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Open-Ended Lies

Max Dorfman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Max Dorfman

When there's such a great difference between what the American population thinks and wants, and what the government desires, how can we feel we're actually being represented? The government will claim they're acting in our best interests -- even if we don't know it.

Can Art Bring Israel and Palestine Closer Together?

John M. Eger | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
John M. Eger

The Creative Community for Peace was born officially yesterday with a full-page ad in the New York Times calling the "arts (to be) used to build bridges of peace" in Israel and Palestine, and perhaps the world.

Iran's Covert and Quiet Military Build Up and Operations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The Islamic Republic has exercised a tactical shift with regards to its mass strategic signaling when it comes to its military and ballistic capabilities, development of nuclear technologies, covert operations, long-range missiles and ICBM capabilities.

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.

There Is No Greater Truth Than Love

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Love is not a choice. It exists, everywhere and in each of us. We all know it well. To act from love, however, is a choice. To make love a priority, no matter what, is a choice. To commit oneself to being a messenger of love is a choice. The single best choice anyone of us can make.

7 Beautiful Beef Sandwiches From Around The World

Foodbeast | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Whether your cows go moo, meuh, ụm bò or eum-mae, it's hard denying the sheer pleasure of biting into a good chunk of beef.

Attachments and Connections to Ourselves and Our World

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Attachments and connections change throughout our lives. The quality of flexibility helps us adjust to our evolving selves and the world.

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

Will Israel Attack Iran's Nuclear Installation?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Israel has previously threatened to carry out attacks against Iran's nuclear installations. Nevertheless, the major dilemma is whether Israel would realistically attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

Philippines at a Crossroads: End of Aquino's Popularity?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Aquino's purported flirtation with a second term in office is startling for at least two reasons. First and foremost, there is the issue of timing. Any astute political strategist knows that it is best to push for major constitutional changes, especially controversial ones.

A Message Whose Powerful Impact Continues To Astound Two Years After It Was Originally Shared

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Laura Wellington

As a writer, I am a firm believer that words have a life of their own. Their impact might not be revealed immediately upon granting them freedom but ...

Surveillance and the Creative Mind

T.A. Ridout | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Recent U.S. history paints a clear picture of abuses by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, often with the approval of politicians. Despite paternalistic assurances that Americans have no reason to fear their own government, caution is warranted.

Video: Caste Forced to Clean Human Waste in India, in 2014

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New Delhi) – The Indian government should end “manual scavenging” – the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low...

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

Who Are the Yazidi?

Janet Ritz | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Janet Ritz

ISIS has attacked the Yazidi people -- a sect of the Kurds -- in Iraq. The jihadists have driven the survivors to the slopes of Mt. Sinjar, where the Yazidi are running out of food, water and hope. Who are the Yazidi? Why is ISIS after them, why have Sunni and Shi'a attacked them in the past, and why are they at risk of genocide now?

Imagine...

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Tami Shaikh

About two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a protest rally against the killing of innocent children in Gaza. I was skeptical, not sure of what to expect.

Religion vs. Spirituality

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

People believe (and so do I) that spirituality is something different. It is our connection with the Divine. You can call Him, Her, and It, whatever name you want to. You can see Him the in leaves on the trees or in wings of a butterfly.

John Kerry Raises a Beacon to the Spirit of the Saint Louis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, there is another transatlantic transport with the name 'St. Louis' whose story is one of the nadirs of America's storied past. Though little known, perhaps no other moment since the Emancipation Proclamation might well have burdened America's conscience as much.

You Don't Have to Conquer the World by 25

Unwritten | Posted 08.01.2014 | College
Unwritten

I'm guessing we are all going to have boring, ordinary weekends filled with Netflix and laundry. Because we are human beings. And that's life. It's not very Tweet-worthy, but we don't have to conquer the world in the next year or two to be successful.

Serbia, Culture & More

Martina Buchal | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Neighboring countries weren't always friendly to one another. But, you would never guess it sitting with this group of young people. Croatians, Serbians, Bosnians, and Albanians -- most of whom had witnessed war first-hand -- were laughing and exchanging ideas together.

Border Crisis: How Will Turkey Support Over 1 Million Syrian Refugees?

Jen Nedeau | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Jen Nedeau

Turkey, which is smaller in size than the state of Texas, shares a long border with Syria, much like Texas shares with Mexico. In Syria, not just one generation, but many generations have been wiped out by the violence.

The World's Best Waterfront Cities

Fodor's | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

In most large cities around the world, waterways are the norm, not the exception--but some places capitalize on their location more than others. These...

Afghanistan Taken Hostage by Its Politicians

Mahbouba Seraj | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Mahbouba Seraj

I don't know how much longer the people of my country, Afghanistan, will tolerate what is being done to them under the elaborate pretense of the devotion, duty and allegiance they supposedly owe to the "saviors" of their land, the legendary and heroic big men of the Mujahideen.

WATCH: I Traveled The World With A Cutout Of My Late Father

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After the death of her father, Jinna Yang turned her seemingly perfect life upside down. The 20-something New Yorker ditched her high-paying job, luxu...

Iraq's Final Hours

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

The United States has already sacrificed enough of its soldiers and treasury for Iraq during its eight years of involvement in that nation's so-called struggle for freedom. From the beginning, the war was based on a falsehood, namely the notion that Iraq harbored weapons of mass destruction.