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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 | Food
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 | Food

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...


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.

Anti-choice v. Anti-life: Why Some Political Terms Catch Fire and Others Don't

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Fretté

Words are never just words. Subtle distinctions can make all the difference when conceptualizing important meanings, especially in the personal and the political realm.

"Hands Off Nutella": Italian Uproar Over EU Food Label Law

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

ROME — To Italians, Nutella is much more than chocolate-hazelnut spread. It's a cultural icon, the subject of memorable movie scenes, books and ...

Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
The Stir

You're strolling past the meat counter, wondering what to grill this weekend, and you see all of those labels: organic, free range, natural. Natural? ...

13 Going On, Well, 14: A Snapshot of the American Teenager

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

The American teenager has been a driving force in our culture, media, and economy ever since. My boy is now one of about 30.5 million teenagers populating our middle schools and high schools. I

What Would Your Warning Label Say?

Margaret Ruth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Margaret Ruth

Recently, I commented on Facebook that my Kleenex box announces that it is "Now Softer and Stronger!" which sounds pretty enlightened to me. My friend...

Call 'Em on Their Claims: Look up labels on Your phone

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Many products claim to be "cruelty-free" with such logos as the Leaping Bunny. But what do these logos mean, and are they any better than other animal-testing claims? Now you can find out right there in the store using your mobile phone.

One Page In Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Not content to wait for "This Week In Cheating," recently a single newspaper page held enough cheating for a whole seven days.

I Am a Relucant Foodie

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

As recent interest in All Things Food - nutrition, sustainability, spirituality, flavor and preparation - grows like a stalk of biodynamic lemongrass, the exact definition of a "Foodie" remains debatable.

The Muddy World of Eco-Labeling

Treehugger | Shayne McQuade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There was general agreement at the recent Sustainable Brands conference in Miami that eco-labels and certification programs are a mess. Granted, the a...