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Brandon Wallace

Death Penalty and Redemption: Thoughts On Tsarnaev and American Christianity

Brandon Wallace | May 26, 2015 | Religion
It's easy to believe in redemption for yourself. I mean, come on, you aren't that bad. But, do you believe redemption is possible for everyone?
Yanis Varoufakis

Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

Yanis Varoufakis | May 26, 2015 | World
ATHENS -- Our government cannot -- and will not -- accept a cure that has proven itself over five long years to be worse than the disease.
Ariel Chesler

What Would Happen If My 5-Year-Old Joined Twitter?

Ariel Chesler | May 26, 2015 | Parents
As my older daughter approached her 5th birthday recently, my wife and I wondered what it might be like if she were on Twitter. We imagined her tweets would be snarky and sharp, would range from the personal to the political, and that she would call us out on our parenting.
Ros Barber

Why the 'New Shakespeare Portrait' Is NOT Shakespeare

Ros Barber | May 26, 2015 | Arts
A great deal of fuss has been made this week about a supposed "newly discovered portrait of Shakespeare" found on the title page engraving of sixteenth century botany book. The editor of UK lifestyle magazine Country Life, in which the discovery was announced,...
Mara Shapiro

Just Eat the Damn Cake

Mara Shapiro | May 26, 2015 | Women
This week I heard the really sad news about the death of a woman that I may have met once or twice or maybe more or maybe not at all. I know her name, and I'm straining to remember her face other than how I've seen in pictures. She was young. She died in her sleep.
Amanda Wowk

How to Find Unconventional Bliss

Amanda Wowk | May 26, 2015 | Impact
The universe constantly delivers signs that you're on the right path; you just need to heighten your awareness of its guidance.
András Simonyi

Legalizing Gay Marriage: OMG, the Irish Did It!

András Simonyi | May 26, 2015 | World
The Irish have made history over the weekend. Voting with an overwhelming majority to embrace gay marriage, they have leapfrogged a big part of Europe.
Sherrie Nachman

Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Just Want to Have Fun

Sherrie Nachman | May 26, 2015 | HuffPost Home
Forget the ties, the gift cards and all those other boring presents. This year, get the dad in your life something super fun -- an item that he can use doing something he loves with his family and his buddies.
Saskia van der Kooy

Teacher Training Through A Tablet?

Saskia van der Kooy | May 26, 2015 | Impact
The quality of education in South Sudan is among the poorest in the world. The country has been plagued by decades of violence, brutal war and extreme poverty. Almost a third of the country's children are out of school. In the last ten years the number of children going to school has substantially increased, but the rapid increase has many bottlenecks.
Anantanand Rambachan

The Future of Hinduism in America's Changing Religious Landscape

Anantanand Rambachan | May 26, 2015 | Religion
The choice, as I see it for a new generation of Hindus in the U.S., is not between the Hindu tradition or another religion; it is between being Hindu or being non-religious.
Karin Joy Whitley

Change Can Be Invigorating!

Karin Joy Whitley | May 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
All the signs were pointing to a reverberating YES! After 12.5 years with the same employer, things began to shift for me. The 50-mile, one-way, "not a big deal" commute seemed to ramp up in traffic jams. The slight shift in professional challenges seemed to leave me feeling unfulfilled. Work...
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Despite Senate approving bad Fast Track bill Friday, passage in House remains unlikely

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | May 26, 2015 | Politics
On May 22, the United States Senate passed legislation providing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or "fast track" for trade bills - not just to the current President but to whomever next sits in the White House. A vote on the bill is expected in the House in the coming weeks....
Jamie Court

Will US Attorneys Stop the California Gas Gouge?

Jamie Court | May 26, 2015 | Politics
Gasoline in California is one buck more per gallon than the rest of America thanks to low inventories and a series of suspicious oil refinery shutdowns that drove huge first quarter profits for the oil companies. Our nonprofit Consumer Watchdog has asked California's US attorneys to investigate. ...
Peter Van Buren

Graduation Season: What Your Parents Were Thinking Last Week

Peter Van Buren | May 26, 2015 | Parents
This time of year everybody talks about the ritual of college graduation. But no one seems to focus on the other college right of passage that's unfolding now, the move out of the dorm and back home for the summer.
Abby Rodman, LICSW

The One Question You Must Stop Asking Your Kids

Abby Rodman, LICSW | May 26, 2015 | Parents
Asking our kids to continually gauge the majority of their life experiences through fun binoculars (and to present them that way on social media) isn't just annoying and unrealistic, it's potentially harmful.
Natural Habitat Adventures

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Non-Threatened Species?

Natural Habitat Adventures | May 26, 2015 | Green
So, wildebeests have perfected what they are and have demonstrated their staying power. With so many other animals on the brink of extinction, there's no immediate reason for us to be worried...Or is there?
The Next Ten Challenge

Mindfulness: The Making of Post-Heroic Leaders

The Next Ten Challenge | May 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
"Everything but the present moment is a concept." These phrases, spoken by elders and young change agents from around the world, paint a picture of the magic that happened at the 2013 Ethical Leadership Assembly (ELA) that I attended as a newly named Dalai Lama Fellow. The ELA is an annual convening and week-long learning community for the Dalai Lama Fellows, a global network of young social innovators working at the intersections of peace, justice, ecology.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Are You Addicted to Judging Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | May 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
"I'm such a jerk. How could I have said that?" "I'm a loser. I'll never get anywhere." "I'm so stupid. I should have learned this by now." "I don't fit in. I don't belong with these people." "I'll never be good enough. I'll never do it...
Barbara Jacoby

A Call to Action for Women's Medical Rights

Barbara Jacoby | May 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I have been carefully watching all of the controversy that has been going on from the testing of young women for the breast cancer gene through the universal health care debates and now, the new...
Tenzin Sherpa

In Nepal, Light After the Rubble

Tenzin Sherpa | May 26, 2015 | Impact
I have learned throughout my life that I have to look at the positive aspects of bad memories and turn them into learning experiences.