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We Do Need Another Hero

Susanna Bair | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Being a hero does not mean that we are fearless or even that we succeed in saving the day. It simply means that we mobilize our inner and outer resources, so as to live our lives with dignity, purpose, vision, and passion.

A Quiet American Epidemic

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Too many seem to believe that anyone who is serious enough about suicide to use a gun would find an equally effective means if a gun were not available. When it comes to guns and suicide, especially in young people, there are things we can do.

The Texas Spring: How Wendy Davis Is Taking on the Good Ole Boys

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

What Rick Perry and the GOP did by not only calling a special session to close virtually every abortion clinic in Texas, but also changing the date on the votes that took place after midnight, was a disgraceful slap in the face of all citizens everywhere. And they did not get away with it.

The Heart Honors the Sacred Feminine

Susanna Bair | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Recently there has been a surge of reported incidents of gang rape of girls and young women across the globe. I question what the staggering levels of...

How Strong, and for Who?

Susan Naimark | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Susan Naimark

Yet, this systemic failure of empathy is troubling. It begs the question, who is worthy of our help and who is not?

WATCH: I Defended A Stranger From Spousal Abuse At The Grocery Store

Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Violent altercations in public can pose a difficult challenge for bystanders. When to step in? And how? Taking action in these situations is not easy,...

How to Make It in America's Most Dangerous City

Steve Patrick Ercolani | Posted 08.24.2013 | Crime
Steve Patrick Ercolani

Last year Camden had 67 murders in a city of just 77,000. Per capita, that is nearly as high as Honduras, the murder capital of the world.

UPDATE: Hollywood STILL Loves Guns

Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

In a year of gun-related national tragedies, Hollywood heavyweights from actors to directors to filmmakers spoke out in favor of gun control. Celebrit...

Young And Fighting Taboos In Turkey

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Olga Müstecaplıoğlu and her boyfriend in their protective gear at Gezi Park. Photo Credit: Olga Müstecaplıoğlu By: Robyn Gee "...

WATCH: My Wife Tried To Stab Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Female victims are often the focus of initiatives against domestic abuse. But according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control, more th...

The Joys of a Zombie Apocalypse

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

People are drawn to zombies for a variety of reasons. For some, it's just good, untidy fun. If your marksmanship is spot on, you'll be rewarded with a splash of satisfying gore.

From Molotov Cocktails to Just Plain Cocktails

Frank Fredericks | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

If we want to look for inspiration on combating communal violence -- religious or ethnic -- we take examples from diverse cities that do it right. The answers to religious and communal violence is out there, we just need to look in the right places.

Is the Adversary Model Appropriate or Suitable for Family Law Matters?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Divorce doesn't impact children, especially if they are adults, does it? When families are "ripped apart by divorce," it has no consequences, right? ...

Lead Poisoning Linked to Violence

Ben Barber | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Some 30 years ago, scientists in Boston discovered that children exposed to lead from gasoline exhausts, dust and paint became impulsive, aggressive a...

theSWAGspot: Intimate Public Space to Talk Love, Lessons and Legacy With Men for Men

Esther Armah | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Esther Armah

How do you transform a masculinity that normalizes violence, celebrates aggression and anaesthetizes feelings? By doing the emotional work.

Stress, Trauma, Loss, Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What if we looked at violence in America as a public health crisis rather than a crime problem? What if we look for promising practices and expanded the ones that work to eliminate the epidemic of violence that keeps our graveyards, jails, and prisons full?

We Aren't Ready

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We must not forget that a legal victory does not equal immediate justice. When defeated in the open, ignorance and bigotry and hate go underground. Those who hate will plan attacks designed to put entire groups of people on notice.

Playing the Game or Hacking the System?

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

Ultimately, who we imagine as "civic hackers" is important, because it determines what problems we see around us and what solutions we create to address them.

A Great Lakes Roadmap for Peace -- and Development

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Several officials in the DRC told the Secretary-General and me the same line: "We are a rich country with the poorest people." What they didn't say was that the DRC is a rich country with people thirsty for peace.

Shooting With My Pen From Violence City

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Donna Marie Williams

Sunday morning, some teens shot at some other teens on my block. In fact, it happened directly in front of my house.

Epic: Little Lessons and a Big Body Count

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

To boil it down to its simplest form, think of this as Fern Gully meets Braveheart. MK, a human girl previously unconcerned with saving the earth, is shrunk down to fairy size to help fight the battle between "the forces of life and decay."

Living in a Violent World

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

What can we as gay people do when we are confronted by the face of hate simply for being gay and living our lives openly in a neighborhood which has been synonymous with gay freedom since Stonewall?

A "Piece" Of Mind

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.23.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Youth Radio's Jahlil Jackson reflects on his decision to live gun-free. Photo Credit: Ike Sriskandarajah/Youth Radio By: Jahlil Jackson When I wa...

Hatred, Meet Technology!

Nish Gera | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

If Mark Carson was not safe on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York City, then none of us is safe. New York is a city that worships diversity, the "non-normal" and the different.

Why Are Boys So Violent?

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

The deep secrets of boys and men, according to the research, is that they have the same desire for connection and close friendships as girls and women and that many of our cultural norms of masculinity are hurting rather than helping boys find what they need and want.