No matter what people tell you, it’s just not a thing.
“The Ice Bucket Challenge should help make us aware of the political structures around us and the ways in which they are massively failing, but it shouldn’t be serve as an excuse not to be charitable,” writes economics PhD student Ben Labe.
The Hobby Lobby controversy is still relevant. A production company dropped this funny video recently skewering the arts and crafts chain.
In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.
Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:
We have become a world of skeptics, dismissing the stories of our fellow human beings with dogmatic precision. We can do better.
Injustices, large and small, abound in prison. California prison inmate Spoon Jackson, a teacher and poet, is wrongly identified as a gang member and placed on lockdown.
This Venice High School senior provokes with his response to the question, what do you want from your life?
While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.
It starts with little things, like letting a woman you’ve shared your bed with for months or years know why you no longer want to share your life with her.
“It’s not me. And it’s not you. It’s us.” PsycheTruth debunks the DSM’s addition of ‘relational disorder’ to the growing pantheon of mental afflictions.
Tom Waits paints a portrait of the forgotten man.
As the Super Bowl approaches Jesse Kornbluth tells the story of Johnny Unitas, a football legend.
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.[Read More…]
Mentors and mentoring is not the silver bullet, but it is a bullet that we must put in the chamber to combat the pre-school to prison pipeline for African-American males.
How do you react to these experiences? You don’t have to answer. Just think about it.
Paul Castagno shares how his martial arts training has taught him how to protect himself when life starts throwing wild punches.
When your partner needs your help, here’s what you should do.
The death of a friend led Rick Gabrielly to realize that our legacies are determined by the receivers, not the givers.
Tom Andriola prepared himself as much as he could, but that didn’t save him from being nervous for seeing his birth father for the first time.
She wasn’t always mad. But she got mad at some point and stayed that way.
Here’s a Harvard Business Professor telling you why purpose is important.
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and deeds. What kind of hero would you be?
“Work is simply another playground in which to explore our personal evolution.” ~ Mark Darren Gregor
Doyin Richards offers a few pointers to men who are about to make the transition into fatherhood.
Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.