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Tamasha... Real or Reel Life?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 12.31.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

Tamasha is a movie about a boy with a passion, with a fondness and a liking... more like a love, actually. It is about a boy who loves the theatre, w...

The Gift | Posted 12.24.2016 | Impact

These interviews are yours to read and enjoy over time and they are here to be shared. My secret hope is that in doing so you may be encouraged or lulled into gifting all of us what comes easily to you. In many ways, I'm beginning to think it's the thing we all need most today. Thank you for another great year of reading and passing them on.

What's So Threatening About Private Schools?

Patrick Beretta | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Patrick Beretta

For a brief period of time, I taught in Ireland in the public system. Since those days, I have developed an admiration for teachers, the difficulty of their task, their significant contribution to the personal development of their students and their impressive commitment. Education is a very meaningful, complex and challenging profession.

The Daily Struggle of a Modern Day Knight

Martijn van Oers | Posted 12.11.2016 | Arts
Martijn van Oers

This ongoing series documents the daily struggle of a knight forsaken, misplaced in time and space. Meet Wolfram von Eschenbach, last living descendan...

The Future Is Bright for Bisexual People, Despite Our Current Challenges

Neil Endicott | Posted 12.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Neil Endicott

Twenty years later, bisexual people still face multiple challenges, but some things have gotten better.

The Power of Vision

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Not all visions are equal. Some never get beyond the 'motherhood and apple pie' stage - good ideas that unleash no energy for change. Others transform...

What's Going On: Un-F#@%ing Your Sh!$ to Kindness

Angel Duncan | Posted 12.05.2016 | Comedy
Angel Duncan

All the negativity in the news combined with the personal demons most of us struggle with, along with the toxic, negative people we interact with prof...

Everything Is a Choice

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

I firmly believe this. I believe that we choose to incarnate into a particular being, a lifetime, an experience, in order to fulfil our soul's journey...

Laments for My Native Paris: What Motivates Acts Of Horror?

Patrick Beretta | Posted 11.19.2016 | World
Patrick Beretta

What is the motivation of this kind of horror? You cannot dismiss the stated motivations of the killers which in the Paris attack are religious and associated with a radical branch of Islam.

Who Do You Want to Be in the World?

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.16.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

On Friday, I skirted the edges of an internet scuffle. I'm going to tell the story. I'm not sure if I have a point, or if I'm the jerk of the story. You can let me know.

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.13.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

Leadership for the Human Age

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.12.2016 | Education
David Scott Clegg

We define leadership in many ways, many forms. But to what end? This is the defining question as we quest for a new era in human beings and human doings - a new age, a Human Age.

What is the Role of Business in Society?

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Capitalism is the most powerful man-made force on the planet. It has played a central role in improving the quality of life for billions of people by ...

Oikos: The Origins of Economic Thought

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

I wonder, what are the structural issues that lead us to re-enact unhelpful patterns of the past? What is the underlying blind spot that, if illuminated, could help us to see the hidden structures below the waterline?

Bishops, Leadership Entails Listening!

Bill Dickinson | Posted 11.09.2016 | Religion
Bill Dickinson

We're always listening. Although, I think we prefer talking? For many, talking is so much more self-satisfying. It feels easier. Listening, however, demands selflessness; it requires a commitment to another: their life, their story, their dignity.

Should You Use the Self-Checkout?

Abby Heugel | Posted 11.03.2016 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

What should be an easy process -- get in line, scan, pay, leave -- is complicated by the fact that a) machines are machines and b) most people are not in fact smarter than the machine and make me question the whole theory of evolution.

One Common Trait of the Wealthy

Adam Davis | Posted 10.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Davis

When I initially wrote the title to this article, I replaced "Wealthy" with "Successful." In my opinion, I don't believe wealth determines success sin...

Policing Schools and Dividing the Nation

Anindya Kundu | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
Anindya Kundu

If school disturbances cannot be subdued by teachers, but rather require officers to control them, the climate of a school is bound to be bleak. If students are forced to witness these events in schools, resentment towards law enforcement is bound to form at an early onset.

On Being A Chinese-American Woman

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.16.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.

The Invisible People Without Homes

Felicia Souza | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Felicia Souza

By outright pretending someone isn't there, we are essentially stripping them of their importance, identity, and humanity. Just to acknowledge the people we pass by on the street could be the beginning of something so much bigger. Even at our worst no one deserves to feel invisible.

Mars, The Martian and U.S.

Bob Deutsch | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Bob Deutsch

America is between mythologies. Gone are the days of a Superpower High Noon. Gone are the days when the biggest is equated with the best. Until recently, part of the glory of America was that it didn't need to know who it was.

It Takes a Village: Today's Isolated Mom

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
The Modern Femme Movement

Even with the luxury of technology and seemingly endless information, new mothers often feel ill-equipped to raise their children, struggling to learn as they go, adjusting their methods and mannerisms based on their unique circumstances and more than a little trial by fire.

A Picture Really Is Worth A Thousand Words: The Illustrations of John Holcroft

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.30.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

John Holcroft's work resonated with me immediately. I like art that tries to disturb and disrupt. Holcroft's illustrations would literally reach out a...

Against Solitary Confinement

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Don't get me wrong: The most immoral prisoner has earned his government-sponsored home. Quite thoroughly. But by treating him in an inhumane manner that extends beyond confinement, we too become all too human. We too commit a moral wrong.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.