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Other Mothers' Sons

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Mothers have relinquished their boys to demarcations of manhood for centuries, whether it be going to college or the armed services. No woman should ever have to release their son to hate -- and that is what our nation has required of Black women for too long in our nation.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

That Extra Step We Never Take (But Should)

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 07.06.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

It is common belief that those who have more should help those who don't, which is true a fair amount of the time. There is also a silly phenomenon that I've noticed that is funny because it loops onto itself.

Americans DO Care About Climate Change!

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Whether you come from inside or outside the States, do not be fooled by our busy, flippant exterior. Behind it we are worried sick about Earth, its creatures and each other. We are furious at politicians and financiers who either accelerate the damage or do nothing about it.

Escaping the Sideshow Politics of Obamacare

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Vishal Khetpal

The Affordable Care Act isn't just "flash news," or another facet of media-made dystopia. It's the awakening of an open and public dialogue on national income inequality looming in the background of the American psyche since the days of Reagan.

Retired U.S. Air Force Major General Chris Adams: The Cold War -- Then and Now?

Soul Dancer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Soul Dancer

If history is our teacher, what have we learned regarding the cold war? According to Chris Adams, a published cold war historian, we've much to learn ...

You Call That A Hipster? These Are Some @#$%ing Hipsters.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.07.2014 | Comedy

"Hipster" is one of those words that is used so frequently in everyday vernacular, it's practically become meaningless. Every art school kid, aspiring...

Killing More Than Kennedy

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Kennedy's call to action, from his first to his last day as president, was a constant call to citizenship - local, national, and global. It was a call to embrace the promise of American reinvention and renewal.

Don't Be the Next Mistake Our Country Makes

Crystal Duan | Posted 12.16.2013 | College
Crystal Duan

As I read over every news piece or furious column about Congress that various outlets keep putting out, I can't help but parallel Congress' inability to care about its people's voices to my own generation's dismissiveness.

The Dream Is Over, You Just Have to Carry On

Raina Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Raina Rose

I hold on to my hopes like a life preserver. I cling to the notion that humanity is mostly good at the core.

3 Tips To Prevent Burnout At Work

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Burnout can occur when you're not feeling valued by others but even more often occurs when as a result you devalue yourself. Take a few minutes to jot down the reasons you entered your field in the first place.

Doctor, How Do You Feel?

Nandita Mani | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Nandita Mani

In these formative years, students are like sponges, constantly absorbing clues from their superiors on how medicine should be practiced. Can we really expect medical students to retain their empathy if we don't show them how?

Silence Is Not Golden

Marisa Fox | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Marisa Fox

I, for one, don't want to look back at Syria, the way I'm now looking back at Rwanda and the start of World War II. I know military strikes aren't simple. I understand the consequences. I know the heavy price soldiers pay. My mother was one.

Living in a Rut

Ree Varcoe | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Many people would have us believe that going through life as though on a well-worn path can promote apathy, boredom and even anxiety. There are oodles of books urging us to find the new us and step out of our comfort zones.

Our National Optimism Deficit

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Everywhere I look I encounter yet more doom and gloom among people who should be out there inspiring us to greater things. I perceive a general angst that we are adrift, that our ship of state has struck a reef and is foundering in a turbulent sea.

Is Apathy a Normal Part of Aging?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

My colleagues and I agree that we all experienced components of apathy at one time or another, that in fact, all people experience periods of apathy. But do these episodes become more frequent or intense as we age?

Obama, Social Security and the People vs. If You're Old and Poor, It's Your Own Fault

Janet Mason | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Janet Mason

I have taught creative writing through the years to children, teenagers and adults of all ages, but have always recognized that my older students are the ones with the best stories to tell.

When Politics And Spirituality Mix: Lessons From The Presidential Election

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Lately I've been checking in with many of my Spirit Junkie contemporaries about their experience of the forthcoming election. Though everyone has different opinions, one common theme that kept coming up was an overarching sense of apathy.

What I Learned From My Mother: Registering Voters in the Swing State of Pennsylvania

Janet Mason | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.

Global Marketplace Stifles Youth Activism

The Daily Beacon | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

Our environment and its expectations foster apathetic outcomes. Our time is inadequate to cite superhuman accomplishments, right society's wrongs, and have any semblance of a personal life.

Disproving We Are an Apathetic Generation

The Technician | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
The Technician

We are seen as the apathetic generation because of our lack of political activism; however, this is far from the truth. We approach community issues with action as opposed to representation.

Why 'Generation Z' Teens Are Being Stereotyped As 'Lazy'

Gavin is a junior at Loyola Academy and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. You may recog...

Occupy Interfaith: Why Millennials, Including The Irreligious, Need To Care About Religion

Chris Stedman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

But what this irreligious, apathetic stance toward religion and the religious doesn't account for is the fact that we live in a world where many people do think and do care about religion -- a lot.

An Epidemic Of Apathy Toward World Affairs

Adora Svitak | Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact
Adora Svitak

We try to live in a bubble of Priuses and occasional donations, shopping trips to buy sustainably made $40 shorts with our friends, conversations about school events and neighborhood redecorations.

Poetry: All the Apathetic Monsters

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Funny thing about being undead. You are/more fragile than ever, extremely flammable/and they always hear your approach.