player at the side of the decaying red shrine.

Evolving Social Norms: Shared Economy Apps Do More Than Disrupt Business Models

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Sabine Kobayter

Making sure that your apartment is guest-ready and that your car smells like sweet mandarin and lime may not be something you do regularly, but when the incentive is cash, you somehow find the time to get it done.

Transgender Youth: Education, Awareness and Tolerance is Critical

Ross Ellis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Ross Ellis

We're living in a different world today. LGBT's have always had a difficult time in school, in society and at times with their families and friends. We've always needed to educate people but now it's more important than ever.

What I Learned After Thanking Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Abby Rosmarin

No one fits the mold perfectly and sometimes a simple, "Thank you for being true to who you are," is needed, especially when you're surrounded by people who think you are wrong. Even if it does come with a little hatemail and a lot of arguments in the comments section.

Gun Violence Is a Moral Problem

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

As a rabbi, I am enraged not at guns but at the casual violence afflicting our country, and the way we have grown immune to it. I do not accept the NRA's claim that "guns are not the problem," but I do agree that guns are not the main problem. This is a moral crisis, and it requires a moral response.

Why Global Civil Society Needs to Stand Together

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Danny Sriskandarajah

In many ways, global civil society has flourished in recent years. The UN is making unprecedented formal efforts to facilitate civil society participation in the post 2015 global development framework and there is widespread recognition of the vital role civil society will play in delivering this agenda. And, on the streets, ours is an era of mass protest.

Feeling Trapped by Your Smart-Phone? Go Techno-Commando....

Paul LaRosa | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Paul LaRosa

I never thought of that as freedom back then because there were no smartphones tracking our every move. We've all become techno-slaves and, being without one even temporarily, felt like I had all the freedom in the world.

Why Traditions Matter

Katharine Rose | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Katharine Rose

I think there is a real beauty to be found in tradition - a beauty that may not propel us forward in the sense of quantifiable "progress" or change, but that does propel us forward as human beings in life wisdom, understanding and even emotional intellect.

How Much Is the Weave in the Window?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 05.30.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I don't believe anything is done by accident, the hair weave industry is a billion dollar industry with a large percentage of it being by black dollars. We can definitely choose any style we want but let's be wise and conscious of why?

The Glitch in 'Basic B*tch'

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Kat Cowley

Maybe it's because I'm currently working from Los Angeles, the mecca of discriminating in the name of social demand, or maybe it's because I've heard this phrase at least a dozen plus times this week alone -- but can we talk about the term "basic b*tch," please?

Being Yourself, That's the Greatest Gift and Service

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Readjust your vision. Refocus on what's true for you. What's that well inside you bringing forth? Where's that inner thrust leading you? Once you ma...

The Core of Every Crisis of Imagination is a Crisis of Identity

Success 3.0 | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Success 3.0

The core crisis facing a society is often not a crisis of funds or resources. It is a crisis of imagination. And at the core of every crisis of imagination is a crisis of identity. Imagination and identity are interior structures of consciousness. We need to re-imagine ourselves.

Harshing Brian Williams

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media
Steven Kurlander

I don't know about you, but I'm really feeling sorry for NBC's Brian Williams. If you are a serious news addict, and consequently crave history, you should know that Brian Williams and his ilk are, in the traditional sense, actors rather than scribes.