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The Paradoxes of Human Rights Discourse

European Horizons | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
European Horizons

Now, it's no news that big and powerful countries have been selling arms to Human Rights violators, and France's Egypt-Dassault deal is only a recent and particularly telling example. However, this does not make it more excusable in any way.

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

Great Leadership Starts With Wholehearted People Observations: From Babies to Adults

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

In the case of great products, a user may go a lifetime without realizing the brilliance of the intuitive simplicity of the products. In the case of people, a genuine observation and sharing of what makes people great is the fuel to their motivation engine.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves.

Silence Is Speaking... Will We Listen?

Cassidy Hall | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

I'm continually engulfed in modern day life with beeps, vibrations, commercials, news feeds -- a variety of attacks on all my senses. Yet, silence's mystifying self still delicately reaches for my curious heart.

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

To Save the Church: Embrace Atheism as the True Religion and Religion as The True Atheism

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

What matters is not method or theology. What matters is honest relationships.

New Simulation May Resolve Time Travel Paradox

Scientific American | Lee Billings | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science

On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and ...

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

The Paradox Most Organizations Are Faced With

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The analogy I like to use is trying to lose weight by eating more calories a day; an impossible task.

Is There a New Form of Value Taking Shape in America?

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

When a culture of high expectations finds itself between mythologies, it really is between a rock and a hard place. Given America's vast resources, habitable landscape, and culture of plenty, we never needed to pause to reflect. We just keep on going like the Energizer bunny.

A Hairy Proposal

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Anuraag Girdhar

There is a barber in Seville who shaves every man in Seville who does not shave himself. But this begs the question: who shaves the Barber of Seville...

A Strange Paradox

Christine Eilvig | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

As our self-support emerges and we begin to love ourselves as we are, we find comfort and peace in just that. We end up longing less and less for the extraordinary, and we find more and more happiness in the ordinary.

Creation, Destruction, and the Paradox of Existence

The Chopra Well | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Perhaps the most obvious -- and most troubling -- example of contradiction in our universe is the constant tension between creation and destruction.

So You Created a Time Loop: A Time Traveler's Analysis of Looper

Nick Hurwitch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Science
Nick Hurwitch

We are not here to ruin anyone's movie-going fun. We greatly enjoyed Looper. But we are here to fry your brain like an egg.

Why Faith -- And We -- Need Contradictions

John Backman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
John Backman

So many of us don't like contradictions. They upset the apple carts of our certainty. We're confident that our faith tradition is correct. So we do everything we can to make the contradictions go away. But maybe this kind of headache is precisely what we need.

Valentines from the Street : BSA With Love

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Images of Street Art for Valentines Day If Street Art reflects society back to itself, and we contend that it does, then we must be in love. Amon...

Battling Christmas Crankiness

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Battling a spirit of cranky not caring entails disciplined worship and prayer, community, physical activity and general service to another. I would also add humor.

FLOWCHART: Are You Experiencing A Paradox?

Posted 10.26.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes it's hard to tell if you're experiencing a paradox. A "what," you ask? A paradox! You know, it's that thing where self-contradictory stat...

What William and Catherine, Arnold And Oprah Have In Common

Karen Talavera | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

What could these celebrities possibly share at the moment other than the media spotlight? Plenty, when we look below the surface glitz and shiny bright lights of media coverage.

WikiLeaks and the Disconnectivity of the Web

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

I am ambivalent about WikiLeaks. While I go with the undisputed righteousness of principles like freedom of speech, I feel I am being dragged into a fight that is not my own.

Six Ingredients for a Good Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Gratifying our most immediate needs and desires provides bursts of pleasure, but they're usually short-lived. We derive the most enduring sense of meaning and satisfaction in our lives when we serve something larger than ourselves.

The Paradox of China

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

The paradox is seen clearly in China's economy. Its GDP per capita is $6600, ranking it as a comparatively poor country; however, it is the world's second-largest market for luxury goods.

New Dream, Next Steps: Breaking Self-Referentiality

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We're trapped in a kind of cultural 'trance' and addicted to unsustainable patterns and practices that, in turn, drive isolation, fear and obsessive consumption.