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Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

Starting Fresh

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Why Trump Is Wrong on Banning Muslims

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 12.10.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Sure, America and the free world need to find answers to home grown radical Islamic terrorism and global networks of terror, but the answer cannot be the simplistic and bigoted proposals of Donald Trump.

Israel's Occupation Is Morally Indefensible

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion, the occupation erodes rather than buttresses Israel's national security and cannot be justified on either security or moral grounds.

2 Reasons to Pursue Virtue

Michael W. Austin | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael W. Austin

Can being a person of character really lead to happiness? Many people do not associate virtue and good character with joy and better relationships wi...

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Life Lessons From the Ladies Who Make Us Laugh

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I found myself looking for modern day philosophers whose style and teachings I could adapt and apply more easily in my own life. And by being the right place at the right time, these great minds appeared -- Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph.

Amazon and the Warrior Virtues

Tom Morris | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Tom Morris

The warrior mindset outside any real battle field easily becomes a cloak for vices to pass as virtues, and the whole environment quickly turns poisonous.

Was Rafael Nadal Suffering From Hubris?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What happened to Rafael Nadal, in his loss to Fabio Fognini in the third round of the US Open is what everyone is afraid of: falling from a great height. It, in fact conforms to Aristotle's definition of tragedy which is the fall of a man of high position.

How Now Brown Dow? Alan Greenspan vs. Dr. Seuss

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Randee Mia Berman

When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.

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."