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Arguments Against Raising Minimum Wage Don't Hold Up

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

One in four U.S. employees are low-wage workers. That is 20 percent higher than in the United Kingdom, and the highest percentage among industrialized nations. So how'd that all anti-union stuff work out?

Racist Bullying Needs to Stop: We Cannot Become Desensitized to 10-Year-Olds Hanging Themselves

PP Wong | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
PP Wong

Kids are expelled for drugs or carrying knives. They are given detention when they swear or wear the wrong shoes. So why is racist bullying not taken as seriously? Why do many teachers close their eyes to name calling and "small" scuffles?

#SoBrave

Lauren Galley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When one thinks of the word brave, we think of someone heroic, such as our tireless firefighters, policemen who risk their lives daily or even a circus performer on the trapeze high in the air.

Suicide... An Unpardonable Sin?

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

So, with Robin Williams, and others like him and their families, it is my sincere hope the Church will respond to this with compassion, understanding, and with openness. We need many informed and humane conversations around the issue of suicide.

Are You a Repetitive Buffoon or a Cunning Linguist?

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Here are nine hackneyed social observations you can test yourself against in order to determine if you're a witty social guru or merely a repetitive buffoon.

Honor Your Elimination

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...

The Need For Common Language In a Society

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Gil Laroya

The question of why a society functions better when its native language is spoken is a very basic one, with obvious answers. So why then, do so many immigrants, many who have lived here for more than 5 years, not speak English?

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

How Millennials Make Age a Negative

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

In the past, those of us who have been around for awhile earned a sort of de facto respect from society. If you lived long enough to learn what you've...

Dogs and Us -- Is It Getting Just a Little Bit Strange?

Trish Mitchell | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Trish Mitchell

I think we've started to make a fetish out of Fido. Throwing him birthday parties, dressing him up for the holidays, organizing doggy weddings. Do you have any idea how many dogs have their own Twitter accounts? Lots.

Yagana Shah

9 Everyday Things That Used To Be Totally Taboo

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty

Many of the freedoms we take for granted today weren't enjoyed by generations before us, believe it or not. And we're not just talking about the big t...

Can Digital Devices Replace Interpreters?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Lydia L. Callis

There is comfort in being able to communicate without regard to time or distance but somehow all this personal contact seems so impersonal, so two dimensional, so unnatural... Are we all truly eager to replace all human interaction with virtual realities?

This Divorcee Believes in Marriage

Amy Koko | Posted 07.07.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I believe in marriage and I believe this new generation has a shot at getting it right. They know each other better, they have more life experiences, they have goals and aspirations that they tackle as a couple. They get it.

The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.

How to Make Friends on the Rapid 7 Metro: The Problems and Perks of Being a Weirdo

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 07.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Ryan Chapin Mach

Generally, there's not a lot of behavior that will faze the people on the Rapid 7 to Santa Monica, but on my commute home the other day, they proved something I'd long suspected: everybody hates a loud talker.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

A Game of Egos

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

2013. A year in Pakistan's history when the government and public were celebrating a successful election as for the first time ever in the nation's history. Democracy, here, is when the government is fooling the masses who have been kept under the false pretense of having the right to express themselves completely.

Let's Redefine Beauty, Radically

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.09.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

We are the electric life force that traverses the universe. We are the magic we silently yearn for but don't dare to embrace fully, always... because we've been taught by the ancient, ongoing ping-pong of society and media to desire what they tell us... because we've been conditioned to be afraid to speak up and stand out.

The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

Guy Problems: Shooting People

Courtney McKinney | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

Yes, America has a gun problem. In the cities, in the suburbs, everywhere. But this isn't just about guns, or mental illness. This is about men, and what it "means" to be one.

How to Make Disability Mainstream, Today

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

This is my theory, and why I advocate for those with disabilities. I completely believe we have the ability to wipe out disability -- today. How you...

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

Public Shaming Is the Not so New National Pastime

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.21.2014 | Media
Paul Ratner

As we berate the latest outrage in sudden maelstroms of social media and television shaming, we ultimately nudge ourselves towards a situation where we will be constantly monitored and we will like it.

There Is No Competition

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Miriam Ava

Perfectionism stifles creativity. Pressure to achieve kills innovation. Productivity on steroids becomes mass production.

'Will You Try Again For a Girl?' And Other Equally Irritating Remarks!

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Luckymothersofboys

I am the very lucky mother of three gorgeous boys and I could be sunning myself on my own luxury yacht in the Bahamas if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this question: "Will you try again for a girl?"