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An Obituary For The Truth

Greg J. Stone | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Greg J. Stone

The Truth has died after a long illness.

For Managers, Saying Sorry Isn't Enough

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman Power is a tricky thing. These days, many leaders are redefining their relationship with the people they manage, embracing more o...

Skeptical About Climate Deniers

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Jeff Schweitzer

Few concepts are more poorly understood or more abused than skepticism. The best example of this abuse is to attribute the moniker of "climate change skeptic" to those who ignore the overwhelming data concerning global warming.

The Spirit Of Our Faith Is Not A Corpse: The Theodicy Of Sports Theology

Chris Fici | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Chris Fici

What exactly is the substance of the spirit of our faith? Why do we cling to something as irrational as faith in the face of the rational, visceral reality of so much suffering, corruption, and violence?

How to foster kindness and gratitude? Positive attitudes, faith and humility all play a role

David Briggs | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
David Briggs

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks...

Killing Yourself Too Late -- Rearranging The Psychic Furniture With Nihilist Emil Cioran

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.20.2016 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall How does this thought hit you: "I live only because it is in my power to die whenever I want; without the idea of suicide...

Are Millennials Cynical About Climate Change?

Quora | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Open Your Mind, Heart, and Will

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home
Pekka Pirhonen

Cynicism distracts me from my feelings, makes empathy impossible, helping others embarrassing, listening difficult. Nothing really inspires and touches your heart, nothing wakes your childlike curiosity.

Approaching Love With Logic and Cynicism

Christina Scribner | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Christina Scribner

You can't wholeheartedly love anything or anyone without accepting the good with the bad. You've gotta love the fights, breakups, tears, and loneliness just as much as you love the candle lit dinners, chance meetings, and roses.

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.22.2016 | Home

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. More than a decade after Greater G...

5 Myths About Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Paula Davis-Laack

I eventually pulled myself out of the burnout spiral and made it my mission to study the illness that almost took me down. As I lecture and train busy professionals in the skills that help build stress resilience and prevent burnout, I hear certain myths about burnout repeatedly. These five myths about burnout need to be busted.

Self-Protective Armor Against Negativity

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
Camilla Tuominen

Do you ever feel like in the picture? I did, at one time in my life. There was a metal armor growing on me. Click by click, it was closing, hiding me...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

A Bad Attitude Could Cost You $3,600 A Year

Amy Morin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Amy Morin

Do you think most people are selfish? Do you have difficulty trusting people, even when they treat you with kindness? If so, research shows your attitude may be affecting your income.

Want To Make More Money? Try Changing Your Attitude, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.02.2015 | Home

Being a cynic comes at a pretty high cost -- literally as well as figuratively. A cynical worldview has been linked with poor physical health as w...

What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

Are You Single for the Right Reasons?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Lisa Firestone

There is nothing wrong with being single. In fact, one of the most important lessons someone can learn is that they can be a whole and happy person on...

Between Rocco's and a Hard Place

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.03.2015 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to leave the house on my way to the airport and when I pat my jacket pocket to make sure I've got my wallet, it's not there. Don't panic, I tell myself -- it's somewhere in the house.

How a Stranger's Parenting Story Made Me Realize How Life Perspectives Can Change

Catherine Zinger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home
Catherine Zinger

It's been said that those who know the deepest sadness wear the brightest smiles or that the most compassionate are those who have experienced searing heartache.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.15.2015 | Home
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

Cynics, Stoics and Other People

William Irvine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
William Irvine

Medical researchers recently made headlines when they reported that cynics are more likely to develop dementia than non-cynics. In the study, publishe...

Curing a Critical Spirit in Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home
Tim Elmore

The irony of our day is this: we may have produced the most critical kids in modern history, but also ones who cannot take criticism themselves.

How Burnout Impacts Men and Women Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women and men experience burnout differently? If we can pinpoint the ways men and women experience burnout, then folks like me who work to help busy professionals better prevent burnout can tailor better, earlier and more specific interventions.