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Thinking or Feeling? Which Is the Best Option to Make Decisions?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

The truth is, however, that our world is not consistent. In fact, it is very uncertain. The world we are in this moment is different than the one a minute ago because everything has changed. Life is fluid.

Like the Biblical Adam, I've Been Invited to Name Things

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Western culture has a long tradition of labeling things, categorizing things. The Greeks did it. And the biblical Adam did it when God invited him to ...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Crystal Deth

Paula Gordon | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Gordon

Politics got you down? Tired of being shafted by the .1%? Despairing of head-in-the-dark climate change deniers? Suffering from Drumpf anxiety? Regret...

Transhumanism is Being Guided by Reason and the Word "Why"

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Image of the future -- By Smart Gadget Technology The human race is on the threshold of so much revolutionary change. It's mostly due to the emerg...

Aborted? Why Not? Adopted? Why?

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kathryn Atkins

Fact: Every person on this earth comes here by the same means. We are conceived, and we are born. If those two steps didn't happen, we wouldn't be he...

On Authority and the Pragmatics of Science and Religion

Laura Rediehs | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Laura Rediehs

In my previous essay, we began to examine science and religion from both a historical perspective (they were not always regarded as separate disciplin...

Trump, Fear and the Big Man

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In his Big Man discourse, Mr. Trump says that no one else can do what he can do. He offers no specifics about how he will fix the world and "make America great again." For this Big Man -- not to forget the ever-growing number of his followers -- specifics and the accuracy of his assertions, which have already made fact-checkers weary, count less than the trust one places in the great leader.

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

What Rumi and Khalil Gibran Would Tell Us About Love

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 60 excerpts from poems infused with the mystic wisdom of two greatly gifted poets, Persian Jalal al-Din Rumi and Lebanese Khalil Gibran.

Everything Does Not Happen For a Reason

Erin Musto | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Erin Musto

In February of 2012, my 5 ½ year old daughter Madeline passed away. She was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a rare and inoperable brainstem tumor. She passed away only five days after her diagnosis. I am often annoyed and confused when people tell me that Madeline died for a reason.

The Mailbox Incident and Political Anger

Terry Newell | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

There is certainly a place for anger as a device for social change. When directed against moral failure, it can produce energy and marshal resources to correct injustice. But every disagreement is not a justifiable pretext for righteous indignation. Anger can be overdone.

Transcendence for Realists

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Lawrence Rifkin

A rush of powerful, transforming emotion. A love that overwhelms. A bolt of altered perspective. An encounter with pure beauty. A profound realization of significance--or insignificance.

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

Lights Go On: Part LXVI -- Perspective

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How often do I hear "Why does this always happen to me?" or "This idea came to me, I don't know why" or "Why do I do these things?" this word ...

An Atheist's Perspective on the Rise of Christian Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanism is not a religion, nor is it in competition with religion. It is simply a mode of being that embraces evolving the human being with science, reason, and technology.

The Danger The Planet Faces Because Human Instinct Overpowers Human Reason

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest month ever' was recorded, was 1916. Things are heating up.

The Unquenchable and Endless Thirst for War -- Thomas Paine Warns the NeoCons Are Coming... Again!

Ian Ruskin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Ian Ruskin

Enter Thomas Paine, the one truly radical Founding Father, who was fighting for that soul of America. He was also the man who inspired a long and bloody war through his words in Common Sense and American Crisis, words often quoted by Neocons.

The Real Reason Why 'I Can't Do What I Know I Need to Do'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Recognizing the shadow aspects of ourselves, those parts that we have denied, disowned, or attempt to conceal from others, is a powerful step in the process of becoming a more self-accepting person, which is a pretty important aspect of any successful relationship.

Do Unexpected Things Ever Happen for a Reason?

Tom Morris | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Tom Morris

Their concern is that in a broad cross section of people, whether religious or not, there seems to be a strong natural tendency to see intentions, purposes, and goals at work in life, far beyond the explicit actions of people or other conscious animals.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

After the Drones: Open Letter to President Obama

Suna Senman | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Suna Senman

While you send our drones and other military might to physically arrest the "cells" like radiation and chemotherapy, invest in building healthy cells to replace these.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.