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Crying As An Evolutionary Advance

Jan Phillips | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jan Phillips

I encouraged crying. I think we cry when we're in the presence of truth. I think cry-talking is what happens when the soul is in on the conversation. Tears are part of the body's purification system. They are sacramental, like baptismal waters.

Note to Donald Trump: Really Smart People Never Claim They Are Smart

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Paul Abrams

This is for Trump more than anyone: If you really are smart, you would think that you need not say it, that people would notice, if people noticing it were important to you. Truly smart people rarely require the attention or recognition by others of their intelligence that Trump seems to crave.

Can Egypt's Internet Movement Be Exported?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ari Melber

The same transparent, accessible online organizing tools that enable activists to publicize and share information about protests can be used by authoritarian regimes to track and crack down on those getting involved.

Malcolm Gladwell Surfaces to Knock Social Media in Egypt

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

The overarching problem with Gladwell's blog is the false premise. He assumes that asking why people were driven to these protests is somehow in competition with asking how they achieved such effective protests.

I've got Facebook friends and Twitter followers - reward me!

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Ashton Kutcher was famous for being the first celebrity to exceed 1 million followers on Twitter (now 5.8m), the famous Zuck has over 850,000 friends ...

How Malcolm Gladwell Misses the Mark in His Recent New Yorker Piece on Social Revolution

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Helfenbein

When Malcolm Gladwell spoke at my alma mater during the first week of classes a number of years ago, I believed in him because I thought he believed in the future generations. After reading his latest piece, I'm not so certain that he does anymore.

Which Revolution Will Be Twittered?

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Revolutions are not driven by technology. Twitter and other social media technology are breaking down time and distance barriers that slowed the spread of public awareness of pressing issues.

Stephen Colbert Questions Malcolm Gladwell On His Quest For Connections (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Malcolm Gladwell was on "The Colbert Report" last night talking about his new book, "What the Dog Saw". He and Stephen discussed his never-ending curi...

Spotted Reading Publicly

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

We all have different ways of discovering books, and spotting them being read in public is just one. At Huffington Post, we are very interested in what people are reading around the country.

Malcolm Gladwell and the Case For Endless Self-Googling

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

I piled cringe upon cringe Friday -- first because I read Steven Pinker's vivisection of Malcolm Gladwell's new collection, second because of what I found when I Googled a flub Pinker wielded against Gladwell.

Malcolm Gladwell's "What The Dog Saw"

The New York Times | STEVEN PINKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fortunately for "What the Dog Saw," the essay format is a better showcase for Gladwell's talents, because the constraints of length and editors yield ...