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Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Courtney C. Radsch

There is a valid concern that the countering violent extremism initiative could provide justification for governments to broaden surveillance online and use it to curb human rights and civil liberties.

Some Small Truths About Brian Williams' Big Lie

Michael J. Formica | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.

Health and Marriage: The Cortisol Connection

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.12.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. Even so, very little is known about exactly how marriage quality affects health.

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

Perception and Reality Clash at a Home Improvement Store

George Giokas | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
George Giokas

We are all extremely quick to judge and label strangers. This all-too-human human trait is based on either some preconceived notions we have carried around since someone stole our marbles or dolls during our formative years or just plain ignorance of other cultures or ways of life strange to us.

Takeaways From Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groover's Talk on Innovation and Perception

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Last semester, I got the chance to listen to one of the best talks I've heard on campus during the launch of the PennVention Innovation Competition. A few days back, I got to listen to the recording I took and the talk was just so inspiring and energizing.

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

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.28.2014 | 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?

Perception Is Not Reality and It May Lead You to the Wrong Place

Jorge Oller | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Jorge Oller

How many opportunities will we lose because of our deep-seated paradigms? How many ideas will we brush aside because they're unexpected? Will we be able to discover the grandest possibilities in existence without the influence of other points of view?

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

Yagana Shah

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You'll Likely Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

Age-liars and birthday-deniers... you'd best learn a thing or two from those who are young at heart. People who feel younger than their actual chronol...

Seeing Green (And Yellow and Purple)

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Seeing and believing are not synonymous, as optical illusions can be rooted more deeply in cultural beliefs. Half of the difficulty with empathy lies in the fact that we can never truly know how others see the world, either literally or psychologically, but as we grow older and more settled in our worldview we tend to assume otherwise.

5 'Tweaks' to Happiness

Jodie Rogers | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodie Rogers

Here are my five tweaks to your perception that may help you feel more happiness. You may find them clichéd, you may find them unsurprising, perhaps you may even find them helpful. The truth is, happiness is not a new invention.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

Perceptionism: How Are You Being Perceived?

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 01.17.2015 | Small Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

Walking down a busy New York City street with a dear friend a month ago, I spied a guy dressed in expressively colorful clothes coming towards us, singing out loud as music blasts in his ears.

Why Aren't More Women Working in Tech Companies?

Johana Reyes | Posted 01.04.2015 | Technology
Johana Reyes

Today many claim there are not enough women working in tech companies. According to an article published by Alison Griswold at Moneybox.com, data from well-known companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, show us there is a huge gender gap.

Don't Let Anyone Rent Space in Your Head for Free

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Think back to a time when you went from a miserable state to a happy one. I am sure when you look back you will realize that shift did not happen because the situation changed. That shift happened because you consciously decided that you were tired of feeling that way.

A Science of Miracles -- No Longer Optional? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

For most people, miracles are something left behind in childhood. They require innocent belief, not adult rationality. The camp of vocal skeptics and ...

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

Michael J. Formica | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat unproductive and, at others, wholly destructive. When confronted with either circumstance, we are also provided with an invitation to change.

When Seeing Is Not Believing

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

For decades, studies of how our brains work by neurophysiologists and psychologists have turned up a massive User's Manual that seems to explain how and why we think the way we do. The reason that so many people distrust these findings is that they sometimes tell us unpleasant things about our deepest-held beliefs about who we are.

The Power of a Professional Brand and Why You Need One

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It's time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Guideposts to Mastery

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. Simone Weil As I wrote here last month, o...

Being Open to Magic

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

Magic is everywhere. Like in my painting it's right outside your window looking in, frequently unnoticed. It's not that we don't believe that anything is possible. Often we are blind to miracles because we have tunnel vision.

Is Your Glass Full of Bull?

Laura Berger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

Maybe pessimism, stress, and fatigue are dominating your path -- and holding you back from the life you want to lead. The good news is that there is a way to shift your perception toward optimism. Here's how.

You've Changed! Why Didn't They Notice?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

You have to be consistent in how you present yourself -- to the point where you don't mind being "guilty of repeating yourself." If you abandon the consistency, people will get confused and the perception you are trying to change will get muddied by conflicting evidence that you are just the same as you were.

Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody questions the physical intensity of labor and childbirth, but how do we know how painful the experience really is? Does recall -- especially months and years later -- accurately reflect the experienced pain?