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Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any c...

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred...

Philip Roth's Nemesis: Polio & Ebola

Nina Martyris | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books
Nina Martyris

Set against the backdrop of World War II, human limitation forms the moral framework of Nemesis, as personified in its protagonist, Bucky Cantor, an upright, young playground director in Weequahic.

Preserving and Strengthening Access

Lisa S. Coico | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Lisa S. Coico

Ever since Townsend Harris established The Free Academy, the precursor to The City College of New York, in 1847, access to affordable public higher education has been a pathway to upward mobility for millions of Americans. I happen to be one of them.

Why Self-Correction Is Important

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I saw Twelve Years a Slave yesterday, noting how painful it is to see our inhumanity so evident and widespread. I say "our" because it is in each of u...

A Shot to Save the World Premiers on the Smithsonian Channel for World Polio Day

Michael Rose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Impact
Michael Rose

Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.

Refusing Polio Vaccine in Nigeria

Ben Barber | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Ben Barber

One has only to visit Nigeria or India or Pakistan for a few hours to catch a glimpse of beggars who creep along the dirt roads of villages or the filthy asphalt streets of the cities, crawling on their elbows and dragging legs paralyzed due to polio.

Picasso Visits Downton Abbey

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

In 1971, on our first date, Claude Picasso, Pablo's son, moved into my apartment in New York City. As a model, I was on the covers of Cosmopolitan, ...

Dividends of a Progressive Vision for America

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

When we talk about budget cuts as a solution to our economic woes, let's remember who will get left behind -- the next Jonas Salk, the next child who might someday cure cancer, the next great mind to solve our energy needs or feed the world.

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Art Mirrors Science at the Museum of Contemporary Art

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

Great art reflects what is happening in our physical world and often predicts our scientific future.

With Health Care, the Profit Motive is Infectious

Sam Leff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Leff

The fact that the medical industrial complex suppressed the cure for stomach ulcers for nearly 15 years raises crucial questions about trusting a system which demonstrably favors corporate profits over patient health.