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Yagana Shah

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You'll Likely Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

Age-liars and birthday-deniers... you'd best learn a thing or two from those who are young at heart. People who feel younger than their actual chronol...

Why I'm Glad My Last Name Isn't Kim, Lee or Park

Alicia Chon | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Alicia Chon

That's why I'm glad my last name isn't Kim, Park, Lee, or any of the common Korean last names from which people draw up stereotypes. I'm a proud Korean-American, but having a more 'unique' Asian name has served me well.

How We Make Decisions on Issues Like Ferguson

Glen McDaniel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Glen McDaniel

It is interesting that in assessing the situation in Ferguson, individuals tend to retreat to their separate opinion corners. It appears you have to be either pro Mike Brown or pro Darren Wilson. More commonly opinions are expressed in terms of which team (or individual) is a demon and which is blameless. Why is this?

What You Should Never Call An Older Person

Eva Moon | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I mean it. Stop it right now. I know you meant it as a compliment, but it's not. When people call me 'young at heart' they mean something like active, adventurous, creative, involved. How remarkable for someone who is, well, (whispered) old!

Women in Construction

Kimberly Gallagher | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Kimberly Gallagher

I work hard to prove that women have an equal, if not greater place in construction, especially at the management level. While it may remain a primarily male industry for a long time, the role and influence of women of construction will continue to grow and dominate.

The Benefits of Curiosity: 5 Ways to Ignite and Nurture Your Curiosity

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Partridge

One of the most valuable assets of curiosity is its ability to seek to understand another person -- fully and truly -- without judgment. I find that the most open and least judgmental people are curious.

My Struggle With Stereotyping As A Chinese Adoptee

Emily Champion | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen
Emily Champion

I suppose you could call me a Chinese-American, but truth is, I'm not really all Chinese and I'm not really all American. I feel different ways in different situations.

'Do I Look Like A Slut?'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

"Why do we need to reassure ourselves that we don't look like 'sluts?' And what is a slut, anyway?" Those are the questions videoblogger Hannah Wi...

What Veterans Have Taught Me About Teaching

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Briallen Hopper

Just as much as students need concrete academic help, they need us to notice their drive and their struggle. We can do this by making sure that we acknowledge the work they're putting into the class, whether it's showing up in their grades or not.

How Assumptions and Fears Prevent Us From Serving Those Who Serve

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

If we could get a little better at recognizing that we all lean toward stereotyping and try to keep an open mind as we encounter and engage one another, that would really help on both sides of the veteran equation.

Yagana Shah

Aging Is All In Your Head, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks," you might joke. Or think to yourself, "I'm too old to do that." Stop it, we beg you. A new study shows percep...

What Hazmat Suits, Ray Rice, and the Washington Redskins Have in Common With Human Trafficking

Mona Shattell | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Leading up to Halloween, there has been a surplus of offensive costumes floating around on the internet -- hazmats suits for Ebola, dressing up like members of ISIS, and making light of domestic violence by dressing up as former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice while holding a doll with a black eye.

This Is What A Cat Dude Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

Earlier this year we gave lady cat lovers a chance to take back the term "cat lady" and share their feline family members. Now it's the guys' turn to ...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: No Curry For You, Come Back One Year!

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

There is a perception that my flavors are over-the-top, bold, and that I use spices in all my creations.

Why We Need To Combat Ageism Just Like We Do Racism

High50 | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
High50

'She's a woman of a certain age,' said the chief executive to his senior management team. 'How do you think that will go down with the rest of the company?' Yes, you read that correctly. In 2014, these conversations are still happening around boardroom tables in the world.

We Need to Know More, But the 'Experts' Aren't Helping

James Zogby | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To hear these "experts" pontificating about Islam or Arab culture is more than annoying. It's downright dangerous. Instead of elevating the discourse, they dumb it down. And instead of making us aware of the enormous complexities involved in these conflict zones, they reduce them to simple and easy clichés.

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 12.17.2014 | TV
Marium Chaudhry

While watching season four, I feel like slapping myself for getting so caught up in a tale of fiction and for not dismissing stereotypes when I had the chance.

The Movie The Algerian Is an Important Call for Sorely Needed Cultural Dialogue

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We need more films with this message. To remind people that behind all the propaganda, ruthless agendas and simple hate, we are all people, sharing 99.9 percent of our DNA. We need to find ways to come together and get past ancient hatreds and superstitious beliefs.

Putting Implicit Racial Bias to the Test

Lecia Brooks | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Lecia Brooks

Discovering these biases shouldn't make one feel ashamed or fearful that he or she is a racist. Uncovering implicit bias and guarding against it is a responsible and necessary step for anyone dedicated to eliminating bigotry and prejudice.

How I Grew to Love Being Ethnically Chinese

Clarissa Wei | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Clarissa Wei

I was born, raised, educated, primed and prepped in Los Angeles. But behind my fluent English, my American brain, my citizenship, my philosophies, my outlook on life... is a child who was raised by the Taiwanese. I am my parents' daughter and Chinese culture runs through my blood. Always.

What a Waste: Let's Throw Away These 7 Gay Backhanded Compliments

William Dameron | Posted 12.06.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

When a friend told me that a couple of female friends made a remark about one of my pictures by saying "What a waste," I was flattered. But, then I thought "I'm sure my husband doesn't think so."

WATCH: Annoying Problems You Have To Face When You're Bisexual

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though we're well into the 21st century, a host of stereotypes about bisexual women still exist. And a new BuzzFeed sketch uses apt humor to poin...

What, A Black Guy Can't Be A Sushi Chef?!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy

Stereotypes would have you believe that sushi chefs should always be Asian, but that's simply not the case. They should, however, all wear pants. ...

The 'New York Times' Publishes Racist Comic About India's Space Mission

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Yesterday's New York Times' comic by Heng, titled "India's budget mission to Mars" seems in poor taste. Qhether meant to be funny or ironic, the racial, national and classist stereotyping is apparent.

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.