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All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll backfire.

10 Things Solo Travel Taught Me About Relationships

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

I took this trip because of a perpetual heartache I felt, a lack of connectivity with myself and with the world. I needed to step out of my comfort zone and decided to do that halfway across the world. And there is where I found a tribe of individuals who felt exactly the same way.

Yagana Shah

9 Hilarious Ways Parents Have Tried To Get Their Kids To Move Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty

Empty nesters -- it could be a lot worse. While the quiet rooms of your home may feel like a bleak reality, for some parents it's something they can o...

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

If the lack of money is stopping you from achieving your travel dreams, with a little flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness, you'll be able to live your travel dreams on any budget.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

Terrific Tashkent

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Uzbekistan is an amazing place with very friendly people. Enjoy Tashkent, explore the city by foot and make an effort to meet some of the locals.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2014: 'Change My World in 1 Minute'

Nicole Luongo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

According to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF), over 17 million people worldwide have cerebral palsy -- for which there is no cure. I am one of them.

Mother Hover

Daphne Wayans | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Daphne Wayans

By "filling your cup" with all the things that satisfy you in life, you will then be better able and more willing to give to those you want to give to. Especially your children.

What Voting Day Is Like for the Scottish Referendum

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Helen I. Hwang

One simple question deserves one simple answer. Should Scotland be an independent country? With a miniature sharpened pencil -- the kind you're given at a miniature golf course -- I could put a big "X" to indicate "Yes" or "No."

I Wasn't Supported for Years and Here's Why

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Stephenie Zamora

I believed that no one wanted to take care of me, that I had to do it all myself, and that being so independent was a positive personality trait. I became so independent because I held a false belief and interacted with others and the world in a way that prompted them to reinforce that belief.

Intimations of Independence

Michael Drew | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Drew

We are at a time when people wonder what it is they're attached to, and why that's important -- from the country-wide level to the personal one. Do you define yourself by your ethnicity, or by your citizenship? And what does that citizenship give you in terms of your personal identity?

Witness Says Tasered Teen Went Into Convulsions: Report

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

Witnesses to a police stop in Missouri say cops used excessive force when they used a Taser on a 17-year-old boy who is now reportedly in critical con...

Scotland, Sovereignty and Corporations

David Morris | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

If Scotland does become sovereign it will quickly discover that that sovereignty has been severely restricted by new global rules promoted by increasingly dominant global corporations.

If Scotland Leaves the UK

Wikistrat | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Wikistrat

Considering these risks and opportunities, Wikistrat evaluated four scenarios for charting Scotland's emergence as an independent country by the year 2020 -- if it gains independence within the next five years.

Free Scotland, Free New England!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Until recently, few people took seriously the possibility that Scotland might actually secede from the United Kingdom. However, with a referendum scheduled for September 18, the latest polls show secession in the lead for the first time, and gaining dramatic momentum. The British government is frantically scrambling to offer the Scots a much more autonomous form of federalism, to head off the drive for full independence. Meanwhile, the specter of a diminished Britain has led to speculative attack against the British pound. What's going on here? For one thing, with the European Union allowing membership for lots of micro-states, the idea of splitting up established countries with minority regions becomes economically plausible. An independent Scotland, population 5.3 million, would be a bigger country than nine EU members -- Ireland, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta.

Scotch Independence

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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So Empty Is My Nest

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Bushra Alvi

A parent's love for a child is the strongest and purest bond of all humanity and for this reason one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to wave goodbye as their child leaves for college.

Scotland Independence

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Jeff Danziger

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The Politics Behind the Chinese Exhibition in Prague (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Olena Kagui

I attended the exhibition and found the art breathtaking and the history fascinating. However, recent developments in Chinese-Czech relations are even more interesting than ancient artifacts.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Independence for Young Adults With Autism

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Susan McCorkindale

All that frantic activity was a way of delaying what I really didn't want to do: get on my computer and find a place that would enable my 22-year-old son Casey, who has autism, to live as independently as possible. Why didn't I want to do this? Because my gut told me there'd be nothing. Nada. Zip.

How American Independence Fosters Philanthropy

Carrie Rich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News
Carrie Rich

Does the U.S. have a stronger sense of independence than other countries? Could this sense of independence translate into acts of kindness and purpose?

Why Parents Like Me Hate Camp

Malia McKinnon Frame | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Malia McKinnon Frame

Please explain to me why I would pay someone to tell me that I cannot call or speak to my daughter for two weeks?

Wedding Season: Tying Your Own Emotional Knots

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.21.2014 | Weddings
Rupa Mehta

Enjoy going to a wedding or two this summer. Have fun, drink champagne and eat cake, but don't consume yourself with what someone else's wedding vows mean about your own life. Your life is wonderful, and it is wholly yours.