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Why You Should Get a Handle on Your Identity

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

How do we know who we are? Our identities are remembered, reflected, programmed and created.

It's Not A 'Mommy' Problem, It's A 'Guilty' Problem

Reem Kassis | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Reem Kassis

It was only 10:00 a.m. on a Monday morning and I had already felt guilty more than 15 times. My guilt gene is not even particularly well-developed, but apparently it was still in my DNA.

Leadership Matters: Relevancy Is the Key

Stedman Graham | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes." -- Peter Drucker Leadership is NOT like riding a bike. You d...

Speaking Honestly

Katherine Preston | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

At the crux of it, "honest speech" seems to hinge on the idea of speaking for ourselves. Not changing the way that we speak in order to fit a mold that someone else has created for us. We all have a voice that is ours, and ours alone. It is how we use it that counts.

Leadership Matters: The Power of Humility

Stedman Graham | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

I have learned this through decades of research and development on identity and leadership. Leaders with strong identities stay steady while others falter. They can handle the eventual necessary transfer of power, because who they are is not dependent on external factors or outside opinions. They validate themselves.

The Difference Between Your Ego and Your Soul

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

You can build a better relationship with your soul through stillness, meditation, spending time in nature, soul or journal writing, being open-hearted and authentic, and doing more things that you love.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

This Dad Is the Reason I Was an Undercover Muslim

Noor Tagouri | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Noor Tagouri

You know, my parents serve our community too. My mother was a school guidance counselor in Charles County and my dad is a physician in Southern Maryland. I'm sure if you got to know them, you'd realize how wrong you are about your own people. And yeah, I say your own people, because whether you like it or not, we're just as American as you are.

Want To Improve Your Health? Believe In Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

"I am enough the way I am." This popular, self-affirming mantra and others like it grant power to those in need of an extra boost of motivation. A ...

Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

When We Don't Own Who We Are

Karen Gifford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Karen Gifford

Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.

Leadership Matters: Never Too Many Leaders

Stedman Graham | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

No one is immune to the need for leadership. There are already too many followers in our world, and the oft-quoted idea that only 1 percent of the population leads the many is actually true. This is not an effective, humane or sustainable paradigm for humankind.

I Challenge Your Selfie

Susan Vernicek | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Susan Vernicek

Why do you take and share a selfie? Is it for attention? To build confidence? To build a brand or to entertain? To express? Or to simply and authentically keep your friends, family, and fans up to date on what's going on in your life?

On Raven-Symoné and Erasing Black Lesbian Identity

Dinean Robinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Dinean Robinson

Refusing a label or claiming humanism does not excuse Raven from the responsibility she bears as a participant in communities where people are fighting and dying to exist. Nor does it help deconstruct the racist, homophobic systems prevalent in America.

The Woman Code by Sophia A Nelson -- A Review

Suna Senman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.

What Sexy Might Be

Susan Cohen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Susan Cohen

Even if we don't rush out to get the products themselves, we take the idea about What Sexy Is home with us and let it live there, we make space for it inside of ourselves.

Lorde's True Identity Is Revealed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

She'll never be a royal, so Lorde may just have to settle for being a 45-year-old geologist from Colorado. Wednesday night, "South Park" shocked th...

The Weight of Things

Monica Parker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women
Monica Parker

Its mid-morning and I know, I know, I should have already been out in full head-to-toe Lycra mufti, burning off the butter I slathered on my bedtime s...

5 Signs You're Stepping into Your Feminine Power

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

In my women's circles, time and time again, I'm surrounded by women who are taking courageous steps, saying, "You know what? I've been compromising myself my whole life, and I'm over it! Now's my time."

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

If Your Future Self Came Back to Visit You, How Would You Know They Were Really You?

Quora | Posted 11.17.2014 | Weird News
Quora

There is no absolutely foolproof solution, but you can greatly reduce the risk. The key is preparation.

What Does It Mean to Be Latino? Everyone Brandishes the Term, but There Are Many Meanings and Interpretations

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 11.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Andres T. Tapia

When we say "Latino" or "Hispanic," are we referring to the first-, second-, third-, or fourth-generation Latino? The baby boomer, generation X, or millennial Latino? The English-, Spanish-, or Spanglish-dominant Hispanic? The Peruvian immigrant or the Honduran American born in Wichita? Or any of the other hyphenated Latinos coming from 27 different national heritages?

What's in a Name?

Rahfin Faruk | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Rahfin Faruk

I, an immigrant, consider myself to be an American. But I hope being considered an American doesn't cost me my Bengali name.

An Ethnicity Conversation Your Adoptive Child Wants You to Have

Elizabeth Connolly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Connolly

My experience with being a transnational, transracial adoptee, for example, is not uncommon, especially among Asian American adoptees from China and Korea. For several summers during my childhood I attended Culture Camp (also Heritage Camp) for Asian adoptees.

Painting Self-Portraits Helped Me Transition Into My Transgender Identity

Casey Hoke | Posted 11.08.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I was in my freshman year of high school when I realized just how painful it was to see myself in the mirror as I was: a 14-year-old girl on the brink of puberty. Speaking as a 17-year-old boy, it makes a lot of sense now -- my appearance struck conflict with my identity.