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Memo To Media: Obama's Harsh Campaign Tone Is Not Actually A New Thing, Okay? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

I'm typically a big fan of Molly Ball's work for the Atlantic. But I'm afraid that in explicating this week's private equity-Bain Capital brouhaha tha...

Seek Your Own Truth

Aaron Anson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Aaron Anson

We must seek those quiet spaces in our life that are safe for vulnerable explorations of meaning. These spaces are not found inside physical institutions or places where demagoguery slays reflective, rational and factually grounded discourse.

Is it Probable that People Anywhere in the World are Kidnapped Solely for the Purpose of Involuntary Organ Donation?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2012 | Weird News

Kidney theft is a venerable urban legend. The origins of urban legends are notoriously difficult to identify but in the case of kidney (or other organ) theft, the rumors seem to have preceded the real-life cases by some years.

Tips from the Tooth Fairy

Katie Davis | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Katie Davis

Chances are, if you're a parent, you're probably under the common misconception that I do not exist. However, you would be wrong. (Of course I exist, or how could I write this article?)

Storied Nature Of Human Nature

William Grassie | Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

By my rough estimation, we spend perhaps 50 percent or more of our waking hours in storytelling. Humans make stories but, in some sense, we are also made by our stories.

The Mount Sinai Hospital Physicians Debunk the 5 Most Common Heart Disease Myths Plaguing Latinas

Arminda Figueroa | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Arminda Figueroa

In celebration of American Heart Month, cardiologists from The Mount Sinai Hospital addressed the 5 leading myths about heart disease that often misinform the Latino community.

Ancient Greece In Modern Chicago!?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

Do you feel as if you were born in the wrong era? Do you watch "Hercules" on repeat? Act out "The Odyssey" by yourself? Have too much fun at toga part...

Cara Santa Maria

The Real Definition Of Insanity | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education

"The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results," utters the know-it-all guy in the coffee shop offering free "therapy" to his visibly shaken friend. He couldn't be more wrong.

6 Myths About Sleep, Busted

EatingWell | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Making every last minute of shut-eye count means knowing what can actually help you sleep and what hinders sleep. Here are six sleep myths to ignore, as reported in "EatingWell" magazine.

Fact vs. Fiction: Vitamin Supplements

Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Abigail Cuffey for YouBeauty Some people pop a multivitamin daily (or at least when they remember to take it), while others religiously swallow ...

Homelessness Myth #21: They're All Happy-Go-Lucky

Christine Schanes | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Some housed people believe that homeless people don't have a care in the world. They think that because many homeless people don't appear to work, th...

Sure, Sleep With Him, But Don't Expect To Change Him

Juliet Jeske | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Juliet Jeske

Sexual prowess will not convert him, your never-dying devotion will not turn him around, nothing will change the man he is fundamentally.

PHOTOS: Rankin And Damien Hirst Present ʻMyths, Monsters And Legendsʼ

Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

Damien Hirst has teamed up with photographer and long-time friend Rankin at Rankin Gallery LA for a new show. "Myths, Monsters And Legends" is the duo...

11 Myths You Thought Were True

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

While Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" has seen to it that we no longer believe in goldfish with three-second memory spans or life-threatening quicks...

Science Needs To Ask: 'What Is Consciousness?'

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To go where science wants to go, it needs to become more complete, and for me, it can benefit hugely by expanding into the realm long governed by spirituality.

Overfishing 101: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett


WATCH: Sassy Gay Friend Goes Greek

Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy

Sassy Gay Friend is back, and this time he's coming to the rescue of Odysseus from Homer's "The Odyssey." It seems that the book could have been a who...

Are We There Yet? Debunking the Myths that Hold Us Hostage on the Road to Fulfillment

Angella Nazarian | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Angella Nazarian


Politics And Cultural Critique

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

From the vantage of Europe, American politics seems like the circus: many exciting activities being played out under the big top, activities that have little bearing upon the social and economic realities most Americans confront every day.

Homelessness Myth #20: They Make Millions

Christine Schanes | Posted 07.15.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

The myth that homeless people make millions or thousands of dollars is a myth of gigantic proportions.

Are You a Myth Buster?

Arielle Ford | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

As an author (of any subject matter), being successful means you have to be a good myth buster. There are countless myths and beliefs that prevent peo...

The Big Myth About Chicago Violence

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

After surviving the blizzard of 2011, it is fair to say that Chicagoans have suffered with cabin fever. But it is not fair to blame the recent spike in violence on warm weather.

10 World Locations Of Myth & Legend

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Even though we can get to the other side of the world in less than a day, there are still places that resist becoming everyday. Over the centuries the...

Homelessness Myth #19: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

It's time to review our language concerning homeless people, our cultural influences on the topic of homelessness and our treatment of homeless people so that we can recognize our biases.

Homelessness Myth #18: The Police Will Solve It

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Homeless is first and foremost a social service issue. Nevertheless, the myth exists that homelessness is primarily a police issue.