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Thinking the Unthinkable

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves.

When Bad Politics Are Supported by Good People

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

A question of paramount importance for America today is: What has to happen for the spirit of such good people to get aligned with a force that represents their goodness in the American political system?

Design Driven Breakthrough Innovation - Realizing & Resolving Contradictions

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One is never wrong until one comes to the realization of that fact. All of us operate with a certain amount of unexamined and unquestioned assumptio...

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

Creation, Destruction, and the Paradox of Existence

The Chopra Well | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Perhaps the most obvious -- and most troubling -- example of contradiction in our universe is the constant tension between creation and destruction.

Opposites Attract

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Opposites are complementary. The contradictory things that most folks believe defeat a project, destroy a dream, or invalidate a theory actually work together to make a whole. To put it another way: What contrasts can also complete.

Can Mitt Romney Play Both Sides of the Moderate-Conservative Divide?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Mitt Romney may need a wingspan as wide as Big Bird's to house the big tent of contrary positions he's taken in this race.

Contrasts and Contradictions At The Democratic Convention

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio By Malachi Segers You can’t spend much time at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina th...

Why Faith -- And We -- Need Contradictions

John Backman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
John Backman

So many of us don't like contradictions. They upset the apple carts of our certainty. We're confident that our faith tradition is correct. So we do everything we can to make the contradictions go away. But maybe this kind of headache is precisely what we need.

Accepting Differences In Relationships

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We generate compassion and appreciation for ourselves, our partners and our relationships, when we are able to accept the whole picture that is the relationship.

George Steinbrenner's Split Personality Was Not So Split

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joel Weinberger

The same personality characteristics that led George Steinbrenner to his angry, firing behavior also led to his kindly, charitable acts. In fact, Mr. Steinbrenner was completely consistent in his behavior.

6 Contradictions That Will Help You Be Happier

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

My nine-year-old daughter is fascinated by anything that smacks of paradox. Just yesterday, she noticed that a bank statement that I'd left on the kit...

Gay Day or May Day

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Z. Shore

The irony of the gay rights movement is that it demands that sexual differences be accepted as normal while portraying these variations in an "un-normal" way. It's self-contradictory.