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Good Friday's Last Words

On Good Friday, we stand with the nonviolent Jesus as he suffers torture and execution at the hands of the empire, yet remains centered in the God of love, forgiving and nonviolent to the end. Gandhi said that in his death, Jesus practiced perfect nonviolence. He teaches us not only how to suffer …

10 Bargain Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

Nothing beats the Caribbean when it comes to blissful beach days, and nothing compares to an all-inclusive for convenience. But prices can be all over the map, with some resorts topping out at thousands per night. So we went on the hunt for top-quality resorts with awesome amenities that offer …

Joan Rivers: 25 Jokes That Show How She Blended Humor, Hardship and Chutzpah

Following the death of Joan Rivers at age 81 on Thursday, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement: “My mother’s greatest joy in life was …

Comedy

Live a Creative Life with One Simple Change (It Takes Under a Minute) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever look at creative people and wish you had what they were having? We know the types, those creatives who are expressing themselves …

Creativity

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Eggs Don't Cause Heart Attacks -- Sugar Does

It's over. The debate is settled.<p><i>It's sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks.</i><p>Oops. Fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has …

The 5 Moms You're Bound to Meet on the NYC Subway

Riding the subway with your little one(s) is no small feat, and I'll never forget the feeling after doing it for the first time without my husband. It was equal parts pride and exhaustion!<p>For me, the toughest part is getting in and out of the station because unfortunately, the MTA is not …

Why Everything We Know About Discipline Is Wrong

In my work as a clinical psychologist, the greatest concern expressed by parents is not knowing how to effectively discipline their children.<p>No surprise here.<p>They are often frustrated and burnt out because they have tried every technique and strategy out there to no avail. Their child's behavior …

NSA surveillance: the US is behaving like China

Even though we know governments do all kinds of things I was shocked by the information about the US surveillance operation, Prism. To me, it's …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

Cute Kid Note Of The Day: Happy Things To Think About

In the wake of this week's tragedy in Oklahoma, today's cute kid note is an especially poignant reminder of some of the most beautiful people and things to grace our lives.<p><b>Title:</b> "Happy Things To Think About"<p><b>Author:</b> Sadie<p><b>Age:</b> 8<p><b>More happy things we might add to her list:</b> Moms, dads, babies, good …

GPS Guide: Daniel Goleman's Meditation For The Time-Deprived (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Mother's Day: A Love to Cherish

The early 20th century poet Sir Muhammad Iqbal once asked, "Who will become restless by not getting my letter? ... Who will be waiting for me in the homeland? ... To whose thoughts will I come in the midnight prayers?"<p>Having just received news of the passing of his mother, he was left "crying like …

Mothers, Daughters, mothering Mothers, Fathers

Happy Mother's Day. I hope everyone who cares and nurtures others feels <i>appreciated</i> today.<p>Amidst a blur of some life complications - wait, when <i>don't</i> we have life complications? But anyway, let's just say these complications took more than the usual amount of my brain capacity, and so this year's</i> …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

Tribal Mothers Around The World: Photos Of Indigenous Women On Mother's Day 2013

On Mother's Day 2013, women around the world will be celebrated for the immeasurable contributions they make to their children and society as a whole. As the holiday nears, Survival International takes a look at the beautiful diversity of global motherhood, examining different practices among …