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Good Grief, Charlie Brown

Tom Morris | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Recently, I asked readers for some topics they'd like to see me blog on. I got lots of suggestions. I've written on two of them already. Today, I'll t...

The One Habit You Need To Succeed Above All Else

Jennifer Covington | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Covington

Contact the people in your life who have had a positive impact on you and let them know you appreciate them. You'll make their day and you'll create a ripple effect of gratitude throughout the world.

Obama Is Epictetus

Lex Paulson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Lex Paulson

To understand what Obama understands is to recognize what lies in our power, as human beings and as nations, and what lies outside it. My advice: if you want to understand America's president, read a Roman slave.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living the Fearless Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are. -- Epictetus Here's another example of transformation: I hav...

How Dr. Drew Pinsky Changed My Life

Ryan Holiday | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Ryan Holiday

This man (and the philosopher he introduced me to) changed my life and in a very significant way contributed to the person I ended up becoming.

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Salinger's Wisdom

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Salinger's magic was in the observant way he used detail to make his characters come alive. On just a surface level, it never matters much what happens in a Salinger story, because it's such a pleasure simply of hanging around and listening to his people interact.

Marcus Aurelius, Dead for 2,000 Years, Can Set You Straight Today

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Marcus Aurelius was Rome's last great emperor, but there's nothing regal about him. He snatches time to write without once mentioning his primary task -- leading the most powerful army in the world.

Relationship Politics: Are You Suffering From Electile Dysfunction?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

There are a lot of nervous people around these days, but most of the ones we meet seem to be handling it with fairly good humor. That's important, bec...

Tom Wolfe: Neither McCain Nor Obama Has "The Right Stuff"

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Wolfe quickly responded: "I'm voting for John Silber, a write-in vote."