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Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

What Is Authentic Love? Simone de Beauvoir on Romance

Skye Cleary | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Skye Cleary

Does finding "the one" and living happily ever after sound ideal? Has your happiness ever depended on a lover? Has your lover ever tried to stop you from pursuing your hopes and dreams (or vice versa)?

10 Traits Of Emotionally Strong People

Brianna Wiest | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women
Brianna Wiest

They seek respect more than they do attention.

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Antiquity - Part 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Call it what you will: advertising, propaganda, public relations, indoctrination, lobbying, disinformation, brainwashing, spin, mind control, or manufacturing consent, they all have the same function -- getting people to think what you want them to think.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Why Every Writer is Smart Enough

William Kenower | Posted 12.28.2015 | Books
William Kenower

It is impossible for me now to view anyone's intelligence the way I view computers, with their bigger and smaller hard drives and faster and slower processors. All I have ever done is asked questions. In this way, intelligence is more like Google and the Internet.

Tai Chi, Qigong and the Question, 'Who Am I?'

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

"Who am I?" can be answered in so many ways from the profound to the mundane. While each is worth considering, many of us skip over paying attention to ourselves on even the simplest level. For instance, does this food agree with me? Do I need six hours of sleep or eight? Does it help to exercise?

5 Ways to Calm the Chaos in Your Life

Jackie Woodside | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Woodside

Since the richness of life and all its opportunities are not going to go away, what needs to change is how we perceive all that we have to and want to do. A shift in perception can open new doors to the sense of purpose and productivity that we all desire.

For Christians, Does Being Pro-Life Lead More Souls to Hell?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.

Beyond Development: Escaping the Linguistic Prison

Jonathan Dawson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Education
Jonathan Dawson

Today, as a society, the bars of our prison comprise the language we use to define the challenges we face and the range of options available to us, obscuring from view all kinds of new creative thinking and solutions that are potentially open to us.

16 Signs of a Socially Intelligent Person

Brianna Wiest | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

While you may not know what makes someone socially intelligent, you have likely experienced the kind of social tone-deafness that leaves you feeling f...

Buddha's Tooth, a Book

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

I recommend a book that's somewhat about a mislaid molar of the historical Buddha. A mislaid molar, a tooth, found and duly deemed a dusty dentine rel...

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Antiquity -- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

You've met them. You've heard them. You know what they're like. Those slaves of antiquity! Those idolaters of yesterday! Forever wallowing in the past! "The past had all the answers! They were closer to the sources, the fountains of wisdom, the wellsprings of life!"

A Disembodied Spirit Discusses Its Recently Remembered Love for Lemons

Peter Himmelman | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

Hey, I'm not sure if you're busy or whatever, but I've really gotta talk to you, as in right now, this very moment -- otherwise what I'm gonna try to ...

8 Cognitive Biases That Are Creating the Way You Experience Your Life

Brianna Wiest | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

The good news is that your life is probably different than how you think it is. Unfortunately, that's the bad news too. As Nobel Prize winning psychol...

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

Black Lives and All Lives

GVH Live | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices
GVH Live

This great cause has the voice it deserves and yet, as it grows, it is misconstrued as being anti-white rather than pro-black. Black lives matter and all lives matter are the counterparts to their own messages because when black lives truly do matter they will not be black lives anymore, they will be lives.

6 Signs You Have a Normal Social Sensitivity

Brianna Wiest | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Not liking everybody or desiring solitude or preferring one close friend to a group of many is not social dysfunction. We're overgeneralizing what it ...

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
Quora

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.