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It's Mental Illness Awareness Week And Election Day Is A Month Away

Mary Giliberti | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

Help raise concern, Get people thinking and talking. Whether a candidate is running for Congress or a county board, they need to see and hear that people in their communities care about mental health care.

I Bought a Peacock

Paige Davis | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

I'm choosing to embrace little signs, however silly or insignificant they may seem, as little "atta girls" from the universe reminding me that I'm never really alone. And that circumstances, people and random objects show up to remind us what we need to know in the moment.

Can We Finally Talk About The Emojis That Make Absolutely No Sense?

Posted 03.01.2014 | Comedy

There's no denying the rush you get when you're able to write an entire sentence in emojis. Better yet, when you can write out a movie plot or an enti...

Abusing Power: Is Ma's Taiwan the Unbeautiful Island?

Jack Healey | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Jack Healey

The threat with Taiwan, while very much signaled by and tied to Chen's apparent victimization at the hands of an angry, vindictive, and powerful Ma Ying-jeou, is larger than one person.

Why's a Heart Represent Love, Anyway?

Danny Groner | Posted 04.09.2013 | Style
Danny Groner

When you text a heart emoticon to a deserving party, it means more than just your devotion to another. The heart's evolution and endurance has enabled people to communicate their feelings effectively since the beginning. There's a deeper connection than you may realize.

Listening to the Heron

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

What carries meaning or significance for you? When is an object, event or occurrence more than what it appears on the surface?

Signs and Society: Acting Without Thinking

Samantha Tritsch | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Samantha Tritsch

Ultimately, as it goes in America, a jury will ultimately decide what happened on the night Trayvon Martin was found dead. They will piece together all the evidence provided and images, and put together a narrative that we can only hope, will act in the name of equality and justice.

Why I Don't Care About My Wedding Ring

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Weddings
Ann Brenoff

Maybe I'm just not a sentimentalist, but my marriage is more than just a gold ring. I felt the same way about my wedding ceremony many years ago. I really cared more about where we would go on vacation afterward than what flowers I carried.

What Are Your 8 Auspicious Symbols?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Buddhism has many numbered lists -- the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths -- which is surprising to me, given Buddhism's emphasis on gateless gates and transcending the bounds of rational thinking.

Secret Nazi Codes Show Support In Germany

Newser | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

Swastikas may be outlawed in Germany, but that doesn't mean that neo-Nazi signs have disappeared....

Misreading the Signs: How the Visual Illiteracy of Sarah Palin and The Smithsonian Re-ignite the Culture Wars

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-01-19-gkjf.jpgIt's arguable that all conflicts begin with miscommunication.

Eating The Book of Symbols

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Singer, M.D.

The publication of The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images is the child of an unlikely marriage between ARAS, a hidden gem of an archive, with Taschen, the daring and brilliant world wide publisher of fine art books.

'Inception' Is Dead Wrong: Waking Is Much Riskier Than Dreaming!

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

To overcome our nightmares, we need to understand and confront the fear in the dream. The only antidote to deceptions being planted in our waking minds is to not accept them at face value.

The Internet as a Living Symbol of Global Oneness

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

This first time that I went online I saw in that moment how the Internet could give the whole of humanity direct access to this interconnectedness and global oneness.

The Power Of Symbols

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Symbols are a tool on the spiritual path, one of many. I highly encourage you to identify and focus upon symbols that call to you, that stir your imagination, that resonate with you on a deep level.

Inner Activism: Three Tricks To Avoiding Burnout

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Farmers have to rely on the weather but know it will break their hearts sometimes. As citizens, we have to rely on our leaders but know they will break our hearts sometimes. It is the downside of activism.

V for Victory: How the English Bulldog Leads the Protests in Iran

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathaniel Zelinsky

Forget Twitter. It is the "V" which binds us all together.

Don't Put Down Your Flag: America in Flux

Jonny 5 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonny 5

Adolescents at the time of the 9/11 attacks, their sense of national identity has formed against the "War on Terror." What does patriotism mean to them? Has the political landscape evolved?

Fight Crime, Ban Symbols

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Suzette Standring

A patch, label or logo does not a murderer make. Let's not start down a road where in time the government gets into the business of controlling tee-shirt slogans.

Malkin, Rachael Ray and the Real Symbols of Hatred in America

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

"Backlash terrorism" is not considered a crime, but it should be. Including when TV talk show hosts are accused of supporting terrorism by sporting "jihadi chic" clothing.