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Getting Body Art At 50 With Tattoo Artist Ami James

Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Tattoos post 50? Absolutely! Check out Ami James of The Love Hate Tattoo Studio as he works his magic with fashion journalist Lauren Erzersky. ...

The Dark Side Of Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

In the words of the philosopher Elliot Samuel Paul, "Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality. The vehicle of self-expression. The engine of progress in every human endeavor." Still, this doesn't mean creativity is always ethical.

My Encounter With The 'Spiritual Beatle'

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Back then, I was just starting to get a clue about my spiritual reality, but without a doubt, George was already there. He has often been referred to as "the spiritual Beatle." Looking back at that evening, I can see why.

'Pole Story' and the Power of Erotic Dance

Diane Passage | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Diane Passage

"The female body has tremendous power, and we are only now beginning to revisit that power, not as something to be ashamed of, but as something to embrace, explore and share."

'Denying Self-Expression Led Me to Depression'

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

I now know that when we deny the expression of our true self we can experience depression. I pushed my feelings of depression underground and instead focused on helping other people live their passion and reclaim wellness.

Living Delightfully Scandalous

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women
Lori Bryant Woolridge

When I think about the famous women, like Jennifer Lopez, who many of us look up to as sensual and sexual icons, most are considered scandalous in some form or fashion.

What Kind Of Life Are You Creating For Yourself?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

What are you doing with your life? What is your contribution? What kind of relationships do you have with yourself and others? How do you give of yourself?

Sacred Brands: Consumerism As Modern Religion

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

With increasing numbers of people being married at Disney World and buried in Harley Davidson coffins, brands as modern religion may not be all that implausible.

Public Mycasting System

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marian Salzman

From mommies' to men's blogs, from food diaries to fanzines, the universal-access realm of online is a new storytellers' paradise with handy short installments as the universal language.

Street Art -- An Afghan Voice Emerging?

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Shannon Galpin

The root of street art is Freedom. Expression. A voice. A point of view. Youth culture has always been rooted in these ideals. But the youth in Afghanistan have grown up under the darkness of the Taliban.

How China Feels About America: Dangerous Love

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The Chinese are fascinated by America, and often perplexed by our society's inherent contradictions. They are amazed a nation of 300 million self-starters does not come apart at the seams.

Boost Your Mood Naturally | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Who needs a vacation to feel happier? Simple things (like hugging your pup) can brighten your day. Here's our list of things to do to boost your mood ...

Truth to Power

Peter Samuelson | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media
Peter Samuelson

This video blogosphere is a rising tsunami that is changing America, changing the world, and making both a whole lot better.

Real Food Rehab: Rules For Living Well

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Joy Altman

I do believe in knowing what you value most and using that as a rudder to guide your life. So here are some rules for living, exactly as I wrote them two years ago.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.

YouTube and MySpace Leaves "No Space" for a Generation

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

A generation suckled on the need to be constantly seen and heard leaves a generation that is heard and seen, but doesn't listen much.