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Can Women Justify Giving Up Their Names When They Marry?

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women
Nigel Barber

Why are modern women so willing to give up their names, or to change them?

"Too Pretty to Do Homework?"

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The shirt's slogan, emblazoned front and center in colorful girly writing, was this: "I'm Too Pretty to Do Homework, So My Brother Has to Do it For Me." Color me outraged.

Third Noble Truth: In The Midst Of Suffering, There Is Release From Suffering

Lewis Richmond | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Selfish behavior is a problem; it causes suffering for oneself and others. Self or identity is just a feature of our existence. We each have an identity; even Gautama Buddha had an identity.

WATCH: Trailer For 'One Day On Earth' Captures Life Across The Globe

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

For their new film, 'One Day on Earth,' filmmakers recorded 24 hours of footage in every country in the world. The film acts as catalogue for human cu...

The Bright Side Of Bronchitis And Broken Ribs

Mina Samuels | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

"In sickness and in health." Of all the people to whom we might owe this obligation there is one we often don't notice, one who we cannot abandon -- our self.

Questions Of Identity Dominate CBF's 20th Anniversary Assembly

Alan P. Sherouse | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Alan P. Sherouse

CBF was birthed by a bold and prophetic spirit. The movement organized around Baptist principles of freedom, belief in the right of every individual to relate to God apart from institution or creed.

X-Men: First Class: Reviewing Magneto and the Super Jews

Omer Rosen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Omer Rosen

Strong, athletic, violent, handsome -- something separate from the bookish, weak, nerdish, neurotic construct that shaped me -- they are Super Jews.

Who Are You?

Jeffrey Small | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The danger of tying our self-identities to something external to ourselves is how fragile that identification can be. What happens when we retire, we lose our jobs, or we change careers?

Twice the Pride: On Becoming an American Bipatriot

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Born British, I moved to the USA when I was 29. After five years, in 2009, I became a permanent resident, and expect to become a citizen in 2014. In...

Caged Lion: Explorating Egyptian Identity Pre- & Post-Revolution

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Since its inception, art history has provided a lens for cultural events and this time Mohamed Abou El Naga’s solo exhibition “The Lion” serves ...

Identity Politics? Aldo Lanzini, The Man Behind The Mask

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Aldo Lanzini uses threads, ribbons, felt and wool to make outrageous yet beautiful works - psychedelic masks, ...

To Be or Not to Be: American Freedom, Exceptionalism and Identity

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There is something fundamentally pro-American about much of the apparently anti-American content published in foreign newspapers. In this way, criticisms of America appeal to, and approve of, American ideals.

Adolescence, Identity And Spirituality

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.

As adolescents begin to develop critical thinking, they are encountering their own spiritual questions. "Why do people suffer and die?" "Why do disasters occur?"

Glittering Images: Helping Students Discern True Identity and Vocation

Charles Howard | Posted 07.03.2011 | College
Charles Howard

I'm finding that the great challenge for college students is the need to discern who they really are, what they are really meant to be, and then gaining the courage to be that person.

Part Three: Who Owns the Digital You?

Tim Chambers | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Tim Chambers

Let this be our simple demand: Taking control of our own online identities should never require more than a few mouse-clicks.

Self-Definition Is Self-Limitation

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

A self-definition is not self-knowledge: it's self-delusion. You are not limited to any "this" or "that," certainly not until you are finished living. You are un-limited (by words or thoughts).

The Race Classification Gap

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Arrigg Koh

A significant portion of colleges did not allow me to represent myself accurately on the application. This issue symbolizes a significant problem with race identification in America and deserves to be addressed with all possible expediency.

From Beirut With Love

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Denselow

Lebanon has returned to the news with talk of possible renewed civil conflict, making it apt timing to read two books examining both the history of the country and how memory has come to play such an important role in managing societal relations.

Let's Get Rid of Internet Banking

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

The way we have digital banking and web presence structured today is actually wrong. The problem is, this basic structure is not the optimal configuration for customers, nor for the bank.

AWARE: Art Fashion Identity (Video) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts


Who Owns the Digital You?

Tim Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Chambers

You may also think you have a "privacy problem," but technically you have a bigger issue -- an identity problem. There is a "real-you" and a "digital-you," and their fates are totally intertwined.

Feels Like a Self But Is It?

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Consider: "What is distinguishable is not necessarily separable." (1) Just because you see an eddy in a stream it doesn't mean that an eddy is sepa...

Invention of an Indie Mom

Debra Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Debra Goldstein

An "Indie Mom." Yeah, I could be that. I could give myself permission to live a life that's beyond the picture of what's "normal" in our culture.

Language, Identity & Revolution in Tibet

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

The Tibetan capital doesn't have a single representative of the international media posted there. Tibetans can only send news of student demonstrations to the outside world by using rough-and-ready ways.

Returning Home To Your Highest Good

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

You probably think you know yourself. But like most people, chances are you've kept your true identity a secret, not only from others, but also from the one who looks back at you from the mirror.