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The Science Of Drama: Same Old Stories

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Next to religion, movie making (screen writing) suffers the most from audience mystification. While no one can pinpoint the initial spark of inspira...

Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.

Like a Good Referee, the Next U.S. President Should Be Measured, Courageous, and Decidedly Not the Story

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

What we need in our next President is someone who eschews the limelight, who is fully dedicated to the protection of the constitution, and who consistently calls plays the right way, despite enormous pressure.

History's Great Thinkers Tell You How To Get Happy

CNN | Amy Roberts | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

(CNN) -- It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bri...

From the Renaissance to a Possible Global Catastrophe

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

A democratic revolution might just save us from the folly of a machine civilization fired by nuclear bombs, petrochemicals and coal. The sun is an endless source of non-polluting power. An ecological civilization is the answer.

The Zeitgeist

Francis Levy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Zeitgeist is like a person who walks into a room and feels totally at home. "Zeit" in German is time and "Geist" is spirit. So the words literally means "spirit of the time."

Emergency Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

So: Don't wait for trouble. Seek wisdom now. Remember, I don't really have the flashing lights and siren. It was just in my imagination. Then again, if things get bad enough, at least chaplain apparently does.

Be Yourself and Go All the Way

Mary Paleologos | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

I have a proposition for you: Be yourself and go all way. There is no room for half measures. If you're going to shine your light, do it brightly in a loving and courageous way. Be an original, not a copy of someone else. The hardest thing you will have to face in a world that expects you to meet others' expectations is to be yourself and trust yourself.

Rome Journal: The Fall of Rome

Francis Levy | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

The experience of being in Rome is that of descending into a wormhole that leads to antiquity. It's not just the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla. It's every courtyard, balustrade, archway and balcony that connects you to the past.

Morality and Relationships

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

Aristotle said, "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." Good relationships are key to living through an excell...

Information-Rich Democracy Is Key to Good Governance

Amartya Sen | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Amartya Sen

Enriching the informational base of democracy and making greater use of interactive public reasoning can contribute significantly to making democracy more workable, and also allow reasoned assessment of social welfare.

Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

Forbes | George Satell | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Alexandre Dumas is thought to be the first person who said, “nothing succeeds like success.” Yet hard to know who really said it first. It’s on...

'Mommy, Are You Eating Chocolate?'

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

Damn it, I was busted. He interrupted me exactly at the moment I was just about to bite a crunchy chocolate caramel (one of the only sweets I eat happens to be a Swedish Chocolate, which is a rare find in Cleveland!).

6 Ancient Scientific Hypotheses That Turned Out To Be Very Wrong (NEW BOOK)

Armand Marie Leroi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Armand Marie Leroi

"Eels don't reproduce."

The One And Only Way To Get Healthy

Ali Cherry | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

As consumers, we need to trade the habit of clicking for short cuts for the habit of practicing behaviors that will truly serve our health. As a health and wellness industry, we need to trade our habit of telling people why they should do something or overwhelming them with a dozen ways to do it, and instead, invite them, inspire them, and propel them to try one way, to practice.

Talking About Character in an Age of Respectability Politics

Myisha Cherry | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

The idea behind the respectability politics of our day is that in order to not be oppressed, discriminated against, victimized or treated harshly by others, it is the responsibility of the oppressed group to "act good."

What About Hell? Fiction and Fact

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Christians who still want to preach Hell, should at least know what they're talking about.

What Is So Bad About Being Good?

Myisha Cherry | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Myisha Cherry

I am not arguing that we should throw away the very virtues that are found within the feminine and masculine categories. I say we should stop distinguishing between "masculine virtues" and "feminine virtues."

Christopher-Marcus Gibson: Can We Make Ethics Scientific?

Duke University | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Duke University

By engaging with the scientific and ethical works of Aristotle, whose models of scientific demonstration became the basis of our own modes of scientific explanation, I developed an account of how an ethical science would operate.

Restless Muse On Migrating Birds

Steve Zack | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We are learning of the unbelievable distances birds travel.

The End Is Not the Means

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.

Carolyn Gregoire

Are We Happy Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Rain was pouring down in New York City as Gretchen Rubin hopped on a city bus and settled in for a long ride, taking the opportunity to enjoy a moment...

The Power of Doubt

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Why did he think that doubt is generative? Many people seem to believe the opposite, namely, that doubt is destructive -- or at least paralyzing. Others fear doubt, because it threatens their otherwise comfortable sense of certainty.

Science Is Thinking About the World in the Greek Way

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Science has always been a contested terrain, especially its origins. In early twentieth century, the British scholar Richard Livingstone explained s...

Football and Ancient Greek Tragedy

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

In many ways, football functions similarly to ancient Greek tragedy. Such a claim may sound fanciful at first, but upon closer reflection, it helps ex...