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Here’s How Authorities In The Mid-20th Century Tried To Ruin Queer Lives

Lillian Faderman, a scholar on queer issues, has been writing about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for years. But in her newest book titled The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, she dives deep into queer history and told HuffPost Live on Wednesday she was “astonished” to learn the lengths authorities in the mid-20th century […]

Bye Bye, Perfectionism: I’m Done With You And All The Anxiety and Stress You Bring On

Dear Perfectionism, This isn’t easy for me. We’ve been together forever. Since 3rd grade to be exact. I’ve been practicing how I could put this to you, and realize there’s no easy way to do this. I’m done. You and I have had a tumultuous relationship from the start. I thought since we were introduced […]

Fast-Food Strikes And Protests To Hit Hundreds Of Cities

Letasha Irby works at a factory in Selma, Alabama, that produces car seats and headrests for Hyundai cars. It’s just the sort of manufacturing job that Americans historically associate with solid, middle-class wages. Yet Irby says she earns only $ 12 per hour after a decade of service at her plant. On Tuesday, Irby plans […]

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

10 Signs You May Be a Pushover and What to Do About It

Being nice is an essential quality necessary for success. It is a quality that sustains relationships and makes you someone others want to be around. However, there is a fine line between being nice and being a pushover. When you are too nice you make your way through life by placating, making you vulnerable to […]

Trump Suggests Starbucks Boycott Over Christmas Cups

Trump took the stage Monday in Springfield, Illinois, and opined on Starbucks’ decision to change the design of its holiday-themed red cups. Trump lamented that “Starbucks is taking Merry Christmas off” and suggested that people boycott the company. “I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower,” he said. “Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? […]

Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

Dogs: How Our Furry Friends Are Good for Our Health

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings They welcome us home with wagging tails and ready to play, loving us loyally and unconditionally no matter what kind of day we’ve had — it’s no wonder they say that dogs are a man’s (and […]

Why Are Republicans Like This?

That America is polarized to the point of paralysis is, by now, a melancholy given. But the recent doings of the GOP have led many to wonder if their erstwhile countrymen have decamped to a stranger realm. It’s the societal equivalent of that queasy moment when you learn that the nice cousin you haven’t seen […]

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren’t getting them, researchers say Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

The Formula for a Spiritual Relationship

Something exciting happens when you make the decision to pursue a spiritual relationship. I can remember the moment Salle and I decided to work towards this deeper spiritual connection together. One year we found ourselves arguing regularly. The quarrels usually looked like this one: I wanted to spend our evening together watching my favorite football […]

Tuesday’s Morning Email: University of Missouri President Resigns Amid Racial Tension

TOP STORIES UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESIDENT OUT President Tim Wolfe stepped down yesterday after students and faculty called for his resignation following his handling of racial tensions at the University of Missouri. Students are divided by his resignation, but the Mizzou football team is ecstatic. And check out this timeline of the tumultous events on […]

Health Tip: Protect Against an Ingrown Toenail

Ways to help prevent the pain Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Waking Up to Dance, Mindfully

The song starts and I let my body respond. My hips sway and my feet start to step this way and that. My arms lift up above my bobbing head and my hands shake as if clearing the air off. As I breathe faster and shallower, my body responds to the music wanting to move […]

For Rubio, This Debate Is About Donors

When he takes the debate stage in Milwaukee Tuesday night, Marco Rubio will be addressing two audiences. One will be the voters whom the surging presidential candidate needs to do well in early voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. The other will be the deep-pocketed donors, some of whom have stayed on the […]

Health Tip: Spot the Warning Signs of a Cavity

Pain isn’t the only symptom Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist […]

4 Untold Secrets to an Epic Life

We are constantly bombarded with ads telling us what success and fulfillment look like. We are conditioned to believe fame and fortune will bring us happiness. We are flooded with messaging that says a new car, a bigger house, or an exotic vacation will lead to an epic life. This is simply not true. At […]

Will Trump Be The Reasonable One In The Debate Bunch Tonite?

