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The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools - Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

What should be surprising is not that a case must be made for philosophy in America's high schools, but that philosophy hasn't already become an integral part of its schools long ago.

Live As Though You're Living a Second Time

Peter Himmelman | Posted 09.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist born in the early 1900s. He wrote a classic called, "Man Search for Meaning." If you haven't read it, you s...

8 Reasons It Seems Impossible to Simply 'Choose' Happiness

Brianna Wiest | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Nobody will hand you the key to liberating your mind. But most suffering stems from not realizing you were always in control.

The Common Good

William Kenower | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
William Kenower

My father had a very satisfying epiphany recently. It was fifty years in the making, but well worth the wait. He had studied a little philosophy as an undergraduate, where he had read about Immanuel Kant's "categorical imperative."

An Open Letter to Marco Rubio (and Other Deriders of the Humanities) From a Fellow Cuban-American

Bertha Alvarez Manninen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Education
Bertha Alvarez Manninen

So, I go back to your original question: was it worth $50,000 of student debt to study philosophy? No -- it is worth so much more. Although my education did help me financially, it helped me in a way far deeper; something that cannot be captured with dollar amounts.

Program Yourself for Success

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

Most importantly, and it can't be stressed enough, make the decision today to take responsibility for old programming that does not serve you. It changed my life immeasurably, and I'm sure it can change yours, too.

8 Struggles Highly Intuitive People Experience Every Day

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

If it's true that intuition is one of the soul's senses, then it makes sense as to why so many people live empty or meaningless lives. They construct their mindset through their physical experience -- their body's understanding -- which is survival.

The Extended Mind: The Link Between Technology and Memory

Nina Wang | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Nina Wang

The modern malaise of technology is usually framed in terms of how it affects us as social beings, or how it allows work to bleed into our personal lives. But in both work and our social lives, technology often serves as a memory aid.

The Gluten-Free Fad and the Logical 'Or'

Celia Kaye | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

Because of the gluten-free fad, there is more awareness about celiac disease, and there are more and better gluten-free options. Borne from the fad are also dangerous misconceptions about gluten and celiac disease, as well as resistance to and dismissal of the term "gluten-free."

The Oasis Within: The Story Behind the Story

Tom Morris | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Tom Morris

The Huffington Post has helped to create a new way of being a philosopher, and of looking at life philosophically. Let me explain. In February of 201...

The Smart, Scary Thing About Dummies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment
David Katz, M.D.

Those dummies may be hard to abide because they confront us with ourselves. Some of us may prefer to avert our eyes because of what lies within. The dummies are too much like us. Like us, they are but a gesture apart from the darkness.

7 Reasons Why Heartbreak Is Often Crucial for Human Growth

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

There have been so many poets and thinkers and philosophers who have spoken to this idea: the purpose of suffering. The wound through which Rumi claims the light enters.

The Next Hemingway Is Flipping Burgers

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Iain S. Thomas

Shouldn't our number one priority be ensuring that all of us, regardless of our pick in the genetic lottery, get a roof over our head and food in our stomach? If we're not taking care of each other, and making sure that our children (all our children) grow up in an environment where they feel safe, secure and don't want for the essentials of life, then why are we here?

This Silly Comic Tackles The Serious Issues Of Philosophy

Thought Matters | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Thought Matters

Playfulness continues to be present in every instance of philosophical thinking -- we just don't always notice it. And only by playing with assumptions, no matter how dear, can philosophy push inquiry forward.

Donald Trump: Nietzsche's Superman?

Austin Carty | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Austin Carty

Like so many others, I have vacillated between dismay and disbelief while watching Donald Trump's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The things Donald Trump says--let alone his hubris and his disregard for decency when saying them--are so offensive that they warrant a new word for offensiveness.

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having The Life You Want

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Here are eight of the daily behaviors and unconscious habits that are keeping you from the life you really want.

Salma Hayek on Children, on Love and Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.

Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Skye Cleary | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Skye Cleary

Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.

Seize the Day

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

Spengler's Decline of the West Revisited: Religion to Reason and Back

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Oswald Spengler was neither a religious nor secular historian, a position which in our modern bipolar world would in all probability leave most intellectuals searching for a job or even a room "at the Inn." Yet for thinkers who view culture, politics, AND religion as a "both/and" proposition not an "either/or," history demonstrates a repetitive evolutionary cycle.

Top 10 - 9 of 10 : The Plotinus Principle

Richard Koch | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

It's just possible that I have found a source of insight comparable to that from Vilfredo Pareto, the 19th-century economist who inspired the 80/20 principle.

Into the Matrix

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Denise M. Wilbanks

For centuries, writers in the science fiction genre have put into words concepts that when viewed at first blush, appear to be set in a framework of...

Would You Rather Be Happy and Poor or Unhappy and Wealthy?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Personally I espouse and teach one facet of Martin Seligman's "Positive Psychology," which is that everyone has a range of happiness and there are tools that keep us in the higher echelons of our happiness ranges.

Tulpas -- When Thought Takes Form

Allan Lennon | Posted 07.23.2015 | Weird News
Allan Lennon

The concept of the Tulpa is one that has always fascinated me. It is one of those subjects that, once you start thinking about it, just keeps going and going. As a very basic definition a Tulpa is a conjured being or object which is created through sheer spiritual or mental discipline alone.