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The Devil in The Disagreement: Lynching in Lieu of Listening

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Differing opinions about eating well seem a very strange reason to form lynch mobs, but something very much like that goes on all the time.

How Much of What You Believe Is Actually True?

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

Everything we think in life, we think because of pre-programmed beliefs. Beliefs that came from parents and society. We are programmed, the minute we start learning, with beliefs that depend entirely on which country we're from, which race, which gender, which class, which religion.

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

Why Your Opinion Sucks: And Mine Does, Too

Matt Tenney | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

When we're less ego-centric, we're happier, we're more kind and compassionate, and we're more effective in just about every area of our lives.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

To Review or Not?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Should your review be a means by which you demonstrate snarky, scathing wit or sarcasm? In other words, is your review a put-down, stand-up routine? Is it a vitriolic screed? If so, you should not review the book.

15 Important Truths About Opinions

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

If you've ever had a conversation with someone, read a comment thread on the Internet, or turned on the television lately, you've probably noticed that when it comes to opinions, common sense is about as common as a prince in Azerbaijan that actually needs your financial support.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

Read Before You Rant: Online Reviews and Defamation Suits

Gary L. Bostwick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Gary L. Bostwick

Christopher Liles wanted to express himself, as many folks do, by posting a negative review on the Internet. It may cost him.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

10 Reasons Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Is NOT Entitled to His Opinion

Tom Lowery | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Lowery

We can never expect to have a full understanding of other perspectives without effort. Every opinion is inherently biased towards its own interests. What transforms opinion into perspective is the considered application of information from all sides.

Why It Doesn't Matter What Other People Think

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When it comes to choices and change, always do a gut check. What do you want to do? What would make you feel joy, passion, healthy or on the right path? Do that. No other opinions needed.

Expectations and Reality in Egypt: A Time for Authentic Pragmatism

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Since I conduct research on peace and conflict in Egypt and have barely been able to peel myself away from the coverage of ongoing events, I get a lot of questions on my views of what's transpired recently.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

What I Believe

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

I no longer have many opinions -- for the public, anyway. As the head of an institution of higher education, I am expected to hold beliefs that are worth sharing. I have more meta-opinions: that is, opinions about opinions.

How Sure Are You?

David Sable | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
David Sable

Look -- having opinions is critical -- no one likes a waffling whinge. Having a POV at least gives you a place to begin a discussion and makes conversation interesting. But again -- how sure are you?

The Presidential Debates: Judges Shouldn't Be Swayed By Opinion Polls

Joel Cohen | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Great judges or justices are great when they persuade their colleagues on the bench to change their views, as happened following their famous dissents. Not when judges expediently change their own stated views to allay or placate a then-underwhelmed or even excoriating press or public.

9 Opinions On How Many Sex Partners Women 'Should' Have

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women

10 That's the number picked by the most users of the cheating website SeakingArrangement in a (non-scientific) survey as the ideal for men and women....

Dreams of the Easter Bunny Dreaming

Waldo Mellon | Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy
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Waldo Mellon

If people think you're more wonderful than you think you are, maybe they see something you don't. If people think you're a bigger jerk than you think you are, maybe they see something you don't. It's pretty much out of your control.

Tips for Dealing With Other People's Opinions

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

They say opinions are like noses -- everyone has one. Whether you like it or not, people have opinions about you. What you do with those opinions is entirely up to you.

Another Blue Serge Suit

Daniel Krotz | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

I am sure you have heard the expression "offering an opinion is like peeing on yourself in a blue serge suit. It feels warm and no one knows you've do...

Father Claims The Post Fabricated His Op-Ed Piece On Teacher Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gothamschools reported today that the executive editor of the Queens Tribune is alleging the New York Post fabricated his recent op/ed about teachers'...

Reading the Daily Me

Raymond Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has written an excellent column, "The Daily Me." I encourage you all to read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/20...

Know Any Opinionated People?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I don't enjoy opinionated people where most conversations turn into a debate that I have neither initiated nor invited.