When “Jeb!” Bush started campaigning for president, people starting asking, “Wait, was W the smart one?” Now the rest of the Republican candidates are causing people to ask, “Wait, is Trump the reasonable one?” Wednesday night we will all get a chance to see the next round of the freak show. Who would have thought […]

Ready to Stop Struggling?

Ever have one of those days when you just hit the wall? When your efforts create no results and nothing seems to work? Days like that are frustrating, tiring and, frankly, discouraging. The good news is that tomorrow you get to start again, fresh. And what if tomorrow you embraced a new idea, a new […]

It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

It’s almost Constitution Day—a time when, too often, students are taught to worship rather than to think critically about this document. In his article, “It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?” Zinn Education Project co-director Bill Bigelow urges teachers to consider issues of race, class, wealth, and power when we teach the Constitution. […]

Atonement and Apology: Making Things As Right As Possible

Last week, with the approach of the Jewish New Year, I began getting emails and seeing posts on Facebook from friends with wishes for a sweet New Year and sentiments regarding forgiveness. It is the posts of pleas for forgiveness, that have given me pause for thought as we celebrate these High Holy Days, ending […]

CNN, NYT Asked To Drop ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Ahead Of Debate

One of the first things any journalist learns is that when you’re reporting on someone accused of a crime, you always use “alleged” to indicate that the accused has not been convicted and could very well be innocent. Until a court pronounces guilt, it’s the “alleged” bank robber, the “alleged” jaywalker and the “alleged” candy-snatcher.  […]

Wheelchair Wisdom: Great Cities Attract Great Leaders

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” Ben Franklin, November, 1766 I was born here and have lived in Philadelphia […]

Putting Focus on a Deadly — but Preventable — Problem

More than 1.2 million people are killed in traffic crashes every year. Ninety percent of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries, where cities are growing rapidly along with the number of cars on the road. Unless we act quickly, traffic crashes will rise from the world’s ninth-leading cause of death today to the […]

Balancing a Healthy Self-Image and Feeling Your Best

With all of the media outlets trying to sell products, it is no wonder many men and women believe they are not good or worthy enough. Most people internalize the message that there is something external that can be a magic pill to make them more beautiful, smarter, or more desired by the opposite sex. […]

With Clinton’s Private Server, ‘Didn’t Break Laws’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Kept Top Secret Emails Safe’

One can abide by the law and simultaneously behave in an immoral or unwise manner. For example, it’s illegal to wrestle a bear in Alabama; the foolish act was legal before 2006. In 1985, it was legal to drink and drive in 26 states. Similarly, Americans who defend Hillary Clinton’s need to own a personal […]

The Power of Words!

“In the beginning was the word.” So spoke the Bible a zillion years ago. But we seem to have forgotten these words of wisdom. We are taught lots of words to use at school but very few of us are taught to be “wordsmiths,” to have a love of words or most importantly to respect […]

Will CNN Bring Up The C-Word At The GOP Debate?

WASHINGTON — When the Republican presidential candidates gather for their second debate Wednesday night at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, they’ll have a slate of important issues to discuss, like Carly Fiorina’s face and who will build the biggest border wall. But will climate change be one of them? At the first […]

A Summer Moment

I’ve watched the sun set behind silhouetted mountains on wavy blue lakes so many times, and yet, every time, I sit in awe. My Nikon has captured… and not captured… so many suns dropping, more quickly than you expect once it gets moving. “Not captured” because truly, there is nothing like the real experience. No […]

9th Grader Ahmed Mohamed Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School

A ninth-grade student in Irving, Texas, was arrested and sent to juvenile detention Monday after bringing a homemade clock to school, according to The Dallas Morning News. Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old at MacArthur High School, told the outlet he’s passionate about robotics and decided to link a circuit board, power supply and digital clock display […]

Feeling Stressed Lately?

