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A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It may sound odd at first, but there are ways to improve the chances that God will answer your prayer. In the first two posts we saw that the whole su...

Materialistic People Are Less Happy Than Everyone Else: Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

Money can buy happiness, just as long as you’re not materialistic. For a while now, conventional wisdom -- with the backing of science -- has he...

Confessions of a Hopeful Hoarder

TueNight | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
TueNight

Hoarders get a bad rap, but outsiders see can't see our good intentions; the way we, in our fantasy lives, have a place for everything, even if our everything is a lot more than other people.

18 Ways To Live a Successful Life (That Have Nothing To Do With Money)

Alexa Cortese | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexa Cortese

Who doesn't hope to be financially secure? Most of us probably do, but to make money, power, and possessions your sole goal in life is to ignore the deeper purpose of the human experience.

Dear Family Whisperer: Battling the Gimmes

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Some parents fear that financial discussions "burden" children. But it's just the opposite. Earning and spending should be part of everyday conversation so kids grow up armed with awareness and information.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

We all live in the common-sense world, trusting in our five senses as if they transmit all reality to us. Yet the quantum revolution, as we've detailed in the last two posts, long ago undermined such a world view.

Between Las Vegas and Renunciation

Kanan Dhru | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Kanan Dhru

I have grown up in a culture where renunciation is seen as one of the highest paths to living a good life -- renunciation not only of the material possessions but also of thoughts and senses.

What We're Concealing With Our Consumption

Anna Clark | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Anna Clark

We have not honed the stamina to learn about earth science. Consequently, we do not fully realize what the natural world means to us.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable.

Holy Doubt

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

We sow the seeds of fundamentalism whenever we pretend our representations are real. It is a mistake of logic to apply literalism to something that can only be apprehended symbolically.

Cadillac Made A Commercial About The American Dream, And It's A Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

There are plenty of things to celebrate about being American, but being possessed by a blind mania for working yourself into the ground, buying more s...

It Is Darwin Day, a Celebration of Science and Reason

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.

The Sad Money Centric World

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

Money is simply an enabler to realize our desires and goals. The simple definition of money is the "purchasing power," a medium of exchange for goods and services. It is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

Giving the Children What They Want

Bernadette Noll | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

The other day, I took my high schooler out for breakfast after all the others were tucked into their respective classrooms. As we sat at the table, I took out a notepad and asked if she was up for a little game called "What I really want is..."

The Difference of Life in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

Marcie Bianco | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Marcie Bianco

Jonze's cinematic discourse is on love, and Her is an exploration of how love can survive when the individuals who are in love not only inhabit different material spaces but different temporalities.

Choosing Meaning Over Materialism

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Christine Carter, Ph.D. I'll never forget a holiday moment a few years ago, when I found myself in a negotiation with my younger daughter over...

10 Lessons I Learned From Bicycling Across USA

Zilong Wang | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Zilong Wang

Beforehand, I was asking, "Would I need this item?" (The answer is usually yes.) Now, with limited space, I ask, "Can I survive without this item?" (The answer is usually yes, also.)

5 Ways to Keep the Magic of Christmas

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As I frantically search Amazon for the perfect Lady Bug costume that isn't too itchy, has antennas and comes with a tutu (but not a black one, only red), I can't help but feel conflicted. Gifts are a huge part of the exhilaration children feel at Christmas, but I don't want it to be limited to that.

Your Own Money Gift

Terry Savage | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

If your goal is to have enough money to spend, and give, and feel financially secure in the process -- then you'll have to start thinking about the current and future implications of what you do with money today.

Lisa Levey: How Much Is Enough?

Lisa Levey | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Lisa Levey

Getting better clarity on what is enough -- in so many parts of our lives -- is deeply connected to increasing our sense of happiness and well-being

WATCH: Should Countries Prioritize Measuring Happiness?

Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living

The government surveys our income, spending and housing, but what about happiness? According to some experts, many societies have outgrown these more ...

The Holiday Habit That's Making You Unhappy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

More money, more problems? It might just be true. Americans today, compared to 55 years ago, own twice as many cars and eat out twice as much per pers...

Project Sunlight and the Journey to Intrinsic Values

Jules Peck | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

Unilever's innovative Project Sunlight platform has attracted lots of blogosphere attention and sometimes criticism. The headlines of the criticism ar...

Sounding the Siren for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

They have lifted millions of poor families and children out of poverty but now are under assault by political extremists. We must stand up and refuse to let them turn the clock of progress backwards.