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On Being Breathless

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices
Safiya Jafari Simmons

There's no feigned shock. No forced surprise or mild disappointment. Just thick air. Deafening silence. And the weight of generations of false hope of equality sitting on my chest, on my shoulders, preventing me from breathing.

Dear Hackers: Your Nude Photo Threats Against Emma Watson Only Help The Women's Rights Cause

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

These hackers have shown just how important such a campaign it is -- single-handedly refuting any claims that gender inequality and ugly misogyny are no longer a problem.

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

The One Phrase We Should Stop Using

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you've ever been on the receiving end of these words, you know that the last thing that you feel like doing upon hearing them is to drop your guard and open your heart. Ironically, that's probably exactly what the person delivering these words is trying to get you to do.

Why Is Prison Rape Hollywood's Solution To Violent Crime?

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble and Buck Wolf | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

In the golden age of cinema, the good guy would warn the bad guys, "You're going to swing for that." Today, Hollywood cops don't taunt evildoers wi...

The Future of the (Scared, White) GOP

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological theory supports the idea that conservatives, if threatened, will circle the ideological wagons, embracing rather than moving away from conservative values. Craig and Richeson decided to see if the likelihood of an increasingly diverse racial landscape influences the politics of white Americans, and if so, how.

Mental Health on the Go

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Severe, debilitating anxiety has afflicted Scott Stossel his entire life, a life he describes in his morbidly fascinating new memoir, My Age of Anxiety. His case may be especially tormenting, but he is far from alone in this plight.

The 'I' Within 'We' Creates a Powerful Identity

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

At the core of every endeavor, relationship and communication is a personal, mystifying and sometimes paralyzing question, Who am I?

Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Worry has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on your happiness and enjoyment of life.

Into the Hole! Terror and Survival

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Some people find holes -- and images of holes -- deeply upsetting, even terrifying. These people suffer from a common but little-known phobia known as trypophobia. As with most irrational fears, the origins of trypophobia are unknown.

Eyes of the Blind Transmit Messages to the Brain Subconsciously

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Do you believe that the mind can detect things beyond the conscious realm of sensory perception? Can the blind "see" without vision? A new study provides strong support for these intriguing questions.

Hearing Trayvon Die

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.21.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

In his dying moments, Trayvon Martin gave voice to all of the black men, women and children whose humanity continues to be denied in a society that has long chosen to not listen to us.

Woman Indicted After Sending Threats To Bush, McConnell

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal prosecutors say a Kentucky woman has been indicted on charges of threatening former President George W. Bush and U.S. Sen. M...

Man Shoots Neighbor For 'Telepathically Threatening' Him: Police

Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime

A Utah man shot and severely wounded a neighbor who he believed had been "telepathically threatening" him and his wife, according to police. Michae...

Obama's Choice

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I was going to write about Legitimate Grievances today, but something more important has come up: Obama's Choice. Context first. My friend and...

As the Dust Settles

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

So it's over. No good crying over spilt milk. Except that we never seem to learn. It happened in 1994, and although President Clinton pulled himself ...

10 High-Level Threats to Humanity

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Anand Panyarachun, former Prime Minister of Thailand, to chair a high-level panel on global security threats and re...

Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Whole Earth Whole Systems The Earth is a self-contained system in which all elements interact in ways that we humans simply do not understand--witnes...

A Question for Dick Cheney: Should We Now Waterboard Tiller's Murderer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Roeder is claiming the now-infamous "ticking time bomb" scenario of what can only be termed domestic terrorism. Doesn't this mean that he should immediately be waterboarded?

If Swine Flu Makes Us Use Masks, Why Can't AIDS Make Us Use Condoms?

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Casey Gane-McCalla

Swine flu may get worse, or it may go away. But AIDS is as virulent as ever, and we must make sure it kills as few people as possible.

What You Don't Know Might Kill You -- And Everyone Else

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

Nuclear weapons are seen as the most serious and immediate threat to human life on the planet, but few of us know much about that threat.