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How I Met Edward Snowden

Glenn Greenwald | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Glenn Greenwald

On December 1, 2012, I received my first communication from Edward Snowden, although I had no idea at the time that it was from him. The contact came in the form of an email from someone calling himself Cincinnatus.

Resurrecting Jesus, The Revolutionary Mystic

Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

Adapted from Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti. Copyright © 2014 by Adyashanti. To be published by Sou...

Loving Your Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Remember: Being successful is nothing to apologize for. Take pride in your contribution to the family's solidity and financial well-being.

Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books
Laurie Nadel

I first met Peter Matthiessen on June 30, 1998 and had the exceptional privilege of becoming his student for four years. This excerpt from my book des...

Ramy Eletreby's Poignant Tale Of Gay Muslim Desire

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Excerpted from Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi. Copyright 2014. Excerpted with p...

Don't Judge. Imagine.

Irene Zutell | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Irene Zutell

I spent a lot of time interviewing ex-cons for my latest book, Miss Brenda and The Loveladies. These women -- former drug dealers, prostitutes, addicts and even an attempted murderers -- are people I would have run away from, if I had met them a few years earlier.

The Simple Gift Of Parenthood That Shouldn't Go Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Four years ago Jennifer Senior wrote a much-read cover story for New York Magazine about the paradox of raising children. Called “All Joy And No Fun...

Smart People Should Build Things

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

I knew that there were promising startups and growth companies all over the country that needed talent to expand and thrive. I knew firsthand that there was an army of talented, ambitious, somewhat directionless young people who'd love to work for a startup.

Video and Excerpt: The Kennedy Half-Century

Larry Sabato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Sabato

A cover-up to avoid culpability for missing signs of an impending assassination, or having worked with the assassin in some undercover capacity prior to November 22, is very different from the institutional orchestration of the murder of a U.S. president.

Kennedy's Final Days -- Excerpt From The Kennedy Half-Century

Larry Sabato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Larry Sabato

Kennedy's final days paint a picture of a man who craved excitement. Perhaps because two of his siblings, Joe and Kathleen, had died young and the president himself had repeatedly faced death, JFK seemed unusually conscious that his time on earth was fleeting.

They Lived In Between Her Blinks

Paul Ratner | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
Paul Ratner

As most people, she was under the impression that when she blinked, only her sight dropped out. But of course that was not true.

EXCERPT: Couple Who Revealed The Secrets Of The Female Orgasm

Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

Showtime’s new dramatic series “Masters of Sex” is based on Thomas Maier’s biography of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. ...

The God of Parking Lots

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

There are many objects and concepts that require specific gods to oversee their life and use. But nothing has ever needed a god as badly as parking lots. At least, that is what the God of Parking Lots kept repeating to himself, to make up for a generally ignored existence.

Book Excerpt: He's a Different Kind of Black

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The community of my upbringing was middle-class, Asian-American, and suburban.

Hammering Monkeys

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" ...

Unnecessary Planet

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.14.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

They lived on the unnecessary planet doing unnecessary things and were generally unnecessary people. It happens like that some times, when the universe produces things both really great and little enough to be superfluous.

The International Day Of Laziness

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and short fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" The ...

Orchestra Sweatshop

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and very short fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" Th...

Dreaming of Weekends in a Land Without Time

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

All he wanted was the weekend. But as he lived in a Land Without Time -- the weekend would never come! And so he spent all his days working on the Dinosaur.

Beam Me Up, Scotty (EXCERPT)

Jen Sincero | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jen Sincero

Do not deny yourself the life you want to live because you're worried you're not good enough or that you'll be judged or that it's too risky, because who does that benefit? No one, that's who.

The Shocking Saga of an Imprisoned Idea

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and very short fairy tales for adults called The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects An i...

The Numbers on Her Arm

John J. Healey | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

In our building there lived two women with numbers tattooed onto the underside of their forearms. I remember being with her in the elevator on a number of occasions staring at the numbers on her arm, and her noticing and smiling at me.

The Fear of Knowing Everything

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

He had a fear of knowing everything. Some day it was bound to happen. All the questions would get their answers. All that is unpredictable would fit into narrow and well-defined boundaries.

The Meaning of Life

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

It wasn't something he expected to happen on such a dreary drizzly day, but he did, in fact, come to understand the meaning of life. And it wasn't one of those drunken enlightenments. No, this was the real thing.

What I Couldn't Tell Another Mom About Our Family

Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

When her two children were young, Jennifer Finney Boylan came out as transgender. As she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mot...