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Overcoming Barriers to Peace

(13) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 11:54 AM

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Photos by Carlton Mackey

A few short weeks after missiles stopped soaring between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Emory University alumni, faculty and staff ventured over to the Middle East on a continuing mission to build educational, inter-religious and cultural relationships.  

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Societies Should Build Resilient Citizens

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 12:44 PM

Just days before it became public that U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney had criticized 47 percent of Americans as being "dependent on the government," Emory University Law Professor Barbara Woodhouse espoused the important role a society should play in helping its citizens build resilience.

"The measure of...

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Draping Grief

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2012 | 9:11 AM

My mother insisted I have drapes made. They got hung while I was at work and I rushed home as soon as I could leave the office to see how they looked because I'm 50 years old and have never before had real drapes. I was either too broke or...

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How Would the Rainforest Handle Alzheimer's Disease?

(11) Comments | Posted August 6, 2011 | 3:53 PM

It's simply unnatural to encourage old people to live on well past their functionality; I'm convinced of this now more than ever since I returned from the rainforest of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. This may sound like a heartless statement, but it is just the opposite.

For more than...

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Her Holiness: Is the Time Right for a Female Dalai Lama?

(249) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 7:44 PM

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, would make the perfect dad. Imagine having to tell the world's most famous "simple Buddhist monk" that you wrecked the family car. Material items are not important, but you must examine the causes and conditions that gave rise to this accident. Or...

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The Role of Happiness in the World Religions

(584) Comments | Posted October 17, 2010 | 6:35 AM

It's hard to deny that His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet and the world's most famous Buddhist, is the also world's foremost expert on happiness. He clearly states in writings that seeking happiness is the very purpose of life, and he's dedicated his life to learning...

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