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Annieta: Detroit, September 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I enter the parking garage's front office to make a complaint about a food delivery person who improperly parked in the disabled area. I tell the youn...

Reality Enters the Political Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.

Holiday Blessings for the Modern Fam

Raina Rose | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Raina Rose

May your children be blessed with the holiday spirit so that they experience no melt-downs, no squabbling fits, no food throwing and joy sparkling from their eyes like snowflakes glinting off your neighbor's garish light display.

The Phrase 'Real Life'

Dave Gill | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Dave Gill

Upon hearing about the bumpy transitions back to normality that others had experienced, I thought it would be nothing, but now the opposite seems obvious. Of course there'll be transition pains. How would there not be after last year?

Brave New Auto-Corrected World: Engineering Life One Letter at a Time

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Nancy Colier

In addition to designing and mutating reality, the auto-corrector is now contributing yet another mirror to the funhouse that is human communication.

Why Is Your Religion Powerless to Change You? To Change the World?

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Why is your religion and/or religious belief powerless to change you? Powerless to change the world? This might explain it... In Voice of Reason, a...

The Mystery of God and the Brain

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Will neuroscience eventually be able to locate God in our neurons, and if so, should that tiny area of the brain be excised or boosted? No doubt there are arguments on both sides, depending on whether you hold that God has been good for the human race in the long run or bad.

Interview With Shalom Tomas Neuman, Winner of Italy's Prize for Art, Giglio d'Oro 2013

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Fusionism is expansive, inclusive. There are no limits to the combinations, of disciplines and techniques one can invent. Fusionism integrates and liberates; it creates dialogue and community.

Fables May Fail to Help Children

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Art Markman, Ph.D.

There are lots of goals for telling stories to children, but there is often at least some attempt to teach kids something about life. When we hope to educate, does it matter whether the stories are about the real world or about fantasy?

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box - Part 7

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

As easy as it is to think that the brain in its skull casing is all that is necessary to produce mind, it's just as easy, if you permit yourself, to think of Mind as the fundamental nature of everything that exists.

Life Is Like a Burger!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I'm definitely a "what you see is what you get" kind of girl. Pretense is exhausting. I don't appreciate it in advertising and I sure as hell don't appreciate it in people.

Reinventing the Apocalypse: Gary Lemons Streams Collective Consciousness With Poetry

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.12.2013 | Home
Russell C. Smith

His current collection of poems, "Snake," imagines a post-apocalypse Earth long after the extinction of the human race where a character that embodies all of the feelings, thoughts and emotions of our entire civilization when it no longer exists.

What Was Steve Job's 'Secret'?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

A lot has been written about Steve Jobs since his death that attempts to explain the source of his brilliance and creativity. What was it about him t...

We Are Using the Same Words, But Are We Speaking the Same Language?

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The problem is not so much that we are hearing different things in the same words, but the fact that we believe that we are meaning the same thing. This misunderstanding causes many of the problems that we run into in our relationships and indeed every form of human interaction.

Online Dating: You Can't Handle the Truth

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

I was sincerely curious as to whether someone could find me appealing enough to date -- if I came clean and represented myself as I really am. The results were disastrous, as the majority of readers found my honesty worthy of their scorn.

A New Kind of Real

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Gabriel Mizrahi

Things are getting real. Entertainment, specifically. And by "real" I don't mean serious, or imminent, or even necessarily honest -- but real, as in pushed to the limit of what we perceive as real, and even further.

Change Our Story: My 'Complex' Week

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Instead of reductionist thinking -- which science and much analyzing is wont to do. I prefer expansionist thinking. What's possible? What have we not thought of?

6 Sexual Myths About Those Over 50

Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

6 Myths About Sex After 50 By Keren Smedley for YourTango.com It’s easy as we age, in the youth obsessed society we live in, to believe that ...

Viewing Life through Facebook-Colored Glasses

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger You know those aphorisms designed to help you address some of life's challenges? The ones that con...

For Better or Worse Until...

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you love each other you shouldn't fight, things will be consistently blissful forever, you never have to say you're sorry... about anything, you'll never be lonely again and about a thousand other things that will turn out to be untrue. The word for these beliefs is "illusions."

YouTube's "Summer Break" Reality Stars Talk Life In Front of The Camera & Crazy Tweets (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The stars of YouTube's "Summer Break" reality series - Alex, Ray and Kostas - stop by the What's Trending studio to talk about their weirdest tweets, ...

Lifting the Veil: Obama Has Compromised My Notion of Hope -- Which Has Led to Greater Faith... And Not in O

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

My loss of hope in the vision of change that Obama inspired -- and it's subsequent morph or collapse into my individual Faith -- is not a binary phenomena. It's not an either/or, all or nothing, in or out thing.

Change Our Story: A New Societ-e

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

People are starting to gather around deeply personal and unique aspects of themselves -- and because of their sheer number and the ease of personal expression, the Internet is providing a much more nuanced look at behavior and true ideology.

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The fact that so many marriages end in disappointment for so many couples is a reflection of how many people continue to opt for the illusion of myths rather than to challenge the assumptions on which they are based.

What To Do When You Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Friedemann Schaub

To make sense of the world without frying our brains, we need to filter out a large portion of all that's coming at us. But how do we distinguish the tiny fraction that's relevant from the massive input we can ignore?