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The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The Green Shadow Cabinet, launched in spring 2013, is led by 2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Its purpose is to provide an ongoing op...

Why Friendship Is Good for Your Health

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Whether is it with friends, family, a therapist or a support group, women find it healing to tell their stories. If friendships can enrich our physical and emotional lives, the question becomes why so many women find it challenging to nourish them.

Time and Money: The Story of Single Moms

Peter Edelman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Peter Edelman

The debate should be about how we get child care to everyone who needs help with it, paid parental leave, assured child support and a decent system of income assistance.

Santorum Bowling Alone

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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'Bowling Alone' -- With Confucius

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Learning is unceasing -- and is fulfilled in company -- in community with others, in cooperation with others, in care for others, in friendship with others.

What's Being Lost In The Eternal God Debate

Mira Sucharov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mira Sucharov

However well-intentioned, debating whether the world is solely material, social and psychological, or whether it is also imbued with divine force, is ultimately a dialogue of the deaf.

Americans Have More Friends, and Not Just on Facebook

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Remember the media panic from the summer of 2006 about lonely and isolated Americans? The publication of a sociological study had unleashed a cascade...

What If Everyone On Twitter Read The Same Book?

Jeff Howe | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books
Jeff Howe

What if everyone in the world read the same book? We have the ideal technology at our fingertips--Twitter. All we need now is the book.

It's Loneliness, Not Depression

Giles Slade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Giles Slade

Loneliness is murkier. It's less controllable. It says something about our lives today--about the lack of connection many of us feel---about the way social ties are fracturing like glass.

Neighborhood E-lists: Opportunity for Community

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Alienation and rootlessness are so deeply ingrained in Angelenos' psyches -- partly because so many of us are transplants -- as to be almost a badge of honor.

Activism 2.0: New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Ready for 2010

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

The vote blocking New York Marriage Equality was among the most disappointing legislative upsets in 2009, was also paired alongside activists' implementation of some of the most innovating technology on the market.

Lenny Bernstein Is Buzzing Up There

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Laermer

Americans want to hear a verse, the hook, and then move on to the next cut. We don't make time to hear the sonata-allegro form develop.

Cheering Alone

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Curtis Fox

A decent seat at a ballgame will go for five, six, or seven times the price of a center orchestra seat on Broadway. This has never been true in my lifetime. For the game, this is a disaster.

Diversity: Is It A Bad Thing?

Newsweek | Eboo Patel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The first thing my wife and I comment on when we go to a restaurant or a park is the diversity. We generally want more. We're part of a generation of ...