If you’re feeling stressed lately, you’re not alone. From now until the end of the year is usually the most stressful time. In fact, as summer winds down, the days get shorter, and the workload increases, it’s already starting. Recently my assistant asked me to consider writing about overwhelm and stress because she’s been seeing […]

Dramatic Videos Show Horror Of Utah Floods

Footage emerging from Hildale, Utah, captures the destruction of flash floods that killed at least 16 people Monday. The flooding came as a result of heavy rains that hit Hildale, as well as Colorado City, Arizona, at around 5 p.m. The rain hitting nearby canyons triggered “a large wall of water and debris” that swept through the street, engulfed […]

Insecure and Not Sure Your Partner Is Fully Committed? Here Are 12 Tips

Are you attached to someone who doesn’t seem as committed as you are? Maybe they’re giving you double messages, keeping you at arm’s length, or pulling away when you try to get closer. Whatever the signs, your fear of abandonment has been triggered and you want to go back to feeling secure. It’s disquieting to […]

Police Chief Retires After Calling Black Lives Matter A ‘Terrorist Group’

SURF CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town has approved the retirement of the police chief after he referred to the Black Lives Matter movement as a terrorist group in a Facebook post. Local news outlets report that the town council in Surf City approved the retirement of Police Chief Mike Halstead during an […]

‘What’s Wrong With Me?’ — Shaming

It was a question that used to circle around my brain often. “I know what I need to do, but I’m just not doing it. What’s wrong with me?” Probably the same one circling around yours. The answer? (Let me put you at ease.) NOTHING! Nothing is wrong with you! You’re AWESOME. The answers you […]

Built By Cities, For Cities

WCCD FINAL from RESONATOR on Vimeo. A Proven Set of City Indicators That Can Drive Real Progress Toward SDG 11 Up until now, the very concepts of “inclusivity,” “safety,” “sustainability” and “resiliency” were defined and measured in countless different ways. That was until the World Council on City Data began to operationalize ISO 37120 — […]

How to Stop Freaking Out

Life is complicated and messy sometimes. It doesn’t take much to land yourself in a challenging set of circumstances; we all have our stuff. Some people have more than others, but I know very few people who get through 80-100 years without some serious difficulty along the way. In fact, I don’t know anyone. What […]

Clean-Water Strategy in the World’s Highest Capital

This September, at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, heads of state will officially adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among others, they are expected to select SDG 11: the urban SDG, which has the goal of “making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Today, around 50 percent of the world’s […]

The Importance of Simplifying Due to Unprecedented Amounts of Distraction

With access to technology, information, news and work being more readily and easily available than ever before, our society is participating in unprecedented amounts of distraction. Being “busy” has become a characteristic that is remarkable, desirable and that of a power status. This busy culture is contributed to by the constant access to mobile and […]

Jolting into Action for Safe Cities

“There’s no place like home.” Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, most of us want a safe and familiar place to return to. Yet we are living in a moment when global urbanization, rising sea levels and warming temperatures present existential threats to the places billions call home around the globe. Clicking our […]

The Conversation That Gave Me a New Life

I am able to pinpoint the exact moment I knew it was time to say goodbye. A conclusive departure was the only way for me to be true to myself. Sometimes the most unsuspecting moments shake us awake. One’s awakening may begin with a gentle nudge, then a rattle and eventually, if one does not […]

Pope Francis and an Appeal to Our Higher Angels

At the core of everything that the Cordoba Initiative stands for is the belief that religion is an essential ingredient to promote peace and reconciliation between Muslims and the West. I know that can be hard to fathom for many people when religion too often has been used as an excuse to persecute people, to […]

Am I Dreaming?

There’s a house that I have dreamt about for as long as I can remember; it methodically appears in different places and contexts while I sleep. At times, it feels so real that I am sure I’ve been there; I keep a blueprint in my dream journal. In addition to the vivid dreams, I have […]

Jon Stewart and 9/11 Responders Walk The Halls Of Congress

WASHINGTON — When Jon Stewart and more than 100 9/11 responders walk the halls of Congress Wednesday, they’ll have plenty to say to lawmakers about renewing the bill passed five years ago to help peopled sickened after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That bill — the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act […]

theSkimm’s Guide to the GOP Debate

THE STORY Areee youuu readddyyyyy? Tonight’s the second GOP debate. WHEN AND WHERE? CNN. 8pm ET. The candidates will be positioned in a flying V of popularity (hint: Trump is front and center). WHO’S GOING? Everyone not at the kids table. Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki will be in the JV […]

