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The Link Between Reality And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

How do you define happiness -- and is it realistic? Each one of us has a different idea of what it means to be happy. For some, it's solace in a wa...

Paper Dragon Illusion: Mind-boggling

Bryan Farha | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Bryan Farha

It is simply a paper cutout from complex angles that are joined together to create this wonderful sensory stimulation. Enjoy.

Thanksgiving: Is It Only One Day a Year?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you focus on making the present a joyful and loving experience, you don't dwell on the past or worry about the future anymore. Honoring the present moment with appreciation and value allows everything else to take care of itself.

But What If We Could Bring All Of Our Shadows To The Light?

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat would happen if we completely reimaged how we viewed ourselves? And our shadows? And the world around us? Let's say we brought to light all of our flaws, our other self, the part of us we only see in our dreams.

Two Reality Shows That Practically Clean My House for Me

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Angela Jamene

There are two shows I can turn on any time and I will start cleaning my house without even realizing I'm doing it. It may begin with wiping down a counter, but if it turns out to be a marathon, my whole kitchen will be spotless by the third episode.

Accepting Responsibility

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As the language suggests, it is a "response ability" -- the ability to choose our response in every moment to all that is going on around us. A choosing that allows us to claim ownership of the circumstances of our lives, and thereby, to contribute to making them better.

'I Shall Wear The Bottoms of My Trousers Rolled'

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.06.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

In a classic 1996 study, psychological scientists demonstrated that "priming" people with aging-related words actually led them to walk more slowly afterward. Today the idea of unconscious priming is under intense scrutiny.

Are You Okay? You Smell Like Cytokines.

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

The healthy would have a better chance of surviving an epidemic if they could identify its first victims -- while they are still looking well -- and steer clear. Unfortunately, those early churnings of the immune system are far too subtle to detect. Or maybe not.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Learning to Let Go

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

The long list of feelings we experience around loss comes from holding on to our perceptions about the way things "ought to be." When we are able to let go of these perceptions, it is as if we open a door to a brand-new world of possibility.

800-Pound Gorillas and Paradigms

David Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Rosen

Someone not working in that paradigm most often brings about the paradigm shift. Of course, the role of cross-disciplinary collaboration has helped reshape this a bit and promises greater potency in time.

The Face(s) of the GOP. Who Do You See?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.08.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Can people be so biased by their political attitudes that they look out and see a different world, a world where up is down and black is white? I came across a new study this week that argues just that.

What's Your Polarity?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Next time you want to pout in your corner and push others aside as if they don't exist, think about what's within your control to change.

The Cost of Trust

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

The perception is that trust has been abused. Reputation has been damaged. And now, if the bank can get this behind them, there is the opportunity to start down the long road and rebuild trust and reputation.

What Aren't You Saying?

Ashley Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Like anything, the "disease to please" and the resulting sugarcoated life is a habit. Break this habit by simply telling the truth. First to yourself, then to others.

ENERGOSITY: Miami Beach, September 2013

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

With the camera, I was and am able to access, harness and convey the extraordinary within the ordinary, profound wonder in the everyday. It's been said that "the camera doesn't lie." If true, then this image is evidence of the magic present in an ordinary nighttime drive uptown.

What If We Thought Of Stress As Good?

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Could our fear of stress be making everything way worse? As the CEO of meQuilibrium, I know full well that no one source, problem, or issue is to blame when it comes to stress -- that our response to stress has far more to do with our ability to cope than almost anything else.

How Bad Is Our Perception of Time? Very!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Have you ever had the this experience? Your phone rings, a friend says "Let's meet for drinks." You say: "I'll be there in 15 minutes." Then, when you show up, your friend is half drunk and slurring "WTF? You said 15 minutes... That was nearly an hour ago."

Can You Really Trust Your Eyes?

Posted 09.12.2013 | Arts

But really, can you trust your eyes? We can't be so sure after watching this short video from ASAP Science, which shows just how deceiving our vis...

Ever Wonder How A Blind Person Thinks About Outer Space?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

How does a person who can't see conceptualize such intangible concepts as outer space, sunrise, being up high, looking far down or the horizon? Watch ...

What Should Christians Do to Change Their Perception?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Without the Christian community altering their historic principles, or tossing them out altogether, what do you think are the five most important things Christians could do today that would start to change your perception?

Perception And Perspective

Neal Jenson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

In business, we might not be able to do much to change our employees, or change the core operations of our company, but we can nurture the things we see are important to our company and improve the perception.

Truth or Perception

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.03.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

Many people tell me they do not think using correct grammar is all that important. But one does not expect that attitude to prevail in what is supposedly an elite college preparatory school: one would expect the goal to be academic excellence rather than popular perception.

What If I'm Wrong?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who is Ethan Porter? According to Ethan, he is: a Philosopher of Science, Professor of Darkness, Harbinger of Despair, and (among plenty of other thin...

What If You're Wearing Big, Ugly Glasses

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if we're all missing out on so much there is between us based on what we think, or want to see instead of what's really there?

Your Design Performance May Be Better Than You Think

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Why can't everyone else see your genius and why do the experts seldom agree with you? If you are feeling misunderstood, relax, it may just be how we humans have evolved.