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Margaret Mead

The Casual Bi Activist: Every Little Bit Helps

Gary North | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary North

Do people "retire" from activism? Can you truly retire from a cause you believe in?

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.

The Mother's Brother

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

We need in today's world, politically in particular, to reinvent the mother's brother idea of more primitive times. It could not hurt anything and it ...

Headed to Uganda With the UN Foundation

Jennifer Burden | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Burden

This week I'm one of 9 Shot@Life champions who have departed on a delegation to Uganda to view UNICEF's Child and Family Health Days. So many things are running through my mind.

Marilyn Monroe as a Rebel

Lois Banner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Lois Banner

Marilyn constantly asked questions, took several courses at UCLA, and stated that she wanted to go to Columbia Law School, to become a lawyer and help the poor. According to Arthur Miller, "Marilyn didn't have a conventional bone in her body."

Cara Santa Maria

Would You "Re-Up" Your Marriage Each Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

I've long thought about the power of love and the value of marriage. I grew up in a conservative Mormon household, where I saw my parents endure a dif...

Teachers as Crap Detectors and the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Alan Singer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Tom Roderick, executive director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, asked me to share my thoughts on teaching and crap detection. These are some of the things I learned from forty years as a teacher.

What's Really Hot...

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

O.M.G.... Hillary Clinton in public without makeup. That this is news or newsworthy is bananas, and once again points to the bizarre obsession our society has with a woman's appearance.

Finding The Wreckage Of Amelia Earhart's Plane Won't Change My Story

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 06.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Mary Walker Baron

When I wrote But This Is Different, I was not unaware of the possibility that wreckage might someday be discovered. Did I worry about that while creating my novel? No. What I did try to do, though, was create a story capable of folding into history without disturbing it.

But This Is Different: Why I Created a Fictitious Love Affair Between Amelia Earhart and Margaret Mead

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Mary Walker Baron

History could hardly claim that either Earhart or Mead was without voice. The story's irony is that with public voices heard even now throughout the world, their private voices were as silent as those of any couple loving the love that even now struggles for a name.

Be the Change: Inspiration and Advice from Activists and Celebrities

Marianne Schnall | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Marianne Schnall

Media and society in general no longer inspire us or appeal to our own individual power to improve the world. In fact, we have been conditioned to leave that messy business to our elected officials. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Invest in Women to Improve the World

Emmie Twombly | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Emmie Twombly

The women of Vital Voices show that you cannot let obstacles big or small keep you down. The women and their stories taught me that you cannot use your past or circumstance to hide behind.

Neverisms: 11 Things You Should Never Do, Never Say, Never Forget (PHOTOS)

Dr. Mardy Grothe | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books
Dr. Mardy Grothe

And when it comes to words that command attention, nothing can beat those that are phrased according to the figure of speech known as dehortatio, which Willard R. Espy once crisply defined as "dissuasive advice given with authority."

In Honor of Women's History Month: Travel as a Catalyst for Change

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Travel is a strong catalyst for change. Sustainable tourism, at its best, "provides hard currency, jobs, and connects people to really understand the needs of a community."

A Small Group of People Meet in Harlem

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Tait's film is a powerful depiction of the history of race in New York City. It's great strength is that it shows Blacks as historical actors battling for freedom and rights rather than as just victims of savage injustices.

To Mayor Bloomberg: Stop the Bullying

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carol Smaldino

We are right to rally our compassion for the victims, but the inconvenient truth is that the solution to this problem is rooted in recognizing and listening to the bullies, most of whom are and/or were victims.

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival At Museum Of Natural History

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The American Museum of Natural History is hosting the 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival November 11th through the 14th. The festival ...

Babies are People!

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

"Mommies are people. People with children. When mommies were little they used to be kids, like some of you, but then they grew, and now mommies are wo...

Drop Top Gorgeous: Mazda Miata Turning Heads for 20 Years

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

How did Mazda reinvent the classic British sports car? They listened to a group of Southern California dreamers who lamented the loss of the "everyman" British sports cars.

Jean Houston and Deepak Chopra on Good Luck

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

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Giving Thanks for Action

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob McKinnon

When habitual distractions trump deliberate actions we focus on politics instead of policy, the selfish vs. the selfless, and the "urgent" vs. the important. We much change the action-distraction equation.

A Memory of Claude Lévi-Strauss

Scott Atran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Atran

In 1974, when I was a graduate student in anthropology at Columbia University, I wanted to organize a discussion of universals. At the time, I was working for Margaret Mead as one of her assistants.

NYC's 'Skinniest' House Sells For $2.1M

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A town house dubbed New York City's skinniest house has sold for $2.1 million. The red, 9 1/2 foot wide, 42 foot long br...

"Skinniest" House In New York Costs A Fat $2.7M

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It's 9 1/2 feet wide and 42 feet long and is billed as the narrowest house in New York City. But there's nothing small about its aski...

Words Of Wisdom: Which Quotes Inspire You?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

For years, I've been collecting great quotes. They're words to live by. And they're invaluable to a speechwriter like me.