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Marcus Aurelius

Philosophy's Bad Rap and a Slightly Better One

Tom Morris | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

Philosophy has a bad reputation as remote from the world--arcane, esoteric and impractical. And you can certainly philosophize in that way. But I don'...

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

Taking Our Minds on Vacation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Nowhere is there a more idyllic spot, a vacation home more private and peaceful, than in one's mind, especially when it is furnished in such a way th...

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

7 Things Italy Can Teach The Rest Of The World

L'Huffington Post | Ilaria Betti | Posted 05.13.2015 | Home

What’s the true strength of Italians? Sure, we can cook pasta like nobody else on earth, and we know the right amount of water to use in order to br...

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Think Like An Ancient Philosopher | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

We live in a world that is, in many ways, more predictable and under our own control than it has ever been before. We can predict the weather, find in...

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.

The Secret To Happiness May Have Been Discovered Almost Two Millennia Ago

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

One of the greatest texts about happiness and living well wasn't written by a self-help expert, spiritual leader or psychologist. It was written by Ro...

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

Living Road: Runners on Road for Life

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

So much of my time hitchhiking, I think of roads. Of Patch workers on ice roads. Of roadside running caribou. Of traveling carnival convoys. Of runners in love living their dream lives on the road. There's a lot of living on the road and some rides go far.

PHOTOS: Bad Boys In Power: Just Careless Or Are Their Brains Wired For Risk?

David J. Linden | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
David J. Linden

From Paris to New York to Los Angeles the cry rings out, "What the hell were they thinking?" We're irresistibly drawn to the stories of Anthony Weiner, Dominique Straus-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger by the conundrum they offer.

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.