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Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

If We Study Religion, Can We Actually Learn About It? Yes -- Using Social Simulation

Connor Wood | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Connor Wood

What if we could objectively figure out which ideas about religion -- not about God, but about human phenomena like ritual and religious belief -- were true, and which weren't?

How Can I Trust the Internet?

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Impact
Cheyanne Dunn

Since I began putting my writing out into the world, I've had good and bad responses, but I try to stay away from that because I was told that was for the best. Honestly I never cared what one or two small-minded people might think, I cared about the outcome as a whole.

Take the 'Macher' Approach to Polling

Felicia LeClere | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Felicia LeClere

A recent blog item in the Washington Post about opinion polling brings to mind someone my Jewish mother would call a "macher," which, by the way, can be a Janus-faced label of both praise and ridicule.

Is Facebook Changing the Political Landscape Forever?

John Dick | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
John Dick

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage a few months ago, my Facebook feed was awash with rainbow-tinted profile pictures. If you analyzed my friends' posts, you'd conclude that a perfect 100 percent of them supported the SCOTUS ruling. But something's off about that.

What A Dead Russian Composer Teaches Us About the Opinion of Others

Catherine Zinger | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Zinger

This morning over coffee my husband told me about a broadcast he'd listened to on the BBC--about the story behind Sergei Rachmaninov's First Symphony....

Sound Off: Are Military Discounts Fair?

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Lisa Smith Molinari

Although the phrase "military-civilian divide" has been around since the Vietnam War, it is seeing a lot more press lately. Journalists, scholars, and commentators are analyzing the widening gap of understanding between the public and our shrinking military population.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

I'm an American

Natasha Walizer | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Natasha Walizer

I'm an American. I haven't always been able to say that. Many people assumed so much ... I don't sound anything but American. I drink coffee like i...

How to Make Money From Sharing Your Opinion

Catriona Pollard | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I have this habit of reading the news before I get into work. In winter, I get up grab my iPad from the study and get back into bed and read various news sites. I may walk out onto the balcony and take a photo of the sunrise on the way... ;-)

Me, Myselfie and I

Courtney Price | Posted 05.08.2016 | Media
Courtney Price

Did you know that the first photographic selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839? Did you know that 268,057,136 instagram photos bear the hashtag #selfie to date? Most selfies taken in one hour- 657.

Much of Society's Unrest Caused By Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

To have more positive outcomes, we need to have a balance of positive images. We all say we want positive images, but what is positive, to whom and for what purpose?

F***-Buddy Pillow Talk (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.16.2015 | Women
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

We're keeping it casual, but you could still be nice to me....

Take Compliments Seriously

Samantha Bennett | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

It may not be true for you, but it's true for them. If they think your story is the best one they've ever read or that your church solo moved them or that you look nice in that sweater, that's their business, and they get to be right.

The Devil in The Disagreement: Lynching in Lieu of Listening

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Differing opinions about eating well seem a very strange reason to form lynch mobs, but something very much like that goes on all the time.

How Much of What You Believe Is Actually True?

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

Everything we think in life, we think because of pre-programmed beliefs. Beliefs that came from parents and society. We are programmed, the minute we start learning, with beliefs that depend entirely on which country we're from, which race, which gender, which class, which religion.

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

Why Your Opinion Sucks: And Mine Does, Too

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

When we're less ego-centric, we're happier, we're more kind and compassionate, and we're more effective in just about every area of our lives.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

To Review or Not?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Should your review be a means by which you demonstrate snarky, scathing wit or sarcasm? In other words, is your review a put-down, stand-up routine? Is it a vitriolic screed? If so, you should not review the book.

15 Important Truths About Opinions

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

If you've ever had a conversation with someone, read a comment thread on the Internet, or turned on the television lately, you've probably noticed that when it comes to opinions, common sense is about as common as a prince in Azerbaijan that actually needs your financial support.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

Read Before You Rant: Online Reviews and Defamation Suits

Gary L. Bostwick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Gary L. Bostwick

Christopher Liles wanted to express himself, as many folks do, by posting a negative review on the Internet. It may cost him.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.