Once “fat” becomes your marker for self-identification, obsession with weight and body image perhaps never leave you.
Sometimes, I desperately wish I was more like Alison Sweeney. 862 more words
Why can’t we understand each other?
This question echoes in our minds after seemingly every contentious intellectual, religious, political, and ethical discussion nowadays. For instance, from my own context, I hear often from fellow investigators about the conflict and arduousness one experiences when reconsidering some of his or her perspectives, particularly when an idea might be in contradiction with thoughts they have grown up believing. 4,009 more words
Note: This is DPA’s original letter to the Straits Times. The published piece was edited to focus only on the parity of cash rewards for medal winners. 466 more words
Yesterday was Eid-al-Adha (“Festival of the Sacrifice”), one of two major Muslim holidays during the year. It is meant to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham – the same Abraham of the Bible!) to sacrifice his son for God’s sake. 741 more words