The Man With the Thousand Dollar Bill

I have a good story and an ethical conundrum for you today. My father built some of the early radio stations throughout the southeast U.S. in the late forties and early fifties of the last century. He wasn’t ever the money guy, just the expert hired help who knew how to set up a radio […]

My Profound Dream

I had just turned 30 when I had a profound dream that changed my perception of the world forever. I’ve spent the past two decades trying to fully grasp this experience. I’ve always been a person who has had vivid dreams and can easily recall them upon waking. I make it a point to review […]

NASCAR Come to CNN: Four Non-Trump Things to Watch for as the Republicans Debate

This has all the attraction of a NASCAR race. Speed and a lot of high-pitched whining, but the real excitement will be in the possible smash-mouth car wrecks. None of us can resist rooting for or against Trump, and wondering whether he can continue to prosper. Can he avoid a spectacular collision? He’s enraged the […]

Mexico Tortured The Alleged Killers Of 43 Missing Students: Report

Four men named by Mexican authorities as drug cartel members who allegedly killed 43 missing students are actually impoverished construction workers who confessed only after being tortured, according to a report published Sunday in Mexican magazine El Proceso. The investigative report by journalists Anabel Hernández and Steve Fisher casts further doubt on the Enrique Peña Nieto […]

How to Live a More Meaningful Life

Satisfaction and Meaning Living a life that has some kind of meaning is one of the most widely held goals in existence — something by which we motivate and measure ourselves. Just how to do this is a conundrum that has challenged philosophers, scientists, and so many people throughout the ages. But perhaps the solution […]

Why We Must Fight the Attack on Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, right-wing extremists in the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to try to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of women’s health care and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is under attack and it’s up to all of us to fight back. Any society that respects women must respect their […]

Know Place Like Home: Enjoying the Unpredictable Marriage of Surrender and Trust

It was brought to my attention recently that I could very well have mastered the art of serial dating. But not with human beings — with spirituality and my own spiritual unfolding. That the suggestion came from the depths of my own intuition was illuminating — okay, rude perhaps! — however it did force me […]

How To Make A Billion Dollar Drug

In 1961, newspapers around the world ran stories (accompanied by horrific images) of deformed babies whose mothers had taken a drug to curb nausea during pregnancy called thalidomide. A vigilant FDA inspector had refused to approve thalidomide for sale in the United States because she was worried about its safety. But the thalidomide story, along […]

You (Yes, You) Can Do A Handstand In Yoga Class

If you think the closest you’ll ever get to a handstand is watching the pros in yoga class, it’s time for an attitude adjustment. No matter where you are in your practice, you’ll be able to go upside down with some time and determination. As Udaya yoga instructor Vytas Baskauskas points out in the video above, if […]

Wednesday’s Morning Email: Federal Reserve Considers Raising Interest Rates

TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost’s daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. And listen to the news in under two minutes here. FEDERAL RESERVE TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO RAISE INTEREST RATES “On Dec. 18, 2008, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to zero. Unemployment was then 7.3 percent, […]

To Fight Inequality, Turn On Clean Energy Everywhere

As the nations of the world tackle the problem of inequality, remember this: clean energy is part of the solution. Much of the world is still held captive by last century’s dirty-energy system that has a long history of locking inequality into place, economically and politically. Look across the world and you will find the […]

Senior Citizens Can Make the World Shake

This month, I will be turning 78. In this same month, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 global goals to realize the human rights of all. I am one of 901 million older people currently living in the world and these goals are about me, too. Goal 10 of these 17 goals is to […]

The Courage to Create

I am writing today for the dreamers who have stopped dreaming, whose dreams are collecting dust. I am writing for the people who have been carrying around a great idea or talent but never bring it out to share. It’s time to dust off your dreams and give them a go. Finally, in my forties, […]

