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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Chaos and Killing in Syria: Photos of a Slow-Motion Civil War

In March 2011, Arab Spring–inspired protests kicked off in the impoverished Syrian agricultural town of Dara‘a. The mini-uprising, defined by its …

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Redefining the Metaphor for Dying

I sit with people who are dying. I'm one of those unusual types that enjoys being with someone when they're dying because I know I am going to be in the presence of Truth. In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing …

Romans 1.26-7: The Bible 'Says' Homosexuality Is a Sin?

"The bible says" is often the excuse employed by homophobic Christians who believe scripture requires a condemnation of homosexuality. The bible is a neutral object. It only "says" something when we act upon it. This is why we as actors must use this prop in a Shakespearean manner and not improv it …

The Pursuit of Happiness | TIME.com

How do you look for fulfillment—and does what you do work? Take our poll and learn how your answers compare with the results of TIME’s national …

Everyday Heroes: 8 Real Super Powers Every Human Has (And Sometimes Takes For Granted)

<i>By Sam Ferrigno for HooplaHa</i><p>All superpowers are hyperbole of human character traits. They’d have to be, since humans are the ones who gave them to heroes in the first place. For example, Iceman’s and Pyro’s personalities in <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i> reflect their supernatural abilities; Iceman is, for …

Superman Isn't Jesus

Despite what you may have heard, the "man of steel" is no Son of Man.<p>With every new Superman movie, this rumor that fans look to him as the savior of …

Superman vs. Jesus

Superman is Jesus. More precisely, in the new movie, <i>Superman: Man of Steel</i>, we are meant to draw very distinct parallels between Superman and Jesus. Arguably, the movie goes a step further making Superman the modern-day, Americanized Jesus.<p>[<i>If you have not seen the movie and do not want to be</i> …

Introverted Personalities: Hey, It's OK If You're A Little Bit Shy

We live in an extroverted world, and it can be difficult to navigate if you have a quieter or more introverted personality. Not all of us need to be the center of attention, and some enjoy listening and observing just as much as being active and talkative. But unfortunately, introversion is a …

WATCH: Hilarious And Heartbreaking Secrets From Postsecret.com

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

50 Must-Have iPad Apps

Fifty must-have apps, from A to Z: here’s a list of essentials every iPad owner should consider. Each entry features alternative options to check out …

JeongMee Yoon: “The Pink and Blue Project” examines the gender-specific marketing for boys and girls (PHOTOS).

JeongMee Yoon’s “The Pink and Blue Project” began when her 5-year-old daughter wanted to wear and play with exclusively pink clothing and …

16 Reasons Your Life Is Bigger Than You Think (PHOTOS)

Sometimes, the world can make you feel so small.<p>Well, you are small. But your life is an important piece of the most intricate puzzle of all time.<p>You belong to the most amazing species.. each one of us is a work of art.<p><i>Photo Credit: Flickr / flowcomm</i><p>And sometimes, all we need is a reminder that we …