Holly Cooksey

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How Italians Live to 100: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Sex

A recent study of elderly Italians shows what it takes to live to be 100.<p>ROME — They are definitely doing something right in Acciaroli, Italy, a …

5 worst right-wing moments this week: Michele Bachmann’s apocalypse now

Mike Huckabee and Tucker Carlson also suggested maybe liberals should be deported<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Among his other crimes against humanity, Donald Trump has normalized and legitimized an assortment of nutjobs we thought had been safely sidelined forever. Suddenly, kooks …

3 Overlooked Reasons Why Gender Equality Is Being Held Back

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the 19th Amendment, but we still have a long way to go to achieve a true balance.<p>Ninety-six years ago today, the United States adopted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. In 1972, August 26 was declared “Women’s Equality Day” in …

Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, in Hawaii

President Obama on Friday created the largest ecologically protected area on the planet when he expanded a national marine monument in his native Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles.<p>The president more than quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea (pronounced …

Conservation

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A mythical Olympics for women shows the ancient roots of inequality at the games

Callipateira, a widow, is notorious in the myths of ancient Greece. According to the story, she disguised herself to look like a gymnastic trainer, and brought her son to compete at the ancient Olympic Games. When her son won, she jumped out of the trainer’s enclosure and in doing so, relinquished …

Ancient History

How to Deepen Your Meditation Practice with the Seven Spiritual Laws

Meditation is one of the most reliable tools to manage stress, improve relationships, fulfill your desires, and connect with your Spirit. Although …

Spirituality

US law has long seen people of African descent as fugitives

Occasionally, a mistruth spreads that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution was based on the need for slave patrols. It wasn’t. It grew out of …

Black History

Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz tells us why 'neoliberalism is dead'

Speaking with Business Insider after the launch of his latest book, "The Euro: How A Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe"— which argues that the fundamental flaws with the euro and the broader European economy are causing huge problems for the continent and risk leading to its downfall — …

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

Happiness

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many.<p>He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having …

Climate

Bag On Berlin Metro: ‘This Text Has No Other Purpose Than To Terrify Those Who’re Afraid Of The Arabic Language’

Just recently, journalist Nader Al-Sarras was riding the metro in Berlin, when he spotted this bag designed by Rock Paper Scissors. It reads: “This …

A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women

In 26 states, abortion providers are required to carry "informed consent" brochures devised by conservative politicians, who say they're simply trying to help women make a difficult decision. But others are forcing doctors to give inaccurate info.<p><i>Additional reporting by Leila Ettachfini.</i><p>When she …

The Greatest Threat To Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists And Killers

The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms.<p>The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror.<p>More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun …

Surveillance

Why We Need To Change The Way We Talk About Violent Extremism This Election Season

<i>Beth Hallowell, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist and the Communications Research Director at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). She is the author of AFSC's new report, Mixed messages: How the media covers violence extremism, and what you can do about it.</i><p>Our national conversation about …

Religion

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

This story is not a good idea. Not for society and certainly not for me. Because what trolls feed on is attention. And this little bit--these several …

Breaking: The Greatest Living American Writer: “I can no longer support this Trump fellow”

The latest Prince of Darkness to abandon Trump is his erstwhile squash partner, the Greatest Living American Writer<p>I am the Greatest Living American Writer, the most important voice in American letters since Emerson, and definitely more important than Jonathan Franzen, who isn’t really all that …