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It's Not All About The Oil: A Generational Look At Hanukkah

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

It came up this year, with a granddaughter of a bit over two years old, someone who is a real person who can sponge up lines from stories and songs. A...

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Dreaming the Real: Nathan Huff, Siobhan McClure, and Eve Wood at South Bay Contemporary

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 03.02.2017 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -- Carl Jung The thing about dreams is that they make sense at the time. Dream logic, it's calle...

'Justice Redeemed,' A Conversation With Scott Pratt

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Scott Pratt, the bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series of legal thrillers, worked as a criminal defense lawyer before writing his first novel, An Innocent Client.

You Never Step Onto the Same Path Twice...

Leslie Gernon | Posted 10.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leslie Gernon

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man -- Heraclitus ... for the path is never the same, an...

An Ear for Poetry: The Knottiness of a Prevalent Metaphor

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Poetry Foundation

By Julian B. Gewirtz and Rachel R. Kolb The question occurred to me early in my literary studies: how could I, Rachel, have any sort of ear for poe...

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Choosing to participate in psychotherapy can be a difficult decision. It's easy to make a list of excuses to put it off -- it costs too much, I don't ...

Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

Facts Amore: Tips From Italy Tour For Presenting Science

David Saddington | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science
David Saddington

In the long-term academics need to start making concessions and communicate science with clarity, especially for topics which have profound impacts upon society such as climate change.

Recreating the Odyssey, With An iPhone

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 01.29.2015 | Home

If Homer had his own iPhone, he might've snapped shots of Ulysses on all his adventures, documenting every step of the hero’s long voyage. He might'...

The Power of Story and Metaphor

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

We all have our story -- and our story is us. Our past is brought carried into our present, and it becomes our companion in the future as well. Our life becomes richer and more fulfilling when we learn that our story is simply that -- a story.

Thank God the Archbishop Has Doubts

Alan Jones | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Alan Jones

The archbishop of Canterbury recently admitted that he sometimes has doubts about God. Thank God! We could only wish that more religious leaders had some doubts and expressed them honestly.

Dare to Be 100: Exercise as Rheostat

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a lifelong fervent advocate for the intrinsic value of physical fitness for the world's biggest health challenges, globesity and aging. I always ...

Quotation Maven Mardy Grothe Never Metaphor He Didn't Like

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If Dr. Mardy Grothe has anything to say about it, your search for the perfect metaphor may be (almost) over. You might say Grothe, who launched the o...

Merry Christmas! "Welcome to Las Vegas! A Faith-Based community!"

Alan Jones | Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion
Alan Jones

Politics, cosmology, culture - all provide the story-line and dialogue for our movie. The cultural movie we're all in tends to assume a mechanistic view of the universe.

Watch: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In his book, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Henry Giroux connects the dots to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a "machinery of social and civil death" that chills "any vestige of a robust democracy."

Your Metaphor Is Misleading Me

Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Denise Cummins, Ph.D.

When Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke appeared on 60 Minutes to persuade us to bail out the banking system, he didn't bother with charts, figures or lengthy argument. Instead, he used something far more powerful: Analogy and metaphor.

Damned Spot: Guilt, Scrubbing, and More Guilt

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

So far, the "Lady Macbeth Effect" has been mostly a curiosity -- a peek at the quirkiness of the not-entirely-rational human mind. But might this scientific insight actually be clinically useful? Tel Aviv University psychological scientist Reuven Dar and his colleagues thought that it might.

Call Them 'Unauthorized'

Dan Kowalski | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

The only thing that matters is whether, and when, we enact meaningful, and comprehensive, immigration reform. Toward that end, let's use language that's helpful rather than harmful.

What's Your Metaphor? Shape Shifting in 2012

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

We all use different metaphors, of course -- they may shift back and forth in a single day. But we also have our core images, the metaphors that really stick, sometimes long after their due date expires.

Don't Believe the Hype About U.S. Debt

Sally Kohn | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

If the U.S. were borrowing anywhere near as much as Chase bank, we'd have legitimate reason to worry. But in general, borrowing money is necessary to invest in the future.

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Therapy and the Writer

Judith D. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith D. Schwartz

When I told people I was training to become a therapist the reaction typically was, "That will help you so much as a writer." Actually, it turned out to be the opposite: being a writer helped me as a therapist.

A Good Week for Science (Or, What Eating Worms Reveals About Politics)

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

In one experiment, the strength of blink reflexes to unexpected noises was measured and correlated with degrees of reactions to external threats. Conservatives reacted considerably more strongly than liberals.

What's in a Word?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

In many ways, words are metaphors pointing to the objects they represent.