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Perception

What You Want Wants You Too!

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Being human is an always expanding evolutionary journey that we all can experience -- but the true gift, at the heart of everything, is the ability to simply be.

Scientists Discover Mona Lisa Isn't The Only Painted Lady Rocking The 'Mona Lisa Smile'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

The mystery of Mona Lisa's smile is probably one of the first things you learned about in art class. But it turns out Mona Lisa may not be the only pa...

The Tyranny of Perfection: What Would Trees Think About Us?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I met a woman recently who was worried she was going to lose her man if she didn't get a botox treatment. I told her not to change herself for him - but she assured me that where she lived, in Hollywood, it was different.

When Losing Is Winning

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.

Brave New World(Building): How an Author Became a Game Designer

Amanda Gardner | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Amanda Gardner

I felt stripped of all the conventions that I'd come to rely on, especially as someone who always wrote in first person. Pulling a story out of me this way was like trying to give birth through your bellybutton -- just not going to happen.

Shifting Perceptions -- How Do You Change Your Perception in the Market

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

How can a popular brand go from being at the top to almost forgotten? The most common reason is that the business is not adapting to the changes in the market, it is not adjusting its perception to be worthy of a leader.

Blue and Black or White and Gold? A Neuroscientist Tackles the Viral Dress Phenomenon

Quora | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science
Quora

This illusion is pretty fascinating. It might actually point the way to a new discovery. The color constancy effect has been known for a long time, and there are many illusions around that show (to the same viewer) how a colored surface can appear to be one hue or another depending on the circumstances.

How to Override the Assumptions Others Make About You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When it comes to perceiving you, your colleagues are (without realizing it) relying heavily on assumptions, the miserly brain's favorite shortcut.

What Easter Says About Trusting Women

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Bronwyn Lea

This week before Easter gives me cause to pause and reflect. Haven't men always failed to trust women, because somehow there is an innate belief that women are less trustworthy? But I'm reminded on Easter that Jesus did. And it tells me that somehow, when it comes to bearing witness to Him, He trusts me too.

The Rhythm of the Business Dance: 6 Essential Steps of Pattern Recognition

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Business and dancing seem like two pretty different animals, don't they? But, they really have more in common than you realize. It can not only help you transform your happiness in the workplace, but focus your mind to recognize patterns and then identify and pursue relevant opportunities.

A Christian Guide to #DressGate

Cindy Brandt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Seriously, #dressgate is a timely demonstration of a message I hope to spread. As a Christian who grew up in between cultures and spends her adult life globe trotting, I cannot stress enough how differently all of us perceive reality.

How Brain Science Affects The Way We See #TheDress

Michael Buice | Posted 05.03.2015 | Science
Michael Buice

Upon the electronic distribution of a picture of nothing more than a dress, we saw the birth of the stalwart White-and-golders and the die-hard Black-and-bluers. This dress is a nice example of how what you see isn't necessarily what you perceive.

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.

Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 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?

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

Jorge Oller | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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.