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WATCH: Tapping into Hope and Faith

Brad Yates | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Simply put, part of life is experiencing challenges. I hope this will help at such times ... If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to als...

Dr Sima Samar: "Human rights have a value now in Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr Sima Samar is the current Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. A doctor by training, Samar spent a decade in exile in Pak...

A Turning of the Tide? More Belief in Government, Less Blind Faith in Markets

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Sidney Shapiro

For a long time, many of the loudest voices in our political system have seen value only in markets. Eventually, however, the flaws of relying only on a market system to achieve the country become too obvious too ignore.

What Has Gone Wrong With International Human Rights and How To Fix It

Pedro Pizano | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Pedro Pizano

Today, leading academics, government officials and practitioners will convene in the Danish Parliament under the auspices of the Freedom Rights Project to discuss the problems afflicting international human rights and provide solutions.

Rahnavard Zaryab: 'We Are Not Free to Think Here'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Rahnavard Zaryab is an influential Afghan writer and scholar. He was imprisoned during the Taraki era in 1978/79. His work has brought him into extens...

America Needs to Reclaim Status as 'Land of Opportunity'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.31.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If America really is the "land of opportunity," then it is only fair that everyone truly should have equality while on life's endeavors. Sadly, however, when I reflect on the evolution of our great country, I don't believe we are the land of promise we once were.

Becoming an Elder in the 21st Century

Martha Pasternack | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I have expanded, contracted, imploded and tried. I have tried again a million times. I have succeeded and I have failed. I have cried a river of tears. I have healed my wounds. I have been wounded again. I have suffered, and I have served. I have forgiven and I have been forgiven.

Blocking Votes, Selling Guns

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

There's a question that's floating around social media that goes, "How did asking white people to pass background checks to buy a gun become more offensive than asking minorities to provide photo ID to vote?"

The Doubt Goes to the Benefit

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

President Obama's long-awaited roll-out of national intelligence surveillance and data collection reforms last week has drawn lukewarm to skeptical reaction from a public whose trust in the government in general and in the President in particular is at a low-point.

Please Don't Should on Me!

Brett Gallaher | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

If you tell someone else how they should feel, who they should love, what they should do, etc., you are telling them that their own experience, their own journey, their own path is pointless. Their unique existence? Meaningless.

WATCH: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Brad Yates | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Most of us are pretty aware of the power and value of an "attitude of gratitude." And... most of us get busy and may forget to cultivate this attitud...

'Lone Survivor': Free Officer and Free Citizen

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Lone Survivor, the new film recounting an ill-fated search and rescue attempt in Afghanistan, has a tragic connection with my school. Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, a Navy SEAL, received a master's degree from our Graduate Institute.

Change Is Possible -- Remembering Internet Activist Aaron Swartz

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Ruairí McKiernan

It is one year since the death of 26-year-old Aaron Swartz, the renowned computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist. People all around the world are remembering Swartz

WATCH: Expect the Best!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we enter a new year, it can sometimes be easy for us to look back at past disappointments and entertain discouraging thoughts. It's something we d...

The Reality of Justification

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Vanessa Dunne

Next time you find yourself questioning someone's actions, male or female, or find yourself justifying your own actions, take a moment to remind yourself that you have the freedom to live your life the way YOU want to, and so does the other person.

Forgiveness Is The Right Kind of Cash

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he ma...

The F**k It List

Tracy Crossley | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Yep, this is the time of year when everyone has stated their resolutions, hopes and other long lists of to-dos. Perhaps, you may have even assemble...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Forgotten Is Forgiven

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, past experiences, and past relationships. It allows you to live in present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.

WATCH: Happy New Year!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

From my family to yours, here's wishing you a magnificent New Year! I hope this video will help you make it so. If you are new to tapping, it will b...

A Different Take on New Year's 'Intentions'

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen) It ...

The Protagonist

Christine Hoh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

When you are a supporting character of your own life and you let others be the protagonist, you'll look back and see that there is nothing left. But when you take ownership and be grateful in your own skin and lead with the giving heart, then you are THE protagonist of your own life. Your feet will be grounded.

Inside the President's Review Group: Protecting Security and Liberty

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The use of government surveillance to protect the nation against terrorist attack is deeply polarizing. On the one hand, there are those who fervently defend everything the Intelligence Community does. How, they ask, in the light of 9/11, can anyone want to handcuff the Intelligence Community in its critical effort to protect our nation against potentially catastrophic terrorist attacks? It is reckless and irresponsible, they charge, for anyone to restrain the government from taking every possible measure to help to keep us safe. Have you forgotten the lessons of history? On the other side, the critics of the NSA and of what they see as rampant and unrestrained government spying charge that any intrusion into individual privacy is a fundamental infringement of core American values. The NSA, they insist, is a rogue agency that is trampling on core American freedoms. No government agency can be trusted! Have you forgotten the lessons of history?

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

WATCH: Remember That You Are Brilliant

Brad Yates | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At this time of year, there is often so much going on... and so much that we are trying to finish up by the end of the year, that sometimes in the ove...

Nelson Mandela -- The End of an Era

Sadhguru | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Sadhguru

It is unfortunate that injustice, subjugation and many levels of cruelty generate wonderful men. We have to find a way to generate such men when there is no strife, subjugation or injustice. We should incubate such men in joy and in celebration.