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Humiliation

Dare to Be 100: The World Cup and Health

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Defeat is probably more valuable to well-being than victory. This reality was tested by Brazil's miserable performance in the current World Cup. The...

The Most Difficult Thing About Giving Up Junk Food

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

The people who have had hostile reactions to my diet -- despite my best attempts to stay under their radar -- are either overeaters or heavy drinkers, or both. Once they fire a shot, I back away. Call me crazy. And while you're at it, color me healthy. And very happy.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Humiliation Is Not a Teaching Strategy

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Deeming a student's work "trash" is neither the mark of a good teacher with high expectations nor is it the mark of a particularly good human being. It's the sign of a bully, of someone who can only build him or herself up by tearing someone else down.

Curing the Poison of 'Rankism'

Robert Fuller | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Robert Fuller

In a dignitarian society, no one is taken for a nobody. Acting superior -- putting others down -- is regarded as pompous and self-aggrandizing. Rankism, in all its guises, is uncool.

What This Mother Has Lived To Regret

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My father told us daily, 'Children are to be seen and not heard.' So, when I had children I determined that they would be allowed to have minds of their own, and I let them know that their thoughts, opinions and ideas mattered. And then, I lived to regret it.

I'm Fired? Why, Thank You!

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

It started out like any other day. Isn't that the way every "I got fired" story begins? Well, add me to the list.

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for Silver-haired Boomers

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

For millions of boomers passing from 50-something to 60-something, day-to-day life begins to seem like a series of small humiliations.

The Most Embarrassing Moment You Never Had in The '80s -- But I Did

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

You know how whenever you're feeling a little big for your britches, you'll get an earth-shatteringly embarrassing flashback that puts you right back in your place?

How Shame Destroys Relationships

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Shame, one of the most difficult of all emotions, can slowly eat away at your heart, soul, stomach lining and relationships.

Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban: How Low Will We Go?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Ethan Casey

What is there to think about, anyway? What is there to say, really, except that there's absolutely no excuse? No excuse for the policy makers and officers, but neither is there one for the brutalized young perpetrators.

Auto-address on Behalf of Possible Residents of Kepler-22b

Tim Terhaar | Posted 02.08.2012 | Weird News
Tim Terhaar

The reason for Kepler-22b's fame is that it might sustain living organisms. But what if it does? I suspect that if life were discovered the first thing we'd want to do after we'd recovered from the initial awe would be to exploit it.

When Women Are Abused: Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Shadow of Shame

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.27.2011 | Women
SaraKay Smullens

Hundreds of thousands of dollars later Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his wife Anne Sinclair, and his lawyers are rejoicing at what an August 24th New York T...

The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

The weak are not as impotent as they once were. Using weapons of mass destruction and strategies of mass disruption, the disenfranchised can bring modern life to a stop. Humiliation is a time bomb.

Pacing In The Shadows Of Our Finger-Pointing

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

To be therapeutic, addressing our differences must include seeking truth, both the subjective and the factual. This can only be done when we see our own mistakes, and recognize how much in common we all have.

Why Are Americans So Angry? Arizona and Beyond

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Why we are in effect ignoring the widespread nature of the acts and attitudes of violence throughout our human climate in general?

Hello. I Am Now Going To Touch Your Junk

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Mark Morford

Sweet Jesus, we should have thought of this ages ago. Why didn't we think of this ages ago? It seems so obvious. You want to ignite some delicious...

What is Rankism and Why Do We "Do" It?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Rankism is an assertion of superiority. It typically takes the form of putting others down. It's what "Somebodies" do to "nobodies." It turns out that rankism is the source of most man-made suffering.

Obsessions: Small and Monstrous

Thomas Scheff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Scheff

Humiliation can spiral to the point that it haunts us. Emotions, at their core, are bodily states of arousal. It is bodily arousal over which one has no direct control that makes the obsession painful and compulsive.

Facing Your Fears

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Your fears are uniquely yours and yours alone (I'm not sure if that's good news or bad) and there are thousands of possibilities of what you might be afraid of.