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Earth Day Service Weekend: Help Us Report

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, a coalition of environmental non-profit organizations, including Planet Green and Earth Day Network, have banded ...

A Blueprint For Effective Activism

Donna Albergotti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Albergotti

The Animal Activists' Handbook is a quick one- to two-sitting read that could inspire its readers to a lifetime of activism in behalf of human and nonhuman animals.

My Dog is a Whack Job! Canine Allergies, Anxieties and Ailments, Oh My!

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Today dogs are getting more attention than the most pampered movie star and having their share of 'designer ailments' like allergies and anxieties.

Scenes from a Greek Restaurant

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lita Smith-Mines

I am wistful not because I miss Georgia's split pea soup (though I truly do), but because I'm expecting that such gleeful times in places like Deities may never occur again.

Six Months: Waiting for the Blood Test

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Our concept of time focuses around what's important to us: summer vacations, semester breaks, baseball seasons, and for some of us, blood test to blood test.

Face Facts, Not Facelifts

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Sigman

Normal desires are one thing, but American culture is ablaze with media and advertising that concern themselves solely with how we look.

They're Not Water Bottles, They're Babies

Max Mutchnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Max Mutchnick

Before the birth of our twin girls, life used to be about working out, haircuts, long brunches, lively dinner parties with near-beer flowing, and art galleries in SoHo. Now it's so different.

Where Have All The Errands Gone?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I thoroughly enjoy waking up Saturday mornings without the usual twin afflictions of a bad mood and a knot in my stomach, I'm realizing the shedding of the dreaded errands is the end of my nightmare.

Tweet From SXSWi '09: "Pessimists Die Quickly" (Gulp)

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

I believe we need to place trust in one another and create community-based responses to climate change, whole or piecemeal, in the face of constraints that are bound to grow over time.

Party Like It's 2009

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lita Smith-Mines

But what was really in my home on a recent Sunday was a gathering of people laughing and enjoying each others' company as they escaped from their burdens for an afternoon.

Confidence and How to Get Some with a Little Help from the Gods

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

To create what we want in our lives, we must breathe in confidence and exhale those insecurities that undermine us.

BeadForLife: Getting Out Of Poverty By Making Paper Beads

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Millie lives on $1 a day earned from crushing rocks in a quarry, and she has asthma. This is enough for one meal a day for her whole family. She lives...

Walking Your Talk: How Do You Treat A Waitress?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We had a TV series in London. One of our fellow TV presenters seriously upset the camera crew when they arrived at his house. He was rude and dismissi...

Uncle Grumpy Pleads His Case

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Earl Pomerantz

Come on, Nephew. One more post. Cable news. Again? They're driving me nuts! If it's driving you crazy, don't watch it. "Pay not attention to ...

My Daughters Have No Mother

Max Mutchnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Mutchnick

When a gay man realizes he wants to have a child, it forces him to face his own queerness, in the true sense of the word. And it's contrary to his life-long mantra: "I'm normal."

Groping, Wife-Beating, and Octo-Mom Porn? Maybe It Ain't the "Fairer" Sex...

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Phil Bronstein

Gentlemen, show some respect: dump the wife-beater shirts and keep your hands off strangers. Try doing more laundry and meal planning and maybe your testosterone and her testosterone will live happily ever after.

"'Oscars' Post-Mortem Rant"

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

The Oscars don't mean anything to me. My favorite movie that I saw last year? The Wizard of Oz. I saw it on television.

We're in a "Repression": The Economics of Shame

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Rotondi

Perhaps we're better off thinking of our current state of economic ennui not as a recession or a depression, but as a "repression."

Are You A Rogi, A Bogi Or A Yogi?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Many years ago, when Ed was training at the Bihar School of Yoga in India, his yoga master suddenly turned to him and asked, "Are you a rogi, a bogi o...

Where Did You Get Them?

Max Mutchnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Mutchnick

It turns out the key to being a gay father is the same as it would be if I were a straight father: it's about patience.

Why Procrastination Might Be Good For You

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Very little of what gets done matters in terms of producing something meaningful, productive, or in alignment with critical goals.

Bodymind Wisdom: Let Your Heart Sing!

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Love is in the air, Happy Valentine's! Everywhere we see red hearts beaming from cards and boxes of chocolates. A red heart as the symbol of love is d...

The Immortality of the Name

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Earl Pomerantz

It's fun watching kids learning stuff they didn't know. Grownups are more knowledgeable, of course. But we may not be as knowledgeable as we think.

Gitmo Or Gandhi: How Does One Deal With Violence?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Mahatma Gandhi The prison camp at...

Who's Responsible For This Mess?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

"I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast." -- Victor Frankl, ...