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Hot for Teacher: Ten Teacher-Student Romance Novels to Read After Gabriel's Inferno

Mara White | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Mara White

If you haven't read this quintessential teacher student romance yet, start here with Sylvain Reynard's tumultuous affair between Professor Gabriel ...

Real Sex: On Being Bold and Breaking Taboos

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

When Jessica Biel and I first started talking about the "If You Don't Tell Them, Then Who Will" campaign, it hit us early on that we wanted to encourage real women to have real conversations about their bodies.

Is Being Spiritual the Last Taboo?

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Nick Seneca Jankel

I believe its because being openly spiritual is The Last Great Social Taboo, judged as shameful, embarrassing or stupid in our technocratic, über-rationalist culture. Why do we continue to allow our friends, communities, workplaces and ecological systems to suffer when self-love, brother-love and planet-love can transform all suffering in its path?

Talking Taboo With Erotica Author Lilah Pace

Mara White | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Mara White

Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times-bestselling author, who has lived everywhere from Italy to the United Kingdom before putting down roots in the American South. She recently ventured into the erotica market with her debut novel, Asking For It and the follow up, Begging For It.

Is It Okay To Eat A Pet Cat?

Hal Herzog | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science
Hal Herzog

A recent study published in the journal Anthrozoos suggests there are surprising cultural differences in attitudes towards eating pets, in this case, cats.

Unloading a Weighty Taboo

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I can wrap both of my legs behind my head. My triglyceride level recently registered at 62. My favorite food is kale. And in addition to all of these glorious qualities, I am overweight.

Film Margarita With A Straw -- Unexpected Brilliance -- From India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing.

Kissing in Egypt: A Criminalized Taboo

Egyptian Streets | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Egyptian Streets

"You are not allowed to do this here," boomed a slightly underweight and frail-looking security guard at a shopping center in Cairo shortly as I broke away from hugging a female friend good bye.

Mute About Money

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Money competes quite well with sex for the position of the No. 1 no-talk topic in our society. Friends, relatives and significant others typically do...

Love Me, but Love Me Not

Sabhanaz Rashid Diya | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Sabhanaz Rashid Diya

Love is a popular concept in urban Bangladesh. Influenced by Hollywood chic flicks and sleazy Bollywood dance numbers, our young couples are eager to go out. As a culture however, public displays of affection are strict no-goes.

Appointment With The Climate Psychologist

David Saddington | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Bar the standard dinner party no-go areas of sex, religion and politics climate change doesn't follow far behind on the list of topics that might get you un-invited from the next social gathering.

When the Bad Doggy Is the Good Doggy: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of The Beast & Immoral Tales

Dan Persons | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Kirk Cameron can kid himself, but these are the films that will truly save Christmas.

Boys in Chairs: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Crips and Gimps Excite Me!

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I remember the first time it happened. I must have been 21. This guy and I were making out, and all of a sudden he stopped me and said, "Oh, yeah, your wheels are so hot." I remember being thoroughly freaked out.

Yagana Shah

9 Everyday Things That Used To Be Totally Taboo | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty

Many of the freedoms we take for granted today weren't enjoyed by generations before us, believe it or not. And we're not just talking about the big t...

Secrets and Lies

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Social behavior is always selective; being private isn't deception. We believe, naively, as tell-it-all Americans, that secrets are indicators of inner corruption ("You're only as sick as your secrets!"), things to be avoided, wrong. But this is ridiculous. Nobody is an open book.

How the Seven Deadly Sins Drive Innovation

High Tech Realm | Posted 11.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

Last Wednesday, John Pavley addressed the HuffPost Code Meetup Group and explained how taboo fuels innovation. Charles Costa attended the event and di...

Food Taboos Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.21.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It is fair to say that Americans have an interesting love of food, but our relationship with it is a tumultuous one.

Sex: A Perspective From the Bench

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Frankly, sex was terrifying to me. I mean who thought to put that there? Exchanging bodily fluids seemed gross and fraught with STD and HIV perils. People willingly have sex, which requires an enormous amount of vulnerability, and they don't run background checks on people?

The Rise of the Taboo Entrepreneur

Gene Marks | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

People have opened up. Things are not as shocking as they used to be. Younger generations are growing into a world where as long if it's legal, it's an opportunity.

The Code of Shame

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Koehler

The sexual exploitation and abuse of children continues to link the generations, well beyond the edge of official awareness. Children grow up in their own personal hell. Their rage stays at perpetual simmer. They're not listened to until they commit a crime. Violence flourishes.

Legalize Prostitution

Daniel Raphael | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Daniel Raphael

Every country in the world has prostitution, the longest running profession. The only difference within prostitution is the legal status surrounding it.

Is Alcoholism in Women the Last Taboo?

Susan Brace Lovell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Susan Brace Lovell

Mary doesn't have cancer; she has alcoholism. And, like Emily, she is undergoing treatment. But hers is not chemotherapy; hers is a 30-day residential program for alcoholism/addiction. Her family, too, could use a sign-up sheet for meals and support during this difficult time.

No More Whispering: Talking Openly About Infertility

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Tracey Cleantis

I refuse, like Aisha, to carry my childlessness in me like a shameful secret. I want to share my story and help others learn that they aren't alone.

Tradition or Taboo: Doesn't Everyone Have a Psychic?

Erika Sales | Posted 11.10.2013 | Women
Erika Sales

She waved at me just as I was about to turn around, looking at the corner and nodding as if someone were there.

Does 50 Percent Who Say Yes to Marriage Also Say Yes to a Future Divorce?

Jim Halfens | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

We simply do not like to talk about our problems openly. Perhaps we haven't really learned all the skills to communicate in a way that is geared towards truly listening to each other, working things out and finding a middle way.