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Reality Wars: The Battles Over Truth and Reality

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 08.19.2015 | Science
Ian I. Mitroff

Interestingly enough, social science research shows that the gaps between scientists and the general public cannot be spanned by logic and rational thought alone. While necessary, they are not sufficient by themselves.

Liam Hodges: Rugged beginnings into Luxury Menswear (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Designs rooted in reality and heightened by the imagination. Liam Hodges' innovations have already been worn by international music artists such as...

Why You Should Stop Measuring Self Esteem With Likes And Follows

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Allison Berger. Remember  in elementary school when you wished you could just use a calculator to solve an equa...

Into the Matrix

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Denise M. Wilbanks

For centuries, writers in the science fiction genre have put into words concepts that when viewed at first blush, appear to be set in a framework of...

Steps to Taking Control of Your Thoughts

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

Taking control of your thoughts is huge. Once you become aware that every thought you have the good, the bad and the ugly is a choice then you can take the steps to choose to only allow the good into your consciousness and therefore your reality.

GPS of the Mind: 5 Ways to Keep Directional

Joan Moran | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joan Moran

Plutarch said, The whole life of a man is but a point in time; let us enjoy it. Plutarch's quote reminds me of a 4-year-old black Labrador dog call...

Why the "Dreams" of Google's Neural Nets Are the Closest Thing to Reality

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Last week's post on Google's Research Blog has made front-page news with a series of stunning, hallucinatory images produced by artificial neural networks. Were these images our first glimpse into an artificial mind?

Why Do We Still Get Confused Between Fake and Real?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Abi Fedorovsky

I can probably say that I speak for many my age when I say that I am friends with people with whom I have absolutely zero interaction, apart from online.

'More Rational Than Thou'

Stuart Hameroff | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Stuart Hameroff

An open letter to Richard Dawkins and Michael Shermer Dear Richard and Michael, I read your lament that some people leave religion for 'something ...

Burdened With 'Glorious' Boredom

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Jio F. Deslate

Our boredom arises not from a lack of stimuli, for in the digital age of attention-deficit discord, we have plenty of distractions. Our boredom springs from a lack of imagination, the ability to defy reality, and its dictates by going beyo

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

Oyster | Posted 04.18.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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.