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10 Reasons Why Life Gets Better As You Grow Older

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Essentially: life doesn't get better, we become better equipped to deal with it. Here, all the reasons why you have the rest of your life to look forward to, whether you believe it or not:

The Very Important Reason Why We Choose To Love People Who Cannot Love Us Back

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.29.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

The purpose of a relationship is not to be loved perfectly, or forever. It is not to have our every whim and wish met and fulfilled. It is not to be completed, or to have our minds and hearts fueled by the hormonal stimulation we think is the feeling of love. The purpose of a relationship is not the Universe's way of saying "you're worthy, and here's someone to prove it."

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools -- Conclusion: Promoting the Course

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.26.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

If you're the type of person who gives a quiet chuckle every time someone tells you that he or she has "the answers"; if you feel a sense of irreveren...

How to Write a Love Letter: Inspiration from Beauvoir and Sartre

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Skye Cleary

Hot summer romances are a long distant memory as the northern hemisphere winter closes in and tempts us towards hibernation, hot chocolate, and heated holiday party debates.

Avicii Talks About His Favorite Philosopher

Quora | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

A couple of years ago I wouldn't have had any problems answering this question but I'm astounded at how confused I feel about this question right now. My first instinctual answer when I saw this was Hermann Hesse - but my confusion set in when I started thinking about what constitutes being a philosopher.

Where to Philosophize in New York City

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.23.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.

Inner Peace Is Not 'Boring'

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Wiest

Inner peace is not boring because it does not remove or replace or shift or change your personality. It just allows you to accept it.

We Use Anxiety to Generate Motivation, Which Is Why We Can't Get Rid of It

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Wiest

When we can't let go of something that we claim to despise, it is usually because we are in love with it in some way. That is to say, we believe it do...

Our Emotional Telescope: The Key to Inner Calm

Tom Morris | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In light of the Paris events of late, I'd like to share a short passage from my new book, The Oasis Within. An older man is speaking to his nephew abo...

We Need Welders. We Need Philosophers. But Most Importantly, We Need Graduates.

David Levin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
David Levin

In September, I wrote about how the word "education" came up only seven times during the second Republican debate. In this week's debate, education was mentioned only five times, but since the debate was only two hours versus three, I'm willing to call that progress.

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Welders and Philosophers

Tom Morris | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Tom Morris

In the most recent Republican presidential primary debate, Senator Mark Rubio said: "For the life of me, I don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Marco Rubio and the Shallow Pit of American Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Politicians like Pat McGrory, Rick Scott and alas, Marco Rubio seem to consider the general pursuit of knowledge not only a waste of time but a waste of taxpayer dollars.

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools -- Part 6: Keeping Students Uncertain

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Far from giving students "the answers" to philosophical questions, a teacher should keep students uncertain by making every answer as plausible as pos...

We Need More Philosophers and Fewer Welders

David Rodin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
David Rodin

Of course the value of the humanities cannot be reduced to their instrumental or economic value. But neither should the likely trajectory of their economic value be ignored. The Osborne and Frey study puts the likelihood of higher education professors being replaced by machines at 3 percent.

Rene Girard (1923-2015) in Contemporary Philosophy

Randall Frederick | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Randall Frederick

As his work developed over the subsequent decades, Girard went on to argue that his initial impressions were incorrect. Religion did not lead to violence, rather violence created a need for religion to channel and sanction the use of force.

When You Run, Run Free: Defining Success for Yourself

Tom Morris | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Imagine for a moment that the Kentucky Derby is underway. It's a beautiful day. The horses are all rounding a turn in full stride, close together, hooves pounding, sprays and clumps of dirt flying up from the track.

Reading the Humanities Promotes Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Capacity

David Brendel | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
David Brendel

The implications of these ideas, and the opportunities they present for the business world, are profound. Reading and discussing great humanities texts can guide and encourage people to think in a more disciplined fashion about human experience and interaction.

'I Don't See Color': Why You Should Start

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

This is a phrase I hear often, along with "I am colorblind," used interchangeably and invariably by well-meaning persons of Caucasian descent, who generally wish to convey that race and/or skin color are not foremost in the mind when encountering other human beings.

Living in the Now... Is It Even Possible

Barry Kibrick | Posted 11.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barry Kibrick

So why have so many addressed this issue as a mandatory way to experience bliss in life? Is it because they think if our minds wonder off into future thoughts we cannot enjoy the moment we are presently experiencing?

Why All College Students Should Be Asking The Big Questions

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion

Over the last two years, Evgenia Cherkasova, an associate professor of philosophy at Boston's Suffolk University, has taught the university’s f...

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools -- Part 5: Why is There Suffering in the World? -- Eight Theories

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.01.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

We were dealing with Aeschylus's view of how one might reconcile the goodness of God with the fact that so many good people suffer, as do children and infants, and yet so many bad people prosper.

Let The 'Tao Of Happiness' Be Your Guide To A Joyful, Fulfilled Life

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion

If someone told you that happiness was within your reach, without a moment's delay, would you believe them? The "counterintuitive" nature of that prop...

The Megaphone of Power

Tom Morris | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Tom Morris

The famous South African film director jumped out of his chair and ran up to me, stopping only when his nose was six inches from mine. "I'm right here...

Interactive Performance Art/ificial Intelligence -- Robotic Ape Comes to BAM

Shai Baitel | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Shai Baitel

When one of the world's legendary performance artists -- Oleg Kulik -- collaborates with a visionary entrepreneur-philosopher -- Dmitry Volkov -- the audience rightly expects an intellectual blockbuster.