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The Modern Fragmentation of Lives & Identities

David Sze | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
David Sze

I have two groups of friends, and they don't intersect. The first group are my fellow Amherst College alumni--intellectual, career-oriented, hard-wor...

Confronting the Climate Crisis: A Job for Artists?

Rachel Schragis | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
Rachel Schragis

There are experts in little things, but there are no experts in big things. All of us, no matter what we do, have the right to make moral decisions ab...

The China Debate

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

Note to editors: This post is coauthored with authorized HuffPo blogger Kermit Schoenholtz. China's rapid credit expansion is worrying. Will Chinese ...

The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

Chris Castiglione | Posted 07.27.2016 | Books
Chris Castiglione

Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that the ...

The Tragic Emptiness of Our Political Discourse

T.A. Ridout | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Paying attention to this U.S. presidential campaign and commentators' efforts to make sense of it can be a painful undertaking. Aside from the hateful rhetoric and incitement to violence that Donald Trump has unleashed on society, our tired conceptual short-hands that we try to impose on people and ideas are outdated.

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally tr...

Hillary's Brain Is a Global Brain

Alexia Parks | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

What the political landscape in 2016 reminds is what the world needs now is more collaboration, cooperation, and sustainability. America needs leaders whose brains are best able to manage the complexity and seemingly endless chaos of our times.

Sustainable Wealth Management

Paul Pizzala | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Paul Pizzala

A simple question what is sustainability for a wealth manager deserves a simple answer.

The Turing Test

Paul Pizzala | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Paul Pizzala

The Turing test goes something along the lines of not being able to distinguish machine behavior from that of a human as a sign of artificial intelligence.

Entrepreneurs: Find Your Flow!

John Bowen | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
John Bowen

Too many entrepreneurs enjoy major financial success but lack deep and all-important personal happiness. Instead of feeling fulfilled by their achieve...

What the Starbucks Red Cup Is Really About

Karl Gude | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Karl Gude

I tried to write about what I thought the Starbucks red cup controversy was about, but I decided to express it with a drawing instead.

Dare to Be 100: Brain, Cost/Benefit Study, Complexity

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The Oct. 16, 2015 issue of Science contains a central article, "Virtual Rat Brain Fails to Impress its Critics." It was written by Kai Kuperschmidt. ...

Why Social Security's Complexity is a Strength, Not a Weakness.

Paul Solman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Paul Solman

Dodd-Frank. ObamaCare. And most recently, Social Security, on the occasion of its 80th birthday this month. All have been blasted of late, if not since inception. And in each case, the charge is the same: Complexity.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...

Parents and Psychotherapists: Some Common Denominators

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Like Judy Collins singing, "I've looked at both sides now," I can tell you that practicing psychotherapy is far easier than parenting. Therapists are...

Synchronicity, Evolution and Your Genes (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology Everyone has had a meaningful coincidence happen to them -- the classic example is thi...

Universities, Public Spaces and the Democratic Way of Life

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.30.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Public spaces allow for expressions of higher education's best democratic values -- free exchange of ideas, thoughtful discussion, appeal to evidence and respect for different perspectives. Such spaces can engage people's private interests and identities.

Evolution of Complexity in Universities

Allen S. Levine | Posted 04.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Allen S. Levine

If you haven't spent much time on campus since graduation, you might not realize this: Universities are dynamic institutions, constantly changing with societal, scholarly, and economic pressures.

The Essentials of Leadership

Christa Dowling | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Christa Dowling

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ E.E. Cummings (American Poet 1894-1962) The statement is like dusting off clichés of yeste...

$ave on Time, Overload and Complexity With User Experience

Sarah Deane | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology
Sarah Deane

The world got really complicated all of a sudden. You see it in life and you see it especially at work. While so many great applications exist that simplify life's transactions and advances in technology make a 24/7 layer of connectedness, there is a cost that we have incurred as a result.

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Pam Nochlin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

According to Alan and Irene, "Complexity has a dramatic, negative impact on people's lives and robs us of time, patience understanding, money and optimism."

The Power of Moral Complexity

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

In these times of Red state and Blue state hyperbole, of Fox News versus MSNBC, when our government is divided and often unable to address our more serious problems effectively, the first step toward remedies must be a recognition of the complex times in which we live.

Why We Reach for Guns

Kirsten Larson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Kirsten Larson

My father was gone two weeks when a man I didn't know -- my mother's new boyfriend -- pushed the butt of a .22 rifle onto my right shoulder and with his big, dirty fingers folded my slender 4-year-old finger onto the trigger

The Myth of 'The One Thing' And Why 3 Is Better

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The human mind hates complexity. When something goes wrong, we want to know the cause, and we want it to be simple. But success or failure is never one thing: It's lots of things.


Richard Koch | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Last week I argued that the universe was simple. But this is not the whole truth. The laws of the universe are simple and symmetrical, but if we tr...