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It's Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

Peace Without Understanding

Tajci Cameron | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

I sit down at my favorite coffee shop to write this story. I take in the beauty and the blessing of another gorgeous day and exhale in gratitude. Next...

The Moral Rabbit Hole

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The New York Times reported last week that U.S. soldiers still fighting the war in Afghanistan -- 14 years on -- are under orders to be "culturally sensitive" regarding different attitudes among our Afghan allies about, uh . . . the sexual abuse of children.

A Few Good Women

Donna McAleer | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Donna McAleer

With Secretary Panetta's decision, the law has now caught up to reality. The exclusion policy didn't keep women out of combat. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated this self-evident truth: bullets, bombs, RPGs and IEDs know no gender.

The Human Beings That Are Veterans, and How We May Need Them

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

In America, as we move into the parades of Columbus Day and Veterans' Day (and of course the sales!) we tend to look down on looking within at the mistakes we have made, lived through, voted for, and those that came before us.

Women Rangers Lead the Way

Monica Medina | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Monica Medina

These two women have proved what many of us have argued for years -- that if given the chance, there are women who can hold their own with the most elite warriors in our military, and that all the barriers to women achieving their full potential in the military should come down.

A Devil Dog's Wife: How I Let The Desert Do the Talking For Me

Bethany St. James | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Bethany St. James

Being married to a former Marine has it's challenges. Being married to a former major, in my opinion can have a few added challenges. When my husband left the Marine Corps, he also left behind the responsibilities, title and in a lot of ways the respect he had worked his entire career to obtain.

Why Love Relationships Fail: If You Were Born with Venus Retrograde

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Larry Schwimmer

People with Venus retrograde often have to go through many relationships over a long period of time, to find their ideal mate.

Employment Tools: Twitter Is a Hungry Bird

Greg White | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Greg White

When did invisible social media become the indivisible job deciderer? I thought a resume, experience and references made me an attractive candidate. I had no idea that my popularity in the ethosphere impacted how well I might perform for an employer in the real world.

Thanks to Kurt -- Letters to Vonnegut

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Kimann Schultz

The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, located in the city of Vonnegut's birth, Indianapolis, Indiana, exists as grassroots monument to Vonnegut and mecca to fans who come from all over the world to pay homage to not only his works but also the doors and windows he blew open wide.

5 Reasons Why You Haven't Fallen in Love!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Every generation of singles seems to struggle with the same problem, asking the same question: why is it so difficult to meet someone to have a committed love relationship?

Frontline Civilians: It's Time We Honor All Who Serve

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Matt Zeller

Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.

On Not Noticing America's Empire of Bases

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Really, you didn't hear a peep about all those bases? If you don't get the way this country has garrisoned the planet, if you never notice its empire of bases, there is no way to grasp its imperial nature, which perhaps is the point.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

The Roots of Civic Education and Service Run Deep and Wide

Jeremy M. Goldberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Jeremy M. Goldberg

Before then, Memorial Day felt more like a "day-off," but now it's an opportunity to honor the service of friends, colleagues, classmates and my grandfather's generation who put service over self to defend our nation.

No, Don Draper's Last Word Was Not Woo-Woo

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Even in our meditation-friendly decade, the specific technique that Don is shown using, chanting Om, is still widely -- but erroneously -- regarded as woo-woo.

What It Means to Be the Daughter of a United States Marine

Liza Long | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Liza Long

My father joined the ROTC in college. Dad started his thesis with the intention of defending the Vietnam War and the United States' role in it. Upon researching the subject, he concluded that the war was indefensible. He went to fly helicopters in Vietnam anyway.

Bodies Of 6 Marines In Nepal Crash ID'd

Associated Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mi...

Nepal: No Survivors In U.S. Marine Helicopter Crash

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mi...

The Six Most Important Financial Tips for Young Military Families

Michael J. Meese | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money
Michael J. Meese

The earlier in your career that you implement these tips, the sooner you'll achieve financial stability and the stronger your personal finances will be able to grow throughout your life.

Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 03.30.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

Marine Charged With Murder Of Transgender Woman In Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspe...

Large Canine And Tiny Pooch Team Up To Help Their Veteran Owner Overcome Depression

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News

When this big rescue dog joined a new home, she probably didn't expect to find a furever friend in a pooch half her size. Douglas Pittsley, 27, of...