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7 Hotels That Don't Look A Thing Like Their Ads

Oyster | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Throughout our hours and hours of travel and hotel investigating at Oyster.com, we've come across quite a few photo fakeouts: Situations where the h...

Reality and Satire Announce $100 Billion Merger After Jon Stewart Announces He's Leaving The Daily Show

Spencer Green | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following Jon Stewart's announcement that he will leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Reality announced it will be acquiring Satire in a $100 billion deal. "We're finally making official what Mr. Stewart has made obvious for years," said Reality spokesperson Kyle Dorchanter.

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 02.09.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.

Perception and Reality Clash at a Home Improvement Store

George Giokas | Posted 02.04.2015 | 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.

Between Trapezes

Jim Selman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Charles Dubois once said that the most important thing in life is the willingness to let go of who we are to realize who we can be. This distinction between the 'real' and the 'possible' is always with us, whether we're conscious or not.

In Defense of Reality

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

Something weird and unhealthy is happening when drivers cannot abstain from texting even in city traffic. I have heard of people who cannot play a round of golf without pausing at each hole to check their e-mail.

About Isolation, Race, Relationships and Friends

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There are real people really hurting. Turn on our customized media and we see what might spin into a race war over men being killed and the accused walking away. No matter what sources of media you are using, we are seeing it.

Friends In Fiction

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Television is our safety, our constant. Much like reality and real relationships, we can't always count on it not to hurt us. Just like our own selves, these characters have flaws. No one lives a perfect life, not even a fictional television character, no matter which pair of rose-colored glasses you wear to watch.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

5 Reasons Imagination Is More Important Than Reality

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 01.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lamisha Serf-Walls

While there have been many people in my life who have so kindly reminded me of the importance of being responsible and realistic, I have learned that imagination is far more valuable than reality and here are a few reasons why.

What's Wrong With Being Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The practice of open-mindedness and reflection is enormously valuable particularly in our close relationships. But I won't kid you, it can be very difficult for those of us who have been attached to being right. It is freeing, but humbling.

Don't Let Anyone Rent Space in Your Head for Free

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Think back to a time when you went from a miserable state to a happy one. I am sure when you look back you will realize that shift did not happen because the situation changed. That shift happened because you consciously decided that you were tired of feeling that way.

Is Life an Illusion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life, and in particular your life? Well, of course you do, but maybe you should ease up on the angst. There are academics who say you don't have a life. You're just an app.

Is Hollywood Ruining Our Relationships?

Gina Hussar | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Gina Hussar

Are we, thanks to steamy love scenes with perfect lighting and airbrush makeup, setting our expectations too high? The best love, the greatest sex, the happiest moments don't happen on set. Relationships that stand the test of time are plenty flawed and far from Brangelina cool.

On The Road With No Degree

Cindy Capitani | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Cindy Capitani

It's sort of like "On the Road" except the driver is on my car insurance. And when they finally decide to leave Maine (you're where?!), the driver has a cell phone and can call mom about flat tires, stripped lug nuts and how between the four of them, they're down to $2. OK, so it's not like "On the Road" at all.

What Is the Meaning of Life?

Susie Sampson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

What is the meaning of life? Seems like a simple question. In reality, the answers can be pretty hilarious! They're certainly as different and unique as the people on Hollywood Boulevard.

The Material Is Immaterial

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

The words we use to describe things are as inexact and conceptual as the things they describe. In other words, the words we use to describe things are not the things they represent. Words merely stand imperfectly for the things they represent in our minds.

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

OK Magazines So Sexy Reality TV Smorgasbord

Tom Murro | Posted 08.02.2014 | New York
Tom Murro

A porn star, Housewives, Mob Wives, and a pageant queen all in the same room, what more could you want from a Wednesday night?

Can We Alter Our Own Perceptions Of Reality?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living

We're familiar with the mind games and tricks magicians use on a daily basis -- but what if we can take those "hacks" and apply them to our own percep...

How to Eat Cake

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

The other morning, I had a vision of the reality of life. It wasn't profound; it was prosaic, ordinary but delicious. The vision was of a cake. In thi...

Five Ways to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

There is no greater feeling than accomplishing your goals, so get off the couch and seize the day! I am going to pay it forward today and share with you Kirsty's top five tips on following your dreams and not taking "no" for an answer.

So Your Show Is Probably Canceled... Now What?

Hulu.com | Posted 06.21.2014 | TV
Hulu.com

Luckily, we've sorted things out for a few plucky characters we think'll be just fine on this side of the small screen -- whether or not their shows have already gone the way of the dinosaur.

3 Ways To Bring Yourself Back To Reality

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

As human beings, we have to be careful not to deny reality when it hurts our happiness, health and success. We must accept things are they are, not as we wish them to be.

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.24.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must see the bigger picture, and opt not to publicly shame their children on social media.