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These Chilling Interviews Expose Western Stereotypes About the Arabic Language

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.26.2015 | Religion
Brian Hanley


A 1950s Superman Poster Says What We All Need To Hear About American Values Right Now

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

With leading presidential candidates floating the idea of a database to track Muslims, media moguls lobbying to bar people of certain r...

Who Is the Enemy and How Can We Feel Safe When It Includes Us?

Beth Green | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Beth Green

You probably think I'm talking about terrorists or jihadists. Well, I am and I'm not. Because what I'm talking about is the cataclysmic clash between people who believe in oneness, love and connection and those who believe in violence, domination and prejudice.

Tolerance Is Not Enough: Why "Active" Tolerance Is Needed Now More Than Ever

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein

We cannot tolerate intolerance and violent extremist views that are unwilling to accept co-existence with others different from themselves. These extremists are the minority in our society, but unfortunately those who are practicing active tolerance are also in the minority. There are too many of us sitting in silence, unable or unwilling to take action.

Transphobia at School

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 11.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

Transphobia is not what we should be teaching at our schools. Instead, we should be preaching and practicing tolerance and acceptance. Remember that transgender students are not lying, they are not dangerous, they are not tools for your bigotry.

Indian Tolerance: The View from Outside

Kadira Pethiyagoda | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Kadira Pethiyagoda

The election loss in the heartland state came after a period of intense debate over tolerance and India's national identity. Attacks on minorities and rationalists, combined with communalist rhetoric and religion-based policies aggravated India's long simmering 'culture-wars.'

Why Tolerance Won't Be Enough

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Tolerance simply stated, is the absence of physical violence against someone else. But it doesn't guarantee that laws and edicts won't be issued that undermine the spirit of coexistence.

Do You Have Stress, or Does Stress Have You?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Although changing the circumstances certainly may help, invariably, no matter what you do, it is a change within your belief system and perception of yourself that will make the biggest difference.

The Lizard Woman

Catherine Sigit | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Catherine Sigit

"How come your arms are all wrinkled up?" the little girl asks. I've got ichthyosis. It makes my skin look overly dry, scaly and cracked, darker than normal. Much like a snake's skin, but I suppose 'wrinkled' describes it too.

Raven-Symoné and the Nuclear Holocaust of Self-Hatred

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

The take-away from Raven-Symoné's statement is to indeed agree with her own self-assessment that she is a victim--a broken, twisted soul that has suffered some kind of trauma.

In Terms of Diversity Initiatives, Tolerance is Not Enough

Patti R. Rose | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Patti R. Rose

When an organization decides to ensure that diversity happens, it should not be within the context of tolerance of people of color, but valuing and appreciating individuals that will add to a vibrant milieu.

What Hate Taught Me About Love

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

I was a young child when I first learned about hate. The memory, like those that make up our core, is vivid. To this day, it is the callous laughter o...

What Are You Wearing?

Jan Folkertsma Schichtel | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women
Jan Folkertsma Schichtel

I was dressed for my usual invisibility: a pale pink, long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans, and brown sneakers that suggest, falsely, a hiker mentality. I'm headed to Meijer, and I'm certain that nobody's even going to see me.

Democracy, Journalism and Civic Education

Fernando Reimers | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Fernando Reimers

Electoral campaigns are important events in the life of a democracy, and provide rich material for civic education. Since educating students to engage as democratic citizens is one of the main goals of educational institutions it is important that these lessons are fully and deliberately examined with the depth that the health of this democratic republic requires.

Why Teaching Kids To Be Racially Colorblind Is A Big Mistake

Ashley Trexler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Ashley Trexler

The way we explain race to our kids is not working. Why don't we just try telling them the truth: Color is a part of our lives. The color of our skin does matter. Here are three ways you can help your child embrace race -- not hide from it.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

In the Name Of...

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

We live in a world where nearly everything is programmed to survive by killing one other. Imported plants take over native species, big fish eat littl...

Hooray for Gay Animals! 9 Species That Are Also Celebrating

Natalia Reagan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Science
Natalia Reagan

The Supreme Court's ruling may be a progressive move for Americans, but this is nothing new for animals. Did you know that at least 1500 species of animals have been engaging in homosexual activity sans judgment from their peers for eons?

20 Meditation Tips For Beginners

Tom Casano | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

As a guiding principle, whatever happens during your meditation session is okay. Meet your experience with kindness and gratitude, and your meditation session will be well worth it, no matter what happens.

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes--a.k.a. police states--where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.

Daydream Believer

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Pinch me

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


10 Surprising Secrets No One Told You Yet About Meditation

Tom Casano | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?

Think You're Sensitive To Gluten? Think Again

Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Julie Upton for U.S. News It seems as if everyone is going to great lengths to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and many proc...

Why We Should Stop and Think About Our Support for Caitlyn Jenner

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Wendy Cray Kaufman

This is all undeniably a step forward, but let's remember that the vast majority of transgender people in the world do not look like a celebrity on the cover of Vanity Fair. Few have the privilege of being made up by a team of artists, and just about none are photographed by Annie Leibowitz.