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A Catechism of Ruism (Confucianism): The Five Cardinal Human Relationships (五倫, wulun) and The Ten Reciprocal Duties (十義, shiyi)

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

Ruism is a tradition of non-theistic humanism. For Ruists, the way to build a harmonious human society is conceived of as the way to concretely engage with what is taken to be the transcendent, that is, to engage with Tian, the all-encompassing, constantly creative, cosmic power.

What If We Treated Homeless People Like Potential Friends?

Gina Ryder | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Gina Ryder

In the past six months I've spent more time with a 61-year-old formerly homeless man than I have with many of my friends and family. As our friendship developed, I wondered what would happen if we approached homeless people like we do new relationships: with openness to learning about the other person.

My Career Journey: Genesis of Connecting Human Relationships with Analytics

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, in life, there are some conversations that are turning point in terms of reorienting our thinking. That conversation with my well-wisher friend, is one of those defining moments.

Goin' Down to Bitsyland

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Marshall P. Duke

There are ways to deal with the post-holiday doldrums, but they require our active participation. First of all, we must realize that "downs" are natural aspects of life. Everyone experiences them. But there are ways to ease them.

Near Dweller: How I Wound Up in the Arms of My Neighbor

Danielle Ariano | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Ariano

"She's gone, Dani," he said just before bursting into loud sobs. His hand rose to cover his face. We had never shared any kind of physical contact, but I didn't hesitate to reach out and touch his shoulder; it seemed the most humane of all my available options.

Sorting Through My Addiction, Sifting Through a Smorgasbord of Experts

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

Once you recognize who you want to be and what you are hungry for, surrounding yourself with passionate, supportive people and listening -- and more importantly, learning from them -- will help guide you to be the best version of yourself.

Sympathy's Surprising Downside Revealed By New Research

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Science

By Jamil Zaki In 2007 a Palestinian youth named Tareq attended an unusual summer camp. Organized by the foundation Seeds of Peace, the camp is des...

The Soul of Relationships

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Issues in your relationships have nothing to do with "them" and everything to do with you. "They" are only servicing your soul's call to bring forth certain issues for the purpose of healing.

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Nature Makes Us Nicer People, New Study Says | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new study by the University of Rochester found that after looking at nature scenes, people feel closer to their community, are willing to give more ...

"You're Too Kind." "I Know, but I'm Trying to Stop It."

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When a performer, writer, director, producer or whoever thanks a critic for being kind, he or she is really insulting the critic.