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The Surfing Guru

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Tim McHenry

If you are on a surf board, and think you are at one with nature, think again. Being a wave warrior and being on board the Rainbow Warrior are clear...

A View of the Climate from Death Row

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Tim McHenry

When ten of the 18 years spent on death row are also spent without sight of the sun, what could the view of the weather be? This wasn't quite the question initially posed of former death row inmate Damien Echols when he met Buddhist priest T.K. Nakagaki.

Why Is Climate Change Not Like Being Mauled by Wild Lions?

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science
Tim McHenry

Whoopi Goldberg had a lot on her mind when she met the star of PBS' "The Brain" at the Rubin Museum in New York City a few weeks ago. "What makes me m...

Next To (and Above) Godliness

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Tamar Honig

Specializing in works from the Himalayas, India, and surrounding regions, the Rubin Museum of Art is a true oasis in the chaos. Midtown Manhattan's cacophony of traffic noises and human commotion melt away upon entering.

500 Years Of Hypnotic Masks Reveal Our Eternal Obsession With Disguise

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts

Whether it's a helmet for the big game, a disguise for a stealthy rendezvous, a transformative adornment completing a costume, or a headpiece ...

Witness Human Stories From The World's Largest Religious Festival

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion

The Hindu Kumbh Mela festival is the largest gathering of religious pilgrims in the world and takes place at the intersection of the Yamuna, Ganges an...

'The All-Knowing Buddha': A Journey To The Heart Of Tibetan Meditation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

Tibetan Buddhist deity Sarvavid Vairocana, also referred to as the All-knowing Buddha, embodies a visualization practice that is said to lead meditato...

The Unusual Downside Of Using Your Imagination

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Memory is an incredible tool. From nostalgic thoughts to little details, our brains have the power to recall the most poignant and defining moments --...

How Developing Our Memory Of The Past Influences Our Future

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living

When we go through a challenge or endure grief, more often than not we wish to block out the memory from our minds. The pain we endured isn't somethin...

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 Do You Define Someone's Soul?

Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living

How would you define a soul? When it comes to putting its concept in words, it may be difficult to come up with a succinct definition. Is it someo...

Alternative Paths to Wellness a Political Act With Winners, Losers

Sienna Craig | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sienna Craig

Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?

How Our Words And Emotions Affect Our Communication

Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When we communicate, are we expressing our thoughts or are we expressing emotion? In the video above, actor Isabella Rossellini and Hunter College ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Happiness And The Moments That Brought Him The Most Joy

Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away last week, inspired many through his meaningful body of work. But in addition to his portrayals of chara...

Who Remembers Kissing Jane Pauley First?

Tim McHenry | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

GPS for the Soul has just posted a clip from the Rubin's Brainwave series from 2012. Broadcaster Jane Pauley and MIT's Sebastian Seung come together t...

Why Certain Memories Stick Out In Our Minds

Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Can you recall your first kiss? Or the first time you drove a car? What about your first school dance? The brain has a fascinating way of acting li...

Laurie Anderson Surprises Us All

Tim McHenry | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Laurie Anderson once said on stage at the Rubin that the essence of good art is that it should have the ability to surprise. It no longer surprises me...

The Link Between Reality And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

How do you define happiness -- and is it realistic? Each one of us has a different idea of what it means to be happy. For some, it's solace in a wa...

Taking the Happy Train to the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

We all take furtive glances at our fellow passengers on the subway. Don't we? Sometimes they are so unaware of their surroundings, that our gaze gets ...

How Happiness Influences Our Creativity

Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living

The term "tortured artist" is a well known one, and artists with that reputation often pride themselves on producing powerful work from places of pain...

Elaine Stritch Wrestles Happiness to the Ground at the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...

Is The Secret To Happiness This Simple?

Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

There are many ways to achieve happiness, whether it's spending time with loved ones, participating in activities you enjoy or doing work that giv...

The Secret To Recalling Your Dreams

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Our dreams could provide insight into our minds and uncover parts of our conscious we didn't even know were in play -- but what happens if you don...

The Warning Sign It's Time For A New Life Approach

Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living

What do you do when life becomes uninspiring and you're stuck in a rut? According to creative experts, sometimes a new approach is the only way...

Carl Gustav Jung and Facebook

Tim McHenry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

As this session was about Jung, it was perhaps inevitable that the unconscious would make an appearance by the end of the evening. The image of the Red Book certainly brought Shanley to reveal a great deal more about himself than might be gleaned in a regular interview.