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The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

Binaries Not Included

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?

Let's Get Real: Embracing Vulnerability to Build a Better World

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

There was another big reason I felt compelled to be forthright. I can't stand the social stigma that is associated with mental illness and suicide. It bothers me greatly how voices hush and rooms clear at the mere mention of the "S" word.

What's Your Story?

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

We're determined in the time we have left to edit out the dishonest plots, tired characters, obsolete themes, and destructive story lines, the creaky set pieces that block us from feeling real. We want to know ourselves in the end and not be deceived by bad fiction.

The Power of Looking Fear in the Eye

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

A common fear amongst writers and other creative sorts is pouring your heart and soul into your latest masterpiece only to have it ripped apart by way...

The 'Rules' I Choose To Live By

Robin Korth | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

As my years are folding one into the other, I have come to the immutable fact that there really are no outside "rules" in life that really work. They are dictated and designed by someone else. So they reside exterior to my own soul.

What to Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

When parents discover their children are lying to them, they are usually filled with keen dismay, sometimes incredulity, puzzlement or anger, and underneath it all, always, in my experience, with sadness.

And We Rise Along With Her

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

I was claiming my life and beginning by making this my story to tell. I had been made stronger by the words of Maya Angelou, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you, " and I knew that it was for me that she had written them.

What City in Kansas Is Getting LGBT in a Major Way?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

What city in Kansas has passed three LGBT inclusive ordinances in the last 8 months, put on a nationally recognized TDOR event, has a church that declared support for marriage equality, is getting ready to have a Pride Prom, and is planning a Pride Parade & Picnic for September?

The Truth About Lies

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

It is only natural that parents will find it hard to take that our children do not speak the truth entirely. However, it is indisputable there are hardly any adults you will find that do not lie. Lie detection is a complete and fascinating field of study by itself.

Just Communication

Ron Nikkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. (attributed o Lao Tz...

Move Me With Marketing

Ting Ting Yan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ting Ting Yan

As marketers, no matter how time-pressed we are, we need to hold ourselves up to the standard of finding an insight and having that be the core for everything else.

4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Beauty abounds in the most unexpected places, making the minor and mundane suddenly magnificent. The trick is to include yourself in this expanded version of beauty.

The Ultimate Superpower

KidSpirit | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Here in the silence, I have muddled over the nuances of high school, fought internal battles of right and wrong, and mused over scattered poetry. It is here in the silence that I have discovered more of myself.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

I Wrote Speeches for Vice President Biden. Here's What It Felt Like.

Matt Bieber | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

I felt an odd juxtaposition between the very impersonal way we talk about the White House as an institution ('Today, the White House demanded...') and the very recognizable humanity of the people who work there each day.

5 BS Facts About Decluttering Everyone Thinks Are True

Emily Chapelle | Posted 06.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Emily Chapelle

You've got too much stuff and not enough time to deal with it all. Your laundry piles up in the basket (whether it's clean or dirty), your dishes just...

7 Reasons to Never Feel Intimidated

Susie Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are all equal, my friends. We are also beautifully different from one another, too -- which means all of us have some unique value and flavor to add to a conversation or social setting. If only we really knew and believed this this!

9 Little Known Truths About The Power Of Courage

Susie Moore | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Life and luck favor the bold. Sometimes when making a decision and considering both outcomes, the "no" outcome is connected to regret somehow. Regret is sometimes the biggest risk of all.

The End Is Not the Means

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.

Looking for Success in All the Wrong Places

Denise Simone | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

I now know that everything I want is already within me. I also know that success is within every one of us and that until we own and embrace the truth within us, we will restlessly search for fulfillment for the rest of our lives.

10 Things Jesus Wasn't

Kristie Christie | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Kristie Christie

The truth is, you're loved, you're seen, you're not worthless. You're valuable. You're precious. Easter is about making sure you know that.

Reasons Not to Be Happy

Mindy Utay | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

Our thoughts and feelings are powerful, but many are based on old ways of seeing, and not reflective of the truth. We are not looking at the world through clear lenses.

Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...