13 Ways to Organize and Save Your Sanity

It’s after Labor Day, and as my family always said, the year is “doing an Icarus.” The lazy days of summer are yielding to the frantic days of autumn, barreling towards the holidays, and with it a new year, if not in sight, just around the corner. It’s easy to fly too high, do too […]

You Can Now Donate To A Political Candidate Straight Through Twitter

WASHINGTON — Twitter is making it easier than ever to donate to a political candidate or cause of your choice. Or, depending on how you look at it, the social media service is making it easier than ever to annoy Americans with endless appeals for more money.  The company announced Tuesday that its users will […]

The Overlooked Obstacles That Are Sabotaging Your Goals

Dollarphotoclub.7993230 It’s annoying, isn’t it? Choosing not to take action. Again. All you want is to complete your goals. You want to move forward toward the right things. You want the courage to beat the impulse not to take action. That right there is hard to beat. Right? You know that without achieving your goals, […]

A Healthy Challenge to Congress: BSA’s Congressional 2015 Data Agenda

An ever growing abundance of data, ever improving data software driven services, and the increasingly relied upon data that comes from software represent an important frontier in our lives today, and in our digital economy as a whole. The abundance of data is leading to life-saving breakthroughs in health, farmers producing crops at lower prices, […]

What You Need To Know About Dating While Introverted

I used to have a friend who’d say, “Dating is nothing but a numbers game.” She believed that going on more dates was equivalent to a higher likelihood of falling in love. It might sound pretty reasonable when you first hear it except for the fact that it’s utter bullshit. I should know. It took me years […]

My Escape to Germany

  Rami, 17, is fleeing from Syria to Germany. In Serbia, he spoke with CARE’s Ninja Taprogge about his flight, the war in his homeland and his hopes. Image Credit: Taprogge/CARE My name is Rami. I’ll be 18 in four months. I can hardly wait for my birthday, even though I’ll be far from home, […]

Being Real With Forgiveness

Why are we so quick not to forgive or to judge? I ask this because I am not a natural myself at forgiving. When someone wrongs me I get resentful, angry, and I hold a grudge until they realize how much they have wounded my pride. Who are they to treat me that way? Who […]

Screw the Laws, I Am Following My Conscience Instead

In a recent CNN interview, presidential candidate Rick Santorum advises Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to “follow her conscience.” He believes that, if she wants, she should break the law by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This is excellent advice. God’s law trumps man’s law. It is heartening to know that Mr. Santorum – […]

Regrets? I’ve Had a Few! 3 Steps to Abolishing Regret — With a Nod to Paul Anka

This morning, I wrestled with a jar of herring that turned nasty brownish yellow, the color of an unloved oil painting decomposing in a hot, stuffy attic. After studying its contents, I returned the offensive jar to the refrigerator, shoving it to the recesses. Then I moved the jar behind several other items — out […]

Firefighters Fail To Rescue Disabled Woman Trapped In House During California Wildfires

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Barbara McWilliams told her caretaker she didn’t want to leave her home near Middletown, despite a nearby wildfire. The world traveler and sharp-minded woman with advanced multiple sclerosis said she would be fine. The decision ended up costing her life. Her body was found late Sunday in her burned-out home after […]

America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker

On May 20, about 100 stock analysts gathered in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to hear good news from top executives at Johnson & Johnson: The company had 10 new drugs in the pipeline that might achieve more than a billion dollars in annual sales. — This feed […]

How Starbucks Taught Me About Self Worth

The first step in making changes in your life is realizing that you have something to change. We get so used to operating our lives within the confines of our stories that we don’t even know there is something to change. Take for example my Starbucks experience. I LOVE my Iced Venti Soy Chais! When […]

$15 Minimum Wage: Cuomo Pounces; Republicans ???

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo joined with VP Joe Biden to embrace a $ 15 minimum wage last week. Normally, not big news since most of the country looks at New York as the home of progressive economics from FDR on. Not true, at least recently, which makes the Cuomo move significant and points the […]

7 Types of Thinking to Give Up Immediately

Have you ever met someone for the very first time and seconds later you cannot recall their name? Or maybe you have had the all too common experience of arriving in your garage with little recollection of the journey home. All these everyday common occurences indicate that the average person is spending a large portion […]

What Is an Open Heart?

