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Latinos Try To Decipher Dominican Slang With Hilarious Results

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Just because you speak Spanish doesn’t mean you’ll be able to understand what every Spanish speaker says. As this video by Flama proves, we all ne...

Loss for words: Art, language and the challenges of living on a changing planet

The Conversation US | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
The Conversation US

Faith Kearns, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources The common wisdom about climate change is that it's too big and...

How Did ‘Power Couple’ Become The New Standard For Success?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

To the likely chagrin of language traditionalists, a bunch of edgy new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary last month. BRB, TTYL, l8r an...

The Width Of My Reach

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

When I started out on this journey, I did so selfishly. After all, exercise is the only thing proven to slow the progression of this non-curable disea...

5 Words You Should Never Say To Your Grandchild

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

There are people who have a talent for sticking their foot in their mouth and those who just don't care what they say. Words are either gifts or weapons and I strive to keep what comes out of my mouth to be a gift. However, it's impossible to live as long as I have and not occasionally say something I regret.

Where Did 'Dumpster Fire' Come From? Where Is It Rolling?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

In 2009, sportswriter Mike Wise had just started a radio show at 106.7 The Fan, a Washington D.C.-area sports station. Wise, now a senior writer at Th...

After Orlando: What Would The Buddha Say?

Amy Gutman | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Amy Gutman

Words are not something apart from action - they are both action in themselves and pave the way for real-world change. It's long been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Will the (virtual) pen prove mightier than the Sig Sauer MCX? The answer will be up to us.

Wild In The Streets: Pronouns On The Loose

Carl Safina | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

What's going on? Lines are blurring as we understand more about who animals are. As I wrote in my recent book Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel, "I allowed myself to ask them the question that is forbidden fruit: Who are you?"

The Problem With 'No Problem'

Laura A Boggs | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Laura A Boggs

Me: Thanks. You: No Problem. Hmm. Is it really no problem? I wonder. I can't help it. I'm a word girl. And a tad insecure, in a lovable (I hope) ...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

You Don't Feel Bad

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The word feel is interesting for the same reason it's so stressful when your girlfriend asks what you think of her friends; it can mean so many differ...

We May Never Know Why the Word 'Moist' Is So Terrible

Science of Us | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

There's something about this explanation that feels just a little unsatisfying. Phlegm, after all, isn't nearly as widely maligned. Damp doesn't inspire the same sense of squeamishness in so many people. There has to be something else at play.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

What Is the Real Value of Words?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 04.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianna Glynska

Recently, while I was going to another city by bus, a gypsy with a small child came inside the bus before its departure. She was asking for money clai...

Current Politics and the "McCrory"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."

An Angry Debate

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a singl...

4 Communication Skills That Will Increase Your Influence

Matt Fore | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Matt Fore

Consider a change in your communication habits. Words are powerful. They create romance, build business and topple kingdoms. Use them to your advantage. Here are four ways you can create greater influence in your life by using the right words.

What Would Jesus Say About Trump's Violent Rhetoric?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Those -- including Trump -- who defensively insist that his vicious verbal attacks on Mexicans, Muslims, women and others, have nothing to do with near-riots at his speaking events are fooling themselves.

Gay Vs. Queer: Labels and Limitations

Paul Katz | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Katz

I didn't boycott either the British or American Queer As Folk series because the word "queer" was in the title. I can't imagine not clicking on this HuffPost page just because I'm not fully in line with the word "queer".

When Listening Says it Best

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

We might think that our spoken words express what people take in. Yet studies by Dr. Albert Mehrabian and colleagues [1] confirm the truth of the fam...

The Power We Give to Others' Words and Actions

Susie Wolbe | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

When was the last time you were upset, hurt, or disappointed by the words or actions of others? Was that negative response you had because of your rel...

WATCH:There's Specifically One Word This Man Just Can't Say

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weird News

This guy from Northern Ireland has a very specific problem when it comes to saying the word "specifically." He just can't master its specific pronunci...

10 Modern Travel Words You Need To Know

Shanti Burton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Shanti Burton

We've all heard of the terms globetrotters, day trippers and wanderlust but have you heard of glamping, a solivagant or mancations?