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PHOTOS: The Great Night Of Shiva, The Lord Of Destruction

Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on February 27, 2014, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, believ...

Seed Saving And The Fight For Biodiversity

2013-11-07-ScreenShot20131107at3.31.15PM.png | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

By Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine Trained in physics and philosophy, Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and p...

Online 'Funeral Registry' Aids With Jewish Mourning

Religion News Service | Ann Marie Somma | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

SIMSBURY, Conn. (RNS) After burying her mother, Sharon Rosen found herself dealing with a problem: deli platter deliveries. A deluge of them, all ord...

Calling Justice-Loving South Asians to Dismantle the Drug War, Free People and Plants, and Foster Health and Development for Millions

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

A private-prisons-backed, corporatist-police state-driven, racially-skewed "new Jim Crow" era of mass incarceration currently reigns in the U.S. The ...

The TV Doctor Pain Assessment Tool: Rating the Best and Worst TV MDs Ever

Hulu.com | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Here's a guide for the amount of pain you're about to experience when in the, um, "care" of each of these sometimes certified physicians. Basically, just avoid Dr. Nick.

PHOTOS: The Great Night Of Shiva, The Lord Of Destruction

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion

Click through to see photos of Maha Shivaratri celebrations: Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on March 10, 2013 by Hindus all over ...

A Theological Reflection On Shiva

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

As we worship Shiva on Shivaratri, let Shiva also become our teacher. May we learn from him the value of detachment, the positive possibilities in change, the ability to see divinity where we least expect, and a renewed value for nature as a sacred gift.

The Craziest Ways To Celebrate Your Split

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Divorce
Karen Salmansohn

The death of an unsatisfying love relationship can be viewed as a chance to begin a highly fulfilling love relationship -- one that will thrive, thanks to all your freshly-gained wisdom.

The 33 Million Gods Of Hinduism

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Why Hindus worship so many gods and goddesses is a real mystery for most people. In the West the concept of polytheism is nothing more than fantasy or mythology worthy of comic book material.

Transforming Communities: Siva Principle Of Change In Action

Anju Bhargava | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Shiva symbolizes removal of negativity of life. Maha Shivratri is transformative constructive destruction in the cycle of life

Sitting Shiva For Traditional Shiva

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

It is certainly more convenient to post a quick sentence or two of condolence on the mourner's Facebook Wall, but that shouldn't preclude us from performing the tradition acts of comforting the mourners.

WATCH: Strange Breathing Sculpture

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

This kinetic sculpture by North Korean artist U-Ram Choe renders organic movements with inorganic elements, creating what the artist calls 'anima-mach...

Finding Comfort in a Kugel

Miranda Levenstein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Food
Miranda Levenstein

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Dying Large

Wendy Dennis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Wendy Dennis

We of the Woodstock generation have long been interested in pushing the limits of self-expression, and our desire to noisily overturn convention is unlikely to stop just because we're facing the big chill.

The Last Time This Guy Took A Bath, Nixon Was In The White House

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Some say cleanliness is next to godliness, but not Guru Kailash Singh who quit bathing 37 years ago, because he believe he'd be rewarded for his sacri...

Varanasi: India's Holy City (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

In this holy place beats the heart of an ancient civilization.

Partner As Guru: Relationship As An Evolutionary Tool (VIDEO)

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Devotion might look like what a student has with a teacher or an aspirant has with a guru. The teacher must be high minded and the guru must be the best kind with the highest goals of the student in mind.

Yin/Yang: An Intersexed South African Runner As Symbol Of The Universal

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

In some cultures, over the millennia, inter-sexed people have even been revered as shamans and holy people - they are closer to the ideal of a balanced, universal soul. Think of the Yin/Yang symbol. We all know it. It means 'balance' - male/female balance.

Lord Shiva Kicks Ass: The Liberating Power of Loss

Dean Sluyter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

We're all in this same leaking, sinking boat. It's always been this way and always will. Yet a few people have managed to remain unperturbed. What can we learn from these sages?