What is an open heart? The Practice: Put no one out of your heart. Why? We all know people who are, ah, . . . challenging. It could be a critical parent, a bossy supervisor, a relative who has you walking on eggshells, a nice but flaky friend, a co-worker who just doesn’t like you, […]

Tuesday’s Morning Email: The Nightmare That Is Life In Syria

TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost’s daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. And listen to the news in under two minutes here. THE NIGHTMARE THAT IS LIFE IN SYRIA “Every morning, at the dawn call to prayer, women and children move silently from the Damascus suburb of Douma […]

How I Connected With Oprah and How You Can Too

Minor detail: I don’t actually know Oprah. But even I got distracted on Twitter after reading the original title for this article — “Why Research Says You Should Ditch Your Friends & What You Can Do About It.” Only it’s true: studies show that we are the sum of those we spend the most time […]

The National Voting Machine Crisis Is Upon Us — And It’s Affecting Elections

WASHINGTON — The experience of showing up at a polling place, only to discover that one or more of the voting machines are broken, is all too common for American voters. And episodes of election dysfunction are likely to become even more frequent as these machines reach and exceed their life expectancies.  A new report from […]

Why Gratitude Is Good for You

If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last few years, you’ll know that gratitude is good for. You might even have seen quotes like this: “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands” — Brother David Steindl-Rast Or: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what […]

Russia Uses Cover Of ISIS Fight To Bolster Syria Interests, Project Power

WASHINGTON — Syria’s civil war is at a critical juncture. International focus has returned to the long-overlooked conflict in the past few weeks because of Europe’s difficulties in accommodating the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Syria. At the same time, the countries whose consent and influence are key to ending the war seem more diplomatically […]

Four Phases of a Mutually Beneficial Breakup

Yeah, all breakups suck, but mutually beneficial breakups are the worst. There are no winners, no losers; no one to blame, no lamenting. You can’t pull a Cusack and stand outside her window holding a boom box over your head. You don’t want to unfriend him or burn that sweatshirt he left at your place […]

Step Inside Donald Trump’s Gaudiest Mansions

Enter the domestic world of Donald Trump, a realm where penthouses, carpeted staircases, marbled kitchen islands, crystal chandeliers, movie theaters, golf courses and houses with other houses in the backyard is the norm. As if it would be anything else. Before we get tired of everything Trump, here’s a quick tour through some of the […]

He Drove 700 Miles To Help After 9/11. It Altered The Course Of His Life

Before September 11, 2001, Nick Branham would have described himself as a woman-chasing, beer-drinking kind of guy. The then-23-year-old “good ol’ boy” from Kentucky typically only looked out for himself, doing what he pleased and spending his money as he saw fit. Then, when those hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, Nick felt […]

Give Me Bernie Sanders Or Give Me (Political) Death!

When I was a kid, my dad explained to me that we were Democrats because they stood for the working people like us and the Republicans were for the rich people. There is nothing inherently wrong in that, he explained, as everyone deserves representation. It was a yin-yang that kept the United States prosperous without […]

Why I Quit a Madison Avenue Career and Never Looked Back

“What? You quit a New York City advertising career? And one that was on Madison Avenue — the Madison Avenue — of all places?” Indeed I did. I chose to leave my first job after college; I wasn’t let go as a roomful of higher-ups spoke of necessary cut-backs, nor was a fired in a […]

Despite Differences, GOP Presidential Candidates Plan To Attend Pope’s Events

WASHINGTON (AP) — To some Republican presidential candidates, it’s better to be with the popular pope than against him. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have deep policy differences with Pope Francis, but the senators will break off campaign travel to attend his address to Congress later this month, a centerpiece of his eagerly […]

4 Innovative Ways to Give Back

The act of giving back is timeless. With social media usage at an all time high, it makes it easy to not only educate yourself on who and what could use some help, but also how everyone else around you is giving back. For so many reasons I believe in deeply, giving back to society […]

