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5 Reasons Imagination Is More Important Than Reality

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable.

Everyone Is a Winner at 2nd Stage Theatres 27th All Star Bowling Classic

Tom Murro | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

When I think of bowling, I think, Roy Munson, cigarette smoke, beer, mullets, and "why the hell am I thinking about bowling?"

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? For a tiny fraction of the population who believe they have experienced God directly, this is a spiritu...

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 y...

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.