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Label-Loving Congressman Suddenly Hates Labels

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's a desperate quality to Mike Coffman's actions these days, typified by his No-Labels maneuver, and with any luck it will be fully dissected by reporters the 2014 election nears.

What's in a Name?

J. Travis Smith | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
J. Travis Smith

Rhetorical manipulation clouds reality. We aren't debating the facts anymore, but how the facts are delivered.

Labels Work Best on Soup Cans

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

It didn't really matter what we called ourselves though, because everyone knew what the names really meant. Everyone knew they really meant top, middle or bottom. We all knew exactly what was being done. We were being labeled.

Walking Away From Labels

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Dori Hartley

This year, I labeled myself several things. Now, I don't feel the need to defend my labels anymore. I feel like those labels were job titles and that the jobs were completed. My shift is over.

'Little Or No Standards' For Many Food Labels

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- Want to avoid pesticides and antibiotics in your produce, meat, and dairy foods? Prefer to pay more to make sure farm animals were t...

Branded

Kara King | Posted 12.31.2012 | Teen
Kara King

Don't be identified by "who" you are wearing, but for where you go and what you do with that outfit.

The Pesky Persistence of Labels

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature. Without this ability, we'd quickly get overwhelmed in every new encounter, but this fundamental skill can also be extremely damaging, especially when it comes to categorizing people.

Ladies, Stop Calling Each Other Lesbians

Uloop | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Uloop

I was enjoying a lovely stroll to Starbucks today when my morning was promptly ruined by the stupidity of a conversation between two ladies behind me....

Catherine New

You Can't Afford To Buy American

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money

To be all-American these days is a luxury proposition. A pair of domestic-made 501 Levi's? Those cost a cool 178 bucks. In cowboy terms, that's a boon...

What Are You?

James Altucher | Posted 11.05.2012 | GPS for the Soul
James Altucher

Are you a Republican? Are you gay? Or straight? Are you pro-choice? Are you anti-environmentalist? Are you a Buddhist? Or a Jew? And, if Jewish -- are...

Vegan, Macrobiotic, Paleolithic: Is It Time to Let Go of the Label?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

I think we can all agree that for some people, eating in America has become a way to define yourself. We have vegetarians and vegans, people who follow raw food diets, macrobiotic diets, Paleolithic diets, the list goes on and on.

Aren't We Greater Than the Sums of Our Parts?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.30.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What if the inventories we take of our lives are false, misleading? What if our value as a person has nothing to do with a score on a checklist?

WATCH: Mom Accused Of UPC-Swapping Scam That Netted $30,000 A Month

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

This isn't a story about a mom who wanted the best toys for her tot. According to CBS Miami, Florida mother Barbara Aqueveque is facing at least fi...

Food Claims: Who Can You Trust?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Food labels have an increasingly important role to play in providing consumers with greater assurances that their food really is being produced to specific welfare and environmental standards.

The Tragedy Of Labels

Michael Jinkins | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

One of the best ways to dismiss the ideas of others, without ever having to think about them, is to label them as quickly as they are uttered. Some roads to hell may be paved with good intentions, but others are made smooth by a flippant bigotry that avoids truth by stereotyping.

Who Are We Without Our Titles?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

Too often, we define ourselves by our jobs in this world: "I work at X," "I'm so and so's mother, ____'s wife." But when those relationships have expired, matured or evaporated, what's left?

Submission: My Health Choice

Amy Shiner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A part of my life I sometimes struggle with is my need of submission. I have had discussions more than once with people on this and have been told th...

How George Clinton Is Using Indiegogo To #SaveFunk Online

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

George Clinton goes by many monikers: the Funkmaster, The Granddaddy of Funk, and my personal favorite, Dr. Funkenstein.

Labels Bite: Feeding Your Recovery, Relationships, and Others' Education

Troy Roness | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Recovery, therapy, and starting my life all over again has caused a 180-degree turnaround in my ability to understand others and have compassion and empathy for them. I believe that each person's story makes him or her unique, and I don't endorse labels or generalizations.

How Labeling and Hyperbole Sabotage Your Writing Productivity

Hillary Rettig | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Hillary Rettig

Prolific writers learn to lose themselves nonjudgmentally in their work, trusting that their skills, community, and the writing process itself will get them where they need to go.

Proposed Fruit Label Dissolves Into Soap When Rinsed

Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

Fruit labels have their fans, weirdly. Some, like Roger Harris, founder of "the world's first fruit label" site, "The World of Fruit Labels," wax poet...

Labels

Odelia Kaly | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Odelia Kaly

As a teenage girl, there are certain things that people expect me to do and ways I should act and things I should wear and say. But I don't dress for other people -- I dress for myself.

Wacky Warning Labels Contest Names 5 Frivolous Finalists

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

DETROIT — Ballpoint pen-chewers, take note: The cap in your mouth can obstruct breathing if swallowed. Common sense? Apparently for speakers of...

The Contrarian: Why Labels Are Good for Us

Raymond Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

"No Labels" is ultimately destructive because it squelches debate and it suppresses the truth in the name of compromise, congeniality, and cooperation. It is a one-way political weapon.

Letting Go Of Labels And Seeing The World Anew

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

When we learn to watch the mind and stop labeling everything and everyone automatically, we start to see things differently. Instead of a divided and fearful world, we see a world that's fundamentally whole and unbiased.