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Viewpoints Your Opinion Is Not Worth My Life

Recently, Heineken put out a long for advertisement and accompanying website, titled "Worlds Apart." The premise was to set up two people with strong, diametrically-opposed viewpoints, have them work together on a project, reveal their opinions to each other, and then, see if they'd agree to sit down and share a frosty beer with each other. The results of three such experiments are in the advert. READ MORE.

Channeling Our Anger to Bend the Arc

It's been over 100 days and I'm still angry. I've been angry since November. It's not sour grapes just because my candidate did not win. This is anger, righteous indignation! READ MORE.

When Mother's Day Isn't So Rosy

For some, Mother's Day is not a warm day of celebration. Many dread its arrival because their mother has passed or their relationship with their mother is tumultuous. The coming of this day brings with it the sting that "I am different" because I am not like everyone else who is looking forward to happily sharing the day with their mom. It is hard for people not to fall into the trap of "comparing their insides to other people's outsides," i.e. thinking that just because people look normal and happy on the outside that they really are. READ MORE.

Michigan An All-Purpose Hate Group

Everyone knows that Donald Trump's election has given new life to racist and homophobic groups. But too few Ann Arborites know that one of the most notorious of such groups is active in our own city - yes, in Ann Arbor, famous for its liberalism. READ MORE.

Viewpoints Flaming, But Not In a Good Way

You have probably heard this term thrown around a lot lately - Gaslighting. Gaslighting is a psychological term we, as a nation, know all too well - "Alternative Facts" taking the place of perceived reality. READ MORE.

Positive Thoughts: Growing Pains

These are uncertain times we live in. When daily messages of hopelessness and despair fill your newsfeed, there may be a temptation to shut down and tune out, or to return to old, self-destructive behaviors in an effort to cope. READ MORE.

Special Section: Marriage
Unconditional Love Trumps Prejudice

Jason Karoumy will never forget the day he came out to his parents. His text message read, "I'm gay. I'm engaged to the person you thought was my friend and I'm getting married this year."

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