Healthy Black Lives Also Matter

The Black Lives Matter (“BLM”) movement’s core message is that blacks across the gender spectrum are inherent to America’s fabric and deserve better than disparate and inexplicably deadly treatment by a justice system constitutionally mandated to treat all Americans equally. The BLM movement has been so effectively organized, issue-oriented and influential that it even commands […]

My Honest Experience Meeting Amma, the Hugging Saint

I kept hearing about Amma. She just kept popping up in books and conversations. So when I found out she would be in NYC last month, I knew I had to get there. I started Googling, and she was pretty impressive. According to her website, “Amma has given this motherly embrace, known as her darshan, […]

Right-To-Die Bill Passes In California

The “death with dignity” movement marked a victory in California Friday when the state Senate passed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a physician.  The End of Life Option Act, which passed in the state Assembly Wednesday, would allow patients to seek aid-in-dying options so long as they […]

Don’t Doubt It. You Are a Yogic Athlete!

Right off the bat Iʼll admit it, I never took the time, and more importantly I never felt the need to developed the type of awe inspiring, fancy, acrobatic personal yoga practice that’s worthy of 350,000 Instagram followers. However, do feel free to follow me @rudymettia on the Gram and Twitter. Now, while I love […]

Hillary Clinton Was Totally Free To Delete Personal Emails, DOJ Claims

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would have had the authority to delete personal emails even if she had used a government email address, instead of her own private server, government lawyers argued this week. Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing, first reported by Buzzfeed and The Washington Times, that there was “no […]

7 Simple Steps to Create an At-Home Wellness Retreat

Air-fare, lodging, meals, admission fees — yoga and wellness retreats can get expensive. As a certified yoga instructor who attends and hosts multiple retreats per year, I know this fact all too well. While I highly recommend saving for a getaway wellness retreat for all the soul-soothing joy and relaxation, there is another way. Get […]

I Am Sikh. I Am American. Being Both Should Not Be So Difficult.

Though this week was the 14th anniversary of 9/11, an unforgettable attack on our nation, it was also a jarring reminder of how misunderstood and mistreated my religious community is. Tuesday, Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Chicago man, was minding his own business, driving, when a man from the car behind him stormed to his window […]

10 Misconceptions About Mindfulness Meditation

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to Westerners. Whenever I invite someone to our weekly meditation meeting, I am […]

What History Can Teach Us About The Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Alexander Betts, Director of the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. The thousands of men, women and children streaming through the borders of Europe have finally drawn the world’s attention to a historic crisis. The United […]

Grief 10 Years Later

This September, it will be 10 years since my mother died of cancer. It seems as if it were a lifetime ago and it seems as if it were yesterday. That is the nature of grief; it has it’s own rhythm. It is both present and in the past and it appears that it continues […]

Humanizing Hillary: The Endless Quest

“Message: I’m spontaneous.” — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]

6 Ways to Kill Fear and Move Forward

Copyright: clarkfang / 123RF Stock Photo Occasionally I read something that rings so true, it hits me like the wet snap of a dish towel across my thigh. Case in point, Author Steven Pressfield wrote this in his ridiculously awesome motivational text, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative […]

FDA Moves On Food Safety A Mere Three Years Behind Schedule

The Food and Drug Administration released historic food safety regulations on Thursday that will force food manufacturers to implement major reforms to reduce the risk that their products will make people sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness every year, 3,000 of whom end up dying.  The […]

Dream Experience

A dream inspired my awakened life: When I was torn between rather or not “Astral Traveling” and “Lucid Dreaming” was possible. I had often pondered the hypothesis of which of the two were the material… the so called dream world or the illusion while in the supernal realm. I had a dream where I was […]

Mother Rejects Payout, Refusing To Stay Silent In Lawsuit Against Cops Who Killed Her Son

The mother of Darrien Hunt, a 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Utah police last year, rejected an offer to settle her lawsuit against the city and two police officers involved. Had she accepted the settlement, she would have been barred from speaking publicly about the incident. “To me it was a […]